About Valencia

Geografical Location València

València is located on Spain’s eastern coast, at the mouth of the Turia River, right in the centre of the Gulf of València. It is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, a stretch of water which has gradually forged the city’s character over the centuries. València’s 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 centre of València, catch a glimpse of its past, sample the local cuisine and discover the richness of its culture.

Information of interest:

  • Longitude: 0º 22′ 28″ W

  • Latitude: 39º 28′ 36″ N

  • Altitude: 113 metres (Town Hall)

  • Green areas, parks and gardens: 8.4 km2

  • Average temperature: 18.7ºC

  • Average relative humidity: 66%

  • Average number of clear days per year: 87

  • Average number of partly cloudy days per year: 217

  • Average number of overcast days per year: 58

  • Days with an average temperature above 25º: 154

  • City population: 800,666 Inhabitants

  • Population including metropolitan area 1,507,108 Inhabitants

To get to València

València is accessible by air, land and sea. It boasts travel links to many major Spanish and European cities. The airport, situated just 8 kilometres from the centre of València, has regular daily flights to popular domestic and international destinations. 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.

València 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.  For those travelling by car, València 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

Information of interest:

  • València Airport
    8 km from the centre. Metro (lines 3 and 5), bus (line 150) or taxi (approx €20 for the journey)

  • Joaquin Sorolla AVE High Speed Train Station:
    1 km from the centre. Metro (lines 1 and 5), free bus to the centre and taxi rank. Bus 64.

  • North Station (Station for short distance trains):
    In the Centre: Metro (lines 3 and 5), bus (lines 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 32, 35, 40, 63, 70, 71, 73, 81) and taxi rank.

  • Port of València:
    5.5 km from the centre. Bus (lines 4, 30, 95) and taxi rank.
    Ferry trips to Ibiza, Mahón and Palma de Mallorca.

  • Cruise Port:
    6 km from the centre. There is an internal shuttle service at the port which takes passengers to the main terminal. Bus (lines 4, 30, 95) and taxi rank.