Train Stations in Valencia, Spain
One of the most classic - and scenic - ways to travel throughout Spain is via its extensive railway network, known as Renfe (Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles). Offering direct connections with a vast array of Spanish and European destinations, Renfe operates out of not one, but two Valencia train stations: Estación del Norte and Estación del Cabañal.
Valencia's main train station, Estación del Norte, may be a bustling hub of transportation, but it's also one of Valencia's most emblematic monuments in the realm of civil architecture. Constructed between 1906 and 1917, it's a grandiose Moderniste-style structure that, with ceramic mosaics and vegetable, flower, orange tree and orange blossom motifs decorating every square meter, is a visual feast of colors.
The second, lesser-known Valencia train station, Estación del Cabañal, is located near the Valencia port and serves as a connection point linking the national Renfe and the rail system of the Valencia region, the FGV. The FGV, the product of an agreement between Metro Valencia and the TRAM system of Alicante, encompasses a vast number of cities, towns and villages of the Autonomous Community of Valencia.
Estación del Cabañal
Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, s/n (near port)
Tlf: 902 24 02 02
www.renfe.es (information, schedules and prices)
FGV (Red de Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana)
Tlf: 963 48 46 46 (FGV)
Tlf: 900 46 10 46 (MetroValencia)
Tlf: 900 72 04 72 (TRAM)