On foot

Most sights are located in and around the neighborhoods of Ciutat Vella (the Old Town), Extramurs, and Eixample. Those three neighborhoods are very compact and it is very easy to get around them on foot. If you want to go to areas away from the center, like the Valencia Bioparc, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies, and the beach, don`t walk. Take Metrovalencia, a bus or a taxi instead.

By Metrovalencia

Metrovalencia ( is the name of the subway, light commuter rail, and tram system for Valencia and its suburbs. Six lines (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9) are considered Metro lines and three (4, 6, 8) are considered tram lines. With 137 stations cast across nearly 100 miles of track, Metrovalencia is one of Europe`s largest, most detailed and most successful mass transit systems (with over 60 million riders counted in 2016).

Due to the area`s historic status, no Metrovalencia stations service the interior of the Ciutat Vella. To the north, there are two Metrovalencia stations across the Jardi de Turia: Turia station in the west and Alameda in the east. Three stations are situated on, or just south of, the ring road that separates Ciutat Vella from Extramurs and Eixample: from west to east, Angel Guimera, Xativa, and Colon stations. Metrovalencia is best used to explore Valencia`s far-flung neighborhoods as well as the maritime area. Fares are under €5 one-way no matter how far you travel in the system. Changing trains or trams will cost extra.

By bus

The Valencia Municipal Transit Company (Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Valencia, often referred to as EMT) runs over 40 bus lines in and around the city of Valencia. The majority of the routes are daytime routes, which begin service at 6 a.m. citywide and stop in the 10 p.m. hour. Extra routes run during the nighttime hours (until 2 a.m.) and in the summertime. Unlike Metrovalencia, the EMT system does operate bus routes in Ciutat Vella, but only in the southern half.

One bus ticket without connections (un billete sencillo) costs under €2. Tickets can be bought on the bus when boarding, or online at To locate bus stations, look for `EMT` signs with the letters in red.

By taxi

Taxis are plentiful in Valencia. Taxi stands are located at the arrivals hall of Valencia Airport and at the main railway stations, Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and Estacio del Nord. All taxis are white with the license number, the Valencian government emblem, and the phrase `AREA DE VALENCIA` all clearly shown on the back seat side doors. Taxis can be flagged down on the street if their top light is green (signaling the cab is empty). Have your destination written on a piece of paper, and make sure the meter is turned on before departing.

The meter will start under €5 in Ciutat Vella, with €2 added for each mile traveled. Most places in Valencia can be reached for under €15. Fares are higher between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays, on weekends, and during public holidays.

By bicycle

Valencia, being a very flat city close to the water, is an ideal city for cycling. Whether you want to take your bike through the Ciutat Vella, or go on a bike ride through the Jardi del Turia, to peddling down the promenade at Platja de la Malva-rosa, getting around on bicycle is a great way to see the city. There are over 75 miles of dedicated trails just for bicycles in Valencia. One popular local bicycle rental initiative is Valenbisi, owned by the city, which offers bike rentals from over 300 bicycle stations. For more information on Valenbisi, visit

Note: Bicycle theft is particularly common in Valencia and it is not recommended to store bicycles outside if it can be avoided. Be sure to double and triple-secure your bicycle when leaving it unattended, but do take note that it is illegal to secure your bicycle to a tree or lamppost. You must bike solely on designated bike trails, bike lanes (called ciclocalles), and in the Jardi del Turia. Riders must wear helmets in the city limits.

By car

We do not recommended using a rental car to navigate Valencia. The streets in Ciutat Vella are small and winding, and there are only six public parking lots available in the entirety of the Old Town, with high prices to match (over €10 for two hours). If you do choose to use a rental car to travel further afield, rent from Valencia Airport as the daily rental rates will be cheaper.