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ARRIVING BY VALENCIA AIRPORT:
A taxi ride from the airport to the centre of town should cost less than 20 euros.
Alternatively, the Aero Bus picks up passengers just outside of the departures entrance. There are two stops in Valencia and the 2nd is the closest to the city centre. It runs every twenty minutes all day from 6am to 10pm. A ticket cost 2.50 euros.
From the airport, you can also take metro lines #3 and #5 to the city centre (or other areas in the city). Xátiva station is the closest to the city center. A ticket (zone AB) costs 3.90 euros.
ARRIVING BY SHIP:
Arriving by cruise ship, take metro line #5 from Grau-Canyamelar station to Xátiva station. This will bring you just 100 metres away from the centre of town, at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
By taxi, this will cost approximately 10-12 euros.
If your cruise ship is very large (e.g. Royal Caribbean Voyager-class etc), it will use the commercial port which is further away. There are shuttles to transport visitors into the center of town.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN:
There are 2 main train stations in
Valencia: Joaquín Sorolla and the Estacion del Norte (listed on Renfe as ‘Valencia-Nord’).They appear on tickets as VALENCIAJS and VALENCIAN
Joaquín Sorolla station serves the faster trains, AVE and Euromed. Connections from this station include: Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante. Valencia metro lines 1, 3, 5 also serve this station.
Estacion del Norte serves the slower
or Spanish gauge trains: Alaris, MD, R. Express, Talgo, and Trenhotel. Valencia metro lines 3 and 5 serve the Xátiva station nearby.
When you book a journey involving Barcelona, make sure you know which train you are taking and where it will arrive/depart. Only the Euromed to/from Barcelona uses the Joaquín Sorolla station (travel time: 3hrs). All the other Barcelona trains use the Estacion del Norte (travel time between 3.5 and 5 hrs).
When you book a journey for Madrid, look for the AVE train that uses the Joaquín Sorolla station. (There is a local train that is much slower and uses a different station, Sant Isidre.)
The distance between the two stations is 1.2 km or a 14-minute walk. There is a shuttle bus that connects the two stations. Just show your Renfe ticket to qualify for a free ride. Google map of the 2 stations here.
Address of Estacion del Norte: Xativa , 24.
Address of Estacion Joaquín Sorolla : Calle San Vicente Martir, 171.