The Valencian Community has a wide range of transport options, linking all the parts and areas of the city. The main means of transport are underground trains, buses, commuter trains, bicycles and taxis. The city’s Central Bus Station is located at Avenida Menéndez Pidal, 11. From here buses go to most towns and villages in the province and Community, as well as national and international destinations. In addition, the main stations for long-distance high-speed trains are Joaquín Sorolla Station and Estación Norte. There is also Valencia Airport, situated nine kilometres from the city centre. It has two terminals (T1 and the Regional Terminal) and the IATA code it uses is VLC.
The Valencia underground system has a total of 9 lines. The timetable and train frequency depends on each line. On the Valencia Underground website you can view the list of lines, timetables, routes and other comprehensive information on the city’s underground system. The website also provides information on fares, tickets and travel passes for 10 or 60 journeys, among other options.
The commuter train network stretches from Valencia to nearby towns. The city has a total of 6 lines, open from 5:00 am until midnight. This service is run by RENFE, so you can check the timetables of the stations and the map of the lines via the following link oncommuter trains in Valencia.
The city of Valencia has about a hundred lines which provide day and night services, covering routes through the city and the surrounding area. On the official website of the Valencia EMT (Municipal Transport Company) you can see which line to use if you indicate the points of departure and arrival. You can also check the waiting time of a particular bus, depending on the stop you are at, as well as other information on lines, timetables, etc. You can also use the Valencia EMT app.
The passes for ten journeys (for buses, underground trains or both) do not require any document, you just have to go to a newsstand or tobacconist’s shop (estanco) and buy the card: there is the bonobus plus (allowing you to catch several buses within one hour for the price of a single journey), the bonometrobus (allowing transfers between bus and underground) and the bonometro, just for the underground.
The single-journey underground cards are rechargeable and modifiable; in other words, if you buy a card you can use it to pay for a single journey or turn it into a bonometro and vice versa, you can buy it as a bonometro and then turn it into a single ticket. You can also modify it depending on the zone you travel to.
You can also apply for a transport card. To do so you have to go to an authorized sales point at an underground or Metropolitan Transport station, a newsstand or a tobacconist’s shop (estanco). Applicants must:
- Provide 1 passport-size photograph.
- Provide 1 photocopy of their ID
- Pay €5
The price of the card depends on the zone. Zone A is the cheapest and the price increases in accordance with the number of zones, from A to D.
A monthly ticket for people under 25 years of age with their registered residence in the city of Valencia or studying at official schools.
The following is required:
- 3 Euros to buy the card
- The original and a photocopy of your ID. If you are under 14 years of age, also bring the ID of your father, mother or guardian.
- The holder will always make the application; in the event that the applicant is a minor, the holder must be accompanied by his or her guardian or legal representative.
- The monthly cost is 25 Euros.
For further information go to the following link of MetroValencia.