How to reach the city
- By plane: The Valencia airport is about 12 km from the conference venue. It has direct flights with many European countries. Although some of them are non-daily, connections flights through Madrid, Barcelona or Mallorca airports are just less than one hour flight.
Valencia airport receives direct flight from the major European hubs. These include frequents flights, with one or multiple connections per day, from Frankfurt and Munich with Lufthansa, London Gatwick with British Airways, Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle with Air France, Geneva and Zurich with Swiss, Rome with Alitalia, Amsterdam with KLM and Moscow with Aeroflot.
Direct flights from many more European destinations are available with low-cost airlines such as Transavia, Vueling and Ryanair. Typical airfares are around 200 euros.
An alternative option is to fly to Madrid and connect to Valencia with high-speed train AVE, that covers the 350 Km is less than two hours. Valencia airport is conveniently located, close to the city. The venue can be reached from the airport with a 25 minute taxi ride or in about 40 minutes with metro.
You can reach the city centre from the airport by taxi, by bus or by metro.
A taxi takes about 20 minutes to the city centre and costs about 20-25€.
A bus service called Valencia-Airport line 150 departs every 26 minutes from 5:25 to 22:00 from Monday to Friday. Saturdays, from 5:25 to 22:05, every 35 minutes. The fare is 1.45€.
Metro. Underground service line 3 (red) and line 5 (green) from the airport to city centre stations (Xativa and Colón) depart every 10 minutes. Single fare to/from city centre: 4,50€. Approximate journey time: 30 minutes. For further information on getting around with Metrovalencia
- By train: There are comfortable trains from Madrid and Barcelona. Speed train AVE connects Madrid-Valencia in a trip time of 1 hour and 35 minutes. The train station is located in the city centre. For information on timetable and fares visit Renfe
- By car: There are two major roads leading to Valencia, one from Madrid (A-3) and another from Barcelona and France (AP-7).
Transport in the city:
There is an extensive, low cost public transport network covering the city including bus, underground, tram and taxi. There are different tickets and fares available:
- Bus: single ticket (on the bus) for 1,50€. Also available “bonobus” (10 trips, bought at kiosks for 8,50€). Further information
- Metro: single ticket fare from 1,50€ to 3,90€ depending on the route. Also available at metro stations the “bonometro” of 10 trips (ranging from 7,20€ to 20€). Combined bus-underground 1-3 day tickets are also available at kiosks. Further information
- Taxis: are not expensive (but there is a minimum fare of 4,90€ at daytime and 6€ after 22:00. Prices may vary for the summer period), and you can pick them up at taxi ranks or stop them in the street, or ask the reception desk to call one for you.
- Bike: Valencia is a bike-friendly city with over 120 kilometres of cycle paths. There are many stores where you can rent a bike. Further information You can also use the public bicycle system (Valenbisi).