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Air

Valencia’s airport is 10km west of the city centre along the A3, towards Madrid. Flights, including many budget routes, serve major European destinations, including London, Paris and Berlin.

Boat

Trasmediterránea and Baleària operate car and passenger ferries to Ibiza and Mallorca. Less frequent ferries go to Menorca and Algeria. Approximate one-way prices in the high season (these can vary substantially as the two companies compete) include the following:

Ibiza

Company

Baleària, Trasmediterránea

Fare

passenger €60-80, car €110-160

Duration

5-7hr

Frequency

daily

Ibiza (Sant Antoni)

Company

Baleària

Fare

passenger/car €86/156

Duration

3hr

Frequency

up to 4 weekly

Mallorca

Company

Baleária, Trasmediterránea

Fare

passenger €44-75, car €150-210

Duration

7½-8½hr

Frequency

daily

Menorca

Company

Trasmediterránea

Fare

passenger/car €78/177

Duration

15hr

Frequency

1 weekly

Mostaganem, Algeria

Company

Baleària

Fare

passenger €100-110, car €170-200

Duration

14-16hr

Frequency

3 weekly

Bus

Valencia’s bus station is located beside the riverbed. Bus 8 connects it to Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Avanza (www.avanzabus.com) operates regular bus services to/from Madrid (€28 to €36, 4½ to five hours). ALSA (www.alsa.es) has services to/from Barcelona (€29 to €38, four to six hours, up to 10 daily) and Alicante (€21 to €25, 2½ to 5½ hours, more than 10 daily), most via Benidorm.

Train

All fast trains now use the Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station, 800m south of the old town. It's meant to be temporary, but looks like sticking around for a long time.

It's linked with nearby Estación del Norte, 500m away, by free shuttle bus. Estación del Norte has slow trains to Gandia, Alicante and Madrid, as well as local cercanía lines.

Though there are some departures from Estación del Norte, cercanía lines to the west leave from Valencia San Isidro/Sant Isidre in the west of the city.

Major destinations include the following:

Alicante

Cost (€)

17-30

Duration (hr)

1½-2

Frequency (daily)

12

Barcelona

Cost (€)

29-45

Duration (hr)

3¼-5¾

Frequency (daily)

14

Madrid

Cost (€)

27-73

Duration (hr)

1¾-7

Frequency (daily)

18