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How to get to Valencia



Valencia Airport is located in Manises, a small town 5 km from Valencia City. You can find many different cheap companies that fly here.

From the airport to Valencia you can take the Subway line 3 or 5, it takes 20 minutes to the city center. Other  option is to take a taxi that will cost you around 20€.



Valencia,is the 3rd largest city of Spain. Valencia is an easy walkable city, but it also has an efficient public transport system, including buses, and expanding underground and tram networks.

1º By Bus:
The local authority for transportation, EMT, operates daytime and night bus lines within the city. You can check all the information regarding the bus network in
- A single ticket costs 1,20 €
- A 10 trips ticket costs 5,65 €

2º By Subway and tram:
Metrovalencia is run by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) whose objective is to provide the general public with a collective public transport service that offers the highest possible standards of speed, comfort, safety and efficiency. The “Metro” is cheap and fast. You can also combinate it with the bus and move around.

Of course, it is also possible to reach Valencia by car. From Europe you can come by the highway A-7 heading Barcelona and then Valencia . Distances are not took long, from the french border to Valencia through the highway A7.  It will take you just 6 hours.  It takes only few minutes to get from the outskirts to the city center. Valencia is a handy, comfortable city.



Valencia has  an extensive harbour. It is a good choice for the international student who wants to visit the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera…) There are daily ferries from Valencia .  The maritime companies are: (The cheapest one)

Another alternative to reach Valencia. Spain also has an excellent train network. .
More info about prices and schedules in: +34 902 240 202 or in

From any European city you can go to Spain by bus. Some of the international bus companies are.

Spain has a good road system.Bus is a very good means of transport for both, inside and outside the city. Many people use buses in Spain , they are safe and comfortable and, above all, quite cheap. Ideal for young people.

How to reach IFIC


IFIC is located in the Paterna branch of the Burjassot-Paterna Campus, one of the three campuses of the University of Valencia.  It is served by line 4 of Valencia's tram, integrated into the metro. Here is an IFIC-site Google map of the site  with relevant tram stops indicated in purple and red. The first one, called Vicent Andres Estellés, serves the  Facultad de Fisica at the Burjasot Campus. This is where part of our institute is located, and where undergraduate teaching takes place. The next tram stop, called TVV, indicated in red, serves the Paterna campus (indicated in green) where the main IFIC administration offices, experimental Halls, computing center and the AHEP site are located.

Reaching the IFIC-UV site from Manises airport :

From Valencia's airport you can reach the IFIC-UV site at normal working hours by taxi in 10 minutes (approximate price, 15 euros). Map

The airport is served also by the metro (here is a map), which can be very convenient for reaching the city center, train station, port as well as all the various campuses in Valencia. Note that is is a bit slow to reach our Burjassot-Paterna science campus by metro from the airport hence, if you are in a hurry we recommend the taxi.

Reaching the IFIC-UV site from Valencia's main train station (map):

In order to reach the IFIC-UV site from Valencia's main train station (Estacion del Nord, just two blocks below "Plaza del Ayuntamiento"), you may use the metro at Estacion Xativa (red line) or either Estacion Plaza de Espana or Estacion Angel Guimera (orange line) on this metro-tram map. Note that you must change (at Empalme Station ) from metro to tram (blue line on map), and stop at TVV station. Alternatively, you may take bus 63 at Calle Bailen, but note that this bus does not run on weekends nor university holidays. See also Public buses in Valencia

By bus you get off at the Burjasot campus (finaly stop) and should proceed straight from one of the two green dots indicated on the following the red line indicated on this map, past the roundabout, following the tram track to the IFIC site. By tram you should get off slightly later, at the TVV stop, just in front of Valencia's local TV headquarters (Canal Nou) and walk 5 minutes. Our building is a red brick building where you can see a clear indication on it UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA (left side) and CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES (right side)

Reaching the IFIC-UV site from Valencia's intercity bus station:

In order to reach the IFIC-UV site from Valencia's bus station the best is to take bus 63 at Avenida Pio XII, just in from of Centro Comercial Nuevo Centro. If you use the metro you start at the Turia station (orange line) and change at Empalme Station to the tram (blue) line shown on the map, as before.

If you are driving, this road map will help you reach the Burjassot-Paterna Campus. To help plan your trip you may consider this link : rumbo.

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