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 transport in 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 the main attractions, buses in Seville are a reliable choice for getting around.

Seville Bus General Information


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, or day-trips, you can catch the 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, Cordoba 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 get close to all the major attractions.

For tourists travelling around, I would say the key bus routes are those starting with a C (C1, C2, C3, C4) which circle around the interior of the city centre, and also the EA bus that will take you to the airport and other main transport hubs.

There are of course other routes if you’re looking at getting to specific locations, but for tourists these are the key routes to look out for.

Bus RouteKey StopsNearby Attractions
C1/C2Santa Justa Station, Prado de San Sebastián, San Bernardo, Plaza de Armas, Triana, Isla CartujaSanta Justa Train Station, University of Seville, Royal Tobacco Factory, Triana Bridge, Isla Mágica Theme Park
C3/C4Prado de San Sebastián, San Bernardo, Puerta de Jerez, Plaza de España, San Jacinto, CartujaSeville Cathedral, Alcázar, Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park, Monastery of La Cartuja
EA (Airport)Seville Airport, Santa Justa Station, Prado de San Sebastián, Plaza de ArmasSeville Airport, Santa Justa Train Station, Plaza de Armas

  • C1/C2 Routes: C1 and C2 are the same route, just one is clockwise, and the other anti-clockwise. This route covers the exterior of Seville centre, focusing on key transport hubs.
  • C3/C4 Routes: C3 and C4 are the same route, just one is clockwise, and the other anti-clockwise. This route covers the interior of Seville centre, with a focus on access to the main historic centre and the key tourist attractions like the Seville Cathedral, Alcázar, and Plaza de España.
  • EA Route: This is a handy airport bus route connecting Seville Airport to the city centre.

For tourists these routes should cover all the access you need for a trip to Seville. These stops should put you within easy walking distance to the majority of tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants and bars.

Seville Bus Tips for Visitors

  • Have Cash: Not all buses take card payments. I’ve noticed an increase in card machines on buses in Seville as of 2024, but it’s not as consistent as you’d think, so be safe and take cash as well.
  • Check Times: Buses usually run from early morning until late at night, but times can vary. Check the schedule beforehand to avoid any surprises.
  • Use Maps: Apps like Google Maps can automatically help you find the best bus routes to your destination, even telling you how to walk to the nearest stop. It’s been a life-save for me around Seville.
  • Day Pass: Depending on how many trips you plan to make on the bus, purchase a toruist travel card for unlimited travel on either 1 or 3 days,
  • Sit or Stand: Buses can get crowded, especially during weekends and summer months. Be prepared to stand if no seats are available. Also make sure you store luggage in the compartments at the front of the bus.
  • Keep Tickets: Always keep your ticket until you leave the bus. You might be asked to show it if an inspector boards the bus

Seville Hop on Hop Off Bus

An alternative to the regular buses for visiting the 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 locations minutes from places like the Royal Alcazar, Seville Cathedral and Plaza de Espana, and taking any hassle and thought process out of your transport.

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.

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