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!
How to get around in Valencia
The city offers 60 bus lines, 5 metro lines and 4 tram lines, as well as 180 metropolitan bus routes and 6 commuter trains to take you wherever you want. There is a connection to the airport, the center, the trendy neighborhoods, the beach, l'Albufera, local towns and all other points of interest.
The whole 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 when you first use it (on a bus/train or other establishments), and you can use it as often as you want on any of the city and metropolitan bus lines, metro, tram and commuter trains. So forget about buying tickets and travel for less.
The Valencia Tourist Card includes the Valencia-Airport-Valencia route (metro lines 3 and 5), which by taxi would cost you around 15 euros each way. And you can also reach l'Albufera, Port saplaya, El Puig, El Saler, Pinedo, Puçol and Sagunto with it.
Plus, you get free admission to city museums and monuments, discounts at leading tourist attractions and numerous stores in Valencia, and two tapas with free 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 bono SUMA (travel card) for €10 (€8 + €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.
Buses to visit nearby towns
These are the typical yellow buses (Metrobus) that let you travel from Valencia to the main residential developments and shopping centers on the outskirts, as well as to most landmarks in the metropolitan area: Port saplaya, El Puig, El Saler, Pinedo, Puçol, Sagunto and more.
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.
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 €1.50 for one zone, €2.80 for two zones, €4.80 for three 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 SUMA (travel card) for €8 (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.