A complete guide to Seville Airport: Sevilla-San Pablo

Seville Airport’s official name is Aeropuerto de Sevilla-San Pablo, so people refer to it as “San Pablo” to make it shorter. The IATA airport code for Seville is SVQ.

It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) northeast of the city center and it handles 6+ million people per year. In addition to this, almost 20 airlines operate here and more than 80 routes are served.

The Seville airport has been renovated recently and it offers a good range of services for its medium size. Obviously, its main advantage is that delays happen less often than in major hubs (don’t think your flight will be always on time though…). And your baggage is delivered pretty fast.

Alternatively, you may be interested in reading about getting to Seville by plane.


Arriving at Seville Airport

If you’re arriving at the airport and just want a quick guide to getting sorted and getting through the airport, check out our Arriving at Seville Airport guide.

It’s a complete guide that explains in detail how to exit the airport to get to the city center.


Getting to Seville Airport

If you’re taking public transportation, you can get here by bus (line EA; but about 25 minutes from Santa Justa train station) or taxi.

The fastest option will depend on exactly where you’re staying. Check out our guide to airport transport for more information on how to get to the airport.


How to go from Seville Airport to Santa Justa

The airport is very well connected with Santa Justa train station.

If you need to go from Seville Airport to Santa Justa, you only have two options:


Seville Airport services

As any medium-sized the airport in Seville offers an extensive range of services. Here is a list of the most useful ones.

  • Car rental companies. Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, Avis/Budget, Sixt and Goldcar Rental have desks.
  • Parking. There are low cost, long stay and regular car parks. You can book online a spot.
  • Shops and Duty Free. If you are interested in a particular shop, search for it.
  • Eating. The airport has a wide range of restaurants and cafeterias.
  • ATMs. There are a couple of ATMs at the Seville Airport, but no currency exchange offices.
  • VIP lounge. There is a VIP lounge at the airport. It’s quiet, the chairs are comfortable, and there’s tea, coffee, cookies, and blankets. The reclining chairs are great for napping. A perfect solution for long-haul flights!
  • VAT refund. The Value Added Tax (VAT) procedure is electronic, through the DIVA system.
    • When leaving Spain and always before checking in your luggage, you must validate electronically  all the purchases’ reimbursement electronic documents. To do so, you must  go to the DIVA screens located in the airport check-in areas.
    • If you cannot validate the DIVA Tax Free form on the screens, you will have to show the documents and merchandise, you must present the goods purchased and the “tax free” invoices for these to be stamped at the airport’s duty reduction office. There is an office at floor 0 in the baggage reclaim lounge.
  • Wi-Fi. There is a free Wi-Fi service offered by Aena when you connect to the ‘AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA’ network. You can register via e-mail, Facebook, LinkedIn or Aena Club Cliente. The login is quick, does not require codes, and gives you the option to register multiple devices.
  • Police. The National Police office is located at floor 1 in the departures hall. The Guardia Civil office is at floor 0 in the baggage reclaim lounge.

Unfortunately, there is no left luggage office.


Seville Airport hotels

The airport remains closed at night, all year round, from 1:30 to 4:30.

If you have an early morning flight, where you stay the night before makes a huge difference in your day. Or, if you have a late arrival, you might like to stay at the airport for a night instead of trying to figure out trains the moment you touch down. Airport hotels are usually perfect for times like this.

Is it the case for Seville? Well, here is my recommendation if you are looking for accommodation near Seville Airport.


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