Valencia Airport (VLC)
Valencia Airport has been considerably developed over the last years. Since 1995 the number of passengers more than doubled. In 2005, more than 4.5 million people flew through Valencia Airport. This is especially because of the arrival of budget airlines such as EasyJet. Also, the fact that Costa Blanca, south of Valencia, is increasingly more, a popular location for a second house.
The airport is eight kilometers west of Valencia.
Valencia Airport has no train connection. Valencia Airport has an excellent metro connection that offers a frequent timetable to the center of Valencia.
Car and bus
You leave the airport via the N220 that leads to highway A3 (Madrid-Valencia) and highway A7, the A7 is the coast road to the south, Alicante.
For bus transportation (tel: +34(0)963 160 707) to Valencia you have the choice of two lines. The Aero-Bus takes you directly to the center of Valencia. Between 06:00 and 22:00 buses leave every 20 minutes and it costs €2.50. Local bus line 150 also connects the airport with Valencia, but this line stops at many more places and it costs €1.05, the last bus leaves at 23:15.
Car rental - Valencia Airport
On the ground floor of the Arrivals Hall there are five car rental companies represented: Avis, Centauro, Europa Rent-a-Car, Europcar and Hertz. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are in front of the exit of the Arrivals Hall. The price is dependent on the time, but costs €0.73-€0.93 per kilometer, there is an airport surcharge of €2.75. A ride to Valencia costs approximately €15.00. You can call a taxi (tel: +34(0)963 703 333).
The most important parking area P1, right in front of the terminal building, is closed at the moment because work is being done on the construction of a covered parking garage. P4 (tel: +34(0) 961 598 547) is now the designated parking area, it is easier to access this area from CV-370 that goes between Manises and Ribarroja. There is a shuttle bus to the terminal. Rates: for the first half hour €0.50, second half hour €0.70 then €1.20 per hour or €12.00 per day.
There are no hotels at the airport. The nearest options are the NH Jardines del Turia (tel: +34(0)963 905 460), Husa Mas Camarena (tel: +34(0) 963 110 950) and Posadas de España Paterna (tel: (+34(0)961 366 121). The last two are in the Parque Tecnológico in Valencia. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
The airport does not have an extensive range of bars and shops and restaurants are completely absent, but you can eat something in one of the four bars/coffee shops. There are six shops, including one Duty Free shop.
You can report misplaced baggage at the counter for Iberhandling (tel: +34(0) 961 598 683) in the Arrivals Hall. You cannot store baggage at Valencia Airport.
There are general information counters in the Arrivals Hall and Departures Hall (tel: +34(0)961 598 500). The Tourism Bureau (tel: +34(0) 961 530 229) can be found in the Arrivals Hall.
There is a large meeting room available, the Salón de actos Rafael Martínez Esteve (tel: +34(0)961 599 010), the room has a capacity for 80 people, but can be divided into two rooms. In addition there is a small meeting room with a capacity for 8-10 people (tel: +34(0) 961 598 522).
Valencia Airport has two lounges: Juan Olivert (+34(0)961 598 584) and the VIP-lounge (tel: +34(0)961 598 519), which are next to each other. The VIP-lounge can be rented for small meetings, for a maximum of 8 people. Airline company Iberia has its own lounge.
The airport has not been entirely adapted for the disabled, but there is hard work being done for the construction of adapted elevators, restrooms and wheelchair ramps.
On the first level of the Departures Hall you can find a money exchange office from the Exchange Corporation Spain (tel: +34(0)961 598 692), there are also ATM's. On the second level there is a silence center.
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Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +34(0)961 598 500
Fax: +34(0)961 598 510
IATA airport code: VLC
ICAO airport code: LEVC