Seville, Spain Travel Tips

Public transport in Seville

Since the highlights in Seville are almost all located in the old town, you can do almost everything on foot.

If you walk from the Basílica de la Macarena on the northern edge of the old town to the Parque de Maria Luisa in the very south, it will take you about an hour. With that you have already crossed the historic center.

Metro in Seville

According to Sportingology, there is also a metro in Seville, which is of little interest to visitors. There is only one line, which primarily brings commuters from the suburbs into the city. The metro does not run through the old town and along the sights at all. So you can safely ignore them.

Public buses in Seville

A handful of public buses run through the old town. The bus lines C1 to C5 are mainly interesting for visitors. Lines C1 to C4 run in circles around the old town, C5 also runs a little bit into it. You can get a ticket for a single journey directly from the driver for 1.40 euros.

It will be cheaper if you get a Tussam Travelcard. You can get them at kiosks and tobacco shops. You have to leave a deposit of 1.50 euros, which you get back when you return the Travelcard.

You can load credit onto this card, which you can use over several days. You have to top up at least 7 euros, maximum 50 euros.

The advantage: Instead of 1.40 euros, a single journey with the Travelcard costs you only 69 cents. If you want to change once, 76 cents will be deducted from the card.

Our tip: If you have accommodation in Triana or one of the outskirts and are staying for at least three days, the Travelcard is worthwhile for you. With the bus lines 40, 43 and C3 you are in the old town in no time at all. This saves you a kilometer or two on foot.

With an accommodation in the old town, the Travelcard will not be worth it. If you should actually get on a bus, you can also buy the normal ticket.

Hop on hop off bus in Seville

The hop-on hop-off bus in Seville will take you to some of the city’s landmarks, but the buses don’t go through the historic center, just around the perimeter.

There is simply no room for buses in the streets of Seville. We think the hop on hop off bus is only useful if you are staying longer in Seville or if you have accommodation in Triana as you can easily take it across the river to the old town.

Note: A hop-on hop-off tour in Seville is definitely not worth it over Easter! At this time, Easter processions take place everywhere, which is why the routes of the buses are massively shortened.

Arrival to Seville

By plane

There are direct flights to Seville from various German cities, including Lufthansa, Ryanair and Easyjet.

Our tip: If you are planning a round trip through Andalusia , it is better to look for flights to Malaga . There is a larger offer and the prices are usually lower.

We always use Skyscanner ‘s price comparison to find the best connections and prices .

By train

From Malaga you can take the express train to Seville in just under two hours. A ticket for this route costs 47 euros.

With the regional train you need almost three and a half hours for the same route, but a ticket only costs 25 euros. So if you have time, you can save some here.

Of course you don’t only come from Malaga to Seville, but also from many other cities in Spain. Even from Madrid you can take the fast train directly to Seville in under three hours.

You can get tickets either on the Spanish or English language website of the Renfe, or on the German language website of the French Oui.sncf.

By bus

You can also get to Seville by bus. Alsa offers the largest Spanish bus network. Conveniently, the Alsa website is even available in German, so you can conveniently book your tickets online.

It takes about three hours to get from Malaga to Seville by bus. Tickets are available from 19 euros. Because this is only a very small saving compared to the regional train, we would recommend that you take the train. It’s much more comfortable than the bus.

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