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Seville

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

From the Estación de Autobuses Prado de San Sebastián (954 41 71 11; Plaza San Sebastián), there are 10 or more buses daily to/from Cádiz (€10.50, 1¾ hours), Córdoba (€9.50, 1¾ hours), Granada (€18, three hours), Jerez de la Frontera (€6.50, 1¼ hours), Ronda (€9, 2½ hours, five or more daily) and Málaga (€15, 2½ hours). This is also the station for other towns in Cádiz province, the east of Sevilla province, and destinations along the Mediterranean coast from the Costa del Sol to Barcelona.

From the Estación de Autobuses Plaza de Armas (954 90 77 37; Avenida del Cristo de la Expiración), destinations include Madrid (€16, six hours, 14 daily), El Rocío (€5, 1½ hours, three to five daily), Aracena (€6, 1¼ hours, two daily) and other places in Huelva province, Mérida (€11, three hours, 12 daily), Cáceres (€15, four hours, six daily) and northwestern Spain. This is also the station for buses to Portugal. ALSA (www.alsa.es) runs two daily buses to Lisbon (€36, seven hours daily), one via Badajoz and Évora, the other (overnight) via Faro. Casal (www.autocarescasal.com) has a daily service between Seville and the border at Rosal de la Frontera (west of Aracena), where you can connect with Portuguese buses to/from Lisbon for a total journey time of 10 hours, costing €22. Damas (www.damas-sa.es) runs twice daily (except Saturday, Sunday and holidays from October to May) to/from Lagos (€18, 5½ hours) via Faro and Albufeira.

Train

The Estación de Santa Justa (954 41 41 11; Avenida Kansas City) is 1.5km northeast of the city centre. There’s also a city-centre Renfe ticket office (Calle Zaragoza 29).

Fourteen or more super-fast AVE trains, reaching speeds of 280km/h, whiz daily to/from Madrid (€64 to €70, 2½ hours). There are cheaper ‘Altaria’ services (€55, 3½ hours). Other destinations include Barcelona (€53 to €88, 10½ to 13 hours, three daily), Cádiz (€9 to €29, 1¾ hours, nine daily), Córdoba (€7 to €24, 40 minutes to 1½ hours, 21 or more daily), Granada (€20, three hours, four daily), Huelva (€7 to €16, 1½ hours, four daily), Jerez de la Frontera (€6 to €16, one to 1¼ hours, nine daily), Málaga (€16, 2½ hours, five daily) as well as Mérida (€12, five hours, one daily).

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Air

Seville’s Aeropuerto San Pablo (954 44 90 00) has a fair range of international and domestic flights. Iberia (902 40 05 00; www.iberia.com) flies direct to Barcelona, Madrid, half a dozen other Spanish cities, and Paris. Spanair (902 13 14 15; www.spanair.com) also flies to Madrid and, along with Air Europa (902 40 15 01; www.air-europa.com) and Vueling (902 33 39 33; www.vueling.com), to Barcelona.

From the British Isles there are flights with British Airways (902 11 13 33; www.ba.com) from London Gatwick, Ryanair (807 22 00 32; www.ryanair.com) from Liverpool and London Stansted, and Aer Lingus (902 50 27 37; www.aerlingus.com) from Dublin. Spanair, Lufthansa (902 22 01 01; www.lufthansa.com), Air-Berlin (901 11 64 02; www.airberlin.com), Hapagfly (902 39 04 00; www.hapagfly.com) and Iberia all offer flights from German airports; Transavia (902 11 44 78; www.transavia.com) comes from Amsterdam, and SN Brussels Airlines (902 90 14 92; www.flysn.com) from Brussels.

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