IFIC is located in the Paterna branch of the Burjassot-Paterna Campus, one of the three campuses of the University of Valencia.  It is served by line 4 of Valencia’s tram, integrated into the metro. Here is an IFIC-site Google map of the site  with relevant tram stops indicated in purple and red. The first one, called Vicent Andres Estellés, serves the  Facultad de Fisica at the Burjasot Campus. This is where part of our institute is located, and where undergraduate teaching takes place. The next tram stop, called TVV, indicated in red, serves the Paterna campus (indicated in green) where the main IFIC administration offices, experimental Halls, computing center and the AHEP site are located.

Reaching the IFIC-UV site from Manises airport :

From Valencia’s airport you can reach the IFIC-UV site at normal working hours by taxi in 10 minutes (approximate price, 15 euros). Map

The airport is served also by the metro (here is a map), which can be very convenient for reaching the city center, train station, port as well as all the various campuses in Valencia. Note that is is a bit slow to reach our Burjassot-Paterna science campus by metro from the airport hence, if you are in a hurry we recommend the taxi.

Reaching the IFIC-UV site from Valencia’s main train station (map):

In order to reach the IFIC-UV site from Valencia’s main train station (Estacion del Nord, just two blocks below “Plaza del Ayuntamiento”), you may use the metro at Estacion Xativa (red line) or either Estacion Plaza de Espana or Estacion Angel Guimera (orange line) on this metro-tram map. Note that you must change (at Empalme Station ) from metro to tram (blue line on map), and stop at TVV station. Alternatively, you may take bus 63 at Calle Bailen, but note that this bus does not run on weekends nor university holidays. See also Public buses in Valencia

By bus you get off at the Burjasot campus (finaly stop) and should proceed straight from one of the two green dots indicated on the following the red line indicated on this map, past the roundabout, following the tram track to the IFIC site. By tram you should get off slightly later, at the TVV stop, just in front of Valencia’s local TV headquarters (Canal Nou) and walk 5 minutes. Our building is a red brick building where you can see a clear indication on it UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA (left side) and CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES (right side)

Reaching the IFIC-UV site from Valencia’s intercity bus station:

In order to reach the IFIC-UV site from Valencia’s bus station the best is to take bus 63 at Avenida Pio XII, just in from of Centro Comercial Nuevo Centro. If you use the metro you start at the Turia station (orange line) and change at Empalme Station to the tram (blue) line shown on the map, as before.


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The closest accommodations, walking distance from the IFIC-Paterna campus site, are:

These are two quiet and simple hotels are located in Burjassot, Trapemar and Los Silos, of the same chain. They are specially close to each other and to the univ. residence and the Burjassot-Paterna science campus of the U. of Valencia. They are well connected to the city center by the metro, tram and buses. Note that only Hotel Trapemar has a restaurant, not los Silos, but there are some bars and restaurants around, in addition to our own cantine or those in the Burjassot campus.

Residencia Campus Universitaria Campus Patrimonial Burjassot 
Av.1ºde Mayo,4
46100 Burjassot (Valencia)
Tel: +34 963 160 092 / Fax: +34 963 631 183

This is a modern university accomodation, very close to the Burjassot-Paterna campus and very well communicated by public transport with Valencia. Rooms have a small kitchen and Wifi. The responsible person Cristina Mir Rubio.

The University of Valencia has Colegios Mayores, for example Col.legi Major Rector Peset is in the very center of Valencia, surrounded by historic locations, like the important Palau de la Generalitat or the nice Plaza de la Virgen. It is well communicated by public transport, tram or bus, with IFIC.

Some recommended hotels in Valencia have special fares for the University. In order to make a hotel room reservation in one of these, we suggest you to contact the travel agency Viajes el Corte Ingles (Valencia) via phone: +34 96 351 01 54 or E-mail:

 (price: around 80 euros with breakfast)

HOTEL ASTORIA **** (WiFi 24h-15euros)

HUSA REINA VICTORIA **** (WiFi 24h-15 euros, free Cable)

BEATRIZ REY DON JAIME **** (WiFi 24h-12 euros)

HUSA DIMAR **** (free WiFi)



North area (price: around 70 euros with breakfast)

EXPO *** (WiFi 24h-12 euros)

KRIS ABADIA *** (free Cable)

NH CENTER *** (WiFi 24h-17 euros)