Did you know that Valencia has a real broad metro network? It makes it really easy to travel to various places within the city.Your first encounter with the metro will be from the airport to the city center of Valencia. This will take you about 20 minutes. Other, bigger stations are: Xàtiva, Colon, Alameda and Àngel Guimerà.
Idea: discover the city of Valencia by bike with our bikes! The city of Valencia is small scaled and is perfect for exploring per bike. In the old city of Valencia, the neighborhood El Carmen, not many cars are allowed. In the Turia Park, that stretches over 10 kilometers throughout the city, no cars or scooters are allowed either. There is no metro stop close by this park. So exploring the city with one of our bikes is a perfect option. Interested in a tour through the city per bike? Feel the wind in your hair, wear your sunnies and let’s go! You’ll start in the historic centre, cycle through the Turia Park (maybe stop for a picknick). Then you will go to the City of Arts and Sciences, the harbour and the beach of Valencia. You can stop whenever and wherever you want! Be your own guide during this surprising cycle tour.
From the airport
From the moment you arrive and have taken your luggage from the moving – belt conveyor till arriving in the city centre of Valencia takes normally 25-30 minutes by metro. There are two lines that operate from the airport; line 3 (red) and line 5 (green). Line 3 and 5 operate between 05.27 and 23.57o’clock.Almost every 7 minutes a metro goes into the direction of the city centre of Valencia. In weekends and during holidays the timetables differ. Here you can find the map of the metro network of Valencia. A single journey from the airport to Xàtiva (Estacion del Nord) will cost you 3,90 Euros. The first time you will take the subway you have to pay 1 euro extra for a pass. This pass can be charged and used again.
The price of your ticket depends on the number of zones you are travelling within. A ticket for one zone (A, B, C of D) will cost you 1,50 euros. A ticket for two zones (AB, BC, CD) will cost you 2, 10 Euros. You can buy a ticket at a ticket machine or at the office window. Keep in mind that you can use a debit or credit card whilst paying at the ticket machine, but that you need to pay by cash at the office window!
Approximately between 05.30 o’clock and 23.00 o’clock you can take the metro.
Map of the metro
At the office window of a metro line, you can ask for a map of the metro network of Valencia. Another possibility is to download the map online, click on Metro map Valencia.
Routes outside the city
Do you want to explore outside of Valencia a little? You can take the metro from Valencia to some villages not too far from the city. Take for example Torrent, a town 6 kilometers south from Valencia, where you can visit the beautiful Arab Tower or the botanical gardens.
There is also a metro route that will take you up north of Valencia. Here you can visit the towns of Rafelbunyol, La Pobla Farnalls and Almassera. In these small towns you can find monastry’s, agriculture of olives, fruit and crops, churches and mills. Alboraya, just up north from the student neighbourhood Benimaclet, is known for its production of la chufa, the nut Horchata is made from and where Valencia is known for!
Bike & metro
The municipality of Valencia likes to see more people on bikes. That’s why Bici+ Metro is being designed: a package of routes that will show you the heart of and highlights of Valencia combining metro and biking. Every route starts at a metro station from where you can walk or cycle to a monument, special landscape or highlight in the city. Here you can find more information about Bici + Metro.
If you would like to have more information about the metro in Valencia, you can click on metro Valencia. (You can choose for English)
- If you are planning to travel more often with the metro during your stay in Valencia, you might want to choose for a card with more tickets on it (Bono Metro). You can buy this card at a metro station. The price depends on the number of zones you choose. If you are only travelling in the city centre and to the beach, than an A zone card is enough. (keep in mind that you cannot use this card for going to the airport (zone AB) A card with more tickets on it (10x) will finally be cheaper than to buy a ticket every time. A Bono Metro can be used by more than 1 person.
- The city centre of Valencia is very compact and by foot you can see almost everything.
- The metro stations will take you around town but not inside the old part of the city.
- The City of Arts and Sciences has got no metro stop closeby. You can walk through Turia Park to get there or rent a bike and discover the amazing city of Arts and Sciences for yourself.
- The website of the metro in Valencia is also available in English