Narrow alleys, picturesque buildings, charming terraces, hidden squares and a wonderful old town: Seville is waiting to be discovered! Despite having the largest center in Spain, it is easy to get around on foot or by bicycle, thanks to its flat structure and almost all pedestrian central areas. However, some attractions can be difficult to reach on foot and tiredness can be felt, so I recommend using the very efficient public transport system.
Here is a guide on how to get around Seville: info, costs and advice!
- Useful Tips
- How to get from the airport to the center of Seville
- How to get around on foot
- How to get around by bicycle
- Con i mezzi pubblici
- By car
- User questions and comments
To visit Seville from a purely tourist point of view, there is no need for public transport. In the historic center it is possible to walk around. For a first approach to the city, the best solution is to take a walking tour with a guide in Italian which also includes entrance to the cathedral and the Giralda. If you like cycling, opt for the city tour by bicycle, or by Segway, always with a guide in Italian.
The beauty of Seville is also given by the Guadalquivir river that crosses it: for this reason, we recommend that you take a cruise on the Guadalquivir at least once, ideal for admiring the city from another perspective! If the time available is short, an evergreen solution is the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus!
For the use of public media, we recommend downloading theWhatsapp transport officer, TUSSAM. Very useful to know in real time passages, routes, timetables and more on trams and buses! If you plan to use the means often, you can take advantage of subscriptions and cards at reduced prices!
- Recommended solutions and means: on foot, by bicycle, tourist bus
- Solutions and means not recommended: car
- City cards and season tickets recommended: Multi-trip bus pass (from € 7,00) Bonometro (from € 10,00), Day Pass for public transport (from € 5,00)
How to get from the airport to the center of Seville
L'Seville or San Pablo airport (SVQ) is located about 10km north-east of the heart of the city and is very small so it will be easy to navigate around it.
To get to the heart of Seville there are basically two options: taxi and bus. The second has frequency every 15/30 min and service hours 5: 20-1: 15. Both solutions are convenient and quick; the taxi obviously has a higher cost. Alternatively, you can conveniently book a private transfer to your hotel online before departure. If you opt for the bus, the best stop is San Bernardo or Avenida Carlo 5th (Prado Gardens), from here you can take the metro or the tram to reach the city center.
- Distance from the center: 10 km / travel time: 25 min
- By taxi: average cost € 25,00 / travel time: 25 min
- By bus: average cost € 4,00 / EA line - Especial Aeropuerto
- Private transfer: transfer from / to the airport
How to get around on foot
Seville invites you to walk. The historic center is largely pedestrianized and made up of narrow and winding streets. For a first approach to the city, the best solution is to take a walking tour with a guide in Italian which also includes entrance to the cathedral and the Giralda. If you like cycling, opt for the city tour by bicycle, or by Segway, always with a guide in Italian
However, the distances from one point of interest to another are not all very close: for example, from the spectacular Placa de Espana less than a km away is the famous Alcàzar, while at 1,5 km there is the Cathedral, with its famous Giralda Tower. Instead, if you want to get to the Basilica of the Macarena from the square there are 3,5 km. Let's say that tourist attractions are closed within a radius of approximately 4 kilometers. For this, a good alternative can be the hop-on hop-off tourist bus, which passes by the main attractions with the possibility of getting on and off as often as you want.
For others itineraries on foot, download our Smart Guide for visiting Seville for free.
How to get around by bicycle
With a 120 km cycle path and 250 storage stations belonging to the public bike sharing service Sevici (all the info on the official website), Seville lends itself very well to being visited by bicycle, especially during the beautiful spring days. The flat territory and the numerous cycle paths that cross the historic center, up to the parks and along the river, make the city a cycling paradise.
For a first approach to the roads and cycle paths, we recommend that you first take a guided bike tour, to familiarize yourself with cycling routes and itineraries.
La Seville's cycle path network is considered to be among the best in Europe. Possibility also to rent electric bicycles. More information on the official website
- by 10: 00 21 to: 00
- Ticket / single ride cost: first 30 min free, first hour € 1,00, subsequent hours € 2,00
- Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: 4 h € 10,00, 8 h € 18,00, 24 h € 20,00, weekly € 50,00
Con i mezzi pubblici
The public transport system is consisting of bus, tram and metro which cover Seville in a widespread way and are quite cheap. Of course, the subway and buses allow you to get to all the main places of interest faster, while the trams make the most scenic routes.
there different types of tickets and fares. A one-way bus ticket costs € 1,40, € 1,35 for the metro and € 7,00 for the Multi-trip Pass. For the metro there is an equivalent card, the Bonometer, with minimum top-ups of € 10,00. Then there are two types of Tourist Card that allow you to make all the trips you want for one or three days. They can be bought at the ticket offices at the price of € 5,00 and € 10,00 respectively.
For settle in the city and enjoy a scenic ride, we recommend the tourist bus, thanks to which you can move easily and quickly reach the main attractions, getting off and on without limits at the various stops, located in strategic points! A'experience absolutely to do is a cruise on the Guadalquivir, during which a guide will tell you the history of the city!
The bus network is operated from Tussam and includes approx 50 lines: some run from the center to the periphery (from 10 to 43), 7 run in a circular fashion (start with C) and others run longitudinally (from 1 to 6). Between the lines that follow a circular path the C3, C4 and C5 are particularly useful for tourists because they stop at the main stations and tourist spots.
There is also a night bus service, on weekends active until 7:00 in the morning, starting from Plaza Nueva and Prado de San Sebastiàn. Lines A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and N29 depart every day from the center of Seville (Prado San Sebastián) at midnight, 1:00 and 2:00; On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the service is reinforced by additional runs until 2:00 am.
- Downloadable map: bus-seville
- from 6:00 to 23:30, holidays from 7:00 to 23:30
- Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,40
- Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: Bonobus 10 rides € 6,00, one day € 5,00, 3 days € 10,00, Card Multiviaje from € 7,00 (single fare € 0,70, if you change line € 0,80)
The very efficient metro was inaugurated in 2008 and currently is limited to one line which crosses Seville from the east (Montequinto) to the west (Mairena del Aljarafe). However, it is expected to expand in the not too distant future. The line has 22 stations and is divided into three zones: 0 Ciudad Expo-Blas Infante, 1 Blas Infante-Pablo de Olavide, 3 Pablo de Olavide-Montequinto.
You will probably only use the band 1 that crosses the most characteristic points of Seville, but you need to know that they have different rates: if you switch from one to the other, the ticket price changes. If you only move in one area you will pay the basic rate, if you make the so-called "jumps" in the others there will be a slight increase in cost.
- Downloadable map: metro-seville
- Monday to Thursday 6: 30-23: 00, Friday, Saturday and holidays until 2:00, Saturday 7: 30-2: 00, Sunday and holidays 7: 30-23: 00
- Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,35 without jumps, € 1,60 one jump, € 1,80 two jumps
- Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: Daily € 4,50, Bonometro Card from € 10,00 (single corosa cost € 0,80 without jumps, € 1,20 one jump and € 1,40 two jumps)
Seville has only one tram line called Metrocento. It starts its run from Plaza Nueva and ends at San Bernardo train station. It heads south, passing along the Avenida de la Constitucion (pedestrian street), from Prado de San Sebastian, Puerta Jerez and the Cathedral / Archivo de Indiase. In everything it fulfills 5 stops. Throughout the journey you can observe beautiful scenery!
- Downloadable map: tram-seville
- by 6: 00 23 to: 30
- Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,40
- Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: 10 rides € 6,00, daily € 5,00, 3 days € 10,00, Card Multiviaje from € 7,00 (single fare € 0,70)
The taxi is a comfortable vehicle to use especially at night, when the buses are stopped or if your hotel is particularly decentralized. You will recognize them because they are white and have the city coat of arms, a yellow stripe and the license number on one side. Rates are prominently displayed inside the vehicle and include minimum price, start of travel, mileage and supplements such as night service, holidays, departure from the station or airport. Most trips to the central parts cost no more than € 5,00.
- 24 hours on 24
- Ticket / single ride cost: from € 3,00
We do not recommend driving around Seville. Traffic is intense and the streets are narrow and often pedestrianized. You would still be forced to leave your car in peripheral parking lots or at the limits of the pedestrian areas and move on foot! The best solution is to have a hotel with parking or in any case find a parking space for the days you will stay here.
On the other hand, as we have said so far, a vehicle is not required to visit Seville, you can easily move on foot or by bicycle or take advantage of the comfortable tourist bus if you do not want to travel by public transport.
In the historic center of Seville, only residents have free access with their vehicles. All the others have 45 minutes to enter and exit a network of narrow streets and one-way streets, reputed to be hell especially for those looking for a parking space! The risk? If you exceed 45 minutes you will be sanctioned with one fine of € 75,00.
Pollution emergency limitations
There are also active in Seville zones with restriction for pollution emergency. There 3 levels of warning. For each alert level, different traffic measures are implemented. You can consult the table with the various alert levels on the official website. Control comes carried out via cameras, foreign vehicles are also involved and the penalty amounts to € 90,00.
Stops and parking
Being a historic city, the center of Seville is made up of narrow and tangled streets, that is with very little possibility to park. The solutions are either those of paying one of several parking silos present in the city (from € 2,00 / hour) or leave the car just outside the center.
The practical and ecological concept of Park & Ride: park your car in a low cost car park outside the city center and then move freely around the city by public transport.
An example of P + R is the INSUR Mirador de Santa Justa car park, very close to several bus lines, the San Bernardo metro stop (L1) and, of course, the Santa Justa train station. This car park is relatively central, you can also move around on foot.
There are also numerous free parking on the outskirts of the city:
- San Vicente neighborhood: area including Torneo Avenue, Torneo Street, Alameda de Hércules - Get directions
- El Fontana neighborhood, 20 min from downtown - Get directions
- Parque Maria Luisa area, tram stop in the immediate vicinity - Get directions
- Macarena neighborhood - Get directions
- Ronda de Triana and López de Gomara - Get directions
- Nervión area, 20 minutes walk from the center - Get directions
- La Cartuja area, half an hour walk from the center - Get directions
- area near Torre de los Perdigones - Get directions