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Getting from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Station

Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station is a new fast-train transit station that services multiple locations around Valencia. There are three different transportation options when travelling from Valencia Airport into the city, however, not all are direct to Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station.

If choosing an airport taxi, you will be driven directly to the station in under 20 minutes for the price of €21. Your other option is by public transport; you can take the metro, which will cost you €3.90. If choosing this option, you will need to change metro line bringing your travel time up to 25 minutes. Your final and cheapest option, is by bus, however, the bus stop is a little far out of the city – meaning that you will have to walk or take a taxi to your end destination. A one-way bus ticket costs €1.50, and the total travel time is around 45 minutes, including the walk.

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How to get from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station by taxi

Taking an airport taxi is the most direct way to reach Valencia Joaquín Sorolla train station. The taxi rank is located opposite the arrivals terminal and taxis are easily recognisable, as the vehicles are white with a classic taxi rooftop sign.

It is important to know, that all official taxis working at the airport should display a taxi licence. To avoid any surprises, it is always best to ask an approximate price of the journey before leaving the airport. The taxi ride should take around 20 minutes to reach the station, traffic dependent.

Taxi fare from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station

There is no fixed cost when travelling by taxi; taxis in Valencia calculate their rates using a taximeter, so based on the distance travelled. The approximate cost of this trip is around €21. Please take into account the airport collection fee of €5, as well as a small fee for large luggage of €0.50 per bag.

Taxi rates vary depending on the time of day or the day of the week:

  • Daytime rate from Monday to Friday: €21-€23.
  • Night-time rate on weekends, holidays and evenings: (22:00 – 06:00) 24-27€.

*Spanish Holy Days may incur an extra 25%.



Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

There is always a taxi available outside Valencia airport.

Where do I get it from?

The taxi rank is located outside of the arrivals terminal at the airport.


Travelling by taxi is definitely the most accessible and comfortable way to travel from the airport to Valencia Joaquín Sorolla train station.

Taxis are available 24/7 and are a quick and reliable way to reach your destination. If you wish to have an even easier transfer experience, as well as a flat rate price, it is recommended to book your transfer in advance.

Editor’s Note

Make sure that the meter is running and that the start price is set by your driver before starting your journey. If your have any concerns about the end cost, you can ask your driver for a receipt.

Useful Tips

It is advisable to book your taxi in advance, this way, you will not have to pay airport pickup fees, nor any baggage fees.
It is important to get to the station as early as possible as to avoid being in a rush, especially if you have to purchase your tickets on arrival.
If you have bought your train tickets in advance, it is best to check the station your train departs from, as Valencia Joaquín Sorolla is relatively new and only services certain fast-track trains.

How to get from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station by bus

Valencia airport (VLC) has a bus line that travels into the city and marks many stops along the way. However, there is no stop available directly at the station, meaning that you will have to walk for a short distance from the bus stop to the train station.

The bus runs from 05:20 to 22:00, leaving the airport every 25 minutes during the week, and every 30 to 40 minutes on Saturdays. Bear in mind that the bus does not operate on Sundays or on Spanish festivals.

To get to the Joaquin Sorolla train station, you will need to disembark at the Ramón y Cajal-Cervantes bus stop, and from there, walk for around 10 minutes in order to reach the train station. The total travel time, including the walk, is around 45 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station?

Ticket prices to get from Valencia airport (VLC) to Joaquin Sorolla train station cost €1.50. You can purchase you ticket directly from the bus driver once your board.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

There can be up to a 40 minute wait for the bus.

Value for Money

The bus service operates every 25 minutes during weekdays, between 05:20 and 22:00 and every 30 to 40 minutes on Saturdays.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop is located outside of the departures terminal at Valencia airport (VLC).


The bus service is the cheapest public transport option to get into the city. However, the bus does not service the train station directly, you will have to walk from the bus stop for about 10 minutes. This can be inconvenient when travelling with children or luggage.

Editor’s Note

It is important to know that all bus services are closed on Spanish festival days. Other public transport methods may also be affected, so it is best to book a taxi in advance if this is the case.

Useful Tips

Check the bus schedules ahead, as to ensure that you reach your destination in time for your onward travels.
You can purchase a combined travel card which allows access to the metro, bus and tram services during your stay.
It is best to check all transportation options before planning your trip, as to see which is the most suited transfer option for you.

How to get from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station by metro

There is a metro station directly at Valencia airport, however, it does not take you directly to Joaquin Sorolla train station. You will have to take 2 different metros; both lines 3 and 5 (pictured in red and green on the metro map) head to the station. The metro service leaves the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays between 05:00 and 23:30, and every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays, from 07:00. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes, depending on the line you chose to take. Be advised, that both metro lines require a transfer to another line.

How much is the metro from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station?

The price of a metro ticket is based on the amount of ‘zones’ crossed whilst travelling. Your trip to the train station requires to cross 3 zones and therefore, a metro ticket will cost €3.90. You can purchase your tickets at a ticket machine directly at the metro station.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

There can be a wait up to 20 minutes for the metro.

Value for Money

The metro operates daily and leaves the airport every 15 minutes between 05:00 and 23:30 on weekdays, and every 20 minutes from 07:00 on weekends and holidays.

Where do I get it from?

You will find the airport metro station on the ground floor at the regional flights terminal.


Taking the metro is a quick and a relatively easy public transport option, however, it does require a transfer to another metro line. Moreover, if you decide to purchase a metro card, you will have multiple card options which is very convenience if you are staying in Valencia for a longer time.

Editor’s Note

Maps of the metro are great to keep handy as the metro runs over the whole city, linking all areas. Day passes are available for unlimited use in the central city.

Useful Tips

If you arrive late in the evening, ensure that you have enough time to reach your metro terminal.
Many metro card options are available – choose the one best for your stay.
During Spanish holidays, the metro services are extended around the city, meaning that this public transport option is the most efficient way to get around on these days.
Valencia Joaquín Sorolla train station has the new AVE and Euromed fast trains, that reach many destinations around Spain in a very short travel time.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station?

The cost of a taxi ride from the airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station is calculated using a taximeter; the approximate price is €21. Holidays, weekends and late night fares will alter this cost estimate.

How many transfer options are available when travelling from Valencia airport to Joaquin Sorolla train station?

There are three transfer options; you can choose to take the metro, the bus or a taxi. Taking a taxi to the station is the easiest and most comfortable way to travel.

How far is Valencia airport from Joaquin Sorolla train station?

Valencia airport is located 10 Km West from the station. A journey by car should take around 20 minutes.

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