The easiest option and the one that I usually recommend is a pre-arranged private car. The higher price compared to a taxi or the bus is definitely worth it, particularly after a long flight and if you are suffering from jet lag.
If you prefer on the other hand to save money, and you don’t mind struggling for a while with your luggage, there are other alternatives that will cost you less money.
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The cheapest way to get into Seville from the airport is to take a bus.
Tussam, the municipal bus company operates one of the main Seville Airport transfers. Bus line ‘EA’ (Especial Aeropuerto) links the city with the terminal.
Additionally, it stops at Seville’s major transports hub: the Jardines del Prado. From this stop one can walk 2-3 minutes and take the tram further into the city center. You can also catch the subway or go to the Prado bus station.
Unfortunately, you will have to handle your luggage as you get to the bus at the airport (or to your hotel at the other end), but it is a huge money saver.
Apart from this, Seville Airport transfers using the bus imply dealing with traffic. Depending on the traffic, the journey from the first stop to the airport can last 30-45 minutes.
Therefore, allow plenty of time on the return trip because traffic jams can be severe depending on the time and the day of the week. The last thing you want is missing your flight back home!
The cabs are located right outside the terminal, in front of the Arrivals hall main entrance. There is only one spot where taxis are parked so you won’t miss it.
There is a flat fare of 21-24€ (30€ during Semana Santa and Feria de Abril) between the Seville Airport and any destination within the city. The fare depends on the day of week and the time of the day or if it’s a public holiday, but expect to pay more or less that amount.
An extra charge that that you should be aware of is that if you call a taxi to pick you up at your or hotel or apartment the driver will charge you an extra fee (approximately 3.50€ Monday to Friday 7:00-21:00, 4.50€ 21:00-7:00, and 5.50€ on Saturday, Sunday and holidays). To avoid it look for a nearby taxi stand.
Seville receives a lot of foreigners every year and taxi drivers know it. Taxis at Seville Airport generally have a very bad reputation and I can tell so. They have tried to scam me more than once the minute they realize that I’m not from Seville (I have a different accent).
Please, make sure you know the exact address you are going to. Do some research in advance and spend some time in front of a map to get an idea of your route. If you can, provide some directions to the driver. At the end of the trip check the final fare and the change you receive!
I definitely don’t recommend taking a cab at the airport. Unless you are in a hurry or you have no other means of transport, avoid taking a taxi!
However, in other areas of the city, catching a taxi is fine. Here is some practical advice to avoid bad surprises using the Seville taxi service.
If you are considering renting a car you’ll find a bunch of car rental offices at the Seville Airport.
You will be glad to book an exclusive ride from the train station to your accommodation.
It provides a much need comfort and rest after a long trip. Your driver will meet you at the main terminal and will walk you to an executive sedan. Your transfer will be safe and sound. On top of it, you can ask for an English speaking driver.
Let me make this clear: this is not a common airport shuttle. You are booking your own private vehicle – it is just for you (and your travel companions, if you have any).
1. Private car from the airport to central Seville. Use this when you arrive to avoid waiting long lines at the bus and waste a precious time.
2. Private from central Seville to Sevilla-San Pablo Airport. Definitely, the most comfortable and easy option when it’s time to go home. The car gets you from your hotel (or apartment) to the airport terminal.
This article is part of a complete tutorial on how to fly to Seville where you can read all the information you need to organize your flights to the country.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. How to find very cheap international flights
2. Looking for cheap air flights to Spain?
3. Getting to Seville by plane
4. Seville Airport guide: Aeropuerto de Sevilla-San Pablo
5. Guide on Seville Airport transfers
6. Arriving at Seville Airport: exit the airport after landing
7. Getting to Seville Airport: go to the airport from the city center
8. Seville Airport hotels