Seville Bus Guide: Tickets and Using the Bus

Seville Bus Guide: Tickets and Using the Bus

Seville Bus – Stations and Ticket Guide

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The Seville bus system is a practical and budget-friendly option for navigating the city of Seville. This guide gives you the lowdown on how to use Seville’s bus network, covering essentials like where to buy tickets, understanding the routes, and helpful hints for tourists.

Whether you’re heading to the airport or exploring historic sites, buses in Seville are a reliable choice for getting around.

Seville Bus General Information

Routes

There are over 40 bus routes operating in Seville via TUSSAM, covering the majority of major attractions. Check map of current routes

Times and Frequency

Monday to Saturday: 6AM – 11PM,
Sunday (and Bank Holidays): 7AM – 11PM
The bus frequency depends on route, but generally they arrive every 15-30 minutes.

Tickets and Prices

Local Buses around Seville centre start at €1.40 for adults. Tourist Travel Cards can save you significant money (More Information Online).
For longer bus journeys (Malaga, Madrid, Granada, Barcelona etc.) tickets must be purchased online (Book Tickets Online)

Overview of Seville Bus

Seville’s bus system is a key part of the city’s public transport, making it easy to get around whether you’re a local or a visitor. The main operator for local buses is TUSSAM, and they run routes that cover pretty much the entire city and even some areas outside it. You’ll find buses that can take you from the city centre to popular spots like the airport, the Cathedral, and various neighbourhoods.

For longer journeys outside of Seville, you can catch long-distance buses operated by companies like ALSA and Avanza. These can take you to other cities in Spain, and some even go to other countries (Portugal, for example). The main hub for these buses is the Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas, which is conveniently located in the centre of Seville.

Tickets for long distance bus journeys to cities like Malaga, Madrid and Granada can be purchased online.

Seville Buses Tickets and Fares

Bus tickets start at €1.40 for a single, one-way trip and can be bought on-board the bus (try to use exact change, and note you cannot pay on card). A more cost-effective way of travelling on a Seville bus is by purchasing one the multiple travel card ticket options:

Tarjeta Multiviaje: a multi-trip card for buses in Seville providing cost savings compared to individual tickets. You can obtain the cards and top-up credits at various kiosks around the City. Each plastic card is €1.50 and, once topped-up, allows you to take single trips for only €0.69.

Tarjeta Turista: Also known as the Tourist Card, is designed specifically for tourists visiting Seville who want to explore the city’s attractions. You can purchase either a 1 (€5) or a 3 day (€10) card that allows you unlimited travel around Seville.

Note: Travel Card tickets and passes are valid on all TUSSAM buses in the centre of Seville and also for all Tram services.

Where to Buy Seville Bus Tickets

Buying bus tickets in Seville is pretty straightforward. Here are your options:

  1. On the Bus: You can usually buy a single ticket directly from the bus driver. Just have some cash ready.
  2. Ticket Machines: Some major bus stops and stations have machines where you can buy tickets.
  3. Online: Some services let you buy tickets online. Just check the Seville bus website.
  4. Bus Station: If you’re taking a long-distance bus, you can buy tickets at the main bus station.

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Seville Bus Routes

Seville’s bus system is pretty extensive, making it easy to get around the city and see the sights. Here’s a very simple overview of the most popular local routes. For full information visit the Official Seville Bus Website.

Route NumberStarting PointEnding PointKey StopsKey Attractions Nearby
C1Prado de San SebastiánPonce de LeónPuerta de Jerez, Avenida de la PalmeraReal Alcazar, Seville Cathedral, Barrio Santa Cruz
C3Plaza Ponce de LeónSan Bernardo metro stationSanta Justa, NerviónPlaza de España, Maria Luisa Park, Nervión Shopping Center
27Paseo de ColónTorreblancaPuerta Jerez, Plaza NuevaTorre del Oro, Plaza de Toros, Archivo de Indias
32Avda. de la PalmeraLos BermejalesTriana, Glorieta Plus UltraTriana Bridge, Castillo de San Jorge, Betis Street

Seville Bus Tips for Visitors

  • Have Cash: Not all buses take cards, so have some change for tickets.
  • Check Times: Buses usually run from early morning to late at night, but times can vary. Check the schedule.
  • Use Maps: Apps like Google Maps can help you find the best bus routes to your destination.
  • Know the Stops: Stops aren’t always well-marked. Keep an eye on where you are, especially if you’re new to the city.
  • Day Pass: If you’re sightseeing, a day pass could save you money. You can use it for unlimited rides for the day.
  • Sit or Stand: Buses can get crowded. Be prepared to stand if no seats are available.
  • Keep Tickets: Always keep your ticket until you leave the bus. You might be asked to show it.

Seville Sight Seeing Bus

Another great way to visit the majority of major tourist attractions in Seville is to make use of the hop on hop off sight seeing buses in Seville.

These tourist buses allow you to get around the centre by taking you to exact locations, taking any hassle and thought process out of your visit.

They also include commentary via headphones so you’re able to learn interesting facts about the city at the same time.

A full guide to the sight seeing bus can be found here.