There are two official languages in València: Valencian (Catalan), the official language in the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands and Catalonia, and Spanish, Spain’s official language.
Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Only a few branches open on Saturday mornings. There are 24-hour automatic tellers around the city, and most (Servired, 4B, etc.) offer international services.
Most hotels, restaurants and shops in Valencia accept the main credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access y Diners Club.
Tips are included in all prices and bills, so tipping is not considered obligatory. However, if the service received is considered satisfactory, especially in bars and restaurants, a tip is often left.
Standard electrical voltage in Valencia is 220-240 V AC, 50 Hz. A transformer and an adapter are necessary to use North American electrical appliances whose plugs have two square pins. Adapters are available in most hardware stores.
People generally eat later than in other European countries: breakfast (7:30 and 10:00 a.m.) is similar to the continental style. Restaurants serve lunch between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and dinner from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Now you can go shopping in Valencia at any day of the year. Although normal shop opening hours are from 10 am to 8.30 pm, you will find malls and shops in tourist areas that are open every day, including Sundays and public holidays (except 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 25 December).
Valencia enjoys a mild temperate Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 17ºC with warm summers and very mild winters, rarely below 10ºC. There is only rainfall mainly in autumn and the beginning of spring. By September, the weather is beginning to take an autumnal turn. The temperatures have dropped slightly from those seen in July and August, but remain high, with plenty of sunny weather and clear skies. September’s average temperature is around 22°C but is warmer at the start of the month, cooling down slightly towards .
València city maps
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There are two underground lines which link the airport, the city centre and the port: the line 3 (Rafelbunyol-Aeroport) and the line 5 (Marítim Serrería – Torrent Av. / Aeroport). The station is at the ground floor of the regional flights terminal. The journey takes around 25 minutes. Tickets: €4.90 (3.90 + €1 for the card).
- To City centre: lines 3 or 5 – Xativa station.
If you arrive late to Valencia, and want to be sure if you can get from the airport to the city center by metro, in this website you can check underground timetables for a date. (The metro system runs from 5:30 am to midnight).
The city bus system runs from 4.30 am to 10.30 pm (approx. – timetables vary according to the route).
Single tickets for the bus cost €1.50 and are available from the driver. There are a 10 journey pass (Bonobús) and can be purchased from tobacconists and newspaper stands. It is valid for 10 journeys, costs €8 and can be used by more than one person.
There are also tickets valid for the underground and buses alike. This is the case of the T-1, T-2 and T-3 non-transferable cards, which permit unlimited journeys for one person, for one, two or three days respectively. They cost between €4 and €9.70.
Also available is the Valencia Card, a tourist card which offers unlimited use of bus and metro for one, two or three days. The price ranges from €15-€25, and it can be purchased at hotels, tourist offices and online (www.valenciatouristcard.com). It includes discounts for museums, leisure attractions, shops and restaurantsIn summer.
Aero Bus line. There is a line from the Airport to València, not recomended since it doesn’t arrive to city centre.
- Stops: opposite arrivals.
- Price: From the airport to the city centre is approximately € 15. Airport Supplement, € 4.95
- Companies: more info.
Taxis in Valencia have different price categories: “day”, “afternoon/night” and “outside of the city”. The prices depends on your destination, day and/or moment. The intial fare for “day” is € 4 (from 07:00 to 22:00 hour). The “afternoon/night” (from 22:00 to 07:00 hour) initial fare is €6. Remember you have to pay extra (€4,95) from the airport to the city.
Tourist Info Valencia - Airport
Arrivals floor. Terminal building
Manises (Valencia) 46940 – Spain.
Phone:+ 34 96 153 02 29
Monday to friday: from 8:30 to 20:30 h.
Saturdays, sundays and festivities: from 9:30 to 17:30 h.