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Seville's airport is about 7 km (4.3 miles) east of the city. There's a bus from the airport to the center of town every half hour daily (5:20 am–1:15 am; €4 one-way). Taxi fare from the airport to the city center is around €22 during the day, and €25 at night and on Sunday. A number of private companies 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 Plaza de Armas, the main one with buses serving Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, and Málaga in Andalusia, plus Madrid and Portugal, and other international destinations; the Estación del Prado de San Sebastián is smaller and serves Cádiz and nearby towns and villages.

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. The tram (called Metro Centro) runs between the San Bernardo station and Plaza Nueva. 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 €1.40, but if you're going to be busing a lot, it's more economical to buy a rechargeable multitravel pass, which ends up being €0.69 per ride. Special tourist passes (Tarjeta Turística) valid for one or three days of unlimited bus travel cost (respectively) €5 and €10. Tickets are sold at newspaper kiosks and at the main bus station, Prado de San Sebastián.

As an almost completely flat city, Seville is perfect for bike travel, and there are several bike rental companies within the city, including those listed here. Seville also operates a bike rental service, Sevici (www.sevici.es), with pick-up and drop-off points throughout the city. For further details, contact the tourist office.