How to get to Seville? Train is definitely the best option, especially of you’re traveling from another Spanish city.
Thanks to its 16,000 km (10,000 mi) of railway infrastructure and more than 1,550 stations, catching a train is the easiest and most comfortable way to travel around Spain.
Renfe, a public company, is in charge of managing most the passenger train routes throughout Spain. Back in the day, it used to have the monopoly on high-speed distances but nowadays you can use other railway operators’ trains.
If you want to plan your train trips around Spain, have a look at a complete tutorial about train travel in Spain. There you can read all the information you need to organize your train journeys throughout the country.
Additionally, you can also read more information about getting around Seville by train.
There are different types of trains linking Seville to other cities and towns in Spain.
Seville has several long distance routes, most of them using high speed trains. These reach more than 310 km/h (193 mi/h) allowing you to get to your destination very fast.
Despite there are other railway operators (Renfe’s low-cost Avlo, OUIGO and iryo) covering several routes in Spain, none of them include Seville for the time being.
Currently Renfe has 3 AVE routes from Seville:
Seville has train connections with the main Andalusian cities (Córdoba, Málaga, Huelva, Cádiz, Jáen, Granada and Almería) as well as many other stops along these routes.
All these routes are operated by Renfe exclusively. Moderate Speed trains offer very convenient fares and the trains are very reliable although some routes can be quite slow.
Alternatively, you can catch a regional bus. Prices are also very cheap for what you get: the vehicles are generally very comfortable and modern (most companies offer free Wi-Fi on board), and they are rarely late (traffic permits).
The Cercanías or commuter service is operated by Renfe exclusively. This network has 5 railway lines that run all over the Seville region (provincia).
Fortunately, buying any Seville train ticket is extremely easy. It only depends on the type of train you plan to catch.
As I already mentioned, Long Distance train fares vary depending on the date and time you plan to travel. So the best way to find cheap train tickets for all train journeys by taking advantage of advance booking.
As for Moderate Speed trains, the fares don’t vary often and are fairly cheap.
And keep in mind that Renfe charges you an extra fee if you purchase your tickets at any train station ticket office.
Save time and money getting your Long Distance or Moderate Speed train tickets online!
Cercanías train tickets can be bought from machines at the train station and if available, ticket windows where Renfe staff can help you out. It’s easier to use the machines, but you can always go to a ticket window if you speak a bit of Spanish and need extra help.
You can’t use any bus or subway ticket on the train network, so you must purchase your Cercanías train tickets before boarding any commuter train.
If you want to explore the regions of Spain using the local train service, you might want to consider a Renfe Spain Pass. The Pass lets you hop on and hop off local trains at your convenience. These local trains arrive and depart frequently and are nicely comfortable.
A Renfe Spain Pass gives you unlimited travel throughout Spain. Choose from 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 journeys of train travel from Seville — that can be used consecutively or separately.
The city has two main stations: