Maps and useful tools
Maps and useful tools
While you are moving around a new city, it can be hard to know where exactly the nearest bus stop is, or what the best line for you is. Having a map of the bus network and using a few tools can help a lot in making things easier for you.
Here we have gathered the most popular and helpful tools, along with the official map of the network. This way, you can always know where the stops are, reload your tickets on the go, consult timetables and have live updates.
Valencia EMT bus map
While some bus stops have maps available, it is always useful to have one on your smartphone that you can use anytime during your trip.
Here you can download the map of Valencia’s bus network (PDF - 1.2 MB), which illustrates streets with names, neighbourhoods, landmarks, points of interest, bus stops and routes.
Helpful tools to travel in Valencia by bus
There are various useful tools for planning journeys and paying for bus journeys in Valencia. To use them during your stay, you’ll need a smartphone with an internet connection.
The purpose of this app is to provide information about public transport routes in Valencia and other cities around the world.
When it comes to buses and trams, the app can provide real-time information (based on GPS data) on vehicle arrivals at any stop. For the metro, it provides estimated arrival times of the next trains.
Moovit is ideal for planning trips using any type of public transportation. You can use the app directly in your web browser without having to download it. However, it’s recommended that you install it anyway for a significantly better user experience.
Just like Moovit, Google Maps suggests several routes to reach your destination. Also, it provides information about the arrival time of vehicles through the “Schedule Explorer” option.
Google Maps is installed by default on most devices running on Android. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it for free (also available for iOS) or use the web version.
EMT Valencia is a free transportation app mainly dedicated to EMT bus services. It lets you consult the estimated arrival time of the buses at the stops, check the balance of your Móbilis card and the exact location of the bus ticket points of sale. With it, you can also calculate your route, and the different options will be sorted by time and modes of transport.
EMTicket is a mobile application that allows you to buy single tickets from your mobile phone to travel on all EMT buses in Valencia.
A ticket purchased on the app is valid for one hour and has no transfer limits. To purchase a ticket through EMTicket you will need to download the app, create an account and purchase the ticket. At this point, you will have 60 days to activate the ticket and use it. For more information on how to use this app, you can consult the official EMT Valencia website .
Read our article on useful transport tools and apps if you want to know more.
The RecargaSUMA is a free transportation app. Unfortunately, you will need a Spanish phone number to be able to use it. In our experience, it also doesn’t work on every device, so your ability to use it depends on the compatibility of your phone.
The app allows its users to check how many rides they have left on their card, as well as top them up. It works with any SUMA pass. The app replaces a previous version, the RecargaMobilis.
For more information, check out our article about useful apps and tools to move around in Valencia.
This EMT page is great if you need to check any EMT bus route (superimposed on a map of the city), as well as their usual schedules.
By clicking on the flagged spots on the map, you can also see which buses stop there, and at what time the next bus is coming, according to schedules. The Geoportal does have a route planner feature for buses, metro, and bikes (both Valenbisi and private). However, in our experience, the calculator often fails, so we would not recommend it for this purpose.
Transit is an app that provides all kinds of public transport data, including mapping, real-time info about arrival and departure times, and live navigation.
Although in other cities Transit is already compatible with available car, bike and scooter-sharing systems, in Valencia the app only provides live info for the EMT network. It also provides general info for Metrovalencia and Renfe Cercanias (short-distance trains).
There are other convenient tools for planning trips, buying or recharging tickets online, by any means of public transport available in Valencia. You can see the details of all available options in our article: