Got your flights booked and raring to go? Relax when you fly in and out of Valencia airport with our insider's tips.
Valencia is a compact city and has good urban connections and with the rest of Spain.
The clean, modern international airport, Manises, has direct flights to many cities in Spain, Europe and beyond.
You'll also find the AVE, a new high speed train to Madrid, as well as other national and international train and long distance bus connections.
Being on the coast, there are direct ferry routes to the Spanish Balearic Islands, connecting sea routes to France and Italy, and cruise ships that visit on Mediterranean and international voyages.
If you prefer to arrive by car the city is well connected with the rest of the country and Europe by modern motorways.
Within the city, taxis are fairly cheap, urban public transport is modern and clean, and there are many new cycle lanes.
Save time and relax at your destination in Valencia city by booking a private transfer from/to Valencia airport.
You'll be met with a sign outside the arrivals hall by your friendly driver, who will show you to your vehicle and take you to your destination quickly, safely and comfortably.
Visitors from more than 20 different countries enjoy direct flights to Valencia, take a look at the full list of connections.
Note: flight routes are changing all the time and can be seasonal, check with the airlines' websites to find latest availability.
Find the best Valencia cycle routes in and around the city with this wonderful new book by professional tour guide and native, Valeria Valdebenito.
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Valencia International Airport (Manises) is small enough to get around without long walks, clean and modern, and has recently opened an impressive new extension to the terminal building.
It's about 5 miles (8km) from the city centre and a taxi cost around €20-30.
If you want to save time and relax when you arrive to your destination then it's worth booking a private transfer from/to the airport.
You can also take the convenient metro, rent a car or take a bus.
The official taxi rank is just outside of the arrivals.
TIP! Be ready for an airport supplement to be added to the final fare on the taxi meter.
You don't need to leave the airport to take the metro (underground/subway), just take the signposted escalator or lift at the end of the arrivals hall. Valencia airport is not large, it is easy to find.
Metro lines 3 and 5 (red and green) have stops in the centre (in Xativa or Colon stations). They usually leaveevery 10-20 minutes and takes about 30 minutes to get to the centre.
The service usually runs from about 5:30am to 00:30am, but it depends if it is weekday, weekend or public. holiday. Check the Metrovalencia website in English to confirm updated routes and schedules.
Buses leave from outside the departures area. Number 150 takes you to the city centre bus station in about 40 minutes and a single ticket costs around €2.
TIP! Buy a Valencia Tourist Card at the tourist information office in Valencia and you can make unlimited use of public transport (including airport routes) for a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours. It also gives you discounts for tickets to museums, shops, restaurants and other activities.
To drive to city centre from the airport follow the road signs for the A3 road to Valencia, they are not always that clear or easy to see, so keep your eyes peeled and have you're passengers help if necessary. Make sure you take the A3 in the direction of Valencia, not Madrid!
Valencia Airport has very reasonably priced short-stay parking making it easy to drop off and pick up passengers. If you want t leave your car then there is also a long-stay parking a short walk away and more economical private long-stay car parks nearby with shuttle services to/from the airport terminal.
There are five car rental companies at the airport (check online and book in advance, especially if your arrival time is after business normal hours).
Ryanair, Easyjet and a host of other airlines have a many good flight connections to/from the UK and other European destinations. Find more information about Valencia flight connections here.
Airport Information Service Telephone: (+34) 961 598 500.
Valencia is a very flat city and which makes it very easy to get around by bike. In recent years Valencia cycling infrastructure has been improved enormously too, with the extension of bike paths and the public hire scheme Valenbisi.
Bikes in Valencia are an ecological, flexible, fast and economical way to get around the city, although you should always ride with caution, following safety measures and local traffic regulations.
To make the most of your time on two wheels in the city try a Valencia bike tour or invest in a cycle route guide.