Welcome in Valencia!
Valencia is located on Spain's eastern coast, on the shores of the Mediterranean, a stretch of water which has gradually forged the city's character over the centuries.
Its geographical location makes it an excellent operational base from which to explore the rest of Spain. At just an hour and a half from Madrid by train, three hours from Barcelona by car, and with daily departures to the Balearic Islands, the capital of the Mediterranean is well worth a visit. Bask in the city's pleasant climate, stroll along its wide sandy beaches, just fifteen minutes from the center of Valencia, catch a glimpse of its past, sample the local cuisine and discover the richness of its culture. Valencia is accessible by air, land and sea. It boasts travel links to many major Spanish and European cities.
Getting to Valencia ?
The Manises airport, situated just 8 kilometers from the center of Valencia, has regular daily flights to popular domestic and international destinations. From there you can move to the city center in about 30 minutes. If you wish to take a taxi, the price is moderate: around 25 euros from the airport to the center of the city of Valencia.
The city also has two main railway stations, the Estación del Norte, from which the local train network operates, and Joaquín Sorolla, offering AVE high-speed rail services to Madrid, Cuenca, Seville and Córdoba. ALVIA and EUROMED long-distance trains also depart from Joaquín Sorolla, providing connections to cities including Barcelona.
Valencia is home to one of the most important commercial ports in the Mediterranean. The port, which operates passenger services to both the Balearic Islands and Italy, is fast becoming a popular destination for cruise ships, which dock at Poniente Pier, enabling passengers to spend a few hours exploring the city
Valencia is equipped with a modern motorway network making it easily accessible from any city on the mainland. These include the AP-7, which runs north to south along the Mediterranean coast connecting the city with Barcelona, and the A-3 running from Valencia to Madrid. We recommend you park and use public transport within the city.
The Metro Valencia website can be very useful for you.
COVID-19 Travel Regulations
All persons entering Spain from other countries, including international transits, regardless of their nationality, age, or any other consideration, must complete the Health Control Form and obtain their QR to present at boarding and health controls on arrival in Spain.
From 7 June 2021, all those passengers from a country/area that has a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus risk, must present, a certificate or document certifying vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative certificate of a Diagnostic Test of Active Infection or a certificate of Recovery after having passed this disease to enter Spain. This can be an EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a supporting document of those indicated above, whether the traveller arrives from an EU member state or from a third country.The following links provide the latest information on COVID-19 entry regulations in Spain:
NOTICE. Due to the constant updating of the information regarding the restrictions and measures caused by COVID-19 before travelling, you must always consult the requirements and recommendations of the public bodies and competent national authorities' bodies in each country. The information found on this website is not binding and has no regulatory effect. Likewise, it is based on the information gathered from the official websites and Autonomous Communities of Spain.
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