Getting to Seville
The most popular way to get to Seville is by Plane, High Speed AVE Train, Car Hire in Seville, Malaga or Madrid and coach service from Madrid or Malaga.
San Pablo airport is 10km north-east of Seville. For more information see our page of airport information.
Flights arrive at Seville from various European cities, including Madrid, Barcelona and other Spanish airports; London Stansted and Gatwick; Bristol, Liverpool, Dublin, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome and Milan.
To get from the airport to the city, you can either take a taxi, which will cost you about 25 euros (you have to pay extra for luggage, at night and also on weekends and holidays, see below), or the bus.
Taxi from airport to city centre
The fare for taxis to/from the airport (Tarifa 3): 25 euro
The fare for taxis to/from the airport at weekends, night time (9pm-7am) and public holidays (includes Semana Santa, Feria, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve): 30 euro
Surcharge for luggage: 0.50 euro per piece
Special night surcharge for Semana Santa and Feria, 9pm-7am: 25%
Bus from airport to city centre
The EA airport bus leaves every 15 to 30 mins (depending on time of day) from 05.20 hrs am to 00.45 hrs, and takes 20-30 minutes. Download timetable. It costs 4 euro.
It stops at: AIRPORT ARRIVALS - Kansas City (Hotel Ibis Sevilla) - Ave. Kansas City (Frt. Pabellón San Pablo) - Ave. Kansas City (Santa Justa train station ) - Ave. Kansas City (Ayre Hotel) - Luis de Morales (Hotel Los Lebreros) - Luis de Morales (Hotel Novotel Sevilla) - Apeadero San Bernardo (Hotel NH Viapol) - Avda. Carlos V (Jardines del Prado) - Paseo Colón (Torre del Oro) - PLAZA DE ARMAS BUS STATION (Hotel NH Plaza de Armas) .
Seville's main train station is Santa Justa, located to the north of the city centre on Avenida Kansas City. It has shops (including a newsagent selling foreign press), restaurants and bars, several car parks, car hire offices, a taxi rank and bus stop. It is the third-busiest station in Spain, by passenger numbers.
One of the fastest and most comfortable ways to arrive in Seville is on the AVE , the high-speed long-distance train which has services arriving from Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Cordoba throughout the day. There are also trains arriving at Santa Justa from all over Andalucia, from the Cercanias (small local trains) which serve the hill-towns of the Sierra Norte, to long-distance trains from Jaen, Granada and Almeria, as well as medium-distance trains with spectacular routes such as the Ronda/El Chorro line.
From the train station, you can take a bus or taxi into the city centre.
There are two bus stations in Seville City. For information about them and timetables see the Seville Bus Stations homepage >
Many people prefer to have the flexibility and independence of hiring their own car while they are travelling around Andalucia, including Seville.
There are two main collection points for car rentals in Seville: the airport and the Santa Justa AVE train station. Bear in mind that parking is limited in Seville city. If you plan to ezplore Seville city for a few days and then hire a car to explore Andalucia, you should consider hiring the car form when you plan to leave the city. see note on Seville old town centre parking below
Airport hire care collection
On arrival at the airport, you will see the offices for the car rental companies (Hertz, Avis, Budget, Crown-Auriga, Economy, Europcar, National Atesa) in the arrivals lounge. You collect your hire car from the car park opposite the terminal building. See offers on Airport page.
The nearest petrol station to the airport, so you can return your car refuelled to avoid paying extra charges, is on the A4 motorway on the north-bound carriageway, just after the junction with the SE30 Seville ring-road.
Train station hire care collection
At Santa Justa train station, the offices of the hire car companies (including Hertz, Avis and National Atesa) are inside the parking area to the right of the station as you leave (there is a side exit next to the platforms).
The nearest petrol station, so you can refuel your hire car before returning it, is on Avenida Kansas City, just before you arrive at the station from the airport (heading south).
Please note, driving into the centre (within the Centro Historico, postcodes 41001-4, 41008, 41010), where most hotels are located, is not advisable, unless you're staying in a hotel with its own garage. Leave your car in a car park just outside the centre (Jose Laguillo, Bus Station, Paseo Colon; about 15-20 euros for 24 hours), or, better still, don't have a car while you're in Seville; hire one when you need to leave the city. Here are some economic car parks in the centre of Seville with online reservations.