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Millions of passengers bound for business and holidays on Spain’s fantastic Mediterranean coast pass through Valencia International Airport each year. Also known as Manises Airport, this facility remains one of the country’s busiest gateways and provides connections to Europe and North Africa via some two dozen air carriers. The terminal is about five miles from the historic Valencia city centre and around nine miles from Valencia Port. Ground transport, and moreover exploring the unforgettable Valencia region, is highly recommended via car hire in Valencia International Airport, but travellers can also get away from the airport by public bus, taxi or the underground Valencia Metro.
Who to Book With
Valencia International Airport car hire is on offer via the following rental agencies: Hertz, National/Atesa, Avis and Europcar. All rental check-in counters are located at the east end of Level 0, outside the Baggage Reclaim area.
Need to Know Essentials
To pick up you rental car at Valencia International Airport, the following documents should be presented:
- Your driver’s licence (both parts)
- The credit card used for booking
- Your booking number
- Your passport
Those renting a car in Spain will find driving conditions and regulations similar to those in Britain and other parts of Western Europe. Spain drives on the right and seatbelts are required for everyone in the car. The carrying of road triangles and spare bulbs is compulsory. Spain’s drink-driving limit is 25milligrams of alcohol per 100millilitres of blood – lower than the UK limit. Parking in Valencia is limited in many areas and street parking laws are consistently enforced.
Valencia International Airport is situated about five miles from the city centre; getting into town and beyond is possible via public buses and underground trains. However, if your itinerary allows for time to explore or requires travel beyond the city centre, consider the freedom and substantial value for money afforded by car hire. Taxis are also available but are often significantly more expensive than other ground transport options.
Line 3 (Rafelbunyol – Aeropuerto) of the Valencia Metro provides regular rail service from Valencia International Airport to the city centre and points north. Passengers can transfer at several stations for connections to points throughout the network. Additionally, Line 5 provides a direct link between the airport and Valencia Port. One-way tickets cost about £3.
For taxi service, be sure to follow the signs to the official taxi rank situated outside the Arrivals area on Level 0. Taxi fares rise on weekends, holidays and between 22:00 and 06:00 on weekdays. All trips to and from Valencia International Airport entail a supplementary fee of £4.
Valencia International Airport to Valencia city centre is about £20
Valencia International Airport to Saler is about £30
Valencia International Airport to Alzira is about £40
Valencia International Airport to Gandía is about £60
Public bus service to the city centre is available via AVM MetroBus Line 125 from the stop outside the ground level of the terminal. The journey takes about 45 minutes and one-way tickets cost around £1.20. Tickets can be bought on the bus. The route departs every 15 minutes on weekdays from 05:25 to 23:10, every 20 minutes on Saturdays from 06:25 to 23:10 and every 20 minutes on Sundays from 05:20 to 23:10.
Valencia International Airport is made up of just one terminal building which is comprised of three levels. Most arrival facilities are located on Level 0 (ground floor), while departures and other services use Level 1 and Level 2. The facility is accessible from Calle Pista Aeroport via the E-901 motorway.
There are two public car parks at Valencia International Airport. The P1 Car Park is located adjacent to the terminal building and is designed for short stays; the hourly price here is about £2 and daily rates are £12 for the first four days and £10 for each day thereafter. Alternatively, head to the long-stay car park, a few minutes’ walk west of the terminal building; the daily rate here is £12 for the first four days and £5 for each day thereafter.
Public Wi-Fi is available for a fee via the Movistar network.
Passengers can seek flight and airport information at the Aena counter situated on the public side of Level 1, while a tourism information office and a Metrovalencia information counter are situated on Level 0 outside the Baggage Reclaim area.
Aena Airports: +34 91 321 10 00
Parking Information: +34 961 598 515
Tourism Information: +34 961 530 229
Metrovalencia Information: +34 900 461 046
Travellers requiring assistance are asked to contact their carrier at least 48 hours before departure or to call Aena at: +34 91 321 1000. Valencia International Airport offers full facilities for persons with reduced mobility and special needs.
Restaurants and Bars
There are around a half-dozen food and beverage outlets available at Valencia International Airport. On Level 0, look for Café & Té in the public zone and local specialities via Dehesa Santa María in the boarding area. On Level 1, Burger King and Cafetería Medas offer a decent range of options in the Departures area, while Caffè Ritazza and Italian restaurant Il Caffè di Roma are available in the public zone.
Joan Olivert Lounge
Money and ATMs
There are Banco Popular and Bankia (Servired) ATMs located on levels 0 and 1. For full banking services, you’ll need to leave the airport.
Departing passengers can find a wide range of goods at Aldeasa - The Shop in the boarding area of Level 1 (limited duty-free items are available for passengers leaving the EU), while News & Books offers a full range of reading materials and basic travel goods in the public area. For regional specialities including foods, crafts and gifts, look for Thinking Valencia - The Taste of Spain in the passenger boarding area (Level 1).