Valencia Airport Information
Valencia Airport is a popular business and tourist airport, handling nearly 5 million visitors in 2012. The airport terminal was renovated in 2007, and has been modernised throughout.
The airport has excellent transportation links with Valencia, Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid and the rest of Spain.
Valencia airport is located around 10km outside of Valencia city centre in the district of Manises.
Valencia Airport has a single terminal building with arrivals on the ground floor, and departures on the first floor. Unlike many airports it is fairly easy to drop-off passengers at the airport arrivals area, although there is a large covered visitor's car park close to the terminal building. Parking costs just over €2 per hour.
If you are arriving at Valencia airport by car from the north via the A-7 motorway, follow the signs for Alacant (Alicante) until you reach the airport junction.
From the A-7 south, follow the signs for Castellon until you see the airport turn-off.
The short stay visitor's car park is sign-posted as you arrive at the airport. There is a long stay car park, but there are also companies offering off-site parking which is usually cheaper.
Public Transport and Taxis at Valencia Airport
Taxis from Valencia Airport are located opposite the arrivals entrance with a variety of different taxi services available to choose, A taxi to the city centre in Valencia should cost around €20.
There are two bus services that offer shuttle services to and from the airport terminal building. The Aero-Bus shuttle runs on a frequent basis (about every twenty minutes) and takes passengers directly from the airport to the city centre.
There is also the local bus service (Line 150) that is cheaper than the shuttle service and also goes to the central bus station, although it is slower and has a number of stops en route. Both services operate from outside arrivals.
Valencia Airport is connected to the port area and city centre by the Valencia Metro that runs directly to the airport. If you take Line 3 from the airport you will arrive in the city centre area in about twenty minutes for a fare of about 2 €. The train runs about every ten minutes throughout the day.
If you need to get to Alicante by train, take the Metro from the airport to Valencia Estacion del Nord where you can pick up Renfe connections to Alicante, Madrid and other towns and cities.
Hotels Near Valencia Airport
Hotel Ibis is located less than a kilometre from Valencia Airport. The hotel provides a good base if you have early morning or late night flights to catch. Rooms are available from around €50 per night.
Which Airlines Fly to Valencia Airport?
There are a handful of different airlines that operate in and out of Valencia Airport including Iberia, Lufthansa, AirBerlin, Spainair, Ryanair, EasyJet, Vueling, TuiFly, and several other international carriers.
From the UK and Ireland Ryanair offer flights to Valencia from London Stansted, and seasonal flights from East Midlands, Dublin, Bristol, and Manchester, EasyJet have flights from London Gatwick.