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Getting Around Seville

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Coming to a new city and trying to navigate the public transport systems can seem confusing, especially if you are having to translate signs and timetables. Seville isn’t a huge city so most places are walk-able, however there are several good transport options to help you get around faster and keep you off your feet.

Cycling

As the city is fairly small and flat, cycling is a great way to get around quickly and cheaply without having to wait for public transport.  The city is also mapped out with 120km of bike lanes, so you barely have to cycle on the road or through cobbled streets, if you’re not heading into the city centre.  You can buy a bike out here, but ‘Sevici’ is the bike share system out here, similar to ‘Boris Bikes’.  You can buy short term or long term (€33/a) memberships and these will give you free rides under 30 minutes, after that you will be charged 50c per 30 minutes. 

Scooters

Alike many cities in Europe, Seville also has a few electronic scooter companies around the city.  The main brand you will notice around are Bird scooters, which will whizz you around Seville at 30mph.  However, these tend to be a more expensive option as they charge around 15c/minute.

Buses

There are regular buses which cover most areas of the city, which will help to keep you off your feet.  The buses cost approx €1.40 per trip and Google maps will help to work out which bus you need to take.  You can explore the site of the local bus company here.

 

Metro

The metro here isn’t on the same scale as the tube that many Brits are used to, its far smaller and doesn’t cover much of the city.  However, depending on where you work, it might be useful as an option for your commute.  You might get a chance to use it if you are travelling between Triana and the east of the city. You can explore the site here.

Trams

The tram travels south from Plaza Nuevo in the city centre and tickets will cost you €1.20 from the machines at the platform.  With only four stops, the tram doesn’t offer you a lot of options, but it has good connections to the main train stations in Sevilla so can be useful for getting around the city.

Taxi

Despite all these options, there are times where you might need to use a taxi.  They can be distinguished by their white colour and yellow stripe on the side.  The green light indicates that the taxi is available and can be hailed by waving or at a taxi rank.  If you are travelling within the city centre, the trip will cost around €5.  There are other options available as Uber, Cabify, etc.

 

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