If you’re wondering how to get from Seville Airport to the city center, you’re in the right place. Having traveled to the airport several times over the years, I’ve used all modes of transportation.
In this guide, I’ve organized it all for you so that you easily can find the best way for you to get from Seville Airport to Seville, whether you’re looking for a budget option or the most convenient way to get to your hotel.
Seville Airport (SVQ), also known as Sevilla-San Pablo Airport, is the sixth busiest land airport in Spain and plays a crucial role in the air connectivity of the region.
As an international airport, it’s come a long way since I took my first trip to Seville in 2003 and had to fly to Jerez, take the train to Cadiz, and then wait for a connecting train to Seville.
Now, the airport is a transportation hub with an average of between 100 and 200 daily flights and 7.5 million annual passengers.
Read on to find out exactly how you can get from Seville Airport to city center destinations for your next trip.
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I’m Linn Haglund, the face behind Amused by Andalucia! I’ve been based in Andalucia, Spain for the last 10+ years, mainly in Seville and Costa del Sol while exploring the region extensively. Since 2022, I’ve slow-traveled in my van with my fiancee and dog, spending significant time in each place to truly get to know all the hidden corners of this exciting and diverse region. I’m here to help you uncover Andalucia too!
How Far Is Seville Airport From the City Center?
Seville Airport is located 10 kilometers from the city center. It is only a 20-minute drive without traffic, however, it’s often a lot of traffic in the city center, so getting in and out might add to the travel time.
How to Get From Seville Airport to the City Center
Private transfers are one of the most convenient and comfortable options for getting from Seville Airport to the town center.
An assigned driver will meet you at the arrivals terminal, help with your luggage, and drive you straight to your hotel door.
You can easily book a Seville Airport transfer to the city online. When booking, make sure you provide accurate information about your arrival, departure, and number of passengers. I highly recommend booking it early to ensure availability on your dates.
It takes approximately 20-30 minutes from Seville Airport to the city center, but it could take longer depending on traffic and where your hotel is located.
Another advantage of private transfers is that the cars used are modern and spacious, offering features like air conditioning and WiFi connectivity.
Private transfers from Seville Airport are ideal if you travel in a group, with family, or with a lot of luggage.
Buses are the most affordable mode of transport from Seville Airport to the center. The Airport bus to Seville is operated by Tussam, which provides a half-hourly service to the town.
They operate from 4:30 am to 12:30 am from the airport to the city center and the journey takes around 30 minutes give or take. Tickets can be purchased on the bus, but make sure you have cash.
The bust stops outside the arrival’s main door on the left, with the main stops being Santa Justa railway station, the Alcazares, Avenida Carlos V, and Barrio Santa Cruz. It then continues to Plaza de Armas and Calle Torneo, on the west side of the old city center.
Seville Airport is not big and signs point you to the bus stop. Anyhow, if you’re unsure, make sure to ask someone who works at the airport to point you in the right direction.
Note that buses can get crowded in peak seasons.
Traveling by taxi from Seville Airport to city center is the most expensive alternative, with a flat rate from the airport to the city center, depending on the day and time.
From Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 9 pm, the taxis cost around €25, while at night and during weekends and public holidays, they add around 3 Euros to the fee.
Note that on public Holidays and Fiestas like Holy Week and Feria de Abril, prices are even higher at night. They usually also charge extra for luggage and pets.
Seville Airport taxis are located just outside the terminal building and take 15-20 minutes to the city center.
Hotel with airport shuttle
One of the best hacks for getting to Seville city center from Seville Airport is to book a hotel with airport shuttle. Some hotels have free airport shuttles while others offer the service for an extra fee. Nonetheless, it can be worth looking into.
Here are a few hotel options with airport transfer:
Hotel Casa Palacio Don Ramón – this 5-star hotel is ideally located near the Metropol Parasol within short walking distance from the old town. It has an outdoor pool for the warm months and a bar. Generally, the decor inside makes you feel like royalty.
Cavalta Boutique Hotel – this 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the Triana neighborhood, making it ideal if you want to explore the more local areas of Seville where the roots of the city’s Flamenco are. It’s just a 20-minute walk into the old town. The hotel has a pool, restaurants, and bars.
Palacio Bucarelli – this exclusive apartment hotel is truly one of the coziest places to stay in Seville with a cave-like pool and unique rooms. While it’s located a little bit out of the tourist center, you can still walk into the main attractions.
By Rental Car
If you plan a road trip in Andalucia, you’ll need a rental car, and you might as well pick it up directly at the airport.
There are various sites where you can get car rentals, but I like to use DisoverCars.com as I find them the most reliable option.
They browse for the best vehicles at the best prices for you and I find them more reliable and with better customer service than other sites I’ve used in the past.
I highly recommend booking your rental car as early as possible as the best deals sell out quickly, especially in the high season.
It can be quite overwhelming to drive in Seville (coming from me who has driven there for the last 20 years), especially if you don’t know where to go.
So I recommend getting a hotel with parking or you can check out my guide to free parking in Seville, as most of the places I mention are easy to reach by car.
However, note that these free parking spots are not super central and might add 15-30 minutes to walk to your hotel – so my top recommendation is to find a hotel with parking.
The journey from Seville to the city center takes 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic (which can get pretty dense in the city center.
Here are some great Seville hotels with parking:
Hotel Casa Palacio Don Ramón – this 5-star hotel is ideally located near the Metropol Parasol within short walking distance from the old town. It has an outdoor pool for the warm months and a bar. Generally, the decor inside makes you feel like royalty. They offer valet parking at an extra fee.
Cavalta Boutique Hotel – this 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the Triana neighborhood, making it ideal if you want to explore the more local areas of Seville where the roots of the city’s Flamenco are. It’s just a 20-minute walk into the old town. The hotel has a pool, restaurants, and bars, and offers valet parking for an extra fee.
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Conclusion: Seville Airport to Seville
Summing up, there are plenty of ways to get from Seville Airport to the city. If you’re on a budget, the Seville Airport bus is your best option while I highly recommend using a private airport transfer to your hotel if you’re looking for the most convenient option.
For anyone taking a road trip through Andalucia, I suggest getting a rental car.