Transportation in Seville
Seville has an extensive and efficient system of public transportation. Most students make use of the local bus service during their stay in Seville. The cost of transportation should be calculated into one’s overall expenses for the semester.
The cost of one bus trip is €1.40 (approximately $1.65) to be paid directly to the driver.
There are bus passes that are valid for one month and others that allow for unlimited transfers. If you are interested in purchasing these kinds of tickets, inquire within the ICS Office of Student Affairs or consult the website of the local Tussam bus company at https://www.tussam.es/en/descubre-sevilla/recommended-tickets-and-travelcards
For further information on bus routes: www.tussam.es
Seville currently has one line of the metro underground system. It covers the route from the Aljarafe (southern metropolitan area of Seville) to the public Pablo de Olavide university with a total of 18,2 km and 22 stations. The metro system is totally independent from other car, rail or pedestrian traffic, always underground in the urban areas and on viaduct outside of them.
For more information, including prices, please check the following web pages:
In Seville it is very easy to find a taxi virtually anywhere and at nearly any hour. A lit green light on the hood of the car is the signal that it is available. All taxis must run official rates, which are clearly posted on one of the two back-seat windows. While rates vary according to the hour of the day, it is an official flat rate of €23 (plus €1 per bag) to drive to or from the Seville airport. Disgruntled passengers, or those that believe to be overcharged, have the right to demand a receipt with the driver’s identification number indicated on it in order to make a claim. This number is written in white on the right-hand side of the dashboard.
There are now other companies in Spain that offer door-to-door transportation service, such as Cabify, Uber and Bolt. These companies are usually less expensive than municipal taxis. To use any of these companies you must first download their app.
TRANSPORTATION FROM SEVILLE
Seville has two bus stations from which leave numerous buses to local towns and villages as well as to distant cities, provinces and countries. The bus service from Seville is extense and the buses are generally reliable and comfortable. The two bus stations are the Plaza de Armas station (phone number: 95-490-8040) and the Prado de San Sebastian station (phone number: 95-441-7111). To which bus station you need to go depends on your travel destination. Students should consult with the ICS Student Affairs office for information regarding travel destinations, bus schedules and from which station exact buses depart.
All trains leaving Seville, from the local trains to nearby towns to the high-speed bullet train (AVE) to Madrid, depart from the Santa Justa railway station. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the station from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Train schedules can be obtained online at www.renfe.com, directly at the Santa Justa station (Avenida de Kansas City. Phone number: 95-453-7828), or at the ICS Student Affairs office.
The Seville San Pablo airport in Seville is located six miles north of the city center. There is an Airport Shuttle which leaves from downtown Seville. The first stop on route is the street Palos de la Frontera, across from the University of Seville. The first daily departure is at 5:15 a.m. and successive buses leave at half hour intervals until 11:45 p.m. On weekends there are less departure times. A one-way ticket to or from the airport costs €4. For more information on the Airport Shuttle, call 010. Taxi service between the Seville airport and any point in Seville proper is an official flat rate of €23. For further information on the Seville Airport: www.aena.es. For information on Iberia Airlines: www.iberia.com