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Seville's airport is about 7 km (4.3 mi) east of the city. There's a bus from the airport to the center of town every half hour on weekdays (6:30 am-8 pm; €2.40 one-way) and every hour on weekends and holidays. Taxi fare from the airport to the city center is a fixed rate of €24 during the day, and €28 at night and on Sundays. A number of private companies, including J. González, operate private airport shuttle services.
Train connections include the high-speed AVE service from Madrid, with a journey time of less than 2½ hours.
Getting in and out of Seville by car isn't difficult, thanks to the SE30 ring road, but getting around in the city by car is problematic. We advise leaving your car at your hotel or in a lot while you're here.
Seville has two intercity bus stations: Estación del Prado de San Sebastián, serving the west and northwest, and the Estación Plaza de Armas, which serves central and eastern Spain.
Seville's urban bus service is efficient and covers the greater city area. Buses C1, C2, C3, and C4 run circular routes linking the main transportation terminals with the city center. The C1 goes east in a clockwise direction, from the Santa Justa train station via Avenida de Carlos V, Avenida de María Luisa, Triana, the Isla de la Cartuja, and Calle de Resolana. The C2 follows the same route in reverse. The C3 runs from the Avenida Menéndez Pelayo to the Puerta de Jerez, Triana, Plaza de Armas, and Calle de Recaredo. The C4 does that route counterclockwise. Buses do not run within the Barrio de Santa Cruz because the streets are too narrow, though they amply serve convenient access points around the periphery of this popular tourist area.
City buses operate limited night service between midnight and 2 am, with no service between 2 and 4 am. Single rides cost €1.30, but if you're going to be busing a lot, it's more economical to buy a rechargeable multitravel pass, which ends up being €0.64 per ride. Special tourist passes (Tarjeta Turística) valid for one or three days of unlimited bus travel cost (respectively) €5and €10. Tickets are sold at newspaper kiosks and at the main bus station, Prado de San Sebastián.
Seville is perfect for bike travel, and there are several bike rental companies within the city, including those listed here. Seville also operates a free bike rental service with pickup and drop-off points throughout the city. For further details, contact the tourist office.
In Seville, the Asociación Provincial de Informadores Turísticos, Guidetour, and ITA can hook you up with a qualified English-speaking guide. Sevilla Walking Tours offers a choice of three walking tours in English, leaving Plaza Nueva (statue of San Fernando): the city tour (€15), Mon.-Sat. at 10:30 am; the Alcázar (€7), Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 1 pm; and the Cathedral Tour (€7), Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 1 pm. The tourist office has information on open-bus city tours run by Servirama, Hispalense de Tranvias, and others; buses leave every half hour from the Torre del Oro, with stops at Parque María Luisa and the Isla Mágica theme park. You can hop on and off at any stop; the complete tour lasts about 90 minutes.
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