Direct flights from Stansted to Valencia take two and a half hours, and there are plenty of low cost services throughout the year. For this reason there should be no need to consider taking a connecting flight, although there are no direct services available on some Thursdays through the winter.
Departure times tend to be early in the morning or evening on the outbound leg, with return flights late in the morning, or evening when you fly from Stansted to Valencia. With the later outbound flights, it’s worth noting that it may be around 10pm by the time you leave the airport, which may not be ideal for some travellers.
Valencia Airport is located five miles west of the city centre, and there are strong public transportation links for completing a journey into town. The airport has a station for the underground system on the ground floor of the regional flights terminal, and is served by Metro line 3, which runs between the airport, the city centre, the port and other main locations in the metropolitan area. Metro line 5, runs directly from the airport to the port and the town of Torrent.
It takes less than 20 minutes to reach the city centre, and line 3 runs from 5.29am until 10.29pm Monday-Friday, while line 5 runs from 6.20am to 10.05pm. On Saturdays the last train into the centre is at 10.28pm, and 10.16pm on Sundays and public holidays. Tickets can be purchased from all metro stations, while there are savings to be made by buying 10 trips at a time or a tourist card; which is a combined travel pass that also offers discounts for certain museums, shops and restaurants.
The Line 150 bus takes 45 minutes to reach the city centre, while stops are also made in the towns of Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises. A taxi to the centre should cost around 20 euros, while Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz provide the car rental facilities.