Seville flights

By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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Flying to Seville

Seville San Pablo Airport

Seville's San Pablo Airport is located about eight miles (13km) east of the city. It is a relatively small, single-terminal airport that handles mainly domestic flights, but there are also direct connections from a number of European destinations, including London, Liverpool, Bristol, Dublin, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and Rome, mainly with low-cost operators Ryanair and Vueling.

Getting to the centre

Taxis
Taxis are white and numbered, and available from immediately outside the arrivals lounge. There may be a queue, but it usually moves quickly, and you shouldn't have a long wait. The official flat fare to anywhere in the old city is €21.70, with no luggage surcharge, although some drivers may try to charge one, so be careful. However, there is a surcharge for journeys before 6am or after 10pm, at weekends, and on public holidays. The journey takes about 15 minutes to the inner ring road.

I always recommend that people who don't speak much Spanish write their destination down and hand the slip of paper to the driver. That way there can be no confusion – I once had friends taken to Rodrigo de Triana instead of Rodrigo Caro and then get charged for the extra trip.

Airport Bus
There is a dedicated limited-stop bus service that runs every half hour (from 7.15am – 11pm) to the Prado San Sebastian, just at the edge of the old city. The stop is outside the arrivals lounge, and the journey time is about 30 minutes. The fare is €2.30 (€4 return).

Tram
If you are going into the centre of town and take the airport bus to the Prado San Sebstian, you can then take the tram right to the Plaza Nueva. This is an additional €1.20.

Car
The direct route is along highway A4, following the signs to the city centre. Rental firms AurigaCrown, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National Atesa all operate from the ground floor of the terminal building, but if you're thinking of renting read my advice on Seville car hire.

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