Bicycle

Cycling is a great way to get around: the riverbed park gives you easy access to most of the city and there's now an excellent network of bike lanes. There are numerous hire places, and most accommodation can organise a hire bike. Valenbisi (www.valenbisi.es) is the city-bike scheme – sign up for a week-long contract (€13.30) at machines at the bike racks or online.

Other options for bike and/or scooter rental include the following:

Car & Motorcycle

Street parking is a pain. Underground car parks are signposted throughout the centre. The cheapest central car park is at the corner of Calles Barón de Cárcer and Hospital.

Numerous car-rental firms, both local and international, operate from the airport and centre.

Public Transport

Most buses run until about 10pm, with various night services continuing until around 1am. Buy a Bonobús (€8.50 for 10 journeys), Bono Transbordo (€9 for 10 bus or Zone A Metro journeys, allows changes) or Bono Transbordo AB (€15.50, includes Zone B also) at metro stations, most tobacconists and some newspaper kiosks, or pay as you get on (€1.50). One-/two-/three-day travel cards valid for the bus, metro and tram cost €4/6.70/9.70.

The tram is a pleasant way to get to the beach and port. Pick it up at Pont de Fusta or where it intersects with the metro at Benimaclet.

Metro (www.metrovalencia.es) lines cross town and serve the outer suburbs. The closest stations to the city centre are Ángel Guimerá, Xàtiva, Colón and Pont de Fusta.

Taxi

Think €10 from the centre to the beach, or €8 to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. There's a minimum daytime charge of €4 and nighttime charge of €6. Radio-Taxi Valencia and Tele Taxi Valencia are two of several companies.