Valencia Airport Information
Location of Valencia Airport
Since the Valencia Airport finished renovations at the end of 2007, it has been linked nicely too many transportation options so its physical location outside of Valencia in Manises is not quite the problem that it was before.
Located directly to the west of the city proper about eight kilometers along the Orange Blossom Coast, it is easily accessible off of the National Road N-220 connected by both the N-335 and A-3 local routes. From the airport you can easily get to Valencia as well as inland Spain or the Mediterranean resorts.
Popular tourist destinations for those arriving at Valencia include the Orange Blossom Coast, Boriana, Benicasim, Costa Del Azahar, Gandia, Cullera, Castellon, Sagunto, and Oliva. Most passengers that arrive at the Valencia Airport are from the EU out of Germany, the UK, France, and Italy although the airport does have its fair share of longer haul international traffic.
The airport is split into two sections, known as the western and the eastern. The western end of the terminal building is referred to as TR and is the location for all domestic or regional flights whereas the eastern section is called the T1 and is the location for international flights. The arrivals area is found on the ground floor of the western terminal and baggage claim areas are found in room one for all domestic flights and on level three for all regional flights. Those that are flying internationally will have to head to level two to pick up their luggage.
Departures also leave from the first floor with regional flights leaving from the eastern corridor and all other flights leaving from the western corridor. Foot traffic moves pretty smoothly through the Valencia airport since its renovation but the airport can get crowded during peak travel season so ordinarily you should plan at least an hour and a half early to make sure that you are able to get to your flight on time. During non-peak travel times an hour or so for all domestic flights should be adequate.
Valencia Airport to Javea 120km – 120 mins by Car
Valencia Airport to Javea by Bus
Car Rental- Car hire is popular at the Valencia airport with the kiosks easy to find located outside of the arrivals gate. Here you will find kiosks for Avis, Europcar, Auriga Crown, National Atesa, and Hertz.
After checking in with your appropriate car hire company you will need to head to the main car park to pick up your vehicle which is located across from the main terminal building and is clearly marked.
You can use the AP7 toll-road at a cost of around 10Euros, the time saving is probably an hour.
General Amenities at the airport
The airport offers all of the terminal facilities that you would expect from an international airport including ATMs that are located on the first floor and the ground floor, a currency exchange on the ground floor, paid Wi-Fi access points, public telephones, a handful of restaurants and shopping boutiques, a chapel located on the second floor, first aid kiosk on the first floor, VIP lounges for business travelers, and facilities for those with disabilities.
In addition, there is also information desks spread in central locations across the first floors of the terminal and the ground floor for those who need help while in the airport. General tourist information can be found at the ground floor main tourism kiosk.
Guide to Airport shops and food options
There are two major shops that are available on airside for travelers that will be flying outside of the EU area, Divers and Aldeasa. These both offer a large variety of consumer goods and are all duty free purchases with your booking pass. Those looking for specialty food items and gifts will also want to check out Las Lilas which is a small specialty gift shop.
Located within the same area is also a bookstore and a pharmacy. In terms of food, there are four different cafeterias and a handful of restaurants at the Valencia airport including the Foodlasa Restaurant known for its authentic Valencian cuisine and the Grill & More where you can find plenty of grilled meat.
Those seeking out a drink before boarding a plane or leaving the airport will need to head towards the restaurants as the other cafes and smaller restaurants mainly offer fast food options and non-alcoholic beverages. There are three options for those in the general passenger areas and two cafes that are located within the passenger zones.
Airport prices at the shops
The prices at the airport shops are reasonable for most goods with the duty free shops easily making the best option for those flying internationally that want to pick up items such as spirits or cigarettes.
Outside of the duty free shops, the prices are aligned with what you would usually pay for any item at an airport, therefore, if you want to get great deals or have a wider variety of gifts to choose from for your friends and family you will have better luck completing your shopping before you depart from the Valencia airport.