Seville has a good bus system that will take you everywhere you need to go, along with a relatively new metro. But we recommend hoofing it in this extremely walkable city.
Getting Around Seville
Seville’s bus service does not pass through the city center, but will get you close to all the major points of interest. In addition to a network of lines that run north, south, east and west, there are four circular routes that loop around El Centro and Santa Cruz (lines C3 and C4) and the outlying neighborhoods of Triana and Isla de Cartuja (C1 and C2).
A one-journey ticket costs €1.30 and can be purchased on the bus. Tourist cards are good for unlimited bus travel and available for purchase at information centers throughout the city. A one-day unlimited ticket costs €5 and a three-day ticket costs €10.
All bus lines run from 6:30 a.m. until around 11:30 p.m., with certain lines (A1 through A6, N28 and N29) offering additional departures from Prado de San Sebastián at midnight, 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. An additional night bus, line 16, provides service from Plaza Jerónimo de Córdoba on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. These buses also depart at midnight, 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.
For more information, visit www.tussam.es (in Spanish only).
Metro Sevilla brought subway travel to Seville in 2009. The Metro currently has one line that runs through the southern half of the city. Three other lines are in the works. Train service starts at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays, stopping at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2 a.m. on Friday. On weekends the trains start running at 7:30 a.m., and service ends at 2 a.m. on Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday.
A single-ride ticket costs between €1.30 and €1.75 depending on zones traveled. A day pass, good for for unlimited travel in all three zones, costs €4.50. For more information, see the official Seville metro Web site.
Bike and Foot
Seville is an ideal pedestrian city. The most interesting areas are located within walking distance of each other, and nothing could be more enjoyable than meandering along pretty river paths or getting lost among narrow medieval streets.
If you tire of walking, bike. With its flat terrain, car-free city center and spiffy bike paths, Seville is very cycle-friendly. It’s also got an excellent bike-share program, “SEVici,” which provides 3,000 bikes, available for pickup at 250 stations throughout the city. You sign up in advance for a yearly (€25) or weekly (€10) membership, then head to a station and pick up your bike by entering a pin code.
Bikes are free for the first half hour of use, and you can drop off at any location. You’ll be charged €1 for the first hour (after the free half hour) and €2 for every hour thereafter. Note that there is also a refundable deposit of €150. For more information, visit the SEVici site.
You won't have much use for taxis in Seville during the day, but they may come in handy at night. The cost per kilometer in taxi fares fluctuates based on day and time, but an average fare within the city will cost you between €4 and €8.
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