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Getting from Valencia Airport to City

Valencia Airport operates three different modes of transport into the city. There are the options of taxi, bus and metro.

The airport taxi journey will take around 20 minutes with a fee of around 21€. There are alternatively two public transport methods. The metro will take you to the centre in around 25 minutes and costs 3.90€ for the journey. The bus is the cheapest method, costing 1.50€ and taking approximately 25-30 minutes. All methods are available directly from the airport.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €21 20min 24/7
Metro €7.80 25min 05:00–23:00
Bus €3.00 30min 05:20–22:00

How to get from Valencia Airport to centre by taxi

Taking a Valencia airport taxi is the most straightforward and quick option if you want to get to the city centre. The taxi rank is located opposite the arrivals terminal. Most taxis are white and will display a green light if they are free, as well as display a licence inside. The taxis are usually reliable, but it is best to discuss your destination and approximate price of the journey with the driver beforehand. The taxi journey on the quickest route in normal traffic should take a maximum of about 20 minutes into the city.

Taxi fare from Valencia Airport to city centre

The fare of the taxi is metered, as there is no set cost of the journey. However, this should cost you approximately 21€. Be aware that there is a starting meter fee for the airport pick up which can be around 5€.

Rates for the taxis in the city vary:

  • Daytime rate: (Mon-Fri) the price ranges from 21-23€.
  • Night-time rate: (Weekends, holidays and evenings between 10pm – 6am) 24-27€.

*Be aware that Spanish Holy Days may incur an extra 25% on the tariff price.

Taxi prices
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Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you pre-book your taxi.

Value for Money

There is always a taxi available outside Valencia Airport.

Where do I get it from?

The taxi rank is situated outside of the arrivals terminal at Valencia Airport.


Taxis are the most accessible and comfortable method of transport to Valencia city. Taxis are always available outside the airport, no matter the arrival time. The wait time is short, and the service is quick.

However, tourists need to be aware of the meter and the approximate cost of the journey to avoid a scam. With Welcome Pickups, you can book an airport taxi at a fixed fare, ensuring a worry-free experience.

Editor’s Note

There have been complaints of taxis tricking tourists with high start charges on the meter. The starting rate for an airport pick up should be around 5€ maximum. Ensure you check this when entering the cab.

Useful Tips

Drivers may charge extra for large luggage, which should be around 50c per bag.
If you are concerned about the cost of the journey, you can demand a receipt from the driver at the start of the journey.
There is a minimum charge for taxis of between 2.95- 4€ (in higher tariffs); pre-book to avoid high start charges.

How to get from Valencia Airport to centre by Metro

The metro service to Valencia city leaves from the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays between around 5:00 am – 23:30 pm, and every 20 minutes from around 7:00 am on weekends and holidays. The journey should take around 25 minutes into the centre stop named Xativa, which you can reach by taking either lines 3 or 5 (green and red on the metro map).

How much is the metro from Valencia Airport to city centre?

The journey on the metro is dependent on zones crossed. The city is divided into zones, and on the airport journey you will cross three. Therefore, the cost will be around 3.90€. The tickets will need to be purchased at a metro machine in the area where you catch the metro.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

The wait can be up to 20 minutes for the metro.

Value for Money

The metro trains run daily every 15 minutes between 5am - 11pm and every 20 minutes from 7 am on holidays and weekends.

Where do I get it from?

The metro is available from the ground floor of the regional flights terminal.


The metro is quick and relatively easy method of transport with multiple card purchase options for greater convenience. However, if you arrive on an international flight there will be the transfer to the regional terminal to consider as well as timetables which can mean a wait for the next train.

Editor’s Note

Tourist cards are available for the metro transport as well as multiple types of travel cards depending on your plans and length of stay. Check these out as they can often save a lot of time and money during your stay.

Useful Tips

Group discounts, family discounts and multiple days cards are available.
Check the timetables if you are arriving late in Valencia to ensure that there is a metro available for you.
Metro is the best way to get around on big public holidays – extra services are usually available in the city on these days.
The metro links many areas in the city as well as locations like the train stations and docks.

How to get from Valencia Airport to centre by bus

Valencia Airport (VLC) has a bus line that stops at multiple areas before (such as Manises) and in the city of Valencia. The journey will take around 25-30 minutes dependent on traffic. The bus runs from 5:20 am to 22:00 pm, leaving the airport departures area every 22-26 minutes during the week, and every 35 to 40 minutes on Saturdays. There is no bus service available on Sundays.

How much is the bus from Valencia airport to city centre?

The fare for the bus is €1.50 for a single, one-way ticket, which can be purchased on the bus when you board.



Trip Duration

30 Min.

The wait could be up to 40 minutes for the bus.

Value for Money

The bus runs between 5:20 am until 10 pm, leaving every 25 mins on weekdays, and every 30 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 option to get into the city. However, there can be a reasonable wait for the bus and the service is available outside the departures area which can mean an additional walk, as well as lack of services on Sundays which can be an issue for travellers.

Editor’s Note

During your visit to Valencia you may wish to purchase a combined travel card which allows access to metro, bus and tram services during your stay – available options are found online or from tourist information desks.

Useful Tips

It is always best to check the bus schedules ahead of time to ensure that you reach your destination on time.
The bus provides luggage racks, but after large flights it can be quite busy and as a result luggage can be a burden.
The metro runs later than the buses, if you are on a late flight always have a back up option.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does taxi cost from Valencia Airport to city centre?

Taxi is available from the arrivals terminal, and should cost approximately 21€ on a basic metered fare. Holidays, weekends and night-time rates may affect this estimate.

How far is it from Valencia Airport to the city centre?

The airport is located approximately 10km to the west of the city centre, in Manises.

How many transfer options are there from Valencia Airport to the city centre?

There are three transport options from Valencia Airport to the city centre; metro, bus and taxi. The cheapest option is by bus.

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