Location and transport
Location and transport
Ruzafa is a neighbourhood just south of the historical centre, in the newer part of the city, the Eixample (or Ensanche) district. Because of its location, it is well connected to public transport and quite easy to navigate on foot or on a bike.
Ruzafa is the western area of the Eixample district. It is delimited by Avenida de Peris i Valero to the south, Avenida del Regne de València to the east, and the train tracks to the west.
While getting to the northern part of Ruzafa on foot from the city centre only takes about 10-15 minutes, buses and trams are also a great option to reach this part of the city.
Once you’re in the neighbourhood, the best way to enjoy what it has to offer is to move around on foot or by bike, if you prefer.
If you are in the southern part of the Old Town, you reach Ruzafa on foot in about 10-15 minutes. If you are further away, like in the northern part of the Ciutat Vella or in the outskirts of the city, it’s better to take public transport.
Once you’re in Ruzafa we recommend you walk around to experience the neighbourhood to its fullest.
Valencia has an extended bike path network, so whether you are in the Old Town or in the outskirts of the city, you can cycle to reach Ruzafa. As a matter of fact, biking is one of the preferred forms of transport for people to move around the neighbourhood.
If you want to know more about cycling in the city, read our article about biking in Valencia or our article about Valenbisi, Valencia’s public bike rental service (with video guides).
There are quite a few buses circulating in Ruzafa, both within the neighbourhood itself and around its perimeter. The lines that pass by this area are 6, 7, 11, 15, 19, and 35.
For detailed information about tickets and how to get them, you can read our article about buses in Valencia.
Metro and tram
Also operated by Metrovalencia are the underground (metro) stations. The nearest ones are Xàtiva and Colón, both north of the neighbourhood. These metro stops are all 10-15 minutes away from Ruzafa.
For detailed information about how this urban rail system works, you can read our article about the metro and trams in Valencia.
Electric scooters are one of the most popular ways to get to and around Ruzafa. They are ideal if you want to move independently and quickly without getting stuck in traffic.
Scooter-sharing companies offer rental plans that let you pay per minute of use and nothing else. You will be able to drive and park around Valencia’s designated area, but be mindful of the no-park zones, which are off-limits for your electric scooter. You will see details on your app’s map.
If you want to know more about this, you can check out our article about electric scooter rentals in Valencia, where you’ll find step-by-step instructions and video guides to help you.
Cabs are obviously the most expensive option to move in Valencia. Considering that Ruzafa’s charm is its streets, we recommend you use taxis only to get there, and not to actually move around the neighbourhood.
See detailed information on this in our article about taxis in Valencia.