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Valencia Budget Tips - Valencia, Spain

With so many branches of tourist offices, you'll have no trouble finding the information you need to visit Valencia on the cheap. We'll also highlight museum and transportation passes and student and senior discounts.

Tourism Office

There are four tourist offices within Valencia. The two main offices, at Plaza de la Reina 19 and the Town Hall (Plaza del Ayuntamiento), are open Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 7 PM and Sundays and holidays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Another branch at Poeta Querol is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 AM to 7 PM; Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM; and Sunday from 11 AM to 2 PM. The office at Calle la Paz is open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 8 PM; Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sundays and holidays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

There are also tourist offices at the train station and airport. The train station branch is open Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 7 PM and Sundays and holidays from 10 AM to 2 PM. At the airport, the tourist office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

A seasonal office for Valencia Beach on Paseo de Neptune 2 is open from March through mid-October. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 AM to 6 PM. Another office at the port is open only when cruise ships are docked there.



Museum Passes

The Valencia Tourist Card offers discounts or free admission to many of the city's museums and attractions (like the Bull Fighting Museum and the Cathedral) as well as free access to the buses, trams (Zone A), and Metros (Zones A and B). Card holders also receive discounts at many shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

A one-day card costs €10, a two-day card is €16, and a three-day card is €20.



Transportation Passes

A one-day pass valid on all transportation lines costs €3.50, a two-day pass is €6, or a three-day pass is €8.60. For more information on transportation, see our guide to Getting Around Valencia.



Senior Discounts

Those over 65 can purchase reduced price tickets at museums like the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Members of the AARP also receive discounts on hotels, airfares and car rentals in Valencia. They can be reached in the United States at 1-800-424-3410 or accessed online at the AARP Web site.



Student Discounts

The International Student Identity Card, ISIC, the most widely accepted form of student ID, provides discounts on sights, accommodations, food, and transportation. Some places offer admission discounts of 20%-50% to ISIC members. All cardholders have access to a 24-hour emergency helpline. In the United States call 1-800-223-7986 or click onto the ISIC site. Applicants must be degree seekers of a secondary or post-secondary school and must be at least 12 years of age. The card costs US$22 and is valid until the end of the year issued.

For non-students 25 years or younger, the International Youth Travel Card, IYTC, also offers many of the same benefits as the ISIC. The card costs US$22 and is valid for one year from the date issued.

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