Valencia Airport in Manises (IATA: VLC), also known as Manises Airport, is the 8th busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante with a total 5,933,424 people using the airport in 2007. This total was a vast increase on the numbers of passengers using the airport in 2006 and equated to growth of 19.4% which meant Valencia Airport was the 2nd fastest growing airport in all of Spain in 2007 after Girona airport.
Valencia Airport has flight connections to about 15 European countries and 5.7 million passengers passed through the airport in 2008. Valencias Aeropuerto de Manises is served by a barrage of national and low-cost carriers, with daily flights arriving from London, Dublin, Paris and Berlin among other destinations as well as from airports throughout Spain including the Balearic Islands.
Location of Valencia Airport
How to get to Valencia Airport
Valencia airport is situated 9km west of the city of Valencia, on the A3 highway which connects Valencia with Madrid, as well as being close to the A-7 “Autovia del Mediterraneo” highway (Autovia), to Barcelona and into France.
Parking: Public parking available with shuttles to terminal from P4 Tel: 961 598 547
Valencia Airport is also well served by public transport.
It is connected to Valencia by a regular bus line (MetroBus) every 10 minutes from 05:00 to 23:40 which takes 45 minutes, while the shuttle service (Aerobus) to city centre takes only 20 minutes.
The Valencia Metro rail network (lines 3 and 5) also connect the airport to the city centre (15 minutes), the Railway Station Estación del Norte and the Port (fare: € 1,90, winter 2009) with regular 30-minute departures.
In addition, taxis run at all hours and go from the large taxi rank situated directly outside of Arrivals and rates into Valencia are quite reasonable. The taxis are on a first come, first served basis and operate on a queue system.
Airlines and Flight Destinations from Valencia Manises Airport (as at March 2010)
EasyJet, Iberia, Ryanair, Spanair, Vueling, Wizz Air
Further travel and tourist information for Valencia Airport
Valencia Airport Information Tel: 961 598 515 / 961 598 500
Lost luggage: Iberhandling Tel: 961 598 683
Lost luggage: Iberia Tel: 902 341 342
Lost luggage: Newco Tel: 961 598 818
Disabled facilities : Valencia Airport is in the process of being fully adapted for the disabled, but there is still work to be done for the construction of adapted elevators, restrooms and wheelchair ramps.
Valencia / Manises Airport – Aeropuerto de Valencia / Manises
Ctra. Aeropuerto, s/n
Manises / Valencia
Tlf: 961 59 85 00 (Airport)
Tlf: 961 59 85 15 (Information)
Distance from Valencia: 8 kilometers
International Valencia Airport Connections:
Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, United Kingdom, Switzerland
National Valencia Airport Connections:
Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, León, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Tenerife-Norte, Tenerife-Sur, Vigo
Valencia Airport Transportation
-Taxi: approx. 14€
–>Frequency: Every 20 minutes
–>Cost: approx. 3€
–>Route: Airport (departures terminal) – Avenida del Cid & Calle Burgos – Calle Bailén – Calle Ángel Guimerá & Calle Juan Llorens – Avenida del Cid – Airport (departures terminal)