Definitive guide

Valencia Tourist Card

Discover Valencia’s most complete free entry pass and discount card, all in one. Here, we explain everything there is to know about the Valencia Tourist Card: different types of cards and options, how and where to purchase and use them.

The Valencia Tourist Card (VTC) is an all-inclusive tourist card. It comes in three duration options, either 24, 48, or 72 hours. The cards guarantee free public transport across EMT buses, trams, and metro lines in all zones. The card does not cover MetroBus or Renfe (railway) services.

Aside from free transport, the card offers free admission to municipal museums and monuments and discounts up to 50% on selected tourist services. A total of 130 establishments participate, including shops, leisure services, restaurants. In addition to everything, you will also get two free tapas and drinks. To help you out, along with the card you will receive a free map of the city with a discount guide.

The card’s cost per day decreases with the duration of the pass. A 24h pass costs €15.00, a 48h pass €20.00, and a 72h one €25.00. Additional discounts apply when buying online from the official VTC website . The cards are activated on first use, be it transport or establishments.

Valencia Tourist Cards 24h, 48h and 72h
The Valencia Tourist Card comes in three duration options: 24, 48, or 72 hours.

In the following sections, you will find a detailed breakdown of every card type and its relative prices, a guide on how and where to buy a VTC, a complete list of free and discounted services (with specified discount percentages).

Types of cards

The most used and well-known Valencia Tourist Cards (VTC) are the single-user and big group options. Both types of tickets come in three duration options. You can get a 24, 48, or 72 hours VTC. Single-user cards have a slight discount for children between the ages of 6 and 12. To get a Group VTC you will need to purchase at least 20 cards together.

Additionally, there are also some combination options, where you can get tickets for museums and parks together with your VTC. Some of these combination tickets are:

  • 72h VTC + entry ticket to the Oceanogràfic
  • 72h VTC + entry to Oceanogràfic, Science Museum, Hemisfèric, and Bioparc
  • 72h VTC + entry to the Oceanografic, Science Museum, and Hemisfèric

You can check the end of this section to see the price breakdown table.

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, general view
Aside from free public transport all across Valencia city, the Valencia Tourist Card gives you free access or discounts to all the most important tourist sites, like the City of Arts and Sciences, pictured here.

These options don’t really save you any money, as the combined price on the website (thus accounting for the online discount), is the same as the price you would get from buying a 72 h Valencia Tourist Card online and then getting your discounted museum/park ticket directly at the venue or Tourist office. The only advantage of getting the combination option is not having to purchase the single park or museum tickets later on. Without the online discount, these combination tickets are even disadvantageous.

Plans are also underway to release a 7-day Valencia Tourist Card for single users. These 7-day passes would effectively be free entry and discount cards, thus not including public transport. You will find more detailed information about each card type, the services and discounts included in the following sections of this article.

Here you can find a breakdown of prices for each card type.

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

In order to get group ticket discounts, at least 20 VTC passes need to be bought at the same time, either in person or online.

And here is a breakdown of the combination tickets mentioned above. As you can see, only if purchased online they are not disadvantageous. Even then, they would cost you the same as getting a VTC card online and then going to the individual venues to get your tickets.

Card type
Combination ticketin-person purchase
Combination ticket online purchase
Normal 72h VTC +Venue tickets*in person purchase
Normal 72h VTC +Venue tickets*online purchase
Card type 72h VTC + entry ticket to the Oceanografic 72h VTC + entry to the Oceanografic, Science Museum, and Hemisfèric 72h VTC + entry to Oceanogràfic, Science Museum, Hemisfèric, and Bioparc
Combination ticketin-person purchase €56.90 €64.74 €87.90
Combination ticket online purchase €49.92 €55.74 €79.54
Normal 72h VTC +Venue tickets*in person purchase €52.42(€25.00 + €27.42) €58.24(€25.00 + €33.24) €82.04(€25.00 + €57.04)
Normal 72h VTC +Venue tickets*online purchase €49.92(€22.50 + €27.42) €55.74(€22.50 + €33.24) €79.54(€22.50 + €57.04)

*All venue ticket prices include the 15% discount you get with a Valencia Tourist Card.

Is the Valencia Tourist Card worth it?

If you prefer to be spontaneous and not plan your visits, or simply if you are planning to visit only a few sites per day, maybe this type of discount card is not for you. However, if you want to make the most of what the city has to offer, consider getting the Valencia Tourist Card (VTC).

Maybe you are only staying for a few days and you want to visit all the essential monuments. Maybe you want to hop from one museum to the other. Or maybe, you want to enjoy a mix of everything, museums, restaurants, and leisure services, like cruises and wine tasting tours.

Valencia Tourist Card 48h next to Catedral de Valencia
The Valencia Tourist Card gives you free access to many tourist sites. For others, like the Cathedral pictured here, you’ll get a discount on the entrance ticket.

The VTC will allow you to do all that either for free or with a discount. Thanks to this card, you might even find a venue or museum that you didn’t know about before. On top of that, you will also enjoy free public transport without having to worry about tickets.

If this sounds like it could work for you, in this complete guide you will find all the information you need. Keep reading to learn how, where, and when to use and buy the VTC. Whatever your doubt, here you’ll find the answer.

Our recommendations

We recommend the Valencia tourist card to anyone interested in enjoying the wide array of attractions the city offers. Among the great advantages that this card offers, you will have: free public transport, free entry to museums and monuments, discounts on other tourist services, restaurants, and shops.

Out of the three Valencia Tourist Card options (24h, 48h, 72h), we would most recommend the 72 hours option, as it will give you more time to enjoy the discounts and maximize your savings.

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Valencia Tourist Card