Arrival to Valencia
Valencia’s international airport, also known as Manises Aiport (VLC), is located just 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the city center. The airport is well connected by a regular public bus, Metrobus, and a shuttle bus from the airport, Aerobus. The former takes 45 minutes to arrive in the city center whereas the Aerobus takes around 20 minutes. The airport is also conveniently connected by metro to the city. This trip only takes 15 minutes.Valencia Photo Gallery
The airport has services by various different airlines to fifteen different European countries and New York. Some of these airlines include: Delta Airlines, Air Berlin, EasyJet, Iberia, Lufthansa and Ryanair.
By Bus or By Train
There are other transportation options for those who would rather fly into Barcelona and travel to Valencia from there. From Barcelona you can take a train or a bus. The journey by train takes just over three hours and costs around €50.00. The views are great along the way. If you would prefer a cheaper alternative you can always travel by bus from Barcelona for €20.00. The trip takes around four and a half hours.
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The metro in Valencia is known for being cheap, effective and clean. The metro has four different lines that connect the entire city. A single journey costs €1.10 but you can also buy a card for €5.60 that is valid for ten journeys. The metro works from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm during the week. It closes at 10:00 pm on weekends and runs less frequently.
Taxi is a popular means of transportation while visiting in Valencia. However it is not the cheapest option. It is not uncommon for taxi drivers to charge a minimum rate that can start anywhere from €3.50 to €4.00. Taxis are very easy to find on the streets.
Valencia’s geography makes it a perfect city to explore by bike. The weather is dry and the land is flat, meaning that you probably will not ever find yourself caught in the rain while trying to ride up a hill. Rent a bike for your stay in Valencia and enjoy the sights while you get a great work out. Try renting from Valencia Bikes.Valencia Photo Gallery
Renting a car is always a great option if you are looking for independence and adventure during your language holiday. When you rent a car you will not only be able to explore Valencia with ease but also escape to nearby towns or drive the 300 kilometers (186 miles) to Barcelona or Madrid. Rental Cars and Hertz are two reputable rental car agencies in Valencia.