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Transportation in Valencia

BUSSES

Valencia Busses

Valencia's network of city busses run from 5:30 in the morning till 11:00 at night and provide full coverage to the entire urban area. After 11:00 and until 2:30 in the morning, special night bus service is available although the fleet of night busses is very small. Regional bus routes that connect the Valencia city centre with surrounding towns are maintained by a consortium of private companies.

METRO

Valencia Metro

The Valencia Metro dates back to 1988, when line 1 was formed by modernising and extending an old rail line through the city centre and connecting it with another railroad on the other side. Since then it has grown to three regular lines and two tramways. There are four more lines under construction. The bonometro is a good way to get around Valencia in the Metro at a very reasonable price.

FGV
FGV Valencia

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) is an operator owned by the regional government and runs many narrow-gauge lines throughout Valencia. FGV lines become the Valencia Metro within the Valencia urban area and link the city with towns all around the province.

LOCAL RAIL

Rodalia Valencia

Rodalia València is run by RENFE, the national train operator, and is the Valencian name for what in Spanish is known as Cercanías. Rodalia lines provide rail access throughout the Comunidad Valenciana (Valencian autonomous region). Fares vary based on distance and tickets are bought at ticket windows or automatic ticket machines. There are no conductors, instead you will swipe your ticket a second time to exit the station so be sure to keep it with you until you leave.

TAXIS
Valencia Taxis

Valencia's taxis are white. When you see a taxi with a green light that means it's empty and you can hail it. Empty taxis also usually carry a sign in their front windows saying LIBRE or LLIURE while in occupied taxis the sign is flipped to OCUPADO. There are currently 2,833 registered taxis in Valencia. You are legally required to fasten your seatbelt when you board a taxi and if the authorities see that you haven't you may be fined. Passengers, and not drivers, are responsible for following safety regulations for child passengers, including bringing and fastening their own child seats. Taxis may only carry 4 passengers at a time and children always count as full passengers, regardless of their age or the space they occupy. Fares are charged per kilometre travelled. Supplementary fares, or extra fees, are charged for trips to and from the airport and seaport. Taxi fares also vary depending on time of day and are higher during holidays. Fares are displayed on the taxi meter. At the end of the trip the driver will press a button which will automatically add the applicable supplementary charges and cause the total fare to be displayed. You should never pay more than the fare displayed on the meter, unless, of course, you choose to tip. Tipping taxi drivers is not obligatory in Valencia, although tips are appreciated. If you do decide to tip your driver for exceptional service, stay within about 5% to 10% of the total fare. Taxi companies include Turia Taxi, Onda Taxi and Tele Taxi.

BICYCLING
Valencia Bicycling

A great way of keeping fit, Valencia caters to cyclists with some 70 kilometres of bicycle lanes. This is a great city for hiring a bike and doing a cycling tour of the city. Be aware, however, that there are parts of the city centre the bike lanes do not reach, so this is more of a leisure than a transport option.

AIRPORT
Valencia Airport

Valencia's airport is called L'Aeroport de Manises or Aeropuerto de Manises and is located about 8 kilometres from Valencia, between the towns of Manises and Cuart de Poblet. The Madrid-Valencia route generates nearly half of the total airport traffic. The most important international routes are Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Milan (Malpensa), London (Heathrow), London (Stanstead) and Munich. About 6,000,000 passengers pass through the airport each year. To get between the airport and the city centre you can use the Metro (lines 3 and 5) or one of two busses: the special aerobus or city bus line 150 Valencia - Aeropuerto. You can also hire a taxi.

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