Travel Arrangements

Practical Information

How to get to the city:

By air:

Valencia has an international Airport located at 9 km from the city center.

Valencia airport is served by Iberia, Lufthansa, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, AirFrance, AirBerlin, TuiFly, Ryanair, Transavia, Vueling, and several other airlines.

By train:

Valencia is connected with Madrid by the high-speed train with 17 daily departures and an approximate journey time of 1 hour 40 minutes. In addition,the Euromed long-distance trains connect Valencia with Barcelona (3 hours). You will be arriving to the Joaquin Sorolla train station.

By sea:

The Port of Valencia, one of the Mediterranean’s most important commercial ports, has regular passenger services to and from the Balearic Islands and Italy, and a growing number of visiting cruise ships.

The course will be held in Valencia, on the eastern part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

 Ways to reach the city, frequency and costs:

How to reach Valencia

From the Airport to downtown:

By metro: Line 5 Aeropuerto/Torrent Avinguda- Neptú. Approx. every 10-20 minutes.

Line 3 Aeropuerto / Palmaret- Rafelbunyol (Metrovalencia). Approx. every 10-20. Stop at Xàtiva or Colón station.

minutes Fare to/from city centre: approx. €3,90. Approximate journey time: 20 minutes.

By bus: Fernanbus, Line 150 Valencia – Manises – Aeropuerto: Timetable: Airport-

Valencia: 6:30, 7:00, then every 30 minutes until 21:30 / 22:00. Price: approx. €1.40.

Approximate journey time: 40 minutes.

By Taxi: Approx. cost airport-city centre: approx. €20. – By car: Take the V-11 road

which connects the A-3 (Madrid to Valencia motorway) with the V-30.

From the Joaquin Sorolla Train Station to downtown:

By shuttle bus: you can take a free shuttle bus (just present your train ticket to travel for free to Estación del Norte, located in downtown Valencia.

By metro: from Joaquín Sorolla Station (Line 5 Aeropuerto/Torrent Avinguda- Neptú). Approx. 5 minutes. Stop at Xàtiva or Colon station.

By bus: BUS: Lines 9, 10,(bus stop in San Vicente Mártir).

By TAXI: Taxi rank outside the entrance to the station.


From the harbor to downtown:

By tram and metro: Lines 4, 6. Stop at Marítim-Serreria and connect with metro line 5. Stop at Xàtiva or Colón.

By bus: Lines 2, 3, 4, 19, 30.

By taxi: Taxi rank at the Port.


How to reach the Polytechnic University of Valencia from downtown

By taxi from any city area: 8 Euros (approx.). Specify as destination: Street “Avenida dels Tarongers”, “Universitat Politècnica de València. Access to the campus through the gate L, next to “Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei”.

By bike: There is a public service to use bikes throughout the whole city. This service is called Valenbisi. In campus you can find several stations where to park the bikes.

By metro, combined with tram:

Take line 3 or 9 in Xàtiva or Colón station, towards “Rafelbunyol” or “Alboraya-PA”.

Get off the underground in the station “Benimaclet”.

Leave the underground and go up the street to get the tram. Then, get the tram Line 4 to “Dr. Lluch” or Line 6 to “Marítim-Serrería”. Both lines use the same railway.

Get off the tram at station “Tarongers”.

The metro ticket you should buy is Zone A, valid for all metro and tram lines in Valencia city.

By bus: Take bus number 71 in Town Hall, and stop at Ramón LLull-Campus Tarongers.

How to reach the course venue from harbour/beach area

The university is just 15 minutes walk from the Malvarrosa beach, although the port area is further away. You can reach the university from the port by taking the tram in

“Marítim-Serreria”, “Francesc Cubells” or “Grau Canyamelar” (line 6) towards “Tossal del Rei”. Then, get off the tram at station “Tarongers”.