Valencia Airport, also known as Manises Airport for its location, is an international airport with flight connections to over 20 European countries. It is the tenth busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. The airport handles over 5 million passengers each year. Valencia Airport is mostly used by low-cost airport carriers like Ryanair, Eurowings and easyJet.
Metro: Two Underground lines link the airport with the city center and the port.
- Line 3: Rafelbunyol-Aeroport runs between the airport and the city centre, the university area and the north zone of the metropolitan area. The station is on the ground floor of the regional flights terminal. See timetable.
- Line 5: Aeroport-Marítim Serrería runs directly from the airport to the city centre and the port of Valencia. The station is on the ground floor of the regional flights terminal. See timetable.
- One way ticket is €1,50 (return ticket €2,90).
Bus: One bus line connects the airport with the center of Valencia, with stops in the towns of Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises.
- Line 150: Valencia-Aeroport operates from Monday to Friday, from 5:25 to 22:00, every 26 minutes. On Saturdays, from 5:25 to 22:05 the line operates every 35 minutes. On Sundays and public holidays there is no service. See timetable.
Taxi service: The taxi service is run by city taxis from Valencia and Manises. The journey from the airport has a supplement of €5,40. Make sure that the taxi driver starts the taximeter at the beginning of the journey (minimum fare). If you don’t get the receipt, you are not obligated to pay.
Transfer: If you don’t like using the public transport and hesitate to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer which will wait for you on the airport and take you to your destination. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child safety seat if you’re travelling with a child.
Renting a car at Valencia airport: For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. There are companies such as Avis, Europcar, Goldcar, Sixt, Enterprise and Hertz. Compare their rental prices and save your time by booking your car online.
Renting a bus at Valencia airport: Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
FAQ – bus and transport from Valencia Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: The buses and metro which connect the airport to the city operate from 05:00 to 00:00 and, so if you don’t catch any of them, your only option is to take a taxi, which are available 24/7 outside the terminal building.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: Yes, you can stay at the Ibis Budget which is no more than 800 meters away. The other ones in the circle of 1 kilometer are TRYP Valencia Azafata, Holiday Inn Express and Travelodge Valencia Aeropuerto. If your luggage is heavy the transfer is recommended.
Q: I would like to visit Valencia in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, the airport is well connected to the city by the several bus and metro lines, and the journey takes around 20 minutes, but, just in case, given that Valencia can be crowded by tourists during the summer, check your timing twice in order to come back to the airport in time.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there are ATMs on the ground floor of the Arrivals hall and on the 1st floor in the Departures hall (Bankia and Euronet). Euronet accepts Mastercard, Cirrus, Maestro, EC, Union Pay, American Express, JCB, Visa, Visa Electron and Plus. The Arrivals hall ATMs offer currency exchange.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Valencia. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: Yes, bus line 150 which connects the airport to Valencia also stops in the towns of Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises along the route.