Travel to Valencia

By plane

Valencia Airport (IATA: VLC) is 9 km from the city center. The bus to Túria station departs every 30 minutes and takes about 30-40 minutes. Subway goes directly to the town centre and links the Airport to the main train station, Estación del Norte (beside Xàtiva metro stop), running every 8 minutes and taking about 20 minutes.

A taxi ride form the airport to Calle de La Paz, which is in the heart of the historic city centre and covering a distance of approximately 11km costs around €19 with an additional 'airport supplement' of around €4. The tarifs are on display in the taxi in Valencian, Spanish and English but are difficult to see. The same journey backs from Calle de La Paz to the airport half the price! These fees are accurate as of August 2008.

Valencia is served by Iberia, Lufthansa, AirFrance, AirBerlin, TuiFly, Ryanair, Transavia, Vueling, and several other airlines.

By train

Many trains come from Madrid (eg: Alaris), Barcelona (eg: Euromed or ARCO), and many other cities. The main train station, Estacion del Norte, is in the center of the city, near the Town Hall. Travel time by train from Barcelona Sants is about 3 1/2 hours while from Madrid by AVE (high speed rail) is 1 hour 33 minutes.

The national train company is RENFE. The tickets can be booked online. The cheap tourist class tickets are often sold out, so economical travellers should book their tickets some couple of days in advance.

By bus

There are also many buses coming from almost every big city in Spain and most of the cities in the Valencia region. The bus station is located by the river in Valencia, about a 15 minutes walk from the center.

By boat

Direct ferry routes exist between Valencia and Ibiza, Palma de