UNICTF is located in Avenida Comarques del País Valencia, 2
46930 Quart de Poblet, Valencia (Spain)
UNICTF Emergency number - Security Officers (24/7): +34 961 99 3111
UNICTF is located in the Service Area of Valencia Airport (Autovía Madrid - Valencia, Exit/Salida 345; Zona de Servicios del Aeropuerto (Aena) - Antigua Base Aérea). Bus, taxi or subway are available from airport to the city center. As there is no direct public transportation to the Base, we recommend you take a taxi from the hotel to the Base. The fare is approximately 20 euros.
Many taxi drivers may not be familiar yet with UNICTF’s location; we recommend you give them the following driving directions:
•Nacional 3 (Autovía Madrid –Valencia, dirección Madrid)
•Tome la primera salida en la primera rotunda, y después tome la segunda salida en la segunda rotunda (Zona de Servicios del Aeropuerto (Aena) - Antigua Base Aérea)
•Tome la segunda calle a la izquierda
The nearest metro station is "Aeroport", and located at the airport, but the Base is on the other side of the runway, therefore it cannot be reached by public transportation or by foot.
Note: When there are Conferences and/or Training Workshops at UNICTF, transportation from the Town Hall Square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento) to UNICTF, and return, will normally be provided on the course days (morning pickups at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is at 8:00 am, and the return trip to Valencia is at 5:00 pm).
Valencia has an impressive public transport system which is made up of a modern metro and tram network with five lines (1, 3, 4, 5 and 6), which connects the metropolitan area with the city center. Tickets can be purchased at the stations, most often from automatic machines.
Single ticket: Valid within the zones indicated. For immediate use from time of purchase.
Return fare: Valid for 24 hours in the zones indicated.
Bono metro: Valid for 10 journeys in the zone/s indicated.
TAT: Personal travel card for unlimited travel in the zone(s) indicated for 30 days from the first journey. It must be used accompanied by a user card. (Also available the Annual TAT).
IMPORTANT: A single ticket to get to the airport (zone D) costs approximately 4, 00 euros.
From the airport, you will need to get a taxi to the base. The average cost of a taxi from the airport to the base is: € 12 (Taxis charge an additional € 5 from the Airport).
For additional information regarding lines, timetables, updated fares and zone maps, please visit Metro Valencia website: www.metrovalencia.es. It is also available in English.
Throughout Valencia you will see many taxis that you can hail to take you quickly and conveniently around the city. Taxis in Valencia are white and there is a green light on the top of the taxi to indicate if it is available for hire. There is a flat rate to start up the service (approx. 2 euros + approx. 1 euro per Kilometer driven), and an additional supplement for trips to and from the airport (approx. 5 euros). The fare should be paid in cash, since very few taxis accept credit cards. A taxi driver is only obliged to provide change for a 20 euro note or less. You may book a taxi in advance by calling one of the taxi companies that are available in Valencia: Taxival +34 615 708 080
There are various websites that are available to compare prices from reputable care hire companies in Valencia, such as www.autoeurope.eu and www.doyouspain.com . There are numerous car hire companies located at Valencia Airport which include:
Europcar (+34 96 152 18 72)
Hertz (+34 96 152 37 91)
Budge (+34 902 110 195)
Avis (+34 902 180 854)
It is also worth noting that there are a number of car rental companies that operate out of Valencia's main train station, ‘Estacio del Nord’: Enterprise Car Hire, Avis and Europcar.
MANISES (VALENCIA) AIRPORT
Serving Spain’s third largest city, Valencia’s ‘Manises Airport’ operates routes to numerous European destinations. The Airport is located 8 kilometers to the west of Valencia City Centre, and can be reached by metro (metro: Aeroport).
For more information visit worldtravelguide.net/spain/valencia-airport and aena.es (Tel. +34 96 370 95 00).
There are two train stations in Valencia (15 minutes walking distance apart):
AVE Joaquin Sorolla Train Station (Calle San Vicente Martir, 171, 46007 Valencia):
The new station, inaugurated in 2010, to accommodate the high speed trains (long distance trains).
Valencia Estación del Norte Train Station (Carrer d'Alacant, 25, 46004 València):
The station provides daily connections to cities and villages all over Spain. The modernist building was constructed between 1906 and 1917, and boasts a spectacular façade of the most typical elements of Valencia’s culture including, oranges, traditional Valencian houses (barracas), La Albufera (the lake) and people dressed in local Valencian attire.
For more information regarding routes, itineraries, and ticket prices, please consult the renfe.com/EN.
If you're into sustainable transport, Valencia is the city for you. With its manageable size and nearly 80 km of cycle tracks, notwithstanding its flat landscape and pleasant Mediterranean climate all year round, the city is ideal for cycling. For additional information visit the Valenbisi website: www.valenbisi.com.
Entrance to the Base
Please bring your UN ID/Laissez-Passer with you every day. If parking is required, please check with Security for availability. Security must be advised in advance and in writing by UNICTF staff member/contact of any visit to the base.
Internet and Phone access
Internet access and telephones for intermission calls are available at the internet points located by the entrance to each office building. For Wi-Fi User name and Password, please contact the Liaison Office, located at the OF2 First floor.
Telephone Calling Cards
The pre-paid or pay-as-you-go telephone cards (tarjeta prepago) provide a number and a certain amount of call-time (‘credit’). The credit must be used within the expiry period, or the number might be reissued by the service provider to a different user. No contract with the service provider is required. Cards can be bought at: tobacconists (estancos), newsagents, supermarkets, petrol stations and from telephone card machines.
Pre-paid calling plans require credit to be bought at a mobile phone store, tobacconist, grocery store or newsagent. Some banks offer an account top-up service available from ATMs. Credit on prepaid phones usually has an expiry date, after which the number will only receive limited service. If the phone credit is not topped up after this expiry date, the number may be reassigned by the service provider. The expiry period varies between providers.
The UNICTF dining area is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and offers a daily lunch menu. There are also coffee and vending machines with light snacks and beverages.
To ensure UN rates are applied, normally including breakfast and Wi-Fi, make sure you mention being a UN staff member when booking.
HOTELS (Valencia City Centre)
Gran Via del Marqués del Túria, 80
Tel. +34 963 95 10 30
Email for bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Barceló Valencia****
Av. de França, 11
Tel. +34 963 30 63 44
Email for bookings: email@example.com
Hotel Zenit Valencia ****
Carrer de Bailén, 8
Tel. +34 963 52 90 00
Hotel Venecia **
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 3
Tel. 34 96 352 42 67
Wi-Fi free. The Hotel is in the center of the town, close to the City Hall and to everything. At 20 minutes -20€ from the Airport. The Metro Station most convenient is Xátiva.
ADDITIONAL HOTELS WITH COMPETITIVE PRICES
Hotel Catalonia Excelsior ***
Tel. +34 96 351 46 12
Hotel Continental **
C/ Correos , 8
Tel. +34 96 353 52 82
UN Price: 50€. Breakfast and taxes included. Wi-Fi free. The Hotel is in the heart of the town, close to the City Hall square. At 20 minutes-20€ from the Airport. The Metro Station more convenient is Xátiva.
SH Meliá Palace *****
Passeig de l'Albereda, 32
Tel. +34 96 337 50 37
Breakfast and taxes included. Wi-Fi not included. The Hotel is located between the Music Palau and the City of the Arts and Sciences. You need 25 minutes and 25 € approx. to arrive at the airport, and ten minutes walking to the city center. The closest Metro Station is Aragon (10 minutes walking).
Holiday Inn Valencia ****
Paseo de la Alameda, 38
Tel. +34 96 303 21 23
Breakfast and Wi-Fi included. Taxes (7%) not included. The Hotel is closed to the City of the Arts and Sciences. 25 minutes and 25€ from the Airport. The closest Metro Station is Amistat (15 minutes walking).
Hotel Tryp Azafata****
Autopista Aeropuerto Manises, 15
46940 Manises (Valencia)
Tel. 96 154 61 00
Breakfast, Wi-Fi and shuttle bus from/to the Airport included. Taxes not included in the price. The Hotel is located at five minutes from the Airport. The metro Station most convenient is Rosas.
Abba Acteon Hotel ****
C/Vicente Beltrán Grimal, 2
Tel. +34 96 331 07 07
Taxes included. Breakfast and Wi-Fi not included in the price. The Hotel is located at five minutes from the City of the Arts and Sciences. It is necessary 25-30 minutes and 25€ approx. from the Airport to the Hotel. There is no Metro Station close to the Hotel.
Note: though there are several hotels located in the industrial areas near the base, they are not recommended since they are not within walking distance.
The geographic location of the city allows for the enjoyment of one of the mildest climates of Europe: a soft Mediterranean climate, with average temperatures between 11° C and 26° C.
Valencia City is located in a privileged Mediterranean location and boasts over 300 days of sun per year. It has a relatively dry hot semi-arid climate with very mild winters and long hot dry summers. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C (65.1 °F). In the coldest month – January, the maximum temperature typically during the day ranges from 13 to 21 °C (55 to 70 °F), and at night ranges from 4° to 12° C (39° to 54 °F). In the warmest month – August, the temperatures can reach highs between 28°–34° C (82°–93° F) and lows around 23° C (73° F) at night
The currency in Spain is the Euro, the same as in other European Union countries. To find the most up to date exchange rate go to Currency Converter.
There is no ATM machine or bank at UNICTF. The closest ATM’s are at the airport and at the adjacent shopping mall (Bonaire). Therefore, if you need to withdraw cash or exchange currency, you should do so in the Valencia city center. This is something worth thinking about before you travel. Currency Exchange Facilities and Banks are located in the City Centre:
* Banks throughout the city are open to the public from 8:30 am to 2pm.
* QuickStop - Western Union Money Exchange (Open 9am-9pm)
Calle de San Vicente Mártir, 29, 46002, Valencia, Tel. +34 963 53 41 23
The Spanish Health System combines both public and private health care. There is a vast network of medical centers and hospitals throughout the Valencian Community and Spain. They offer primary care services as well accident and emergency services. Private health care is of a high quality and affordable. Below you find a list of the private hospitals in Valencia, where patients can make appointments with General practitioners, Specialists or seek emergency treatment.
For a healthcare emergency you can also call 112.
CENTRALLY LOCATED HOSPITALS
Avda. Blasco Ibañez 14, 46014 Valencia
Tel. +34 96 369 06 00
Hospital Nisa - 9 de Octubre
Valle de la Ballestera 59, 46015 Valencia
Tel. +34 96 317 91 00
Hospital clínico universitario
Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 17, Valencia
Tel. +34 963 86 26 00
Clínica Casa de la Salud
Calle del Doctor Manuel Candela, 41, Valencia
Tel. +34 963 89 77 01
Hospital Universitario La Fe
Avenida CAMPANAR, S/N, Valencia
963 86 27 00
Hospital Univeristari I Politecnic La Fe
Bulevar del Sur, Valencia
961 24 40 00
Hospital Malvarrosa (Beach area)
C/ Isabel de Villena, 2, Valencia
963 989 900
Hospital IMED Valencia
Avda. de la Ilustracion, 1 46100 Burjassot (Valencia)
+34 963 00 30 33
Emergencias: +34 963 00 30 05
Places of Interest
Visit the following web pages for more information of Valencia, as well as all of Spain.
Virtual tour of Valencia City
Citizen information: 010
Local Government Information: 012
Tourist info: 963986422 / 963510417