How to get to Valencia from Castellon Airport?

If you are flying to Castellon Airport, but your final destination is Valencia, you will find the information you are looking for in this guide. We tell you all the ways to get from Castellon Airport to Castellon city or to Valencia.

⚠ Information updated in June 2024

Castellon Airport (CDT) is sold by airlines as the secondary airport for the city of Valencia. This airport is located close to Valencia, but it is not located in Valencia city, it is about 100km away.

One of the most common mistakes people make when travelling is not planning their journey properly. Many people fly into any airport without thinking or planning how they are going to get to their final destination; and Castellon Airport, being small, does not have the transport services that other larger airports such as Valencia, Barcelona or Madrid have.

There are several advantages of flying to or from Castellon Airport (CDT). The airlines operating out of this airport are continually launching exclusive offers with very low fares. It is a small airport, so the baggage check-in and boarding process is very quick and easy. Also, currently, if you fly from Castellon Airport, parking is free and guarded, so you can leave your car parked for the duration of your trip without any problems.

The region of Castellon, known as Costa Azahar, is attractive in its own right and is a territory to be discovered. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, the sun is guaranteed and its beaches are not overcrowded at all. But Castellon is not only sun and beach, it is also mountainous. It is the second most mountainous province in Spain and offers countless opportunities for travellers who enjoy rural tourism, mountain walks, natural parks, beautiful villages, tradition… But now we are talking about visiting Valencia.

So, if you are visiting Valencia and are planning to fly into Castellon Airport (CDT), this guide is of interest to you, as it provides up-to-date information on all ground transport options at Castellon Airport, and the approximate cost of getting to the city of Valencia.

How to get to Valencia from Castellon Airport

First of all, and going back to the reference we made at the beginning of this article about the importance of planning your journey, at Castellon Airport you cannot take the Valencia Metro, nor can you take any train. There is no train station at Castellon Airport. I have noticed that this is one of the most common mistakes. People search for information about Valencia Airport and find that there is a Metro Station at the airport, but Castellon Airport is sold as Castellon-Valencia Airport because of its proximity but it is not Valencia Airport (VLC), it is Castellon Airport (CDT).

Having said that, let’s take a look at the different options for getting to Valencia from Castellon airport.

OPTION 1: 🚌 Direct bus from Castellon Airport to Valencia [Not currently available].

Please note that this option is not available at this time. You will have to use any of the other options presented in this article, below. However, we leave below the explanation (in strikethrough format) so that you can still be informed about it because it could be re-activated at any time.

There is a shuttle bus service provided by the company Autos Mediterráneo. The ticket costs 20 euros from Castellon airport to the city of Valencia. The stop in Valencia is at the Valencia bus station. It does not make any other stops within the city of Valencia.

The journey takes between 1 hour and 1.5 hours. Let me explain. If the bus does not stop in Castellon because no passenger has bought a ticket for this city, the bus will go directly to Valencia, and it will only take about an hour. In the worst case scenario, i.e. the 2 stops, the journey will take 1:30hrs.

  • 💰 Cost: 20€.
  • Journey duration: 1:30h
  • 📍 Stops in Valencia: 1

OPTION 2: Bus to Train Station + Train “Renfe Cercanías” to Valencia (🚌 + 🚆)

This option is a little cheaper than going to Valencia directly and offers you 3 different stops in the city of Valencia. In short, it involves taking either of the two shuttle bus lines from the airport (north line or south line) to a train station and from there, taking a train to Valencia.

In this article about the Castellon Airport Bus Service, you have all the information about the two existing routes, ticket sales, prices, timetables and stops.

South Line: Castellon Airport → Castellon Train Station → Valencia

This option consists of taking the southern line of the bus service to the city of Castellon and then taking a suburban train to the city of Valencia. This line is operated by the company Autos Mediterráneo. The bus timetables are adapted to the flight schedules, i.e. it is not a regular line as such, but each arriving flight has a bus waiting for it.

In the city of Castellon, the bus stop is at the bus station and Renfe train station, which are next to each other. Then, you will have to take a Renfe train to Valencia. Here is the link in case you want to see the Renfe suburban train timetables.

This option is also perfect if your final destination is not the city of Valencia and you want to go to Villarreal, Burriana, Nules, Moncofa, Chilches, Sagunto, or any other city where this train stops.

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Stops between
Vinaros – Castellón – Valencia
  • 💰 Cost: About 18€ (12€ bus to Castellon + about 6€ train from Castellon to Valencia.
  • ⏳ Total journey time: approximately 1:30 hours (30 minutes by bus from the airport to Castellon + 1 hour by train from Castellon to Valencia).
  • 📍 Stops in Valencia: 3 (Valencia Cabañal, Valencia Font de Sant Lluís, Valencia Nord).

North Line: Castellon Airport → Torreblanca Train Station → Valencia

This option is very similar to the southern line, and consists of taking the northern line of the bus service to the train station in the town of Torreblanca, and from there taking a suburban train to the city of Valencia. This line is operated by the company Hife, and in this case, this line is regular, that is to say, it does have pre-established timetables.

Remember that in this article about the Castellon Airport Bus Service, you have all the information about the two existing routes, ticket sales, prices, timetables and stops.

This option can also be useful if your final destination is not the city of Valencia and you want to go to the most tourist towns in the north of the Costa Azahar such as Vinaros, Benicarlo, Peniscola, Oropesa, Benicasim, or even towns on the Costa Dorada, Tarragona, Reus, Barcelona, or any other city where the train you decide to take stops.

  • 💰 Cost: Less than 10€ (1,65€ bus to Torreblanca + whatever the train from Torreblanca costs, depending.
  • Total journey time: approximately 2 hours (20 minutes by bus from the airport to Torreblanca + 1:30 hours by train from Torreblanca to Valencia).
  • 📍 Stops in Valencia: 3 (Valencia Cabañal, Valencia Font de Sant Lluís, Valencia Nord).

OPTION 3: TAXI 🚖

This option is the fastest, but it is also more expensive than the previous options.

The taxi journey from Castellon Airport to Valencia costs between €115 and €145 approximately and takes around 1 hour. Please note that the time and cost are approximate and depend on traffic congestion and the final destination area in Valencia city.

The taxi rank is just in front of the exit door on the right-hand side as you come out of the baggage reclaim area (opposite the cafeteria). There are usually plenty of taxis at the rank, but if there aren’t, go to the Tourist Info point and they will kindly call one for you.

  • 💰 Cost: 115€.
  • ⏳ Total journey time: less than 1 hour.

OPTION 4: PRIVATE TRANSFER 🚘.

This type of transfer is ideal for those looking for a direct, personalised and stress-free transport solution from Castellon Airport to the city of Valencia. In addition, this service guarantees efficient time management; as it is pre-booked, the driver waits for the traveller on arrival, thus eliminating unnecessary waiting and maximising the time available to enjoy the destination.

This option would be very good if you are travelling in a group of 6 or 8 people, or with a lot of luggage as if you share the cost, you can book a private transfer from €20 – €25 per person. You can find private transfers to and from Castellon Airport on any private transfer booking website, such as Gettransfer.com.

OPTION 5: CAR RENTAL 🚘🔑.

The car hire service is also available at Castellon Airport. You have all the details about this service in this article: BEST CAR HIRE COMPANIES AT CASTELLÓN AIRPORT.

Renting a car gives you the possibility and flexibility to design your itinerary, stopping wherever you want, whether it’s to capture that perfect sunset photo on the beach or to explore charming villages off the beaten tourist track.

With a rental car, you don’t have to worry about bus or train schedules; you decide when and where to go. It’s also perfect for those travelling in a group or with a family, offering comfort and space for everyone, including luggage. And if that’s not enough, exploring at your own pace allows you to discover those special places that make a trip unforgettable.

There are two car hire companies at the airport (Grupo Josmar and Malco Rent a Car) and the counters are located on the ground floor, just opposite the arrivals gate, next to the Tourist Info. You can compare and rent at the best price by clicking on the button below ⬇⬇⬇⬇.

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