Pending the completion of the metro network, whose times are still uncertain, buses and trams are the ideal solution for getting around Seville, away from the historic center. The latter, in fact, is entirely forbidden to means of transport.
Currently, the Seville metro consists of a single line (L1 – Green) that extends for 18 km, and a total of 22 stations, from Ciudad Expo to Olivar de Quintos, the two terminus.
Precisely in 2022, after years of waiting and endless postponements, work will begin on the other 3 lines. A project that provides for the coverage of the entire metropolitan area of Seville, for over 60 km in extension.
Line 1 is divided into 3 different sections (tramo) for as many tariff zones. Here is the detail:
Plot 0: from Ciudad Expo to Blas Infante.
Plot 1: from Blas Infante to Pablo de Olavide.
Plot 2: from Pablo de Olavide to Olivar de Quintos.
Photo ©, Andreuvv
The metro operates from 6.30 to 23.00 from Monday to Thursday; on Fridays and the days before holidays from 6.30 to 2.00; on Saturdays from 7.30 to 2.00 and on Sundays and holidays from 7.30 to 23.00.
Tickets are different from other means, and are valid only for the metro. Once purchased, the ticket can be reused by recharging the travel amount.
The fare system is divided into zones and jumps; the latter are, simply, the steps that are made from one area to another. The rate varies according to the number of JUMPS made. The ticket (SENCILLO) without jumping, costs €1.35; the ticket for 1 jump costs €1.60; 2 jumps, €1.80. The BONO DE 1 DIA, allows you to make unlimited trips and jumps on the metro for one day. It costs €4.50.
There is also the BONOMETRO, that is, a rechargeable card that allows you to travel on the metro at a discounted price. It can be recharged for amounts from €10 to €50; every time you use it, the credit will be deducted from the card balance. A trip without jumping costs €0.82 instead of €1.35; 1 jump, €1.17 instead of €1.60; 2 jumps, €1.37 instead of €1.80. The card is personal and is recommended for those who often want to move around Seville by metro.
The road network is managed by TUSSAM (Transportes Urbanos de Sevilla). It is particularly extensive and covers every corner of the city in a capillary way. The bus is a fast and effective way for getting around Seville in complete peace of mind. It works from around 6.00 to 23.30, and on holidays from around 7.00 to 23.30. EA is the special line that connects the airport with the center of Seville and the Santa Justa Central Station.
The night service is guaranteed by 9 lines: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and N29. Buses leave every day from Prado San Sebastián, in the center. The service is active on all holidays and from Monday to Thursday, from midnight to 02:00, with a frequency of 30′. Friday, Saturday and the night before holidays, it operates from midnight to 05:00 in the morning.
On Fridays and Saturdays, line 16 from Plaza Jerónimo de Córdoba also runs from midnight to 05:00.
The name could be confusing. In reality, it is the one, and only, tramway that crosses the historic center of the city. It stretches for a length of 2.2 kilometers, for a total of 5 stations, from Plaza Nueva to San Bernardo. It is managed by TUSSAM. More than a way to get around Seville, the MetroCentro is an ideal way to get an overview of the city, paying the price of a bus ticket!
It runs every day, from 06:00 to 23:30 approximately. On Fridays, Saturdays and days before holidays, the service is extended, at night, until 02:00.
Sevici is the extraordinary and efficient bike rental service in the city. Probably one of the best and alternative ways to move around Seville. Extremely economical and, above all, “green” method. At the price of €13.33, you can rent one of the many bicycles scattered in over 260 stations in the city for 7 days. You can take a bike, leave it and take a new one, as many times as you want, for the chosen time. Just register on the official website. The first half hour of use is free, then you will pay €1 for the next hour, and €2.00 for each hour after the first.
They circulate every day at any time and they recognize each other because they are white and bear the city coat of arms, a yellow stripe and the license number on one side. You can stop them directly on the street when the green light is on.
The rates are not excessive and are clearly displayed inside each taxi.
The metro is based on a different fare system than buses and trams; therefore, it is necessary to purchase a special ticket.
The Billette Univiaje is a paper ticket valid for one journey, on one vehicle only. It costs €1.40 and can be purchased directly on board. It cannot be used for a combined journey on different lines.
The tarjeta multiviaje is recommended for those wishing for getting around Seville with TUSSAM vehicles, even sporadically. It is a rechargeable card, comparable to the Bonometer. It allows you to travel on buses and trams at a discounted price. A single-line journey, without making changes, costs €0.69, instead of €1.40 for the paper version. At a price of only €0.78, you can, on the other hand, make a journey with infinite line changes, within one hour of validation: really convenient. The Card costs €1.50 in the ordinary version, or €2.00 in a special collector’s version, which you can keep! The cost of the ordinary Card will be returned to you in full, if returned at the end of use, to the appropriate TUSSAM information point. It can be recharged with a minimum amount of €7.00
La Tarjeta Turistica allows unlimited rides on all vehicles managed by TUSSAM, for the chosen period. The one-day version costs €5.00, while the 3-day version costs €10.00. You must add €1.50 to the price for the Card. This cost will be fully refunded as soon as it is returned to the appropriate TUSSAM information point.
Seville Card, on the other hand, is the best and cheapest way to set out to discover the wonderful Andalusian city. At a cost of € 32.00 per person, the Card will allow you to enjoy unlimited access for 72 hours to numerous museums, monuments and attractions, also obtaining reductions for shopping, restaurants and Flamenco shows.