Getting Around Sevilla

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    Not to Fear , there's a Subway

    by lotafro Written Jun 3, 2009

    Seville became the first southern Spanish mainland city to get an underground on Thursday, as the first of a planned four lines started functioning.

    The line measuring 18 kilometres links north-western Seville with the southeast.

    The construction of the subway, which is estimated to cost 600 million euros (800 million dollars), is running more than two years late of schedule. Media reports attributed the delay to unexpected problems caused by short-term planning.

    Seville, with 700,000 residents, is the sixth Spanish city to get an underground after Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Palma de Majorca.

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    Bikes in Seville

    by rodsdispatches Updated May 27, 2009

    Seville is very bike friendly - at least in the areas tourists want to see. There are wide bike lanes thru the parks and along both sides of the river - and it is very flat. If you can't borrow or rent from your hotel, find one of the many city bike racks, and sign up for the city's take-and-leave bike system. Special bikes that lock into these racks can be borrowed from one spot and left at another - first 1/2hr. free and cheap thereafter. Great way to sight-see and take photos. Many locals use this system to commute across town and there seemed to be lots of bikes in most racks even during the April fair when bikes were the fasted thing on the horse slowed streets.

    Bike to the April Fair
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    Rental car

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Mar 30, 2009

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    When we travel, we like to be independent to do our own thing and it usually involves getting off the beaten track. As a result, we almost always hire a car if it makes any sense at all given the circumstances of where we are visiting. In this case, because Sue's sister was joining us from England for eight days of our trip, I had to go one size larger than normal to accommodate three suitcases. It turned out to be a diesel Ford Focus station wagon with a 5-speed manual transmission. There was enough space in the rear for the suitcases plus a few other odds and ends as well as a flap that covered-up everything from prying eyes. However, I did not like the fact that it had a big 'Goldcar Rental' sticker on its rear window, advertising the fact to the world.

    We hired it from Red Ribbon Car Hire Spain but picked it up from the Goldcar desk four days earlier away up the Mediterranean coast at the Alicante airport - at a daily rate of 18.26 Euros. However, when all the extras like insurance and diesel surcharge were added in, the total for 18 days came to 617 Euros.

    In larger congested cities like Sevilla or Granada, the best thing to do is to just find a parking garage and do your exploring on foot! I learned my lesson in Granada and put quickly put it in the closest parking garage to our hostal (a 10-minute walk but not cheap at 18 Euros/day). Aside from the traffic and convoluted streets, another problem with this Group F-size car was in towns, trying to squeeze it into one of the few small parking spots that one might chance upon. However, it did not give us any mechanical problems during the 3240-km (~2000 miles) we drove it and was just great in allowing us to reach the many smaller destinations on our trip.

    Our Ford Focus rental station wagon
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    By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    by Redang Updated Jan 7, 2009

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    Sevilla is in Andalucía, south of Spain. From Madrid, take road A 4.
    Some road distances to Sevilla from:
    - Madrid: 528 kms.
    - Lisbon (Portugal): 462 kms.
    - Berlin (Germany): 2.778 kms.
    - Riga (Latvia): 3.858 kms.

    The website gives you more road distances together with drivng times and the best routes.

    Sevilla (Andaluc��a, Spain)

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    Estación de Santa Justa/Railway Station

    by Redang Updated Jan 7, 2009

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    This is the most important railway station in Sevilla (or the only one) where all trains leave/arrive: Commuter trains, suburban trains and long distance ones, AVE (Spanish High Speed) included. It was inaugurated in 1.992 for the Expo.

    - Address: Av. Kansas City

    The website is for timetables.

    Santa Justa station (Sevilla, Andaluc��a, Spain)

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    Seville to Lisbon

    by rafgys Updated Oct 25, 2008

    The only express service from Seville to Lisbon is by bus, with EuroLines (www.eurolines.es)... twice a day (during the afternoon and at midnight), € 43 per adult person.

    The other option is a bit more complicated, but it may work if you missed a bus and you don't wanna wait till midnight (plus, it's cheaper).

    Take a bus to Huelva, with Damas (www.damas-sa.es)... it's a one-hour trip, costs € 7.36. From there you can take another bus to Faro and then on to Lisbon.

    In case you don't get anything to Faro, head on to Ayamonte (a small port right on the border). Bus with Damas costs € 4.33, some 45 to 50 minutes away.

    Once in the port, head to the ferry port... where a small ferry takes you across the river for only € 1.45 to Vila Real de San Antonio (the Portuguese side of the Guadiana river).

    There are buses [€ 18, five hours] and (I think) trains, as well, to keep on going to Lisbon...

    Like I said, it's more complicated... but it doesn't really take more time than the regular bus, and it's a good alternative!

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    Driving

    by keeweechic Written Oct 19, 2008

    Driving Distances :
    From Cordoba – 155km, Malaga – 207km, Granada – 250km, Madrid – 538km

    There are six main routes which lead in and out of Seville from other major Spanish cities. Rush hours in the city are between 7.00am – 9.30am and 4.30pm to 7.30pm. The right hand rule applies in Seville, give way to traffic approaching from the right at roundabouts and major junctions. Speed limits in urban areas if 50km.

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    Bikes

    by keeweechic Written Oct 11, 2008

    Seville is flat and great for cycling. You can hire a bike and do it yourself from places like Bike Sevilla who rent bikes for anything like 3 hours to a week. You can also hire folding bikes from them and they will deliver to your hotel and offer advice on itineraries. Cyclotour is another company and can be found at Parque de Maria Luisa. If you are a resident you can pay an annual fee and can use a bike for up to 30 mins free or pay a minimal fee per half hour after that. For tourists, there are kiosks around the city with bike racks where you can hire a bike short term with a credit card.

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    River Cruises

    by keeweechic Written Oct 7, 2008

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    A different way to see Seville is by taking a Guadalquivir river cruise. These last an hour and take you by some of the many monuments and attractions on both sides of the river. The boats are equipped with a bar for both drinks and snacks.

    There are a couple of different company’s operating the boats. You can also book your cruise before you go through Viator. They have two departures – 1.30pm and 5.00pm. The local cruise operator is Cruceros Torre del Oro and their boats depart from the pier at the Gold Tower (Torre de Oro).

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    Airport bus

    by tini58de Written Oct 4, 2008

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    There is a direct bus from Sevilla airport to the center of Sevilla. The fare is 3 € per person (September 2008) and it takes about 20 - 30 minutes to get into the city center. They run in a 30 minute interval from around 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Very convenient!

    The itinerary is Seville Airport - Kansas City - Santa Justa Railway Station - Luis de Morales - San Francisco Javier - Carlos V - Prado San Sebastiá.

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    Iberia - no, gracias!

    by coccinella169 Updated Aug 15, 2008

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    The 2 times I went to Sevilla, I used Iberia. Already my first experience with them was annoying - I had to wait for hours at Sevilla airport and was afraid to miss my connection flight in Barcelona. However, the plane from Barcelona to Vienna was equally delayed, so I reached it. The Iberia staff already then was not helpful at all and there was no information.

    My latest experience with Iberia was even more dreadful. Short after the take-off to Madrid I could heard something that sounded like an explosion - I thought it came from the emergency exit door. I had a look at the stewardess, who showed a real pokerface.

    However, the next shock was, that the plane did not go up, meaning it was flying just several meters above the ground. What had happened was, that during take off a tyre had exploded, parts of the wheel came into one engine which stopped it`s work then. A similar thing happened at the fatal accident of the Concorde. We had to circulate about 90 minutes over lower Austria to loose kerosene. Meanwhile I could watch hysterical flight attendants looking out of the windows to check the engine, rehearsing how to open the emergency exit door and studying the emergency manual. Obviously they don`t do emergency trainings at Iberia too often.

    It was like a nightmare, we had to take the shoes of and take this special position to protect the head for landing.

    However, we landed safely, although they had problems with the alighting gear as well, so there were flying firebrands.

    On the next day, they brought us to Madrid with a newer plane- and when I arrived, Iberia staff had no idea about what happened or on which connection flight they`s book me.

    In addition, on the way back we had a delay and they left my luggage in Madrid - I got it only the following day.

    All in all, it was a very unpleasant experience and I will never fly them again.

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    See Sevilla by rental bike

    by ABQ_Hugh Written Oct 27, 2007

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    SEVICI is a bike rental service in Sevilla. The bikes are secured to posts at many locations around the city and are accesssible 24 hours/day. The bikes are simple 3 speed models with fenders, a basket in front, a cable lock, and adjustable seats

    After getting a pass at the kiosk [1 week pass 5 Euros] using your credit card, you can check bikes in and out of the posts. The first 30 minutes are free, one hour [after the first 30 minutes] is 1 euro, then the consecutive hours are 2 euros/hour

    We used the bikes to ride all over town. On our last day, we didn't have to leave town unti 6 pm. So, we took the bus to the Sevilla Santa Justa train station, dropped our bags in a locker, then picked up bikes from the posts out in front of the station, and returned to the city center and checked in the bikes. Later in the day, we checked out bikes again, and dropped them off at Santa Justa station, picked up our bags, and took the train back to Madrid.

    Sevici location for bike pickup or return.
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    To CORDOBA by train

    by MaheshSamtani Written Jun 13, 2007

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    There is a very good train service from Sevilla and Cordoba. You can either take the AVE that goes to Madrid, which is a slightly more expensive option only in cost because you have another option called the lanzadera, which is also a high speed train, which takes you to Cordoba in just about 45 minutes. The round trip cost in the LANZADERA is around 20 euros per person. The train is very comfortable and offers the best standards in service.

    The high speed trains
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    Airport to downtown by BUS

    by MaheshSamtani Written Jun 13, 2007

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    Once you reach Sevilla airport the best way to reach downtown or even the SANTA JUSTA railway ststion at Kansas City road is the bus. Just outside the arrivals terminal you will find a busstop. The bus service has a freequency of aprox. 20 minutes and with a cost of just 2 Euros for the ride you have great service in a comformtable bus. A 10 minutes ride ( depending much on the traffic situation ) will take you downtown.

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    Bus to Granada

    by leplaya Written Jan 28, 2007

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    The Alsina Grells bus goes to several cities in Andalucia, including Granada. It leaves from the Prado San Sebastian bus station. To Granada it costs 17.60 euros and takes about 3 hours. It's less expensive and faster than taking the train.

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