Valencia-Joaquin Sorolloa

Valencia, (Spain)

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About the station


Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station was constructed to house the high speed AVE trains when the high speed line between the city and Madrid opened.

The city’s other main station Valencia Nord is widely considered to be the most beautiful station in Spain – it might just be our favourite station in Europe, but it would have required re-construction to accommodate the larger size of the AVE trains.

Hence the decision to build a second station in the city, this station, Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, which is only used by the AVE and Euromed train services to/from the city.

It is why the full name of the station is 'Valencia Joaquin Sorolla - Alta Velocidad'.

The upside of the decision to build Joaquín Sorolla , (named after the artist) is that Valencia Nord station has been preserved, but the down side of this new station is its location.

Valencia Joaquin Sorolloa station:

(i) 
is further from the city centre than Valencia Nord station, it’s a 25 – 35min walk to the heart of the city around Valencia cathedral.

(ii) is a 10 – 15 min walk to the main concourse at Valencia Nord station - which is where the Talgo, MediaDistancia and Cercanias (local) trains depart from

(iii) isn’t served by local buses to and from the city centre

(iv) has no metro station, the nearest Metro station ‘Bailen’ is a 5 – 8 min walk away (and the signposting isn’t great)

Though Bailen station is on line 7 of the Valencia Metro and it’s a one station hop to Colon station in the heart of the city’s shopping area – take trains heading towards Maritim Serreria.


If you’ll be heading TO Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station from the area around Colon metro station, then taking the Metro to Bailen is a good option – the train station is harder to miss when you’re heading towards it.

Using the free shuttle bus:
 

So if you don’t want to take a taxi to/from Valencia Joaqin Sorolloa station, the best option is usually to hop on the free shuttle bus between Joaqin Sorolloa and Nord stations.

The shuttle bus stop at Joaquin Sorolla station is easy to find – it’s over to the right when you use exit from the station that’s ahead, when you walk away from the trains.

The shuttle bus doesn’t use public roads, so there’s no risk of getting stuck in traffic and the journey only takes 2 mins.

However, at Valenica Nord, it doesn’t arrive at/depart from the front of the station, instead it stops to the side of the station at the end of via (platform/track) 6.

So the shuttle bus stop is a 3 – 5min walk away from the main concourse, which is where the access to the Xativa metro station is located.

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