Your travel may be affected by the current COVID19 crisis, so please check before departure. Train operators’ exchange and refunds policies are available here. Deine Reise könnte von Einschränkungen auf Grund der Coronavirus Pandemie betroffen sein – bitte prüfe dies vor der Abfahrt. Die Stornobedingungen der einzelnen Transportunternehmen findest du hier (auf Englisch). Tu viaje puede verse afectado por la crisis actual de COVID19, por favorverifica tu itinerario antes de la salida. Las políticas de cambios y reembolsos de los operadores de trenes están disponibles aquí (en inglés). Il tuo viaggio potrebbe subire cambiamenti a causa dell’attuale crisi da COVID19. Per favore,controlla il tuo itinerario prima della partenza. Le politiche di modifica e rimborso dei vari operatori ferroviari sono disponibili qui (in inglese). Votre voyage pourrait être impacté par la crise de COVID19. Veuillez vérifier avant votre départ. Les politiques d'échange et remboursement de chaque transporteur sont disponibles ici.

Levante – Valencia region by train

Overview

Levante, the literal translation for where the sun rises, refers to the eastern region of the Iberian Peninsula. The region corresponds mainly to the Spanish Mediterranean coast, running from Catalonia to eastern Andalusia. Valencia region is one of the most touristic regions in Spain, where visitors flock in to savour the sunny beaches, rural tourism and the excellent wines. Using Valencia as a starting point is an excellent way to discover the natural wonder of the region. The swiftness and comfort of the high speed train enables you to get from the centre or the north of the Iberian Peninsula to its east in less than two hours (1h40 trip from Madrid or 3h trip from Barcelona).

Day 1 and 2

Valencia is a vibrant city, with two claims to fame: Paella, a simmered rice dish that originated from Valencia centuries ago, in the heyday of the Moors; and the fascinating City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències), a monumental, avant-garde cultural and architectural complex designed by the world-famous architect Santiago Calatrava. It has futuristic manifestations like the Hemisfiric, Umbracle, Oceanografic, and a whale-inspired building housing El Museu de les Ciències Principe Felipe.

With the sun that does not stop shining and the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this destination offers much more than just sun and sea. Stroll along the quarter of El Carmen up to the City Hall’s main square and discover one of Europe’s largest markets, the Central Market. Visit one of the most representative buildings of European civil Gothic architecture, the Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda), a UNESCO World Heritage site located on Plaza del Mercado. Some 400 metres away, you will end up in front of the Valencia Cathedral, built from 1262-1426. Its main entrance, the Puerta de los Hierras, is of Baroque style and named for its imposing iron gate. The cathedral’s octagonal tower rises 50 metres (164 feet) above the church and is a proud city landmark.

Out tip: Valencia is also a synonym of Fallas. It is the city’s most famous festival, where giant papier mâché sculptures, gunpowder and fire offer a unique and inimitable pyrotechnic spectacle known by the peoples of Valencia as the mascletâs. The event is usually held in mid-March every year.

Buy train and bus tickets for UK and Europe - the easy way

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP or USD
  • Cheaper UK tickets with Pricehack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.