Valencia Travel Guide

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Getting Around Valencia

The best way to get around Valencia is by the metro, which reaches as far as the Valencia Airport (VLC). Public buses help supplement the metro coverage, but these are a rather unreliable and confusing. Instead, consider walking or renting a bike to the closest sites and activities. We recommend forgoing the rental car: parking is near impossible to find, and the city's narrow streets can make driving difficult for visitors.

Metro

Valencia's underground light-rail system, the metro, tends to be more reliable than the buses. Line 4 is a popular above-ground tram, which heads from northwest Valencia to the seaside. But you have to plan ahead: Tickets can be purchased in the stations and are issued by different zones. Prices vary depending on which zones you wish to access, so you must make sure your ticket covers the zone in which your destination is located.

Bus

Local buses connect the major Valencia attractions. Some buses also run to nearby towns, such as Buñol, where the famous La Tomatina festival takes place. Standard fare without transfers is around $2 USD and can be purchased as you board the bus.

On Foot Like many European cities, Valencia is navigable on foot, so pack your good walking shoes. Some of the city's most popular attractions are spread out, however, so we recommend taking public transportation to visit the City of Arts and Sciences or the beach.
Bike

Renting a bicycle is a great way to explore Valencia. The city's bike rental service, Valenbisi, has more than 100 stations around the town where you can pick up a bike. A weekly pass costs about €10 EUR and can be purchased at each station. Just remember to wear your mandatory reflective clothing while riding at night.

Car

Driving a car in Valencia is a hassle; the streets are too narrow and parking can be difficult to find. It's best to save yourself the trouble and take the metro.

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