Arriving in Valencia by plane is a cinch, especially with our handy transportation guide for getting to the city center. For those arriving by train and bus, we'll also outline where those terminals are located and how to get into the city.
Getting Into Valencia
Valencia Airport is located about five miles to the west of the city, in the town of Manises y Quart de Poblet. The airport is serviced by both major carriers and low-cost airlines like Wizz Air and easyJet. Starting in May 2010, Delta will offer direct flights from New York.
The Aero-Bus airport shuttle runs from the airport every 20 minutes from 6 AM to 10 PM. The bus stops at Avenida del Cid, Calle Bailen, and Calle Angel Guimera. A one-way ticket costs €2.50.
City bus line 150 also services the airport, making stops at the central bus terminal, Gran Vía Fernando el Católico, and the intersection of Cuenca and Avenida del Cid. Buses run weekdays every 15 minutes from 5:25 AM to 11:55 PM; Saturdays every 20 minutes from 5:20 AM to 11:45 PM; and holidays every 20 minutes from 6:25 AM to midnight. One ticket costs €1.25.
Two of Valencia's Metro lines stop at the airport. Line 3 passes through the city center before heading north, while line 5 goes all the way to the coast. One ticket costs €1.90 to the city center.
There is a taxi stand outside the arrivals hall. Price varies by time of day and distance traveled, but it should cost about €14 to €16 to reach the city center.
Find more information on the Valencia Airport on the official website.
Arriving by Train
The main train station, Valencia Estacion del Norte (Valencia North Station), is actually located in the city center. Trains depart daily for Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, and other destinations in Spain. The train station is adjacent to the Xativa Metro stop, as well as several of the city's bus lines.
Arriving by Bus
Valencia's main bus terminal can be found to the north of the city center at Menéndez Pidal 11, near Metro stop Túria. Buses run to many cities in Spain, like Madrid and Barcelona, as well as international destinations.