Valencia is a relatively small city, however its attractions can often feel quite spaced out - so the city metro can come in very handy for getting around. Valencia's metro has six lines and covers a large portion of the city.
This page will provide you with all of the information that you will need to navigate your way around Valencia Metro: links to a complete metro map, information on the different types of tickets available, running times of the trains and how to navigate the metro system.
When using the metro, the first thing that you will need to consider is what type of ticket you are likely to buy. When deciding this, you should take three things into consideration:
- How many days will you be in Valencia?
- How old are you?
- Are you travelling with your family?
As you will see from the chart below, there are different tickets available for different time periods. For example, if you are only in Valencia for one day, you will either want to buy a single journey ticket (if you only plan on using public transport once) or a T-1 (which will allow you unlimited access to public transport in the centre of town). If you are staying for a weekend you may want to consider the T-2 or T-3 (like the T-1, but for two or three days respectively). If you are coming to Valencia for a longer period you may wish to consider the Bonometro (valid for ten journeys) or the TAT if you will be in Valencia for a whole month (see below for more details). These are all ways of saving money, rather than just buying individual tickets.
It is also worth noting that ticket prices vary depending on your age. If you are a student, you may have a Carnet Jove which saves you money on selected tickets (see below) and if you are over 65 you can get some very impressive reductions on the monthly pass price (see below).
Lastly, it is worth noting that there are special deals for families. If you have children who are aged six and under, they can travel for free. There is also a special family pass that can be used at weekends - the F2 (see below for more details).
It is worth noting that many of the combined tickets also cover the buses and metros in Valencia (see our Guide to Transport in Valencia for further details on the buses and metro). So, before buying a bus or metro ticket, consider whether you are also likely to be using the metro and whether one of the combined tickets might be a better option.
Here is a guide to the different tickets that are available for the metro in Valencia: Note that the prices for each ticket are given in a separate table further down on the page.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Desription|
|Billete Sencillo||This ticket is valid for one journey only (normally within only Zone A unless you specify otherwise). You should use this ticket straight after purchasing it.|
|Billete Ida y Vuelte||This is a return ticket (normally for within only Zone A unless you specify otherwise). The first journey should be used straight after you have bought the ticket. The second journey can be used up until 23:59 the day after the first journey was used.|
|Bonometro||Ticket that is valid for 10 journeys (within the chosen zones).|
|TAT (Tarjeta de Abono Temporal)||
This is a pass that lasts for 30 days. It offers unlimited journeys for 30 days from the date that the first journey is taken (within the chosen zones).
The ticket is also valid for the bus and the tram.
|TAT Jove||This is the same as the TAT (see above) but is for people who have a student card called the Carnet Jove - this is unlikely to apply to you if you are visiting from outside of Spain. See prices section for discount offered. The ticket is also valid for the bus and the tram.|
|TAT Gent Major mensual||This is the same as the TAT (see above) but for people who are aged 65 and over . See prices section for discount offered|
|TAT Anual||This is a pass that lasts for 365 days. It offers unlimited journeys for 365 days from the date that the first journey is taken (within the chosen zones).|
|TAT familiar fin de semana||This is a family pass for families of between two to eight people. It provides unlimited travel for off-peak hours: weekends, from 15:00 on Friday and until 00:00 midnight on Sundays. It covers all zones.|
|T-1||A ticket that is valid for unlimited journeys for 24 hours (1 day) from the first use in Zone A. It is also valid for the trams and the buses.|
|T-2||A ticket that is valid for unlimited journeys for 48 hours (2 days) from the first use in Zone A. It is also valid for the trams and the buses.|
|T-3||A ticket that is valid for unlimited journeys for 72 hours (3 day) from the first use in Zone A. It is also valid for the trams and the buses.|
It is worth noting that if you have children under the age of six they can travel for free. Each ticket price includes the permission to travel with a maximum of two children who are aged six and under.
Another option for tickets is the Valencia Card. This is a card that had been designed specifically for tourists coming to Valencia. The card will give you access to the Valencia buses, trains and trams, plus also offering free entrance to some attractions and discounts off selected restaurants, attractions and shops.
For full details on the price of the Valencia card, the different cards available and where you can purchase them from, see our Guide to the Valencia Card.
The price of your metro ticket will all depend on which zone of the metro you are travelling to. So, before you make your purchase, check the Valencia Metro map to see whether you will be travelling in Zones A, B, C or D (or a selection of these). See above for the full descriptions of each different ticket type.
|Zone Type||Single Ticket (Billete Sencillo)||Return Ticket (Billete Ida y Vuelta)||10 journey pass (Bonometro)||Monthly pass (TAT)||Monthly pass for young people (TAT Jove)||Monthly pass for the elderly (TAT Gent Major)||Annual pass (TAT Anual)||Annual pass for the elderly (TAT Anual Senior)|
|A + B||€2.00||€3.60||€9.90||€51.25||€34.50||€429.45|
|B + C||€2.00||€3.60||€9.90||€51.25||€34.50||€429.45|
|C + D||€2.00||€3.60||€9.90||€51.25||€34.50||€429.45|
|A + B + C||€2.70||€4.85||€13.35||€60.50||€41.10||€510.30|
|B + C + D||€2.70||€4.85||€13.35||€60.50||€41.10||€510.30|
|A + B + C + D||€3.75||€6.75||€19.05||€69.30||€46.80||€9.50||€579.60||€85.50|
If you are buying tickets from the metro station, you are most likely to buy them from one of the ticket machines that are located in every station. These machines are available in English. They also accept both cards, cash and coins.
If you are struggling to use the machine, you will normally find that there is a member of station staff at the station who will be able to help you to use the machine. At most (but not all) stations there is also a ticket booth where you will be able to buy tickets and speak to a human being incase you have any questions about the ticket options.
The metro operating hours vary depending on what line you use and what day you travel on. To get exact journey times for when you are travelling, it is best to use the Official Valencia metro website (available in English). Here you will be able to type in your exact departure point and destination, plus the time when you wish to travel. It will tell you what time the trains will be running and the journey time.
However, there are general opening and closing times of the Valencia metro. They are as follows:
Operating hours for the Valencia Metro System
Monday - Saturday: 05:30 - 23:00
Weekends and Holidays: 06:00 - 23:30
(these may be subject to change, so if you need exact times it is best to refer to the official Valencia Metro website - see link above).
Valencia's metro system can prove very handy for making your way around the city. The first step is to decide on a ticket that is most suited to the type of holiday that you plan on having. Once you have bought the appropriate ticket, you should be able to hop on and off the metro to your heart's content.