Roam Around Sevilla, Spain Like A Local: How To

Be it by air, by rail, by road, or by sea, the ideally situated city of Sevilla has great accessibility and tons of options to accommodate the needs of any traveler.

By plane

Located 12 kilometers from the city center, the Aeropuerto de San Pablo is Sevilla’s main airport. The principal operating airline is Iberia, which runs numerous flights each week between Sevilla and an extensive list of destinations throughout Spain and Europe.

While you can stumble across cheap flights with mainstream carriers such as Iberia, Europe seems much smaller and much more accessible with the booming phenomenon of low-cost airlines. Newly emerged companies like Vueling and Ryanair run cheap, no-frills flights to and from destinations in Spain, including the Andalucian city, and beyond.

By train

A comfortable and more scenic way to travel to and from Sevilla is via the impressive train system, RENFE (Red Nacional de Los Ferrocarriles Españoles). Operating out of Sevilla’s train station, the Estación de Santa Justa, are two types of high-speed trains: the super-fast AVE and Talgo 200. Both are well-known for their never-failing punctuality, as well as for the comfort they provide. As a matter of fact, RENFE guarantees the return of the ticket to the passengers of any train that arrives more than 5 minutes late.

By bus

The city’s two bus stations allow you to travel to and from an unlimited variety of destinations, including quaint, whitewashed villages nearby, golden beaches bathed in sunshine, and bustling European cities. If you are looking to further explore the beauty and contrasts of the rest of the Sevilla province, then you’ are going to want to catch a bus from the Estación del Prado de San Sebastián.

By car

Driving is also always an option for long-distance travel in Spain but it is not as convenient or as useful once in town.

Transportation

Whether you are trying to dash from one side of the city to the other in record time or prefer to take in the sites from within the romantic comfort of a horse-drawn carriage, Sevilla is an easy city to get around in.

Bus

Any visitor to Sevilla will notice the fleet of red TUSSAM buses constantly passing through the streets. Tons of buses, numerous routes, and services including all-night nocturnal routes together compose a fantastic public transportation system that will get you from anywhere and anywhere you desire.

Tour buses

If you want to see the sights but there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day, consider boarding one of the two-story hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses. Tour passes are easy to find and are valid for 24 hours, so you can hop on and hop off all day seeing what you want to see as you cruise through Sevilla.

Horse-drawn carriages

If you want to experience Spain’s most romantic city accompanied by the quaint clip-clop of horse hooves, a classic suggestion is to climb into a traditional horse carriage for a relaxing tour of Sevilla. The horse carriages convene at various hard-to-miss sites throughout the city and the guided tour usually lasts about an hour.

Taxis

Taxis can be found at designated stands in all the main plazas or can be hailed on the street if showing a green light, which means they are available. Avoid driving in Seville as roads are confusing and hard to negotiate.

Metro

Seville’s new metro opened on April the 2nd 2009. It follows an 18km reverse U from the south-west to the south-east through the southern end of the city center where it stops at Plaza de Cuba, Prado de San Sebastian, and San Bernardo. The metro runs from 6.30 AM-11 PM on weekdays, and late departures are available on Fridays and Saturdays until 2 o’clock.

Bikes and scooters

Sevice bikes are available throughout the city with special docking stations that allow you to easily grab a bike and go wherever you need, then drop it off at another station when you arrive. Scooters are available for rent for €30 for the day and €120 for the week. These are a cost-efficient way of getting around and a driver’s license is not necessary.

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