Vibrant Mediterranean city of culture, paella, and sunshine.


Approximate flight time: 2 hours 30 mins

No. of flights per week: Twice weekly (Monday and Saturday)

Airlines that fly direct: Ryanair

No. of airports in Valencia: Valencia Airport (VLC)

Seasons: High – June to August; Low – November to February

Currency: Euro (€)

Departing from Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is very easy to get to, whichever way you choose to travel. By car, there are a variety of car parks to choose from, all of which are easily accessible from the terminal by foot or by courtesy shuttle bus. You can book a car park space online in advance and save up to 70%.

If you prefer to take public transport, there are direct bus services to the airport, as well as a train station. There is a free Air-Rail link from the station, which takes you straight into the terminal in less than 5 minutes.

The terminal has a wide variety of shops where you can browse while you wait for your flight. World Duty Free is a great place to find luxury goods at discounted prices. InMotion has all your last-minute travel needs covered, from adapter plugs to iPhone chargers. And fashion stores like Kurt Geiger, Superdry, JD Sports and Accessorize can help you update your wardrobe.

There are also great selection of cafés, bars, and restaurants where you can dine before you fly. Costa, Caffè Nero, Starbucks, and Pret a Manger all serve up delicious coffee and snacks. SoHo is a great option for a quick bite to eat, while Giraffe is perfect for families, and Wetherspoon offers a wide range of food and drink options at affordable prices.

If you're looking for a more relaxed and luxurious experience, you can book into one of the airport lounges. Here you can enjoy complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi, and great runway views before your flight.

Whether you need to top up your Euros before you fly or withdraw some UK pounds for your return, you can head to one of the Travelex stores located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge. Travelex also offers a convenient ATM click & collect service, where you can pre-order your foreign cash online.

For full details of what's at Birmingham Airport, visit our Terminal Facilities page.

Valencia city beach

Valencia city beach

Arriving to Valencia Airport

Valencia Airport has two passenger terminals and has great transport links. It is located just 8 kilometres (approximately 5 miles) from the city centre and is easily accessible by public transportation or taxi.

There are three main ways to get into Valencia from the airport:

  • The Metro – the most popular and convenient way, with a metro station located below the arrival’s hall, there are frequent trains that depart from the station daily. The journey to the city is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Bus - There is a bus service that operates from the airport to the city centre. The bus stop is located outside the arrivals hall and buses depart every 30 minutes. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 40 minutes.
  • Taxi - Taxis are available outside the arrival’s hall and the journey to the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes.

Culture in Valencia

Valencia is a city with a rich and diverse culture, influenced by its history as a crossroads of civilizations. As a traveller, you can experience this culture in many ways, from the food you eat to the festivals you celebrate.

Valencia is known for its delicious paella, but there are many other traditional Valencian dishes to try. You can find traditional Valencian food in many restaurants and tapas bars throughout the city. Be sure to try some of the local specialties, such as the coca de llanda (a sweet bread with almonds and raisins) or the turrón de Jijona (a nougat made with almonds and honey).

Valencia is known for its vibrant festivals, which are a great way to experience the city's culture. The most famous festival is Las Fallas, which is celebrated every March. Other important festivals include Feria de Julio, Semana Santa Marinera, Hogueras de San Juan. These festivals are all a great opportunity to experience the city's unique culture and traditions. Be sure to dress up in traditional Valencian clothing and join in the festivities!

In addition to food and festivals, there are many other ways to experience the culture of Valencia. Such as exploring the historic centre, visiting a traditional market or taking a cooking class to learn your favourite Valencian dish.

No matter what your interests are, you're sure to find something to enjoy in Valencia. The city has a rich and vibrant culture that is waiting to be discovered.

For more information about Valencia, go to the Visit Valencia website.

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