San Pablo Airport, Sevilla
It's possible arrive to Seville by air thanks to the national and international air links which join the city to the major Spanish and European cities.
Es posible llegar a Sevilla por aire gracias a cualquiera de las conexiones aereas nacionales e internacionales que unen la ciudad con las principales ciudades españolas y europeas.
Our flight to Seville was from Liverpool - a new service in 2006 and one we were happy to take advantage of :-) Rafael Moneo the diesgner of the terminal, whichh opened in 1989, used the themes of Seville: the mosque (vaulted arch concourse) , the palace (expansive blue tiled concourse) and the orange trees (in the airport grounds).
Seville airport is located about 10 Kilometres north east of the city - taxi fares to city centre should be about 20-25 euros. We tried to help a guy out by offering to share a taxi with him as he didn't have enough euros but the drver caught onto this and was very meanly I thought doubled the fare - he ended up going on the bus which arrived shortly after.There is a half hourly bus service from 06.15 to 23.00 to the Santa Justa railway station in the centre of the city. The cost of a single ticket is 2.30 Euro. The route is Puerta de Jerez and there are stops in streets Palos de la Frontera, Pedro de Castro, Enramadilla, avenida San Francisco Javier, Luis de Morales y Avenida Kansas City (next to Santa Justa station).
We flew to Sevilla from Frankfurt/Hahn, Germany - about a 2 1/2 hour flight. Sevilla's airport is quite close to the city and it is basically a domestic airport, although some of the international budget airlines fly here as well.
We did not really see anything of the airport, since we were only traveling with carry-on luggage and the only thing we looked at, was the bus stop for the bus to Sevilla. And that was easy to find: just outside the airport to the left is the bus-stop for the airport bus to Sevilla!
The airport is not big, we flew with a low cost airline so we did not had checked in luggage. It is closed at night so do not plan to sleep there It open around 4am
The tourist office by the exit door have a great map of the town and also "EL giraldillo", a newspaper that will tell you all about what is happening in town.
There is a bus stop, far in the left from the exit door. A ride to the center will cost you 2.30 euro, 4 roundtrip. If you are staying in Santa Cruz as we did, your get off is the last stop in Avenida del Cid.
The airport is only 12 kilometers (7 miles) outside of the city and you can take a bus operated by Los Amarillos that runs every half hour and drops you off or picks you up in front of Hotel Alfonso XIII. It only costs 4.50.
Seville's airport is a very standard regional airport, with all the usual features, and nothing particularly special. There is, at least, a pleasant mirador from which you can watch the planes.
The AENA site for the airport contains useful information. (In English too)
Then choose your airport.
We found out that the amarillo bus is very unreliable at weekends. it runs only a few times a day if at all. timetables are available only at the airport or puerta de jerez!
it's also possible (but not recommended) and to reach the airport afoot: take city bus #70(?) to park alcosa and walk aside the highway to the sevilla camping. then climb a fence and follow the path between the highway and the airport for 800m for the terminal.
The Airport Bus will take you to the busy street behind the cathedral. You buy the ticket on the bus, the driver has some change, but better to have some coins. This bus stops also at the train station on the way. Be sure and get to the pickup area and stand in line at least 20 minutes ahead if you are on a Sunday. The bus runs fewer times on Sunday.
The line EA goes from the Plaza de Armas in the city centre to the airport, with stops at different points between, including the Santa Justa rail and AVE station. It takes about 35 minutes. € 4 one way or € 6 return.
The last stop from the airport bus is Avenidid El Cid which is right beside the old town , but as there are no sign posts it can be confusing. Don't walk around aimlessly but stop some one and seek directions. When you get off the bus turn right as you alight and take the second left to get to the old town. Note that if you are going to Santa Justa train station, for the AVE - for example,you should get off several stops before this.
If you are already in Spain the best and cheapest way to come to Seville is by bus. But if you are comming from outland you should consider getting to Madrid by plane and there take a 'Ave' train, which take you to Seville in 2h30min. There is an airport in Seville, but prices are offen expensive. In summer you could also consider getting to Malaga airport instead of Madrid. Malaga is a nice city too, very touristic, with a good beach and a good weather all the year.
We flew directly from London with Iberia.
Taxis are convenient and cheap although the best way around town is foot as it is not that big a place. There are also alot of horse drawn carriages for the tourists but we thought they were quite expensive - agree a price and route before setting out.
By plane (there are direct flights from other Europeans cities out of Spain or via Madrid if not), By train: the Ave is the high speed train in spain. Or By car, theres is a highway from Madrid to Seville and it takes about 6-7 hours to get there
Seville is a small city. Get the bus (there are 10 travels tickets that are sold in the 'kioskos' where you can also get the newspapers) for long itineraries. Anyway, buy a map and walk, walk, walk, it is the best way to know the citie, and don´t worry if you get lost in the 'Barrio de Santa Cruz'... it is normal.
1. By plane. Arrival in San Pablo airport.
2. By bus. There are two long-distance bus stations in town, with frequent service to the rest of Andalucía, the Mediterranean Coast and points north of the Sierra Morena and Portugal.
3. By train. Four classes of trains, including the hyper-speedy AVE service, connect Seville to Madrid.
By taxi, bus, car (car - rental), on foot...
Take a tour of Sevilla in a horse-drawn carriage. It is a great stress-free way to see the sites and experience the flavor of the city.
It is also a great city to walk around in - there is so much to see and experience in the narrow winding streets of the Barrio de Santa Cruz.
Driving around the city is very difficult. The streets are very narrow and directional signs are almost non-existent. Many streets change names every block so it is difficult to get around unless you really study a map and plot out your course.