How To Get Around Valencia

Valencia has a slightly confusing transportation network. After living here for 2 years, we finally figured out that the metro system seems to have been planned for reaching further away suburbs (or the airport) but not for getting around the city.

So, if you want to navigate the city centre, you’ll be much better off taking the bus. Just remember, the buses run in a circular route – which means that it doesn’t drop off and pick-up at the same spot; the bus you take to the old town might not drop you off anywhere near where you got on. You may need to ask a few locals to direct you to the right bus stop.

Essentially, public transportation in Valencia has really good standards and is clean and modern; like other Spanish ciites, we just found the organization a bit odd, especially coming from a place like Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Click here for transportation maps and routes.

The thing that throws us off each time is the schedule. The regular bus and metro routes finish up around 10:30pm all week long and not much of a warning when the busses don’t run (desviado) due to a fiesta or a race. Saving grace is the night bus….N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N89, N90  that run from 22:30 – 02:00

TIP: We recommend storing Google Maps (or any other map app) off-line during your visit so you always have a handy map with you.

NOTE – due to the strict lockdown rules imposed by the Government of Spain, non-essential travel is currently not permitted until July 2020. Click here to visit Citizen’s Advice Bureau Spain for more information. 

Bicycle

As with many other European cities, Valencia offers an option to rent bicycles through Valenbisi, a perfect option for those who prefer getting around on two wheels.

With the Short term Ticket you can make all the trips you want with a bicycle for 7 consecutive days.
  • Weekly Hire Ticket fee: 13,30 €.
  • First ½ hour of use: free.
  • 30 to 60 minutes: 1,04 € every 30 extra minutes.Every 60 extra minutes: 3,12 € for every 60 extra minutes.
With the long term Card you can rent a bicycle whenever you want for 12 consecutive months.
  • Annual Hire Card fee: 25.00€.
  • First ½ hour of use: free.
  • 30 to 60 minutes: 0,52 € every 30 extra minutes.
  • Every 60 extra minutes: 2,06 € for every 60 extra minutes.

Taxi

The taxi service we highly recommend is Victor’s taxi service. He offers extremely reliable, competitively priced, English speaking service from the airport and to anywhere in and around Valencia. For better service, make sure to send a WhatsApp in advance.

Book him now at:
booking phone (WhatsApp): +34 637 28 55 97

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