Most of the tourist sights in Seville are in the central area, which is flat and best explored on foot. Those travelling further afield will find buses the easiest and most economical way of getting around. Bus stops are easy to find on the main avenues and run on circular routes around the city, and line routes in all directions out of it. Bus routes emanate from Plaza Nueva, Plaza de la Encarnacion, La Barqueta, and Prado de San Sebastian.
Taxis can be found at designated stands in all the main plazas, or can be hailed on the street if showing a green light, which means they are available. Tourists should always ensure that the meters in taxis are operational and that they are only turned on at the beginning of their trip as foreigners are sometimes the victims of overcharging. Uber and Lyft are options as well.
As with all Spanish cities, it is best to avoid driving in Seville, as the roads are confusing and hard to negotiate. Spanish drivers are notorious for their casual and chaotic approach to rules of the road, and although rented cars are wonderful for excursions out of Seville, they are best kept parked at the hotel while sightseeing in the city. Those exploring the city on foot should be sure to get a map when wandering around neighbourhoods such as Santa Cruz, as the narrow maze of streets can be rather confusing.
5 miles (8km) northeast of Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez Airport (XRY)
Location5 miles (8km) northeast of Jerez de la Frontera
Getting to the city
There is regular bus service to Jerez, Cadiz, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Costa Ballena and Chipiona from Jerez Airport.
TimeGMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).
AurigaCrown, Avis, Europcar, Goldcar and Hertz operate car hire facilities at Jerez Airport.
There are metered taxis available outside the terminal.
The terminal contains duty-free shopping, restaurants, a bank, VIP lounge, first aid station and information desk.
There are short and long-term parking facilities at Jerez Airport.
San Pablo Airport
The airport is 6 miles (10km) from Seville.
San Pablo Airport (SVQ)
LocationThe airport is 6 miles (10km) from Seville.
Getting to the city
A bus runs from the airport to Seville every 30 minutes. It stops at Puerta de Jerez, Palos de la Frontera, Pedro de Castro, Enramadilla, Avenida San Francisco Javier, Luis de Morales, and Avenida Kansas City (next to Santa Justa station). It takes up to an hour to do the trip as there is often heavy traffic.
Rental companies operating at San Pablo Airport include Atesa, Avis, Crown Car Hire, Europcar and Hertz. Rental desks are in the arrivals area and an international drivers permit is required.
Taxis are the fastest way to get into town and there are metred taxis available outside the airport. The journey takes about 25 minutes.
Bank, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, lost property offices, VIP lounges, restaurants, shops and kiosks, WiFi, chemist, first aid and facilities for disabled passengers are all available at the airport.
Parking is available at the airport.