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 and beyond. Valencia Airport operates three different modes of transport into the city, but not all are direct to the Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station. A Valencia airport taxi will drive you directly to the station and the journey will cost around 21€ and will take about 19 minutes in regular traffic. The metro also goes to the station, for the cost of 3.90€, with a journey time of around 25 minutes – with a switch required depending on the line taken. Finally, the bus route will take you to the city, but you will need to walk some distance. This will cost around 1.50€. It should take around 45 minutes, including the walk. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Valencia at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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How to get from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station by taxi

Taking a Valencia airport taxi is the most direct way to reach Valencia Joaquín Sorolla. The taxi rank is located opposite the arrivals terminal and taxis are white and will display a green light if they are free. All taxis should display a licence. To avoid problems, it is best to communicate your destination to the driver and ask the approximate cost of the journey before getting into the taxi. The taxi journey should take around 19 minutes to reach the station, traffic dependent.

Taxi fare from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station

There is no fixed cost of the journey thus the fare of the taxi is metered. However, the approximate cost should be around 21€. There is a fee for airport collection of around 5€ also, as well as a small fee for large luggage (around 50c per bag)

Taxi rates also will vary depending on the time of day or day of the week:
Daytime rate: (Mon-Fri) the price ranges from 21-23€.
Night-time rate: (Weekends, holidays and evenings between 10pm – 6am) 24-27€.
Spanish Holy Days may incur an extra 25% on the tariff 2 price


Taxis are the most accessible and comfortable method of transport to the train station Valencia Joaquín Sorolla. Taxis are 24/7 and usually very reliable, as well as ensuring that you reach your destination in a timely manner. Ensure to avoid issues of communication or cost by pre-booking your taxi.

Editor’s Note

Make sure that the meter is running and that the start price set by the driver is not too high. If in doubt of the journey cost, demand a receipt.

Useful Tips

It is advisable to pre-book taxi to avoid starting fees or airport pick up fees.
Ensure you arrive earlier than planned to the station to avoid a rush or confusion on arrival, especially if you are purchasing tickets on arrival
If you have purchased train tickets, be careful to read which station you need to go to. Valencia Joaquín Sorolla is relatively new, and services only 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 stops regularly along the route to the city. However, there is no stop available by the station, so the journey will require a walk once you disembark in the city. The bus runs from 5:20 am to 22:00 pm, leaving the airport departures area every 26 minutes during the week, and every 30-40 minutes on Saturdays. However, the bus does not operate on Sundays or festival days. You will need to disembark at the stop Ramón y Cajal-Cervantes and walk for around 10 minutes to the station from this stop. Including this, the journey should take around 45 minutes.

How much is the bus from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station?

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

45 Min.

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

Value for Money

The bus service operates every 26 minutes during weekdays, between 5:20 am and 10 pm and every 30-40 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 option to get into the city. However, it does not go directly to the station without a walk, which can be cumbersome with luggage.

Editor’s Note

No bus services run on festivals in Spain – these days also may affect the cost and frequency of other transport methods. It is best to pre-book a taxi if you are arriving in Spain on one of these days.

Useful Tips

Check the bus schedules ahead of time to ensure that you reach your destination on time for onward travel.
You can purchase a combined travel card which allows access to metro, bus and tram services during your stay.
Always ensure to check ahead of time for the most convenient transport option for your arrival time.

How to get from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station 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 takes approximately 25 minutes, and dependent on the line may require a switch. Both the 3 and the 5 lines (pictured in red and green on the metro map). Be advised that all lines will require a change at the transfer station to either line 3 or or line 1 (yellow, named after the station), however, this does not mean that you have to leave the transfer station or pay an extra fare.

How much is the Metro from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station?

The journey on the metro is based on the amount of ‘zones’ crossed. The journey to the station will require you to cross 3 zones and therefore, the cost will be 3.90€. Tickets will need to be purchased at a metro machine in the station where you embark the metro.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

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

Value for Money

The metro trains run daily every 15 minutes between 5 am - 11:30 pm on weekdays, and every 20 minutes from 7 am on weekends and holidays.

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, but requires a walk to another terminal as well as a transfer of the lines during the journey. The use of card purchasing machines with multiple card options provides greater convenience if staying for a longer time.

Editor’s Note

Metro maps 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 the terminal for the metro.
Many card options are available for the metro – choose the one best for your stay.
Services on the metro are extended in the city for public holidays, meaning it is the most efficient way to get around on these days.
Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station has the new AVE and Euromed fast trains for reaching desinations around Spain in a short time.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Valencia. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station?

The taxi cost from the airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station is a metered fare, but will cost approximately 21€. Holidays, weekends and late night fares will alter this cost estimate.

How many transfer options are there from Valencia Airport to Joaquin Sorolla Train Station?

There are three transfer options; by metro, by bus or by taxi. Taking a taxi to the station provides the only direct transfer option.

How far is Valencia Airport from Joaquin Sorolla Train Station?

Valencia Airport is situated around 10km west of the station. A journey by car should take around 19 minutes.

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