Travel to Valencia & Estadio Mestalla
Getting There & Away
Valencia is one of Spain’s major cities, although it doesn’t compare in size to cities like Madrid or Barcelona (and so may require a plane or train transfer to get there).
Valencia Manises Airport (VLC) is the city’s only airport, and it’s located about 9km from the city center. Although it’s a relatively small airport, with only one terminal, it’s the 8th busiest airport in Spain. There are direct flights connecting Valencia with about 15 European countries, and it’s the primary base for a regional airline managed by Iberia Airlines called Air Nostrum. It’s also a focus city for European budget airline Ryanair. Getting into the city center from the airport is easy because there’s a metro line that connects the two – in fact, there are two. You can take metro line 3 or line 5 to get into the city (a journey of about 15 minutes) for less than €2. There are also a couple of regular buses which run between the airport and the city which take between 20-45 minutes.
Valencia’s main train station is called Estacion del Norte, and it’s conveniently right in the city center. You can connect with many of the larger cities in Spain and smaller cities regionally – for instance, the journey to and from Barcelona is roughly 3.5 hours – but in some cases the train won’t be as convenient as the bus. Buses connect Valencia with cities all over Spain, and the bus station is near the river about a 15 minute walk from the city center.
From the Valencia Airport, it’s about a 12km journey to the stadium. You’ll go South from the airport, heading for V-11. Merge onto V-11 and then you’ll merge onto E-901/A-3, following the signs for Valencia. Follow Avinguda del Cid/CV-3663/Av del Cid, and then take the ramp to Av del Cid. Turn left at Calle del 9 de Octubre, passing through 1 roundabout. Turn right at Paseo de la Pechina, slightly right at Calle de Castan Tobenas, and then slightly right to get back onto Paseo de la Pechina. This road will have many names, including Calle de Guillem de Castro, Calle de Blanquerias, and Calle del Pintor Lopez – but stay on this road. You’ll turn left finally at Peunte de las Flores, which will then turn into Paseo de la Alameda. At the roundabout, you’ll take the 2nd exit onto Av de Suecia, and then turn right to stay on this road. The stadium will be on your right.
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