How to buy passes for public transport in Valencia
Tickets and passes for public transport in Valencia

How to buy tickets and passes for public transport in Valencia

The tickets and subscriptions listed in the other sections of this article can be purchased in a variety of ways, as shown in the table below.

Available options
Description
Available options Single bus tickets Single metro tickets Bonobus SUMA 10 SUMA T and T+ Valencia Tourist Card (24h, 48h, and 72h)
Description You can get these (paper) tickets directly from the bus driver.You can also get an electronic ticket through the EMTicket app. You can get these tickets directly at a metro station, either from an automated machine or from a clerk at a stand. You can either load them on a cardboard card (€1.00) or on a hard plastic one (€2.00). You can buy this pass at a kiosk, tobacco shop, or EMT Customer Service office. You will need to load it on a hard plastic card (€2.00). You can get a SUMA 10 ticket at any selling point. These include automated machines or stands at Renfe Cercanias and metro stations, kiosks, and tobacco shops.You can get either a cardboard ticket (€1.00) or a hard plastic card (€2.00). You can get any of the SUMA T passes at automated machines or stands at Renfe Cercanias and Metro stations, kiosks, and tobacco shops.You can get SUMA T+ passes at the same selling points, although they are not available in all metro stations.Any SUMA T or T+ pass can be loaded on plastic (€2.00) or cardboard (€1.00) cards. You can get a VTC on the official website, authorised kiosks, or tourist info offices located in Calle de la Paz, Ayuntamiento, Joaquin Sorolla, and at the Airport.

The support on which you can load your transport tickets comes in two formats. They are both reusable and can either be in cardboard (€1.00), or in hard plastic (€2.00 for a regular one, and €4.00 for a personalised one with a picture).

SUMA tickets can also be loaded on a Mobilis card, if you have one. Móbilis cards can be topped up with various types of transport tickets, like Bonobus passes (which require plastic Móbilis) or single metro tickets (which can go either on a plastic or cardboard card). In case you load SUMA on an already existing card, there is no extra cost.

Paper tickets

Only single bus tickets come in paper, and you buy them directly from the bus driver. 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. These tickets are single-use and can be discarded afterwards. They are the only kind of ticket that doesn’t need to be tapped on the readers (validated).

Single EMT bus ticket in Valencia
Single bus tickets can be bought directly from the bus driver, who will print them on the spot. These tickets don’t need to be validated after purchase.

Cardboard tickets and passes

All transport passes except for Bonobus and Valencia Tourist Cards can be loaded on cardboard cards.

Single metro tickets (cardboard) can only be bought from an automated machine or from an attendant at a metro station. All automated machines will have a selection of languages to choose from, including English. Before using a machine, make sure that you can use your preferred payment method, as some machines take only cards or only cash.

Cardboard ticket for public transport in Valencia
Cardboard Móbilis cards can be purchased at an automatic vending machine. For a plastic Móbilis, you’ll need to go to a customer service office.

The first time you buy a cardboard metro ticket, also known as Móbilis Card, it will cost you €1.00. You can load up to four single tickets at a time on this card, so if you are travelling with someone else, you don’t have to buy two separate ones. These tickets are also re-usable, so don’t throw yours away, and you will be able to load other journeys on them (like SUMA tickets).

Cardboard SUMA passes can be purchased at any selling point. These are automated machines or stands at Renfe Cercanias and Metro stations, kiosks, and tobacco shops. Here you can check out all available selling points .

Plastic cards

Most transport passes can be loaded on plastic cards. Only Bonobus and the Valencia Tourist Card need to be loaded on one. SUMA 10, SUMA T and T+ passes can all be loaded either on cardboard or plastic.

The locations at which you can get these plastic Mobilis or SUMA cards also differ based on which kind of pass you are purchasing. If you are getting a Bonobus, you can get your plastic card at a tobacco shop, at kiosks, or at an EMT customer office. Afterwards, you will be able to top it up online at the website of EMTValencia or via the EMTValencia app.

Móbilis Card Valencia
Hard plastic Móbilis cards can be loaded with single metro tickets, Bonobus, or SUMA passes.

If you are getting a SUMA 10 or a SUMA T, you can do so at a metro stop, tobacco shop, Renfe Cercanias, or authorised kiosk. Here you can check out all available selling points .

Remember that you can only get SUMA T+ passes in some metro stations, like at the Airport. These T+ tickets continue to be sold at Renfe Cercanias stands, kiosks, and tobacco shops. You can also reload your card on the app RecargaSUMA (for Android) , previously known as RecargaMobilis. Remember you’ll need a Spanish phone number to use this app.

Kiosk (Estanco) where you can buy public transport ticket in Valencia
You can buy public transport tickets at kiosks like these (also known as Estancos), they are all over Valencia.

The Valencia Tourist Card is also loaded on a plastic card. You will be able to recycle the card at the end of its validity by bringing it to a Tourist Office. There is no cashback for this, but you do get to do something good for the environment.

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How to buy tickets and passes for public transport in Valencia