GETTING AROUND VALENCIA
There is an extensive, low-cost public transport network covering the city and its surrounding areas, including bus, underground and tram. Taxis and bike hire are also widely available. There are different tickets and fares available:
Valencia Tourist Card: Unlimited travel by metro, bus and regional trains for 24h (15€), 48h (20€) or 72h (25€), plus free entry to museums and discounts on many attractions, shops and services. Available at Tourist Information offices and online. Further information and reservations.
SUMA Card: A rechargeable card (cost of the card 1€) that can be topped up with different passes to travel by metro, bus, Metrobus or regional trains, or a combination of these (one change allowed per journey). A 10-trip pass costs between 8€ and 20€ depending on travel zones. There are also passes that provide unlimited travel for 24, 48 or 72h, as well as monthly passes. Further information
Bus: Single ticket (on the bus) for 1,50€. Further information
Metro: Single ticket fare from 1,50€ to 4,80€ depending on the route.
Taxis: Cabs are not expensive but there is a minimum fare of 4,90€ during daytime and 6€ after 22:00. Prices may vary for the summer period. You can get taxis at designated taxi stands, hail them on the street, or ask the hotel reception desk to call one for you.
Bike: Valencia has a flat terrain, plus 168 kilometres of cycle lanes and 40 bike-friendly streets in the historic centre, which have a speed limit of 30 kilometres an hour. Cycling is a great way to explore the city and reach attractions such as the City of Arts and Sciences, the Albufera Natural Park or the beaches. You can find details of a recommended cycle route around the city here.
Several companies offer bike hire by the hour or by the day, or you can use the public bike rental service Valenbisi, which has 300 stations throughout the city. There are also guided bike tours of the city. Further information.
Walking: Valencia is a safe and compact city and exploring it on foot is both easy and very enjoyable, thanks to its pleasant climate and the abundance of pedestrianised areas, squares and gardens. There are different guided walking tours around the city which you can book here.