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Getting Around

Valencia is a sustainable destination thanks to its excellent public transport network, which connects all neighbourhoods and major tourist areas. Although the city’s size allows you to get almost everywhere on foot or bike, for longer journeys, we recommend the underground, tram or bus. Here is everything you need to know for your travel convenience – at the best price, while reducing emissions!  

Getting around Valencia  

The city offers 60 bus, 5 underground and 4 tram lines so you can travel with ease. There are connections with the airport, city centre, popular neighbourhoods, beach, L’Albufera Natural Park and other places of interest.  

The entire city is connected!  

First stop: pick up a València Tourist Card  

If you have decided to opt for public transport on your visit to Valencia, this card is the most convenient and affordable option. It offers unlimited trips for 24, 48 or 72 hours. It will be activated on first use (for transport or at other establishments) and can be used as many times as you like on any bus, underground or tram line in the city, reducing the cost of your trips. So, you needn't worry about buying tickets. It is important to know that the bus travel cards are not valid for the underground system and vice versa. The only card that includes all travel cards (bus, underground and tram) is the València Tourist Card. 

The València Tourist Card includes the Valencia–Airport–Valencia route (underground lines 3 and 5), which would cost around €15 for each leg of the journey on other means of transport. You can also use it to get to L’Albufera Natural Park (EMT city bus numbers 24 and 25).  

Additionally, it gives you free access to municipal museums and places of Interest. Take advantage of discounts on major tourist attractions and numerous shops around Valencia and enjoy two free tapas with drinks.  

Bus: price, timetables and frequency 

If you have not purchased a València Tourist Card, you will need to buy a ticket. You can get a single ticket (€1.5) when you board the bus, or a 10-journey bonobus (travel card) for €10.50 (€8.50 + €2 for the card). The card is available at newsstands, tobacconist's shops and EMT customer service offices. Both must be activated when you board the bus and are valid for one hour, allowing you to make all the transfers you need during that time.  

In Valencia, the buses run from 4.00 am to 10.30 pm. Average wait time is 12 minutes. Stops with a shelter have a panel informing passengers of the wait time for the next bus. Beginning at 10.30 pm, there is a night owl bus service, ending at 2.00 am Monday–Friday and continuing until 3.30 am weekends.  

Bus to L’Albufera Natural Park 

If you're planning to visit the lagoon, woods and paddy fields of the nature reserve, the best thing is that you can get there by bus! Municipal bus numbers 25 and 24 will take you to El Palmar and El Perellonet, respectively. If you're planning on a traditional boat ride on L’Albufera Lagoon, the Embarcadero and El Palmar stops are the closest. Buses on both lines run from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm. These buses also go through Pinedo, El Saler and El Perellonet, which boast spectacular natural beaches. 

Download the EMT city bus app 

For your convenience, download the EMT València app. The app can tell you how long it will be before the next bus; figure out how to get to any spot in Valencia; show you three route options; help you locate stops based on your location using GPS; and allow you to save your stops and locations as favourites to make it easier to use the app. Available for iOS and Android. 


City bus information



Albufera Bus Map

Underground and tram: price, timetables and frequency 

The underground and tram system offers 9 lines, which can be combined to get you anywhere you want in the city. A single underground ticket costs €1.40 for one zone, €1.90 for two zones, €2.60 for three zones, and €3.60 for four zones. Your choice will depend on how much and where you want to travel. This price is in addition to €1 for the reloadable card. You can also purchase a bono transbordo (travel card) for €9 (plus €1 for the card). This includes 10 journeys and also allows you to transfer from the underground and tram to the bus, or vice versa. All these tickets can be purchased at underground or tram stations. Valencia underground and tram system map.  

Hours are 4.00 am to 11.30 pm on weekdays. Weekend hours are 5.00 am to 12.30 am. In both cases, wait time depends on the line, but it is around 10 minutes. And since we’re always thinking about sustainability in Valencia, bikes are permitted in the carriages.  

A few of the stations are notable for their design. Among them is Alameda Station (underground lines 3 and 5), designed by internationally renowned Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. And at Colón Station, you can visit the Sala Lametro cultural exhibition space.  

The pleasure of biking 

If you’d rather hop on a bike, Valencia will be a paradise for you. There are over 150 kilometres of bike lanes throughout the city. Additionally, you can ride along the old course of the River Turia, which has been converted into a bike-friendly garden running through the entire city centre.  

The city’s terrain is flat, ideal for pedalling, and motor vehicles are limited to a maximum speed of 30 kilometres per hour. This is a great help in terms of safety. The beaches, L’Albufera Natural Park and La Huerta agricultural area are all incredible spots and accessible by bike. You can purchase bike tours to visit different sights around the city or travel around on your own with bicycle hire. 

Reduce emissions with an electric car 

One of the most sustainable ways to get around the city is the fleet of electric vehicles offered by Valencian company CarGreen. They make it easy to get from place to place with their Mercedes Smart Fortwo cars. Booking your vehicle is simple with the CarGreen app, available for both iPhone and Android. Just register and the app will use geolocation to show available vehicles, along with their current battery level.  

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