EMT Valencia line 70 destination sign
Bus services in Valencia

Types of lines

In Valencia, there are two main kinds of public bus services, EMT and MetroBus. EMT buses operate mainly in Zone A, connecting the city centre with the surrounding neighbourhoods. You can see many of their red buses moving around the city every day. EMT has more than 40 day-time lines and 10 night-time lines.

On the other hand, MetroBus is an entity whose yellow buses, operated by different companies, are dedicated to connecting suburban areas and towns around Valencia. The 150 MetroBus lines mostly dwell in zones B-C and might include Zone A in part of their journeys. During your stay, you will probably stay in the city centre, so you are unlikely to take non-EMT buses, except perhaps for your trip to and from the airport (MetroBus line 150).

  • People getting on a bus - EMT Valencia
    EMT buses, which dwell mostly in the city centre (zone A and AB), are easily recognisable because of their red colour.
  • Metrobus parked in the bus stop at the airport
    MetroBus buses, which connect the outskirts of Valencia (zones AB, B, and C) with the centre (Zone A), are yellow.
  • Valencia public transport zones
    Valencia’s transport zones A, AB, B, and C.

Regardless of the managing company, these lines share the same prices, however, not all passes are valid for both companies. In the relevant section of this article, you can find the full details on tickets and passes.

Aside from these, if you want to travel between Valencia and other cities in Spain, other bus companies offer long-distance journeys. Alsa and Avanzabus , for example, have routes within the region and towards other cities outside the region too.

Type of line
Characteristics
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Type of line Urban (day-time) buses Night buses Suburban buses Long-distance buses
Characteristics They are operated by EMT and move mainly in Zone A, the metropolitan area. They are the red buses you see around the city centre. EMT Night buses (recognisable as they have an N before the number) are operational between 10:30 pm and 02:00 am (on weekdays), or 03:30 am (on weekends). They are operated by MetroBus and move throughout zones A-B-C, generally connecting smaller towns around Valencia to one another or with the city itself. They are the yellow buses. Private buses that connect Valencia with other cities in the region or the rest of Spain. The two main companies are Alsa and Avanzabus.
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Urban lines (EMT)

With the term urban lines we refer to EMT public buses which primarily move through Zone A, with occasional stretches of the route in the A-B overlap zone. They are the red buses you will surely see in the city centre.

There are 44 regular daytime lines making up a network that covers and connects the Valencia area nicely. On top of these, there are also other lines classified as special, as they are only active on particular occasions (like on All Saints Day), or on request.

Woman hailing the bus at the bus stop in Valencia
Busy bus stops might have many people waiting, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to get on the same bus as you. Always remember to “call” for the bus by raising your hand.

In fact, EMT buses offer a door to door special service for people with functional diversity. This means that city bus services can be requested for a specific time and place outside the usual bus route and stops. The service is available 365 days a year, but to request it, you will have to call +34 963 158 525 at least two working days in advance. This telephone line is operational Monday to Friday between 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Requests must be confirmed one working day in advance through a second phone call to the same number, same working hours.

In any case, the majority of buses with regular service in Valencia are fully accessible, with automatic and/or manual ramps to get on and off, as well as two wheelchair spaces with safety belts. Reduced fares might apply to accompanying persons.

Ramp for wheelchairs in EMT Valencia bus
EMT buses in Valencia have ramps to get on and off. On board, you’ll find two wheelchair spaces with safety belts.

Most EMT lines connect the historic centre of the city with some peripheral neighbourhoods around it. Here we will see some of the most useful ones for visitors.

Interesting urban lines

Some of the bus lines that you are most likely to take in Valencia are:

Line
Details
Line C1 C2 28 24/25 19 31/32 92/93 95
Details It is a circular line that runs the length of the old city walls, hugging the old quarters of the city. Some of its stops are Puerta del Mar, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Xátiva, Torres dels Serrans. It circulates directly around the C1 route. It follows along Valencia’s tree-lined avenues and then for a stretch of the Turiapark, also including the university area in its route. This line runs the entire length of the old city walls, circumscribing the old quarters of the city. It also goes into the neighbourhoods north of the centre for a stretch. These two lines connect Valencia (from Puerta del Mar) to Albufera and the famous rice fields of the region. It connects the central areas around Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Xátiva to the seaside, stopping by the Cabanyal neighbourhood, and near Les Arenes and Malvarosa beach. Their routes go from the old quarters, around Colón and Xátiva, to the university areas. They then continue towards the maritime Cabanyal neighbourhood, near Les Arenes and Malvarosa beach. Their routes follow the course of Valencia’s tree-lined avenues (Gran Vías), and then proceed towards the maritime neighbourhood, near Malvarrosa beach. It follows the course of the Jardín del Turia in its entirety. Its route connects Avenida del Cid with Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then Neptú, by the harbour.
  • EMT Valencia bus line C1 route map
    EMT bus line C1 is a circular line that dwells only in the city centre.
  • EMT Valencia bus line C2 route map
    EMT bus line C2 goes all around Valencia’s city centre.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 28 Route Map
    Pictured you can see the route taken by EMT bus line 28, which circles around the whole city centre.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 24 Route Map
    In this image, you can see the itinerary for bus line 24, across zones A and AB.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 25 Route Map
    Here you can see the itinerary for bus line 25, across zones A and AB.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 19 Route Map
    In the picture, the route for EMT bus line 19, connecting Valencia to its beaches.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 31 Route Map
    Route for EMT bus line 31, which connects Valencia to its beaches.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 32 Route Map
    EMT bus line 32 connects Valencia’s central areas to the beaches.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 92 Route Map
    EMT bus line 92 also connects Valencia to the maritime areas and beaches.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 93 Route Map
    EMT bus line 93 crosses all of transport zone A, connecting the city to the maritime areas.
  • EMT Valencia bus line 95 Route Map
    EMT bus line 95 runs the length of the Turia Park and connects it with the maritime neighbourhoods.

Interesting stops

Here is a breakdown of the most interesting stops for daytime buses (mentioned in the previous section). These stops often represent important junction points between different bus lines or methods of transport. To see and read about each of them, swipe left.

  • Puerta del Mar bus stop of interest Valencia
    Puerta de la Mar is where many bus lines stop. It is located near the commercial area of Valencia’s city centre (Colón), and only 200 m from the Jardín del Turia, the long park stretching around Valencia’s historical centre.
  • Estació del Nord / Xátiva bus stop of interest Valencia
    Estació del Nord/ Xàtiva is the area corresponding to the homonymous train and metro stations. Whether you arrive in Valencia by train or you are moving by metro, it is likely that you will pass by here. This spot is also not far from Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the City Hall square.
  • Plaza del Ayuntamiento bus stop of interest Valencia
    Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the City Hall square, located in the old quarters of the city. It is famous for its flower market and fountain.
  • Colón bus stop of interest Valencia
    Colón is the commercial area of Valencia, with plenty of shops and restaurants. It is between the old city centre and newer areas, like the Ruzafa neighbourhood.
  • Torres dels Serrans bus stop of interest Valencia
    Torres dels Serrans is one of the two old defence towers in Valencia. Through it, you can enter the Carme neighbourhood.
  • The Gran Vías bus stop of interest Valencia
    The Gran Vías are the two tree-lined avenues that circumscribe the historical city centre. The eastern Gran Vía unofficially separates the commercial area of Colón from the Ruzafa neighbourhood.
  • Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias bus stop of interest Valencia
    Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is an avant-garde science and culture complex, designed by internationally renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. The structure is in front of the Jardín del Turia Park.
  • El Cabanyal bus stop of interest Valencia
    El Cabanyal is a picturesque fishermen’s neighbourhood in the maritime area. There, you can find the Mercabanyal market.
  • Les Arenes bus stop of interest Valencia
    Les Arenes is a beach in Valencia where you can find some beach tennis courts. It is in the vicinity of the culture centre and bar La Fabrica de Hielo, the beach tourist office (where you can get your Valencia Tourist Card), and the Las Arenas Hotel.
  • Malvarosa bus stop of interest Valencia
    Malvarosa is another beach in Valencia, right next to Les Arenes, and it has several beach-volleyball courts.
  • Neptu bus stop of interest Valencia
    Neptú is also located near the sea, by the harbour. The area is known for its many restaurants, including renowned ones, such as El Coso and La Pepica. It is also rather close to Valencia’s Rice Museum.

Night lines (N)

These are the 10 exclusively nocturnal EMT bus lines, and they all depart from Estació del Nord/ Xàtiva. During the week, they are operational between 10:30 pm and 02:00 am, but on weekends, this time is extended until 03:30 am. You will easily recognise them as they have an N before the number.

Remember that, unlike with day-time buses, single tickets bought on a night bus allow one transfer.

On top of these night lines, EMT line C3 runs all day and night. It isn’t of much touristic interest during the day, but at night it might be useful as there are fewer lines going around the city.

Night bus EMT Valencia
All ten EMT night buses depart from the main train station and each one covers a different area of the city. They run between 10:30 pm and 02:00 am (weekdays) or 03:30 am (weekends).

In Valencia night buses (plus line C3, which also runs at night) subscribe to the Purple Stops Program, Paradas Violeta in Spanish. This means that after 10:30 pm, women on a bus can request a stop wherever they want, as long as it is within the usual route of the bus.

This way, women who travel alone, with another woman, or with a dependent person, can get off closer to their destination. To request this service, you will have to ask the driver upon getting on the bus and sit down as close as possible to them, as you will get off the bus from the front door, instead of the rear one like usual.

Interesting night lines

Line
Details
Line N1 N2 N7 N9 N10 EMT C3*
Details It connects the station and Colón area with El Cabanyal and the beaches (Malvarosa and Les Arenes). It connects the station and Colón area with the university area. It then proceeds towards neighbourhoods to the north of the centre. It connects the station with Ruzafa and other neighbourhoods south of the centre. Initially, it connects the station with Ruzafa. Afterwards, it proceeds towards El Cabanyaland Neptú. The route goes from the station to Plaza del Ayuntamiento. It later follows the Turiapark for a bit, then turns towards neighbourhoods north of the centre. This route runs all day and night, it circulates directly around the C2 route. It loosely hugs the whole city, passing behind Ruzafa, the two train stations, the neighbourhoods to the west and north of the city, including the university areas.

*Line C3 runs all day and night. It isn’t of much touristic interest during the day, but at night it might be useful as there are fewer lines going around the city

  • EMT Valencia bus line N1 Route Map
    EMT night line N1 connects the centre to the maritime areas.
  • EMT Valencia bus line N2 Route Map
    EMT night line N2 goes from the centre to the neighbourhoods north of it.
  • EMT Valencia bus line N7 Route Map
    EMT night line N7 connects the centre with the neighbourhoods immediately south of it.
  • EMT Valencia bus line N9 Route Map
    EMT night line N9 goes from the centre towards the maritime neighbourhoods passing by the City of Arts and Sciences.
  • EMT Valencia bus line N10 Route Map
    EMT night line N10 goes from the centre to areas north of it, following the length of the Turia for a bit.
  • EMT Valencia bus line C3 Route Map
    EMT line C3 runs all day and night, making a loose circle around Valencia.

Interesting stops

Here is a breakdown of the most interesting stops for nighttime buses (mentioned in the previous section). These stops often represent important junction points between different bus lines or methods of transport. To see and read about each of them, swipe left.

  • Estació del Nord / Xátiva bus stop of interest Valencia
    Estació del Nord/ Xàtiva is the area corresponding to the homonymous train and metro stations. Whether you arrive in Valencia by train or you are moving by metro, it is likely that you will pass by here. This spot is also not far from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the City Hall square. To learn more about the main train station, you can read our article about Estació del Nord.
  • Plaza del Ayuntamiento bus stop of interest Valencia
    Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the City Hall square, located in the old quarters of the city. It is famous for its flower market and fountain. To find out more about this square, you can check out our article about Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
  • Colón bus stop of interest Valencia
    Colón is the commercial area of Valencia, with plenty of shops and restaurants. It is between the old city centre and newer areas, like the Ruzafa neighbourhood.
  • Ruzafa bus stop of interest Valencia
    Ruzafa is a popular neighbourhood that features indie art galleries and stores, American-style bakeries, and cafes with terraces, as well as trendy bars and clubs. It is also not far from Mercat de Colón.You can read more about this neighbourhood in our article about Ruzafa.
  • El Cabanyal bus stop of interest Valencia
    El Cabanyal is a picturesque fishermen’s neighbourhood in the maritime area. There, you can find the Mercabanyal market.
  • Les Arenes bus stop of interest Valencia
    Les Arenes is a beach in Valencia where you can find some beach tennis courts. It is in the vicinity of the culture centre and bar La Fabrica de Hielo, the beach tourist office (where you can get your Valencia Tourist Card), and Las Arenas Hotel.
  • Malvarosa bus stop of interest Valencia
    Malvarosa is another beach in Valencia, right next to Les Arenes, and it has several beach-volleyball courts.
  • Neptu bus stop of interest Valencia
    Neptú is also located near the sea, by the harbour. The area is known for its many restaurants, including renowned ones, such as El Coso and La Pepica. It is also rather close to Valencia’s Rice Museum.

Suburban lines (MetroBus)

MetroBus is an entity that incorporates several bus companies. Together, they operate the 150 routes that make up this service, all of them day-time lines. These buses move mainly in zones B-C, connecting smaller towns around Valencia to one another or with the city itself (in which case they also move in Zone A). They are easily recognizable as they are the only yellow buses in the city.

Valencia public transport zones
Valencia’s transport zones A, AB, B, and C. MetroBus buses move through all these areas, connecting the peripheral neighbourhoods with the inner city.

They use the same zone distinction and the same fares as EMT buses. However, not all passes or tickets valid for EMT buses will be valid for MetroBus services. This is because, as mentioned, most MetroBus lines cross zones A-B-C, while EMT buses remain in Zone A.

It’s also important to remember that neither the Bonobus nor theValencia Tourist Card is valid for MetroBus services.

Apart from bus 150 to Manises Airport, you won’t have much use for these lines, as they are generally dedicated to residents who live outside the city centre and need to move between towns.

In terms of luggage restrictions, you can take up to two suitcases with you on these buses, as long as there is enough room for everyone in the vehicle. Keep in mind that this is a city bus and not a coach bus, so your suitcases will travel with you.

Metrobus Valencia at the bus stop in Valencia Airport
MetroBus line 150, painted yellow like all other buses of the same company, can often be spotted at the Airport.

Like most buses in the city, MetroBus lines will generally have two wheelchair spaces, and a manual or automatic ramp. For more details, you might want to check with the individual companies that run the service. In the case of line 150, you can check either on the Fernanbus website or call them (+34 96 150 00 82).

Line 150

Line 150 makes a total of 26 stops on its way to the centre. Some of the most central in the city include the Central Market, Àngel Guimerà, and Avenida del Cid, all busy areas with many connection points and stations, both in terms of buses and metro.

Bus line 150 route - important stops
Bus line 150 makes a route that goes from the Airport (Zone C), through Zone AB, to Zone A (the city centre).

The Mercat Central is the modernist central market in the heart of Valencia’s old quarters. Àngel Guimerà and Avenida del Cid are two great connection points for other buses or the metro, both located west of the city centre. If you would like more information about this line, you can check out our article about how to move between Valencia and the Airport.

Long-distance buses

If you want to go to another city in Spain, either in the Valencia region (like Alicante) or in other parts of Spain, private, long-distance buses might be what you are looking for. The two main companies for these services are Alsa and Avanzabus .

The prices of course vary depending on the length, date and time of the journey. It is also important to note that booking a return ticket is generally cheaper than getting two separate tickets. Even if you are not sure when to get your return, most companies allow changes to one leg of the journey for little extra cost.

Long-distance Avanza bus in Valencia
Long-distance buses like this one are a great transport solution to reach other cities and towns in nearby regions.

You will find that most buses of this kind depart from and arrive at Valencia bus station, located in front of the Turiapark, not far from the Turia metro stop.

Some of the most popular destinations in the region are Alicante and Benidorm (especially liked by families). Other cities that are easily reachable outside the community are Barcelona, Madrid, and Murcia.

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