Seville’s main train station (Seville Santa Justa) is the third-busiest station in Spain, servicing over 8 million travelers per year. It is located in the eastern part of the city centre and this contemporary station provides service to Córdoba, Málaga and Madrid via the AVE and RENFE trains.
Seville also has an international airport that offers a daily air service between the city and major European cities and the rest of Spain.
Close to Seville, there are three other airports that also serve as entry and exit for many travelers: the airport of Málaga, Jerez or Faro in Portugal.
Students also have a variety of enjoyable options for touring the city – on two or four wheels; bike, bus, tram or underground.
- Bike: If you live in Seville, either short or long-term, you will find the bikes very useful; many people make use of the bike lanes, either with their own bicyle, or using the public service Sevici. Sevici is Seville’s public bike rental service which started in 2007, has 2500 bicycles available from 250 stations around the city, approximately 300 metres apart. There are 120 km of cycle lanes in the city, making it one of the best-served cities in Spain for this extremely clean, green and healthy means of transport.
- Bus: Seville has an extensive bus network, covering all barrios around the city. Most buses leave either from Puerta de Jerez (south of the centre) or from Plaza Ponce de Leon (east). The circular buses, C3 and C4, follow the ring road around the old city centre. One small bus takes a circular route inside the centre, the C5. They run from about 6 am to 11.30 pm, with night buses leaving from Prado de San Sebastián station from 12 midnight to 2 am.
- Tram: The tram goes south from Plaza Nueva, the centre of the city, and has four stops, covering a total distance of 1.4 km. After leaving from Plaza Nueva, it goes down Avenida de la Constitución past the Cathedral, stopping at the Archivo de Indias, San Fernando, Prado de San Sebastián (underground station), and finishes at San Bernardo train station and underground station. Confusingly, the tram is called Metro-Centro, even though it’s nothing to do with the underground. From Monday to Friday it runs from 6 am to 11.30 pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 6 am to 1.30 am.
- Underground: This finally opened in spring 2008, and is used by an estimated 20 million passengers a year. It is small-scale, using just three passenger coaches, with 22 stations. But it’s clean, efficient and regular and has proved a success. It is especially useful, and busy, during Semana Santa and Feria when parking near these events is both scarce and pricey. The underground currently has only one line operating, out of four which are planned. Line 1 which is 18 km long. It runs from 6.30 am (7.30 am Saturdays and holidays) to 11 pm (2 am on Friday and holidays).