The Valencia public transportation services offer several multiple-use tickets to economize on city transportation. All multiple-use tickets for EMT bus as well as for subway (Metro), are known as Mobilis EMT or Mobilis Metrovalencia.
EMT (Empresa Metropolitana de Transportes) bus ticket fare types. www.emtvalencia.com
TIP: Before you invest in an Abono Transporte pass, try to figure out just about how much you will actually be using the bus and subway. An Abono Transporte takes 2 weeks to process. Sometimes using a Bonobus works out better in price.
El metro has 3 operative lines that link the outskirts to the center of the city. Some lines act as commuter trains to outlying towns from downtown Valencia, and provide frequent, clean, safe and cheap transportation to these places. (We suggest any of the small towns along the lines as an independent afternoon side trip.) Tickets are purchased on entering the subway. Prices depend on which travel zone you want to go to. Check the website. www.metrovalencia.com
City bike rental.
Valenbisi ( http://www.valenbisi.es/ ) is the city bike rental system: weekly rates, although the yearlong pass is the best deal, and it entitles you to an unlimited number of under-30-minute uses. Going over 30 minutes costs extra: check the above website. When you purchase your pass online, you can link it to a Mobilis bus or subway pass.
The website also includes bikeways and local traffic rules. Please make sure that you read these!
TIP: You can check online and in real time which stations have bikes available, and equally important, which ones have available stands to return yours when you get to your destination. Drop-offs in the area of school can be difficult sometimes, so allow yourself plenty of extra time so you’re not late for class or activities.
The most expensive form of public transportation in the city, but certainly not ruinous. Sharing a taxi is a good idea, since fares are based on the ride and not the number of passengers. 4 passengers in a cab can cost each person less than a bus ticket! Cab drivers are usually efficient, courteous, and trustworthy.
It’s flat rate between the airport and Valencia city: 20 euros each way as far as calle Serrería; 23 euros each way beyond that street.
Subway Line 3 (red) and Line 5 (green) run from the airport through downtown, and on to different areas of the city. Trains run about every 15 minutes between the hours of 6a.m. and 10p.m. Airport to Center City is Zone AD fare. (www.metrovalencia.com )