Seville buses are, along with the Metro, the best way to move around the city. Apart from being an efficient and cheap means of transport, you can get anywhere you want, including the airport, and the main train (Santa Justa) and bus stations (Estación Plaza de Armas and Estación del Prado).
City buses are run by TUSSAM (Transportes Urbanos de Sevilla, Sociedad Anónima Municipal), a public company. It has a network of 40+ bus lines, plus 10 night ones.
More than 400 buses cover this wide network. All are clean, safe, efficient, and have disabled access. Each one has heating, and air-conditioning.
Buses generally operate from 5:30 to 23:30 although each line has its own schedule and it may not match. All the buses are red and yellow except the ones operating the airport express line, which are yellow and white.
The bus won’t stop unless you waive or raise your hand.
If you want to get off at a stop, press one of the red buttons scattered around the bus with some time in advance.
As a rule of thumb, bus passengers form a line to enter the vehicle one by one. Please respect it.
Night buses start to operate as soon as the regular ones end their shifts. The large majority do so around midnight when departing from Estación del Prado and around 23:30 when departing from the suburbs.
There are 10 routes. The frequency varies depending on the lines and goes from 15 to 30 minutes. The fare is the same as during the day service.
In order to get on one of Seville buses you must pay the corresponding fare.
You can do so paying in cash for the number of single tickets you intend to purchase. Please note that in Seville, bus drivers have a minimum amount of money for change in the vehicle. Don’t try to pay with bank notes higher than 5€.
However, my recommendation is that you purchase one of these two cards first.
1. The Seville Multi Card (or Tarjeta Multiviaje). The Seville Multi Card is not personal, so anyone can use it. If you are traveling in a group all of you can use the same Multi Card until you have no credit on it.
The minimum charge is 10 trips and you can recharge it whenever you want. Every time you use it, either on a bus or a tram, the ticket price will be deducted from your credit.
2. The Tourist Travel Pass. This is a Tourist Ticket. In other words, it’s a transport pass allowing you to get free unlimited rides using all buses (except the special ones such as the airport bus service) and the tram. The pass is available for 1 and 3 days, and it is personal and non transferable.
It will help you save money and avoid the hassle of having change in your pockets.
Always validate your Multi Card or Tourist Travel Pass. You can get a fine of 30€ for being caught without a ticket.
You can have all the information on Seville buses on your smartphone downloading the free TUSSAM app (iPhone or Android).
The TUSSAM Seville site is the best source to have a look at the timetables and routes.
If you are interested in looking the exact route of a line, download a map with all the TUSSAM bus lines.
Seville buses are one of the many alternatives you can use to reach or exit Seville Airport.
You have two complete tutorials on the subject that will guide you step by step:
Once again, Seville buses are a good public transport option to reach or exit Santa Justa, Seville’s main train station.
You can reach the station taking the 28, 32, C1 and C2 city buses.
Additionally, there is a special bus (EA) that links the train station with the Seville Airport.