GETTING ARROUND IN VALENCIA
A maze of winding, narrow streets does its best to challenge orientational skills of most newcomers in Carmen, the old central district of Valencia. Many are pedestrianised while others permit entry of residential and delivery vehicles. Walking is a great way to get around the city centre.
Concentric development has created many interesting districts. Walking here too can take a mere few minute. Calculate around an hour from downtown to the beach on foot at a casual pace.READ MORE
Cycling is also a viable option. Whether with one’s own bike or one of the hundreds for hire. The Velenbisi system has created stands of varying sizes all across the city including the beach area. Their online platform and app indicate real time availability of bicycles as well as free stands.
Hailing a taxi on the street is easy and is practiced by locals Ranks are visible throughout the city centre. Fares are extremely reasonable for short journeys. A ride between the airport and downtown can amount to approximately €15 to € 20, depending on traffic and time of day.
Cabify and MyTaxi apps are available in the Spanish language. At the time of writing, Uber is only available in Barcelona and Madrid.
Easy to use, the bus, tram and subway networks reach everywhere, offer a frequent service and are highly reliable. Though maps and timetables take a little getting used. Tickets are inexpensive and fares can be reduced even further by pre-charging travel cards. Those over 60 years of age travel by bus for free with a dedicated “gold” subscription card.
The subway to the airport will currently set you back € 3,90 and take approximately twenty minutes.