Valencia houses the busiest port in Spain which is also known as one of the top five ports in Europe by cargo. All kinds of activities in Valencia harbour started in the late 15th century and have increased tremendously ever since. Today, the port employs millions of people living in Spain and its economic area accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the country’s GDP. It’s also the main transitional point for passengers travelling to the Balearic Islands.
How to reach Valenciaport from the airport?
The fastest and most convenient way to get from the airport to the port is by taxi. You don’t have to worry about carrying heavy bags or being late to the ferry if you miss the metro or bus. The price from the airport to the harbour of Valencia is not fixed so the final cost will depend on the traffic and whether you’re travelling on weekends/late at night. Still, you should expect to pay more than €20-€25. If you’d like to avoid any problems with payment and know the transfer cost in advance, you can book a Welcome transfer. Welcome offers high-quality taxi services and greets you with a small gift bag. The English speaking drivers share local tips and drive the most picturesque route to the port. Besides all these, you can also use free high-speed Wi-Fi on board!
The cheapest option to get from the Manises airport to the Port of Valencia is by metro. The single journey will cost you just €4.9, including the card (€1). Take the green metro line no. 5, direction to Marina Reial Joan Carles I, and change to the tram no.6 or 8 at Maritim-Serreria. The final stop is Grau-Canyamelar, but you’ll have to walk for 15 minutes to reach the passenger terminal. To save time and energy, you can catch bus no. 95 nearby at the stop Marcos Sopena – Port. Get off after three stops at Manuel Soto Enginyer – Pont de les Drassanes.
Getting around the city centre is easy by taking bus no. 4, which stops nearby the passenger terminal, so it’s by far the easiest way to access the port if you’re heading to the Balearic Islands or taking a cruise. Take the bus with direction to Pl. de l’Ajuntament – Nazaret, and step out of the bus at Manuel Soto Enginyer – Comandancia Marina.
The taxi is the best option once again but you can also catch bus no. 1 at the cross-road of Serradora and Avinguda Del Port. Then, walk a few hundred metres towards the harbour along Avinguda Del Port street and take the bus line 4 to Port-Pare Porta stop.
Ferry companies from Valenciaport
There are two ferry enterprises operating in the Port of Valencia, Transmediterranea and Balearia. The first terminal is located closer to the bus stop Manuel Soto Enginyer while to reach the other foot. However, you shouldn’t worry about walking too much because there are internal shuttle buses which connect the terminals.
The ferries and cruises departing from the Port of Valencia connect the continent with the Balearic Islands and the African country Algeria. The most popular destinations are the largest islands of the archipelago, Mallorca, Menorca, and Ibiza. So, if you’ve spent enough time in Valencia, there’s no time to wait. Get ready for the exotic adventures!
Eating traditional food at Valenciaport
If you came to the port on an empty stomach, don’t worry – you’ll surely find places to have lunch or grab a snack. Nearby the Transmediterranea terminal is the restaurant Lonja Del Pescado, serving deliciously cooked fish and other seafood dishes. However, the place is open from 13:00 p.m. to 16:00 p.m. Restaurant el Maritime is also a few steps away; prices there are a bit lower, so it’s a great place to have a quick traditional food lunch break before the trip, as we all know how prices are inflated at the restaurants on the ferry! Supermarket Consum is less than 1 km away from the passenger terminal but it’ll be best to go there by car. Also, you’ll see a pharmacy and a gas station right next to Consum.