Access to Seville is efficient and varied, making it not only a tourist destination in itself, but also the gateway to the Region of Andalusia. As well as the High-Speed Train Station and the International Airport, the city also has a category one port on the River Guadalquivir, the only navigable island waterway in Spain.
Situated only 10 km from the city centre, it was designed to cater for eight million passengers a year. There are regular flights to many Spanish provincial capitals and over 30 international destinations.
There are over 2,200 taxis in service in Seville, of which 15 are specially adapted for persons with disabilities. These taxis are available to meet all of your needs in safety and comfort, equipped with the latest technology.
Train services are centred at the Santa Justa Station, the terminal for the AVE High-Speed Train and the Talgo 200 services. These trains have reduced the travelling time from Seville to Barcelona to five and a half hours, from Seville to Madrid to two and a half hours, to Cordoba, just 40 minutes and to Malaga, 1 hour 50 minutes.
The C-4 circular train line connects the main Santa Justa Station with the New Seville Conference Centre FIBES in just 6 minutes, run-ning every half hour throughout the day. One of the stops on this line is the San Bernardo Station which connects with Line 1 of the Underground and the Metro_Centro Tram.
The network of city bus routes in Seville covers an area of 142 km2, with 41 routes of a total length of 522 km. The fleet consists of 398 modern buses, most equipped with air conditioning.
Another of Seville’s public transport systems is the Metro_Centro Tram, which has been in ope-ration since October 2007 and runs between Plaza Nueva, in the heart of the city, and San Bernardo, stopping at Avda. de la Constitución (in front of the Archive of the Indies), Puerta Jerez (next to the Alfonso XIII Hotel) and Prado de San Sebastián. It has a Rapid Charge Accumulator system which allows it to run without overhead lines between Plaza Nueva and the Archive of the Indies. It can carry 260 passengers and runs every 6/7 minutes, with a jour-ney time of 19 minutes.
Line 1 of Seville’s underground railway service was inaugurated in April 2009 and, in its first year, carried 11,500,000 passengers.