The public transport in Seville, with all its shortcomings and virtues, can reach virtually all parts of the city. From the metro, which was finally equipped to the city, the bus or the tourist metro center, transport in the city has improved over the years and in this guide, we tell you everything you need to know to move around Seville quickly and efficiently.
Personally, I have always thought that Seville is not a well-connected city. The shortcomings of transport in Seville, especially those related to the metro, are detrimental to mobility within the city but also to the structuring of the territory and its economic development. It is true that what we have works well; the problem is that what we have is not enough: we need more.
In general, the different modes of public transport in Seville are the metro (which has only one line), the tram – which connects the center with San Bernardo -, the city’s bus network (TUSSAM), and the vicinity of Renfe. In any case, in this article, we have prepared a complete guide to public transport in Seville. Do not miss it!
Public transport in Seville
The truth is that Seville is the perfect size to explore on foot , in fact, this is how you will truly enjoy it. You will be able to reach all or almost all places with your little legs. If for whatever reason you need to use public transport in Seville, you will not have any problem because in this guide we tell you everything you need to know.
1. The Seville Metro
The Seville Metro is quite new (it was inaugurated in 2009), despite having been projected for more than 50 years. It consists of a single line , although there are another four projected (without construction signs). The fact that it is so small means that moving around the subway has no loss whatsoever .
Line 1 is divided into three sections from an organizational and tariff point of view. Depending on the number of jumps you do, you will have to pay one price or another. Here you have the map of the Seville metro :
- 0 jumps : It costs 0.82 euros.
- 1 jump : It has a price of 1.17 euros.
- 2 jumps : It has a price of 1.37 euros.
This implies that if you go from one point (section 0) to another (section 2) you will do two jumps. In the case of tourists, the most normal thing is that you never leave section 1, so you will always make zero jumps.
You can easily check where each station is located, although I give you some indications about the most touristy ones :
- Nervion . It is a commercial and business area, with several shopping centers and a Corte Inglés. It has quite a few hotels.
- Saint Bernard . It leaves you in the area of the same name. From here the tram departs.
- Prado de San Sebastián . It leaves you next to the Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park.
- Jerez Gate . It is the most central station. If you want to visit the Cathedral, the Alcazar or the Guadalquivir River area, it is the ideal one.
- Cuba Square . It is located in the neighborhood of Los Remedios, you can easily reach Triana from here.
With regard to fares and tickets, you can choose to get single tickets (1.35 without jumps) or take out the bonometer (it is a green paper card) to which you have to add a minimum charge of 10 euros and that you can use several people at the same time (with the bonometer it costs 0.82 without jumps).
The consortium card (hard, green) also works, but not the Tussam multi-trip (red). The metro operates from 06:30 to 23:00 from Monday to Thursday and until 02:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
2. Seville buses
The consortium that manages the buses in Seville is called TUSSAM . If you want to take a bus, I recommend that you download the company’s app , and there you can see all the lines there are.
The card for the bus (red) is different from the one for the metro, and you can get it and load it at the tobacconists around the city – it can also be recharged online, although it takes a few hours to appear. The minimum charge is 7 euros , and they charge you 1.50 for the card. With the TUSSAM multiviaje the bus costs 0.69 euros. If not, you can pay the driver for a single ticket (1.40 euros).
3. Tram (Metrocentro)
The Seville surface tram, or metro centro , connects San Bernardo with the center of Seville and stops at the Prado de San Sebastián, Puerta Jerez, the Archivo de Indias and Plaza Nueva. The construction of an extension is planned that will connect the Santa Justa Station with San Bernardo and, therefore, will make it possible to get from the train station to the city center in a few minutes. We will update the article according to the news regarding the project.
The tickets for the metro center the machines can take on the seasons (1.40 euros) or you can use the card Multiviaje TUSSAM (red). You must bite when entering – do not forget since the controls are usually frequent and you risk being fined.
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4. The bicycle rental service (Sevici)
Personally, and after visiting many European cities, I can say that Seville has one of the best bike infrastructures in all of Europe. Not only for rent, but also for bike lanes – which is great in a very flat city, with no hills, and where cycling is very comfortable. The bike rental service is called Sevici and there are about 2,500 bikes in more than 250 locations.
There are two types of possible tickets: a short-term one (it has a price of 13.33 euros and lasts one week) and a long-term one (one year), designed for people who live in the city. In the case of the first option, the first 30 minutes are always free, and from there they charge you 1.03 euros for the first hour and 2.04 euros for the second and subsequent hours – you can always release the bike after half an hour and get another one again.
The network near Sevilla connects the capital with some of the Andalusian towns in the province. With some exceptions, the lines do not reach some of the large municipalities in the province and are obsolete (especially the C3). In total there are five different lines:
- C1 : Lora del Río, Brenes, La Rinconada, Dos Hermanas, Utrera, Las Cabezas de San Juan, Lebrija.
- C2 : Cartuja, Olympic Stadium.
- C3 : Brenes, Cantillana, El Pedroso, Cazalla de la Sierra, Constantina.
- C4 : Congress Palace, Palmete, Virgen del Rocio.
- C5 : Benacazón, Villanueva del Ariscal, Salteras, Valencina, Santiponce, Camas.
Tickets can be obtained at train stations and are not excessively expensive. You can check the prices on the official Renfe website.
6. New forms of urban mobility
Lagging behind other Spanish and European cities, new forms of urban mobility have arrived in Seville that are changing the current paradigm. Both Uber and Cabify operate in the capital – their prices are similar -, which join the wide range of taxis already existing in the city.
Shared electric motorcycles have also been installed: YEGO, Acciona, and Muving, which charge according to the minutes of use.