There are no direct bus routes from the UK to Valencia, however two journeys a week leave from London Victoria Coach Station. These depart on Wednesdays and Sundays, at approximately 8:00 a.m. They both require two changes, one at Lille, France, and the other at Barcelona, Spain. The journeys take approximately 33 hours to complete. These journeys are cprovided, in part, by Eurolines. Buses also travel to Valencia from most of the country's major cities, including Seville, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Cartagena, and Malaga. The main bus operators travelling to Valencia are Avanza Grupo, Hife and ALSA, with the latter offering the most services. Buses stop at a station on Avinguda Menendez Pidal, which is in a lovely part of town just opposite the Jardins del Turia and conveniently close to local bus and metro stops.
While many tourists flock to Madrid and Barcelona, more and more of them are beginning to appreciate the beautiful city of Valencia. Located about halfway up Spain's Mediterranean coast, this is a wonderful place to visit if you're craving sun and sand. Of course, there's more to Valencia than just its shoreline, including all of the historic sites you'd expect from a city founded all the way back in 138 BC. The stunning old town is full of medieval architecture and the Cathedral Quarter has treasured buildings such as Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica of the Virgin. There are also plenty of museums to explore, from the Historic Centre, which focuses on the city's history, to the City of Arts and Sciences Area, one of Valencia's most famous newly added landmarks. Beyond the cultural highlights, this city has plenty to offer when it comes to modern entertainment, with world-class seafood restaurants and a thriving nightlife.