A stroll through the city’s streets is one of the best ways to explore València, given its size, relatively flat terrain and excellent climate. However, if you’re travelling from one part of the city to another, it’s advisable to make use of the extensive public transportation network, particularly if you’re short of time. This serves the whole of València and also provides links to some of the main points of interest in the surrounding area, including Albufera Park and València airport (Manises).
The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) operates a total of 59 bus routes, 44 daytime routes and 13 night routes, serving all areas of the city. The metro offers another great way to explore the city centre, stroll along the old Turia riverbed to the City of Arts and Sciences and even take a trip to La Malvarrosa Beach, after hopping on the tram.
The VLC Tourist Card is the best option for any visitor to València, whether you just have a couple of hours to take a look around, or you’re planning to stay for a few days. The VLC Tourist Card includes free unlimited access to the entire public transportation network (bus, metro and tram) for of 24, 48, or 72 hour periods. The card can be purchased at València airport (Manises), Joaquín Sorolla train station, any of our Tourist Info points, or online at www.valenciatouristcard.com. The VLC Tourist Card also offers you free or discounted entry to museums and monuments, as well as discounts on leisure activities, shops and restaurants.
Lastly, València is perfect city for exploring by bike. The city’s public bike rental service allows visitors to use any bike from any station in the network by purchasing a temporary pass. There are also numerous private companies offering bike rentals by the hour or on a daily basis. It’s possible to cycle safely around most of the city thanks to its extensive network of segregated cycle lanes.