Moving to Valencia? The Kent Institute is placed in Valencia, a wonderful city, full of events and cultural leisure activities. If you are looking for an international, dynamic, lively and modern city, mixing culture and nature of all kind, Valencia is your place to be.
Situated on the Eastern coast, it is the third Spanish city in terms of importance and population. Smaller than Barcelona but equally dynamic, lively and modern, Valencia is trade and culture, cinema, theatre, museums, magic, business… It is the centre of international and avant-garde design, and one of the most active cities in Europe regarding fairs and conferences. The closeness of the coastal mountains makes the Valencian coast uniquely attractive.
Getting to Valencia
By plane: Valencia has an airport with many national and international flight connections. Situated just 8 kilometres away from Valencia city centre, it’s well connected by public transport (metro, taxi or bus).
By train: The city of Valencia has 2 two main railway stations that connect the city with short, medium and long distances. The ‘Estación del Norte’ placed in the city centre is the historical train station and connects Valencian region from north to south and to other main national cities. On the other hand, Joaquin Sorolla Station offers AVE high-speed rail services to Madrid, Cuenca, Sevilla and Córdoba as well as Alvia and Euromed long-distance trains to other cities.
By bus: The main bus station in Valencia connects the city with all major cities in Spain and Europe through 12 bus companies. It is placed in Campanar neighborhood, in front of Turia gardens. The ‘Estación de Autobuses’ is accessible by approximately 15 minute walk from the city center, but also it is well connected by local transportations such as metro and bus.
As one of the biggest cities of Spain, Valencia is not a difficult place where to find a nice accommodation. Here you have different housing options for international young professionals:
How to move around the city
EMT Valencia: The Municipal Transport Company of Valencia (EMT) is a bus network that allows you to move around the metropolitan area in an easy and cheap way with more than 95 lines by day and 10 by night. https://www.emtvalencia.es/ciudadano/index.php?lang=en
Metro and Tram: Metrovalencia runs the underground transport system and tram of Valencia. It consists of 9 lines that get you to the main areas of the city. https://www.metrovalencia.es/page.php?idioma=_en
Valenbici: In the last years, Valencia has become a friendly city for bicycle. If you don’t own a bike, you can use one of the more than 2.000 provided by the local public service, ‘Valenbisi’. http://www.valenbisi.com/What-is-Valenbisi