Getting Around in Seville
Public transport is most commonly the cheapest method for getting around a city. Bus stops, metro and train stations in Seville are a very common sight. In addition to having an extensive network, prices are not expensive at all which makes it far easier for the budget traveller.
- Seville is equipped with an extensive bus network, covering most areas around the city.
- Besides the bus, one can make use of the tram MetroCentro which as one may guess, runs only in the centre. It has four stops and is only 1.4 km in length.
- The third type of public transport is the underground metro that is divided into three zones. Until now, only Line 1 is operational, but there are plans for up to four lines. Line 1 is divided into Zone 0, Zone 1 & Zone 2 covering a total of 22 stations.
Main Train Stations in Seville
There are three train stations in Seville, and these are mainly used for journies to other cities such as Barcelona or maybe a venture down to the British Territory of Gibraltar. These are Santa Justa, Sand Bernardo and Virgen del Rocio stations. You can use Google Maps to easily plan your way around. However, we do recommend to use the official railway website to plan journies to other cities in Spain. Journeys are very frequent and usually, most trains leave on time.
Public Transport Fares
Depending on the length of your stay and how much you’re planning of using public transport, there are different ways you can go about the fares. Check them out below to see which one applies best in your case.
Bus & Tram
- One-way tickets cost €1.40 per trip and are bought onboard.
- Another option is the Tarjeta Multiviaje where you’ll buy a card for a €1.50 deposit and charge it with a minimum of €7.00. This way, each trip will cost just €0.69 instead of the original price being €1.40 (if no bus/tram changes required) or €0.76 (if the journey involves more than one bus/tram). This card can be bought from most tobacco shops and kiosks.
- Unlimited travel cards exist for short visits. Called the Tarjeta Turista, the one-day unlimited travel card cost €5 while the 3-day card is €10 which worked perfectly for us as they covered the full three days of our stay. Such cards can be purchased from Puntos de Información de TUSSAM (TUSSAN Information points) which are located at Prado San Sebastián, Plaza Ponce de León and in Avda. Andalucía, 11.
As mentioned, the metro line is divided into three zones being Zone 0, Zone 1 and Zone 2. Single journey fares are determined by the number of ‘hops’ between one zone and another.
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The Underground travel card is the first way how to reduce these fares. By purchasing the card and topping up with a minimum of €10.00 from a ticket machine, this will entitle the traveller to the following fares:
|No. of Hops||Fare|
Note that one card can be used by multiple travellers at the same time, given they all touch in and out when travelling.
Unlimited travel cards are available for 1-day and come at a cost of €4.50. These can be bought from the same ticket machines and grants you unlimited travel for the same mentioned day.
On top of this all, always feel free to ask stewards around or even locals. Although most of them don’t speak fluent English, they’ll go well out of their way to try and help. At least, that’s what we’ve experienced in our case! 😊