Seville: hitchhiking and transport tips

Transport

Seville airport is located 10 km north-west of the city and offers frequent domestic and international services with a focus on low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Vueling.

Santa Justa Train Station (Avenida Kansas City, S/N) is a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre and offers high-speed AVE trains to Cordoba, Málaga and Madrid as well as routes to other close-by cities including Cádiz, Huelva and Jaen.

Seville’s Metro opened in 2009 and follows a 18 km U-shaped track that runs from the south-west to the south-east through the southern end of the city centre. Tickets cost €1.30 (1 zone) or €4.50 (3 zones unlimited trips)

There are two bus stations in the city that cover different destinations. Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas services international and national destinations and the Province of Huelva while Estación de Autobuses Prado de San Sebastián hosts coach travel within Andalusia.

The local bus service is run by TUSSAM. Single tickets cost 1,40 € with multi-trip card options also available (6,40 € for 10 trips, 5 € unlimited 1 day, and €10 unlimited 3 days) and there are routes that span the whole city . Check out this useful interactive map with all the lines and stops clearly marked.

There is a single line, 5 stop tram system that runs between Plaza Nueva and San Bernardo but with plans to extend the line further. Tickets cost the same as the local buses.

Sevici is a community bike program modelled on similar systems in France. Temporary weekly membership is available to tourists for the price of 12,30 €

Seville is surrounding by the ring-road SE-30 which offers connections to the A-4 Autovía del Sur which runs north-east to Madrid and Córdoba and south to Cádiz. The A-92 Autovía de Andalucía heads west to Granada and Almeria. The A-49 goes west to Huelva and on to the Algarve in the south of Portugal.

Sevilla, Spain (44) - Illuminated Torre del Oro, as seen from Paseo de Cristóbal Colón

Hitchhiking Out

West towards Huelva & Portugal

The entrance to the westbound A-49 is located to the west of the city, very close to the Plaza de Armas bus station. There are two alternatives for those wishing to hitchhike in this direction.

  1. From the bus station cross the bridge out of town and continue walking under the huge spaghetti junction following the A-49. After a short walk there is a roundabout from
    where you can try. Although be warned that traffic is light on the road and you could be in for a long wait.

  2. From Plaza de Armas bus station take the M161 heading to “Tomares”. After travelling along the motorway for a few minutes, it will leave the motorway and here you must alight. Return to the motorway, walk across the first roundabout and cross the bridge over the motorway. On the left will be an IKEA and straight ahead another, larger, roundabout. Keep heading straight and on the left will be a petrol station. Try here!

South towards Cádiz

tested by HitchHikersHandbook Take the train from Santa Justa Train Station to Dos Hermanas (about 10 mins). After leaving the train station, take the bus number 3 (green line) from the plaza opposite to Barriada Cuidad Blanca. From here it is a couple of minutes walk to the Ctra. Sevilla-Cádiz (N-IV). The traffic is quite fast moving but we managed to get a lift after around 30 min.

East towards Granada and Malaga

Take the bus 29 or 39 from the ‘Estación de Autobuses Prado de San Sebastián’. The bus will travel east along Av. Andalucía and after about 20 min you will see a red CEPSA petrol station, here leave the bus.

North-East towards Cordoba & Madrid

From the centre or from Santa Justa Train Station take bus 28 direction Parque Alcosa and get off after passing under the main ring-road SE-30. On the right hand side along Calle Tigris is a green BP garage. Try here!

written by: Jon

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