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Tickets and passes for Valencia's public bus network

While there are many options to get a bus ticket in Valencia, here we have gathered all the ones that would be most useful for a visitor. Of course, there are other transport passes available, like the monthly passes, that we have not included, as they would be of little interest for tourists and require additional paperwork.

Machine to validate bus ticket - EMT Valencia
Unless you buy a single ticket directly on the bus, you will need to validate your transport card by tapping it on the red circle when you get on board.

Remember that in Valencia, on public buses, children under the age of 6 travel for free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult. A maximum of two children per paying adult are allowed.

In our opinion, the most useful transportation pass system in Valencia is the SUMA. Any pass of this kind is valid across metro, trams, buses, and short-distance trains (Cercanias Renfe).

Remember that not all passes are valid for MetroBus services, and none of these passes are valid for long-distance buses.

Here is a breakdown of the most useful metro tickets and card options available:

Ticket
Type
Price*
Details
Ticket Single tickets Bonobus SUMA 10 SUMA T and T+ passes Valencia Tourist Card (24h, 48h, 72h)
Type One-way ticket. Valid for bus only. 10-journey bus pass. Valid only for EMT buses (Zone A). 10-journey combination pass. Valid for metro, trams, buses, and short-distance trains. One, two, or three-day unlimited passes valid for metro, trams, buses, and short-distance trains. Valid for zones A-B (SUMA T) or zones A-B-C (SUMA T+). All-inclusive transport pass and discount card. Available in 3 options (one, two, or three days).
Price* €1.50 (one zone)€2.80 (two-zones)€4.80 (three-zones) €8.50 €8.00 (one zone)€12.00 (two zones)€20.00 (three zones) €4.00/€8.00 for one day€6.70/€10.00 for two days€9.70/€12.00 for three days €15.00 (one day)€20.00 (two days)€25.00 (three days)
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For more detailed information, you can also check our article about transport tickets and passes in Valencia.

Our recommendations

In terms of price, duration and validity across methods of transport, the SUMA 10 is the best ticket you can get. We specifically recommend the Zone A SUMA 10, as you are not likely to move outside of this area during your stay. Getting a SUMA 10 allows you to get on any method of public transport that is most convenient for you at any given moment. You can also use this pass for more than one person at a time, as it is not personalised. The pass has virtually no expiration date, and once you run out of the 10 journeys, you can recharge the pass in many points throughout the city.

If however, you are heavily relying on transport for a short period of time, we recommend getting a SUMA T or a Valencia Tourist Card, which both allow an unlimited number of journeys within a time limit.

Single bus tickets

Single tickets (billete sencillo in Spanish) are useful if you are planning on only taking the bus and other means of public transport occasionally. Both EMT or Metrobus single tickets follow the same fare system and can be purchased directly on the bus from the driver. They are not interchangeable.

EMT bus ticket Valencia
Single bus tickets are printed on paper. They are the only kind that doesn’t need to be validated after purchase.

These tickets don’t normally allow transfers, with the exception of EMT Night Bus tickets, which allow one transfer. You can also get virtual EMT single tickets through the EMTicket app. A ticket purchased this way is valid for one hour and has no transfer limits.

The tickets that you get from the bus driver are the only ones to come in paper and don’t need to be tapped on the readers (validated).

Remember that many buses do not have card readers on board, so it is always good to have cash with you if you are planning to travel this way. It is also good practice to keep coins or small bills, as the driver might not take bills bigger than €10.00. These tickets are single-use and can be discarded afterwards.

EMTicket app Valencia
The EMTicket app lets you buy and save single EMT bus tickets on your phone.

Prices vary depending on the number of zones in which you are travelling. You can see a breakdown in the following table.

Zones
Price
Zones One zone Two zones Three zones
Price €1.50 €2.80 €4.80

Bonobus

The Bonobus, as the name suggests, is a bus-exclusive travel card. It is valid for 10 journeys on all EMT bus lines. Each trip allows unlimited transfers between buses for 1 hour since you first tap the card.

Remember that this pass is not valid for metro, tram, or MetroBus services (the yellow buses, like line 150 to the airport).

Mobilis Card Valencia
Bonobus cannot be loaded on a cardboard card, you must buy a hard plastic Móbilis card.

The Bonobus is not personal, so it can be used by more than one person at a time. Just remember to tap it as many times as there are people with you. This pass is ideal if you plan on mainly using the bus services in the city centre over all other public transport. However, we recommend other passes, like the SUMA 10, as they are cheaper and can also be used on other forms of public transport.**

You can get this pass at a kiosk, tobacco shop, or EMT Customer Service office. On top of the Bonobus itself, which costs €8.50, you will also need to purchase a re-usable hard plastic card, which will cost €2.00. You cannot load this pass on a cardboard card.

Suma 10

The SUMA 10 is a 10-journey pass valid across all public transport in Valencia. This pass is probably your best option if you are travelling with someone else, as it can be loaded with up to 30 journeys at a time and it is not personal, meaning that it can be used by up to 15 people. Just remember to tap it as many times as there are people with you. It also allows one transfer between different bus lines or transportation methods. You should tap any time you transfer from one transportation method to the other or from one line to another.

The SUMA 10 is available in various area coverage options (one, two, or three zones). Remember that the SUMA 10 for Zone A does not include MetroBus 150 to the Airport, as it is located in Zone C.

However, we do not recommend you get a multiple-zone SUMA 10. As you will likely be moving in the city (and not the suburbs), we recommend you only get the one-zone SUMA 10 for Zone A.

SUMA 10 ticket for public transport Valencia
SUMA 10 passes can be purchased at kiosks, tobacco shops, EMT Customer Service offices or automated machines. Pictured here is an automated machine at a metro station.

Whenever you need to go somewhere outside Zone A, (to go to the Airport, for instance), you can just buy a single ticket that covers the areas you need.

Of course, prices vary depending on the number of zones covered by the card. You can see a breakdown in the following table.

Zones
Details
Price
Zones One zone Two zones Three zones
Details The pass can either be for Zone A or Zone B The pass can either cover zones A,B or B,C Covers zones A, B, and C (including the airport). Not recommended as there are cheaper alternatives.
Price €8.00 €12.00 €20.00

You can get this pass at any metro station, kiosk, tobacco shop, EMT Customer Service office or Renfe Cercanias selling point. On top of the SUMA 10 itself, you will also need to purchase a cardboard (€1.00) or hard plastic (€2.00) card, on which to load the journeys. These cards are re-usable, so never throw yours away after you have run out of journeys.

SUMA T and T+ passes

SUMA T and T+ are unlimited travel passes for one person, valid for EMT and MetroBus buses, metro, trams, and Renfe Cercanias (short distance trains). They are valid in zones A-B (for T passes) or zones A-B-C (for T+ passes). For each type, there are three duration options.

T1 and T1+ are valid for one day, T2 and T2+ for two days, and T3 and T3+ for three days. As long as you tap your card within the limit hours, you can finish your journey after the card has expired.

SUMA T1 T2 T3 tickets for public transport in Valencia
SUMA T passes can be purchased in person (at kiosks, tobacco shops, EMT Customer Service offices) or from automated machines. Pictured here is an automated machine at a metro station.

Remember that out of the two, only T+ passes include Zone C, meaning they are valid for transportation between the airport and the city. Here too, prices vary depending on the number of zones covered by the pass. You can see a breakdown in the following table.

Pass Type
Validity
Price
Pass Type T1 / T1+ T2 / T2+ T3 / T3+
Validity 24 hours 48 hours 72 hours
Price €4.00 / €8.00 €6.70 / €10.00 €9.70 / €12.00

On top of the SUMA T/T+ itself, you will also need to purchase a cardboard (€1.00) or hard plastic (€2.00) card, on which to load the journeys. These cards are re-usable, so never throw yours away after its validity has run out.

Both passes are available at tobacco shops, Renfe Cercanias, or authorised kiosks. You can also buy SUMA T in any metro station, but you can only get SUMA T+ passes in some metro stations, like at the Airport. Here you can check out all available selling points . If you have a Spanish phone number, you can also reload your card on the app RecargaSUMA (for Android) , previously known as RecargaMobilis.

Valencia Tourist Card

Another great option is the Valencia Tourist Card (VTC). This is a discount card valid for one, two, or three days. On top of discounts and free entries to museums, monuments, tourist services and restaurants, the card includes free public transportation.

This covers EMT buses (Zone A), as well as metro and trams (zones A-B-C). MetroBus (yellow buses, including bus 150 to and from the airport) and Renfe Cercanias (railway trains) are not included. Along with the card, you will receive a free map of the city with a discount guide.

Valencia Tourist Card
Valencia Tourist Cards offer free public transport in Valencia, covering all EMT lines in Zone A.

The card’s cost per day decreases with the duration of the card, as detailed in the table below.

Card type
In-person purchase - Adult
Online purchase - Adult
Online purchase - Children
Card type VTC 24h VTC 48h VTC 72h
In-person purchase - Adult €15.00 €20.00 €25.00
Online purchase - Adult €13.50 €18.00 €22.50
Online purchase - Children €12.75 €17.00 €21.25

For in-depth information, you can check our article about the Valencia Tourist Card.

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Tickets and passes for Valencia's public bus network