How to arrive to Valencia?

Valencia is located in the eastern coast of Spain, 354 km to the east of Madrid and 351 km to the south of Barcelona. It is directly connected to the main capitals of Europe by plane. Delegates arriving at Madrid or Barcelona’s airports can either take connection flights or reach Valencia by train.


Flying directly to Valencia:

Valencia Manises Airport is situated around 8 km to the west of the city.

Daily flights arrive from all across Spain and Europe, with the majority coming from London, Paris, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca and Sevilla.

See information below.

Valencia Airport offers a wide variety of facilities, including tourist information, assistance with luggage, coffee bar, car rentals, bus service to Valencia and taxi.

On arrival it is best to get a taxi from the airport so that you can get to your hotel. Taxi stops are located at the arrivals area of the airport and costs about 15€ to the city.

Both Metro Line 3 and 5 link the airport with other Valencia stations, (roughly 25 minutes away). These trains are the cheapest and fastest transport option available for getting to the city centre.


Getting to Valencia by High Speed Train

Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Train Station is the new station for high-speed trains.

There are 10 high-speed trains (AVE) per day from Madrid to Valencia that last 1 hour and 35 minutes. Other daily high-speed trains (ALVIA) are also available and take around 2 hours and 10 minutes.

There are 10 high-speed trains (EUROMED) per day from Barcelona to Valencia that take around 3 hours.

More information about train transportation can be found in RENFE website in Spanish, English, French, etc. Follow these links for homepage and timetables.


Getting to Valencia by Bus

There are many buses each day to and from the other large Spanish cities (like Madrid or Barcelona). The bus station is on the North of the City, so you will need to get a taxi or a bus to get to the centre.

To buy national tickets online visit:

Driving to Valencia

The Spanish road network has improved a lot in the last 20 years and there are good roads to all other Spanish cities. It takes about 4 hours from Madrid and 4 hours from Barcelona.

The A7 motorway links the city to all major European road networks.



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We also recommend to take a taxi to the city centre (20 minutes approx.). Fares vary from 20€ to 30€ per transfer.




Tourist Information


Airport Office


Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.


Tel. +34 961 530 229 Fax. +34 961 598 451

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