How To Get From Valencia Cruise Ship Terminal To City Center

If you are arriving in Valencia on board of a cruise ship, you must be wondering what the best way to get to the city center is. Given that your time is limited, here are tips on how to get from Valencia’s cruise ship terminal to the main attractions. Plus, tips on how to plan your day so that you don’t miss out on the best things to do.


The transfer from the cruise ship terminal to Valencia's city center is quite easy to do on your own by bus or taxi.

How to get from the port to Valencia’s City Center

Taking a taxi is both convenient and quite cheap. The taxi from the cruise ship terminal to Valencia’s city center will take about 20 minutes. The taxi will cost you around 15 EUR only. If you are visiting as a group of 3-4 people, then this option is the most rational.

However, if you are on a tight budget, take bus number 4. It leaves from the bus station located behind the roundabout. See the below map:

Take bus number 4 to go from Valencia cruise ship port to the city center

The bus runs every 10-15 minutes and it takes about 45 minutes to get to the Old Town. Get off the bus at the City Hall Square – Plaça del Ajuntament. A single ticket costs 1.5 EUR.

But if you are planning to use Valencia’s bus system quite a bit, you can opt for Bonobus or other fares, including Valencia Tourist Card. It includes all public transport in the city!

If you need further information, there is a Tourist Info Office at the Acciona building in the port. (It’s open during the cruise ship stopovers only).


How to plan your day in Valencia

Start at the main square of the city and walk your way to the Old Town.

Plaça del Ajuntament – the main square of the city.


Once you get to the city center, check out the main square. This is where the world-famous Fallas firecracker show takes place every day from March 1st to 19th.

Valencia’s Old Town is a must-visit. It’s a walkable area. So if you are visiting in the summer, just stick to the shady side of the streets. And make frequent stops at air conditioned bars for a glass of water. Or local tiger nut drink horchata!


The magnificent edifice, Valencia Cathedral is a combination of various architectural styles.

Valencia’s Cathedral – main entrance, executed in baroque style.


Walk up Carrer San Vicente street and admire the precious Plaça de la Reina, with the Cathedral and its Miguelete tower standing high at the back.

Past the Cathedral, head to Torres de Serranos. Go up to the top to see Valencia from a bird’s eye view.

Get lost in the narrow meandering streets of the Old Town, with an occasional break at such bars with iconic Valencian food as La Pilareta, Tasca Angel, Tasquita La Estrecha. Visit the Central Market – Europe’s largest fresh produce market. A perfect place to load up on local edible souvenirs!

Paella valenciana – with chicken and rabbit. 


If you are coming to Valencia for the first time, you might not know that it’s the birthplace of paella.

Book a good restaurant in advance for your paella valenciana lunch. Next, spend the afternoon exploring the City of Arts & Science. Grab a cab on the street for a short ride or use Google Maps to find the best method of public transport to get there.

After all this is done, rest assured you have indeed experienced Valencia’s highlights. Now you can take your preferred method of transport back to the cruise ship port!


If you would like to explore the Central Market and taste its foods with me, join my central market tour. We explore the iconic and the less known corners of the city. This morning tour includes both breakfast and lunch, consisting of the most emblematic foods of Valencia!!

Daria Gushchenkova

Spain lover living in Valencia. She runs food tours in Valencia and writes about Spanish cuisine & travel in her blog.

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on Aug 02, 2017

Spain lover living in Valencia. She runs food tours in Valencia and writes about Spanish cuisine & travel in her blog.

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