Sleeping in Airports

Valencia Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Valencia Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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VLC Airport Overview

valencia airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Valencia Airport (code: VLC).

What to Expect

Valencia is a modern and busy single-terminal international airport with a small variety of shops and restaurants. Facilities are limited, but there is WiFi, power outlets and first-class Airport Lounges that economy-class passengers can pay to access.

Sleeping in Valencia Airport

It is not possible to sleep airside, so you will need to stay on the public side of the terminal.  Many overnight sleepers prefer the quiet 1st floor check-in area.  There are a few benches on the ground floor near the security checkpoints.  One reviewer reported seeing homeless people in the airport at night, so you may want to sleep near other travellers or security as a precaution.  Have a sleeping bag or travel mat and blanket handy for added comfort while sleeping on the floor.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport.  See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Valencia Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass, or using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Sala Joan Olivert Lounge – Location: Airside, Level 1, near Gate A1. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Valencia Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Valencia Airport:

  • Ibis Budget Valencia Aeropuerto –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Travelodge Valencia Aeropuerto – No airport shuttle.   » Check Rates
  • Port Azafata Valencia –  A free airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  Reservations are required.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Valencia, search for deals, and read traveller reviews.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, Ground Floor • Landside, 1st Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a nursing lounge for breastfeeding and diaper changing. You will find armchairs, tables/chairs for children, a microwave and a television. Location: Landside, 1st Floor.

Chapel – Location: Floor 2, Landside.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, near Gates 21-22.

Currency Exchange – While a dedicated currency exchange is unavailable, the ATM in Arrivals dispenses several currencies.

Drinking Water – A reader says, “Drinking water is provided in the toilet area right next to Burger King (airside). You can refill a bottle you bring with you for free!” (October 2023)

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available (operating at varying schedules, between 4:00 AM to 10:30 PM), as well as a small selection of shops to pass the time.

Food & Drinks – Aside from some vending machines, this airport has no 24-hour food concessions. However, the following concessions are open during flight operation hours:

  • Landside: Lavazza
  • Airside: Amstel Cerveza • Burger King • Mahou • Starbucks • Trib’s.
  • Vending machines (hot/cold drinks and snacks) are also available.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance! Location: Landside, Level 1. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – First aid services are available if you feel unwell or injured yourself. Location: Floor 0, Arrivals zone. Hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging – A reader (September 2018) tells us that charging outlets are available (tabletop), at least in Terminal 2, near Gates 13-22.

Pharmacy – Location: Landside, Floor 2, Departures. Hours: unknown.

Showers – Not available.

WiFi/Internet – Free unlimited WiFi is available at Valencia Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA” network.

Airlines
Valencia Airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Nova • Air Arabia Maroc • Air Baltic • Air France• Air Europa • Air France • Air Nostrum • Air Serbia • Austrian Airlines • Brussels Airways • British Airways • EasyJet • Eurowings • KLM • Lufthansa • Luxair • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • Swiss International Airlines • TAP Portugal • Transavia • TUIfly • Turkish Airlines • Volotea • Vueling Airlines • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Bus 150 offers service between VLC airport and central Valencia, with several stops. At the time of this update, a one-way ticket is €1.45. Service is available daily from approximately 6:21 AM to 10:21 PM.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies, located near the exit in Arrivals, include: Avis/Budget/Maggiore • Enterprise • Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Hotel Tactica by C&R  •  Port Azafata Valencia.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Metro

MetroValencia serves the airport with two lines. Central Valencia can be reached from the airport in about 25 minutes. Line 3 connects the airport to downtown Valencia, the port and a few key locations in the Valencia metro area. Line 5 connects the airport, the port and the town of Torrent.  The buses run every 10-20 minutes, depending on the time of day.  For timetables, stops and fares, visit the MetroValencia website.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available at the taxi stand outside of Arrivals. There is a minimum fare of €5,40 for rides from the airport.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.