One of the things we are often asked is “how long will it take me to get into Valencia from this house we are interested in?” The answer is invariably half an hour give or take five minutes. To demonstrate this I decided to take the information from Google maps this morning at rush hour and give you how long it takes to get into Valencia from various places.
There are 21 maps in total all similar to the following which looks at the driving time from Naquera to Valencia during rush hour. This demonstrates that despite actual number of kilometres much more important is the road connection from a place into the city. A lot of time can be taken up by actually getting to the main roads from your point of departure. It also demonstrates that a “shorter” or equidistant way in kilometres may actually take a lot longer because of the road connection and traffic connections. For example despite the distance being very similar, it is always quicker to take the Massamagrell route from Naquera to Valencia than to go via Betera.
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These times are a worst case scenario of course as they were taken during the Valencia rush hour. However, you can usually get into the centre in a few minutes less when there is not so much traffic around.
As you can see the times taken to get into the centre of Valencia vary between 20 and 40 minutes. Even if you are already in the city then it can take you twenty minutes to get into the centre, such as is the case for the Nazaret to Valencia driving time, the Patacona beach to Valencia driving time or the Alboraya to Valencia driving time. These times are quite a bit lower when we are not talking about rush hour but ten to fifteen minutes to get from one place in the city to another is normal and this goes up to twenty minutes when we consider finding a parking place. This is why many people in the city don’t have a car and use Valenbisi, the bus and metro to get around. However when you live outside the city, despite the excellent public transport, you are advised to have a car to get around if you want to get to places quicker.
Also you can see the driving time from La Eliana to Valencia, La Pobla de Vallbona to Valencia and Betera to Valencia are very similar (and Lliria to Valencia just a few minutes more) as they all rely on the CV35 motorway to get in and out of the city. The CV35 is a wide, usually three lane, motorway that connects up directly from these three places. Add on a few kilometres and, Pedralba, Olocau and even Villamarchante are connected to Valencia via the CV35. The CV35 doesn’t really get backed up apart from for the school run at around 8.30am in the morning and again at 5pm in the evening when the school buses from the private and concertado schools are going back into Valencia.
If you are coming from Calicanto to Valencia, Chiva to Valencia, Turis to Valencia or Cheste to Valencia, El Bosque to Valencia or even Monte Horquera in Villamarchante to Valencia, then your main artery is the N3 Madrid Motorway which passes the airport on the way into the city. Obviously times for getting to the airport from these places is around 5-10 minutes less than the time to get into Valencia city.
To put this into context let’s look at a typical house. This 11 bedroom mansion in El Bosque on the golf course for example would take just 24 minutes from your home to Valencia city centre. On the other hand you could be on the first tee at El Bosque golf course in four minutes
The furthest place we looked at was Pedralba. Even here the driving time from Pedralba to Valencia is just 40 minutes. This wonderful house between Pedralba and Benaguasil would only take 33 minutes to drive into Valencia.
If you wanted to live in the exclusive area of La Eliana then it is just 24 minutes into the city from the centre and less if you live closer to the CV35. This excellent La Eliana house for 320k would take you 25 minutes into the centre even during rush hour.
And you know by now that we love Naquera. This lovely Naquera house for 170k is near the road into Valencia from Naquera and therefore the time to get into the city is cut by around 7 minutes meaning you will take approximately 20 minutes to get into the city from here.
And why would you go into Valencia? Because there is just so much to do, see and experience of course. Take a look at our 112 reasons at the link.
Of course if you have any questions about driving times to Valencia from other places let us know. We can be sure to give you more insight of how long it takes to drive into Valencia from just about anywhere. Also click on the images below for more articles.