HOW TO GET TO Seville, Spain

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Plane

Seville’s San Pablo airport (SVQ) is located 10 km north-east of the city center. From Seville’s airport there are direct flights to 20 destinations within Spain and to over 50 destinations in Europe and Northern Africa.

If you are coming from overseas, however, you will probably fly into Madrid or Barcelona. From there, you can continue to Seville by plane, train or bus. The high speed train takes a similar amount of time as the plane however, you also have to get from the airport to the train station. Check the schedules and prices for both and see which one fits best for you.

NEXT CLOSEST AIRPORTS TO SEVILLE

  • The airport of Jerez de la Frontera is 83 km (52 miles) away = 1h by car
  • The airport of Gibraltar is 197 km (122 miles) away = 2h 15min by car
  • The airport of Malaga is 204 km (127 miles) away = 2h 15min by car

Tip: If you are coming to Seville from the US and driving to your local airport, save time and money by reserving your airport parking online at least one month in advance. Check ParkFellows to search for available parking, find exclusive discounts, and reserve easily online. You can find airport parking for as low as $5 per day.

Car

Seville is located in southern Spain and it is very well connected by a network of highways to both the rest of Spain and Portugal. To give you an idea, here is some general information on distances and travel times:

  • Cordoba is 140 km (87 miles) away = 1h 30min by car
  • Malaga is 200 km (124 miles) away = 2h 15min by car
  • Granada is 250 km (155 miles) away = 2h 30min by car
  • Madrid is 530km (330 miles) away = 5h by car
  • Barcelona is 1,000km (620 miles) away = 9h 30min by car

  • Faro (Portugal) is 200 km (124 miles) away = 2 h by car
  • Lisbon (Portugal) is 400km (250 miles) away = 4h 30 min by car

While we don’t recommend a rental car for inside Seville, it can still be a great option for moving around Andalusia. Having a car gives you quite a bit of freedom while making the most of your time. There are many affordable options and the roads in the area are in good condition. In Seville there are two main collection points for rental cars: the airport and the train station. To find the best deals on rental cars, we recommend Discover Cars, which searches through the web for the best prices.

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Although it is very easy to travel by car in between cities in Andalusia, getting into Seville’s city center however can be quite stressful. The old town is a labyrinth of narrow one way streets (some of them very very narrow), full of access and parking restrictions. With that being said, if you are up for the challenge, make sure to look up a parking garage prior to your arrival, set it as destination in your GPS and go straight there. Expect to pay around 20 - 25 € per day for parking.

Train

Seville’s main train station is called Santa Justa and it is located about 1.5 km east of the old town (15 - 20 min walk). It is one of Spain’s busiest train stations (3rd busiest by passenger number) and, as such, on it you will find all modern facilities and amenities: shops, bars and restaurants, taxi stand, several rental car offices, etc.

In 1992, Seville was the destination for the very first inaugural high-speed railway line built in Spain. Today, Seville has high-speed trains which connect to:

  • Cordoba in under 45 min. There are approximately 2 high-speed trains per hour throughout the day. Expect to pay between 18 and 30 €.
  • Malaga in under 2 h. There are about 6 high speed trains per day (other slower options also available). Expect to pay about 50 €.
  • Granada in 2 h 30 min. There are about 4 high speed trains per day (other slower options also available). Expect to pay between 40 and 62 €.
  • Madrid in 2 h 30 min. There is about 1 train per hour throughout the day. Expect to pay between 45 and 76 €.
  • Barcelona in 5 h 30min. There are 7 high speed trains throughout the day with a maximum trip duration of 6 h 30 min. Expect to pay between 70 and 120 €.

To search and book train tickets, go to www.renfe.com.

There are several city bus lines connecting the train station with the city center. The bus line 21 will be your best option if you are staying around the cathedral or Santa Cruz neighborhood. The bus line EA that connects Seville’s airport with the city center also stops at the Santa Justa train station (note that tickets for the EA bus are more expensive than the normal bus fare). For up-to-date information on the local city buses: www.tussam.es

SEVILLE'S TRAIN STATION – PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Bus

Seville’s main bus station is called Plaza de Armas and it is located just west of the old town. ALSA is the main bus company serving Seville. There are daily buses from:

  • Cordoba: the company ALSA runs 7 daily buses. The trip lasts about 2 h. Expect to pay around 12 €.
  • Malaga: the company ALSA runs 7 daily buses. The trip lasts between 2 h 30 min and 4 h. Expect to pay 19 to 24 €.
  • Granada: the company ALSA runs over 10 daily buses. The trip lasts about 3 h. Expect to pay 23 to 30 €.
  • Madrid: the company Socibus runs 5 daily buses. It takes between 6 h 30 min and 7 h. Expect to pay between 23 and 32 €. There are better options to get to Madrid from Seville. Unless you are traveling on a really tight budget, both plane and train are much faster.
  • Barcelona: the company ALSA runs 2 buses daily. It takes 15 to 16 h. Expect to pay about 90€. As with Madrid, there are definitely better options to get to Barcelona from Seville. Both plane and train are much faster and can even be cheaper.
  • Faro (Portugal): the company ALSA runs 4 daily buses. The trip takes 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min. Expect to pay between 17 and 21 €.

To get from the Plaza de Armas bus station to the cathedral, you can take the city bus line C4. For up-to-date information on the local city buses: www.tussam.es

SEVILLE'S BUS STATION – PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Get Around

Once you have decided how to get to Seville, make sure to also check out our page How to get around Seville with information about the different public transport options in the city as well as parkings, taxis, etc.

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