Considering that Valencia is Spain’s third largest city it’s surprising how few direct international flights serve its airport. If you can’t get a direct flight there are plenty domestic options available from Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia Airport is ideally located for accessing the city lying just 8km west of the city centre. The fastest way to get into the centre is to take the underground train (lines 3 or 5) which runs from the airport to Carrer de Colón in about 25 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the airport bus (Aerobus) which runs every 20 minutes from the airport to the city centre. There’s also a local bus (line 150) which goes from the airport to the city via Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises but takes 45 minutes.
As you’d expect, taxis are always available outside the arrivals area and cost around €15 into Valencia with prices varying depending on what time and day you arrive and where exactly you’re going. It’s often a better idea to pre-book a private transfer and have a driver waiting for your flight on arrival. These specialist shuttle companies can usually cater for any group size and will provide transfer services to all destinations in the Valencia region.
Location Map of Valencia Airport
If you’re only visiting the city of Valencia then it’s not a good idea to bother hiring a car as you’ll be able to get around the city on foot and by public transport. But if you’re actually travelling on to a final destination well beyond the airport or touring the region then you’d be as well booking a rental car to collect at Valencia Airport. Online deals are usually better than what you’ll be offered on arrival.