Living in Valencia | UCV
Santoral: San Mauricio, Mártir
Santoral: San Mauricio, Mártir

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Living in Valencia

Valencia is one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan and modern cities of Spain. It is the third-largest city of the country and its heritage, culture and nightlife is comparable to any of the biggest and most popular European cities. Valencia is well-connected and its airport has daily flights to many domestic and international destinations. 

Today, Valencia is Spain’s third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona, but over 2,000 years ago, it already shined under the reign of Caesar Augustus. In the fifteenth and sixteen centuries, Valencia wielded economic power throughout the Mediterranean, as its large historic center and busy port demonstrate. This heritage, evident in Valencia’s many ancient monuments, picturesque views and exciting cultural attractions, makes the city one of the most popular destinations in Spain.

Ready for your dream to become reality? With daily flights from Madrid and Barcelona, as well as high speed or semi-high speed train service to/from both cities, Valencia is never more than a few hours away.

Useful information
ESTIMATED Living Expenses
(for reference only)




Between 600€ and 1200€ per month in a Students Residence (included meals, laundry, gym, wifi,  etc)
Between 250€ and 350€ per month one room in a shared flat plus bills.
About 250€ per month.
Insurance If you are an EU citizen you will need the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to receive medical attention.
We also recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Financial Proof Will be required for your visa application if you are not an EU citizen.
Orientation Fee Free
Sports Services All the students registered at the UCV, are highly encouraged to practice sport through the Sports Activities Service, more information

How to get to Valencia

If your port of entry in Spain is Madrid or Barcelona, you can get to Valencia by plane, by train ( or by bus.


If you arrive to Spain via Madrid or Barcelona, you can get to Valencia by plane, by train ( or by bus (

MADRID: To travel by train, the AVE (high-speed train) takes you to Valencia in less than two hours.

From the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, you can get to the Atocha train station by “metro” (subway) or by taxi. The train will take you to the Joaquín Sorolla train station. If you choose a non-high-speed train, your final destination would be Estación del Norte. High-speed ticket holders can take a free shuttle to the Estación del Norte.

AENA MADRID - Public transport map

From El Prat Barcelona airport, you can take a Rodalies train to Sants train station. From there, you can take a semi-high-speed train, Euromed (recommended), or any other train to Valencia.


Plaza Almoina Office

Pl. Almoina, nº 3 - 46001 Valencia - Spain

Phone nr.:

+34 96 192 75 90