Righto… you need to get from Javea to Valencia and you’re considering the bus? Then this is YOUR guide. We made the trip in the peak of summer and documented it all just for you.
If you want to know what it’s like to take the bus from Javea to Valencia, then we’ve got you covered. We explain where to find the bus stop, the timetable, what it’s like to take the bus with kids, the comfort, the cost, how to get tickets and more.
Not only do we tell you about taking the bus, we explain alternative transport options, and share the private airport transfer service that we travelled with. We also tell you a little about how to take the bus from Javea to other destinations such as Calpe, Benidorm and Alicante.
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So read on… because we answer all your questions. No doubt, they were the same questions we started with!
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A Guide to Taking the Bus from Javea to Valencia
In the peak of summer we looked at our options to get from Javea to Valencia. Our end destination was the Valencia Airport for a sneaky little getaway to Mallorca. We’ve travelled Javea to Valencia on multiple occasions, but on this particular occasion we decided to take the bus. First to save us some money, but secondly we did it out of pure curiosity.
Strangely we found limited information online about how to get from Javea to Valencia Airport via public transport. After a visit to the Javea tourist information centre, we found out some more details. But to truly understand the process, it meant we really had to make the trip.
As such, we write this guide to help other holiday makers or public transport takers, to understand what to expect.
The Bus from Javea to Valencia Airport
Given that we were flying out from Valencia Airport, we were really looking for a bus that would take us all the way. Sadly, there is only one bus per day, that travels all the way from Javea to Valencia Airport.
The airport timetable is as follows –
- Monday to Friday – departs Javea 9am arrives Valencia Airport 11.30am
- Saturday and Sunday – departs Javea 8.15am arrives Valencia Airport 11.30am
(I know… a bit of a strange timetable, but if that works for you then you’re in luck!)
BUT.. obviously getting from Javea to Valencia is still possible at other times during the day. To do so, you take the Alsa bus to the main train station in Valencia (Estacion Joaquin Sorolla). And from here you can take the Metro to the Airport.
Using the Google Maps app, we were directed to the Xativa Metro Station. This walk took 12 minutes along Calle de Bailèn. Then it was as simple as buying a few tickets and grabbing the next metro to the airport.
🔴🟢 The airport metro line from Valencia centre is the red line number 3, or the green line number 5. The ticket from the Xativa Metro Station to the Valencia Airport cost €4.80 (kids up to 9 years are free) and took 24 minutes.
Alternatively, you could take the Metro from Jesus station to Àngel Guimerà. After two stops, jump off and connect to the red or green airport line.
How Can I Book Tickets for the Bus to Valencia
There are no bus ticket sales points in Javea. This means you can only purchase them online. Below we share two booking platform options.
For ease, I’m dropping the Busbud booking widget in below for you. Simply click the Book Now Button, put Javea and Valencia into the correct sections and you’re done. This is bus booking made easy.
Alternatively, you can go direct to the Alsa Bus website to book your tickets.
When booking on both platforms, you’ll be given the price without the extra fees. Only when proceeding to the booking page are the final fees displayed.
Basically, the add-ons include platform and processing fees. The Alsa Bus platform comes in slightly cheaper. But see the prices below for more detail on the ticket cost comparisons and what the ticket includes.
How Much Luggage Can I Travel With
Your ticket automatically entitles you to one carry-on and one piece of luggage, up to the weight of 30kg. If you book your tickets on the Alsa Bus website, you can add another piece of luggage up to 20kg for a fee of €4.
You can also add other items for a fee, including an E-Scooter, sports equipment… even a pet. I also found that you can choose to off-set your carbon footprint for a small fee.
How Much Do Bus Tickets Cost from Javea
Please note these fees are accurate for April 2023. Therefore they are subject to change depending on the season.
When buying your ticket with Busbud, the fares are as follows –
- Javea to Valencia – €17.05 all inclusive
- Javea to Valencia Airport – €20.75 all inclusive
When buying your ticket with Alsa Bus, the fares are as follows –
- Javea to Valencia – €15.35 all inclusive
- Javea to Valencia Airport – €19.05 all inclusive
Both booking platforms provide flexible tickets, which means date changes and refunds are possible up to a certain point. Read Alsa Bus terms and conditions here. While Busbud explains these under the ticket overview on the booking page.
Javea Bus Stop
The Javea Bus Stop is located near the Historic Centre on the corner of Carrer Eugenio D’ Ors and Cami Frechinal. See on the map above for the exact location.
There is a car park with ample spaces, perfect for a drop off point. You’ll also find Baret Del Bus Javea, which is a small cafe where you can pick up some snacks or a coffee for the trip. Their working timings are from 6am to 6pm from Monday to Friday, and 6am to 12.30pm on Saturday. If you ask kindly, they’ll also let you use the toilet – just ask inside for the key.
The Javea to Valencia Bus Timetable
Eight buses travel daily from Javea to Valencia from Monday to Friday, with fewer making the journey on the weekend. The travel time varies depending on the number of stops that they make. Therefore I’ve laid out the timetable below for you to understand it in more detail.
Once again these timetables are accurate for April 2023 and are provided to give you an idea on how the schedule runs. For the most up to date timings, visit the booking platform links that I shared above.
Alsa bus timetable monday to friday
|Javea Departure||Valencia Arrival||Travel Time|
Alsa bus timetable Saturday
|Javea Departure||Valencia Arrival||Travel Time|
Alsa bus timetable Sunday
|Javea Departure||Valencia Arrival||Travel Time|
When Should I Book Bus Tickets
In the busy season, I absolutely recommend that you book tickets at least two days in advance. For peace of mind, I would tend to book them a week in advance.
Do I Need to Print the Bus Tickets
No you do not need to print tickets for the Alsa Bus in advance. With both booking platforms, you will receive your tickets by email.
However, you will need to bring photo identification to verify the name on your ticket.
Seat Numbers are Not Reserved
When purchasing tickets, seat numbers are not automatically assigned.
This one shocked us, if I’m to be honest. We took the bus in August and it was very busy. That meant travelling as a family of four, we were split up throughout the bus.
Taking Kids on the Bus in Javea
We travelled with our kids on the bus and it was perfectly comfortable. Just be sure that everyone has taken a pee pee stop beforehand, as there are no toilets on the buses. We did make a stop at the Gandia bus stop, which my kids decided was a good time to go (just in case). I spoke to the bus driver, he pointed us in the right direction and we made a bee line for the loos.
We brought the kids iPads to keep them busy on the bus, and also came prepared with snacks. Because the travel time was only a couple of hours, and our kids are used to long travel journeys, this one was a walk in the park.
Just note on the timetables above, the journeys with shorter travel times means the bus make less stops. Therefore, if your kids aren’t big road trip fans, then the 1 hour 55 minute trip is going to suit you best.
Javea Bus Routes (Calpe, Benidorm, Alicante & Airport)
The Alsa Bus also has options to get to Benidorm, Calpe, Alicante and Alicante Airport. Multiple trips go throughout the day, and from our experience the bus routes are reliable and comfortable.
See below for the average travel times and costs to other nearby destinations that you might like to visit –
- Calpe – 8-9 trips Monday to Sunday; travel time 45+ minutes; tickets cost €3 before fees
- Benidorm – 20-22 trips Monday to Sunday; travel time 50+ minutes; tickets cost €5.90 before fees
- Alicante – 5-6 trips Monday to Sunday; travel time 1½+ hours; tickets cost €10.55 before fees
- Alicante Airport – 16-19 trips Monday to Sunday; travel time 2+ hours; tickets cost €15.70 before fees.
Note: that taking the Alsa Bus to Alicante airport involves a transfer in Benidorm. Some of those routes have a shorter stop-over time than others. So be sure to check before booking.
Other Options to Get from Javea to Valencia
Of course there are other options to chose from, for your transfer from Valencia to Javea. One of the most widely used, reliable and local transport companies for the region is Beniconnect.
We have used them ourselves for airport transfers and the whole process from start to finish was very easy indeed. They even do pickups from the train stations. For example, if you’re coming from Barcelona after a long weekend and need a pickup from the Valencia train station to Javea.
Prices from Valencia to Javea with Beniconnect, start from €187 for a sedan. This is much cheaper than booking platforms which tend to start at €235++.
Have you heard of Blabla Car? We recently discovered this awesome car share app while travelling around the world. It basically works as a car pool system.
You make an account, and search for others travelling the same route as you. This is a great way to find cheap trips, but also to make your travel a little greener.
More on Javea
Well there we go my friends. I hope this post on travelling between Valencia and Javea has been helpful for you. Do get in touch, if you have any further questions.
While you’re here, take a browse through our other posts from in and around Javea.
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