Seville boasts a wonderful historic center, almost entirely pedestrian, and ideal for discovering its narrow alleys, its picturesque buildings, its hidden squares, its welcoming bars and its fragrant terraces is a beautiful walk to discover the essence of the city.
Seville is also an ideal city to be discovered by bike as it is totally flat. The Municipality provides a bikes, think about it!
You can also decide to rent a scooter or a motorbike rather than renting a car and driving through the streets of Seville and discovering the Region.
If you need to travel with the By public transport it can be very useful to buy a subscription. The main bus stations, from where to leave to discover the beauties of Andalusia, are Prado de San Sebastian and Plaza de Armas.
In addition Seville is equipped with a subway relatively new that connects the center with some suburbs of the city.
Hop-on Hop-off bus, tourist buses
- Seville Hop-on Hop-off bus allow you to visit the major attractions of the city by getting on and off a bus that stops at 12 points near various sites of interest.
The formula proposed by these buses is to be able to get on and off as many times as you want, and the bus ride is accompanied by an audio guide, available in 15 languages, including Italian of course.
Tickets that are valid for 24 or 48 hours can be purchased, and there are reduced fares for children aged 5 to 12. The bus operating hours are from 10.00 in the morning until 20.00 in the winter months and until 22.00 during the summer months.
THEbus it is a great way to move quickly and economically in Seville. La Tussam, the company that manages the urban transport of Seville, allows you to easily reach the center of Seville with most of the bus lines that converge towards Plaza de la Encarnación, Plaza Nueva or in front of the Cathedral on Avenida de la Constitución . The night service leaves from Plaza Nueva and Prado de San Sebastián and, on weekends, runs until 7.00 in the morning.
Lines C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5 reach the historic center, the places of major tourist interest and the main transport terminals.
THEBonobus pass it is very cheap and allows you to make 10 trips, it is not personal and you can also buy it at tobacconists and tourist offices.
For more information and to receive the booklet with timetables, routes, stops and fares free of charge, you can contact the tourist offices, or consult the Tussam website, urban transport de Sevilla.
I taxi are another good option for getting around Seville. Sure, the service is a bit more expensive than a rental bike or bus service, but comfort has its price.
You can find taxis in the main squares of the city, the main ones rest areas are Plaza del Duque, Plaza de la Encarnación, Puerta Jerez and Plaza de Cuba, or you can stop one on the street, when the light is green it means that the car is free.
You can also call a car directly from your hotel or restaurant by contacting the companies that manage them:
- Tele Taxi tel. 95-462-22-22
- Radio Taxi tel. 95-458-00-00
Taxi fares vary depending on the length of the journey taken.
La bicycle it is the best way to get around and visit Seville, a mainly flat city, especially during the beautiful spring days. Throughout the city you will find numerous centers where you can rent bikes, usually open from 10.00 to 21.00, just go to the kiosks located next to the racks.
It is possible to rent bicycles even for a few hours or for a whole week.
The city has some good things cycle paths and these are gradually increasing, thus providing an ever better service. Some beautiful places to explore by bike are the riverside and Parque Maria Luisa and Parque Alamillo.
There are also several tours of Seville that are carried out by bicycle and with a bilingual guide.
The company Cruceros Torre del Oro allow you to make an unforgettable experience excursion by boat along the Guadalquivir, the river that crosses Seville and the only navigable in all of Spain. Starting from Muelle del Marqués del Contadero you can reach the Torre del Oro in about an hour of navigation.
During the excursion it is possible to admire Plaza de Toros, the modern pavilions of the Expo 92 and the 1929 Exposition, the Triana district, the towers of the Plaza de España and some monasteries such as that of Santa María de las Cuevas, famous for being the place where Christopher Columbus planned his voyage to discover the Americas.
Excursions by boat, one every half hour, are available all year round, from 10am to 23pm. Guides are available in Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese and German along the way. For all children under 14, navigation is free, but only if accompanied by adults.
Visit Seville in gig is an original and romantic idea to get to know the city. The buggies stop on the eastern side of the Cathedral in Plaza del Triunfo and the city tour lasts from 40 minutes to over an hour.
You can also ask for a carriage to meet you at your hotel and take you to discover the most typical neighborhoods or the most beautiful parks such as the Maria Luisa Park with its wide avenues, large buildings and squares.
This nice way to discover the main attractions of the city has become very fashionable in recent times and is particularly suitable for families traveling with children who are sometimes accommodated by drivers in the driver's seat. Most of the coachmen speak some English and will be happy to point out the main places of interest and tell you amusing anecdotes.
The use of horse-drawn carriages comes from the Feria de Abril when illustrious people and rich families chose this means to reach the festival.
In cars you can easily reach the center of Seville, but due to the narrow streets and the difficulty of finding free parking spaces, it is not recommended to use them in the historic center of the city. It is therefore advisable to leave your car in public car parks near the historic center or in hotel car parks.
When driving in the city, beware of pedestrians who can cross the street at any time and scooters whizzing both left and right of cars.
If you want to visit Andalusia by car or the surroundings of Seville, you can rent a car at a convenient price directly online.
Connections outside the city
To travel from Seville to other locations in Spain or Portugal, follow the advice below.
In Seville there are two stations for the bus coming both from the main Spanish cities and from Portugal and other places in Andalusia.
Plaza de Armas Bus Station
From Estacion de Autobuses Plaza de Armas there are the following national connections: Madrid (in about 6 hours), El Rocio, Aracena, Huelva, Merida, Caceres and northern Spain; the connections with Portugal are: Lisbon (in 7 hours, with stops in Badajoz and Evora) and Lagos (passing through Faro and Albufeira).
Prado de San Sebastián Bus Station
From the Estacion de Autobuses Prado de San Sebastiánci are the following regional connections: Cadiz and other cities in the province, Cordoba, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, Malaga, Costa del Sol and Barcelona.
Seville is connected to Madrid by the AVE, the high-speed trains. There are several connections a day and the AVE takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes to cover the approximately 540 kilometers. In addition to the AVE there is also the “Altaria” service, which is cheaper, but takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Seville can also be reached by train from: Barcelona (from 10h to 13h), Cadiz (about 1h45), Cordoba (from 0h40 to 1h30), Granada (3h), Huelva (1h30), Jerez de la Frontera (from 1h to 1h45) , Malaga (2h30) and Merida (1h).
Trains depart and arrive at the Santa Justa station located in Kansas City boulevard, a few minutes walk from the historic center of Seville.
La motorway network serving the capital of Andalusia is very good and passes through lovely places. You can either travel aboard your car from Italy, crossing first Catalonia and then head south, or choose to rent a car at Seville airport and then move freely according to your interests and your times.
You just have to go and discover Andalusia, a well-connected region!
From Seville to Malaga
From the N-IVb take the A-92. After 150 kilometers take the N-331. Continue to Malaga for another 50 kilometers, about a 30 minute walk. Total distance: 200 Km. Time: about 2h.
From Seville to Cordoba
From the N-IVb take the N-IV and continue for 130 kilometers to the N-Iva. Turn left onto the N-432 and after 5 kilometers you are in Cordoba. Total distance: 140 Km. Time: about 1h15.
From Seville to Granada
From the N-IVb take the A-92. After about 230 kilometers take the A-329 and then the N-432 °. Turn right and take the N-323a to Granada. Total distance: 250 Km. Time: about 2h30.
From Seville to Cadiz
From the N-IVb take the N-IV and then the A-4. After approximately 90 kilometers take the N-443. Turn right and take the N-IV to Cadiz. Total distance: 120 Km. Time: about 1h45.
From Seville to Almeria
From the N-IVb take the A-92 for 150 kilometers, then the N-331. Then take the N-340, the MA-105, the N-340, the N-340a and finally the N-344a. Total distance: 400 Km. Time: about 3h30.