The ultimate transportation guide between Barcelona and Seville
Ever thought about taking in not just one, but two of Spain’s amazing cities in one single trip? Well, you’re in luck!
Although the distance from Barcelona to Seville is significant, there’s a fantastic range of travel options between the cities to meet all budgets and requirements.
So, where is Seville in relation to Barcelona? The short answer is 515 miles to the southwest, as the crow flies.
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The good news is that, as these are two of Spain’s major cities, travel links between the cities are excellent.
If you fly from Barcelona to Seville, you can get there in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Great if you want to save time, but it does mean you miss out on all that amazing Spanish countryside and fascinating towns in between.
With a bit more time on your hands, you’ll be able to take all of this in through the window of your train or bus, while dreaming of where to eat in Seville as you do so.
So, if you’d like to discover beautiful two cities with incredible histories and a plethora of cultural options, then keep reading.
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Distance from Barcelona to Seville
- If you are going by car, the road distance is 1151km/ 715 miles. At a reasonable speed, with a few stops, it should take you just under 10 hours.
- By public transport, the fastest train takes 5 hours 33 minutes and a bus will take over 14 hours.
Selection of Day Trips from Barcelona to Seville
- Visit the Real Alcazar Palace – Check out the guide tour here.
- La Giralda Tower – Book your guided tour here.
- Visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus
- Seville Cathedral – Get your guided tour here
- Walk to Plaza de España
- See a Flamenco show – Check the guided tour here
BEST OPTION: How to get from Barcelona to Seville
The magnificent AVE high-speed trains are undoubtedly the finest way of traveling from Barcelona to Seville.
They take over 5 hours but you won’t have to commute to the airports and you’ll travel city center to city center, leaving time to explore the fantastic museums in Seville.
From Barcelona to Seville by Train
- Tickets currently cost from €55 to €150
- Trains run frequently (around 14 a day) departing from around 05:50 until 17:00
If you’re traveling from Barcelona to Seville then there is no more enjoyable way of doing so than to travel by train.
In Barcelona, head for the conveniently located and well-connected Barcelona-Sants station, the city’s main railway station.
As this route runs between two of Spain’s major cities it is very well-served and you should be able to get tickets on the day at all but the busiest times.
Yet to ensure the best prices and get the departure time you’d like, book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
A handy tip is to try and secure a seat on one of the superb high-speed AVE trains as there really is no better way to travel from Barcelona to Seville.
In Seville, you’ll arrive at the magnificent, and centrally located, Santa Justa station.
From Barcelona to Seville by Bus
- Prices start from €95
- Alsa offers around 5 buses daily with departures either early in the morning or late at night.
Travel by bus may not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially on long journeys such as this.
However, tickets are plentiful and you’ll get to see many towns and villages as you travel from Barcelona to Seville in this way.
The main departure point in Barcelona is the city’s Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station), which uses the Arc de Triomf metro stop for access.
In Seville, the bus will arrive at the central Plaza de Armas station.
Alsa operates the most buses over this route. They do decent offers for cheap transportation if you book in advance.
From Barcelona to Seville by Car
Barcelona to Seville by car is a substantial journey (617 miles). If you drive directly, taking just a few stops, you can make the journey in just under 10 hours.
However, there are so many wonderful towns and an incredible amount of stunning countryside between the cities.
If you have the chance to split the journey up and explore some of the attractions along the way, then this is by far the most preferable way of doing this.
If you’re wondering how to rent a car, it really couldn’t be easy. Spain is a major holiday destination and receives a huge number of tourists each year.
Therefore, competition among hire car companies is fierce, leading to some great deals being on offer.
So how much does it cost to rent a car? Surprisingly little. Booked in advance, you’ll be able to collect a car from Barcelona-El Prat Airport for €11 a day (cheaper for longer-term rentals).
The quickest route takes you south to Valencia before cutting inland and taking you southwest through sensational Cordoba.
From Barcelona Airport to Seville
Barcelona – Sevilla is one of the main air routes in Spain, with a broad array of daily flights between the cities. If you book in advance, you can even find flights as cheap as €15!
If you’re flying into Barcelona airport and would like to take any of the other travel options between the cities, read on and we’ll explore the options.
From Barcelona Airport to Seville by Train
- Tickets from Barcelona-Sants to Seville currently cost from €55 to €150. See below for prices of getting from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Barcelona-Sants.
- Trains run frequently (around 14 a day) departing from around 05:50 until 17:00. Transfer options from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Barcelona-Sants operate 24/7.
There are no direct trains from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Seville so you’ll need to transfer to Barcelona-Sants railway station to catch your train. There are several options to do this.
Taking a taxi is convenient, but at €40 it’s also the most expensive way of reaching the station.
Undoubtedly the best, and cheapest, way of getting to Barcelona-Sants is to take the train from the airport directly to the station. It will take 20 minutes and cost €4.60.
For details on getting the train from Barcelona to Seville see the relevant section above.
From Barcelona Airport to Seville by Bus
- Tickets from €90
- 5 buses daily, most run overnight
It is possible to travel from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Seville by bus without having to go directly into Barcelona for a connection.
Both ALSA and Bus Plana operate routes between the two destinations. Most buses run overnight, with the quickest taking 14 hours.
Many of the buses require a change in Albacete so check your route before traveling.
The buses depart from the airport’s Terminal 1 and arrive at Seville’s Plaza de Armas station.
Taxi from Barcelona Airport to Seville
Theoretically, it is possible to take a taxi all the way from Barcelona airport to Seville. Yet the distance is huge, making taxi services unrealistically expensive for doing this.
The distance is huge, making taxi services unrealistically expensive for doing this.
Other options are far preferable so it’s better to simply use taxis for airport transfers to the bus or rail stations covered in this article.
Return: Travel from Seville to Barcelona
Traveling from Seville to Barcelona is simple. Just take the above steps in reverse! If you’re taking flights from Seville to Barcelona, Seville airport is efficient and easily navigable.
The historic Santa Justa railway station is a magnificent departure point and the Plaza de Armas bus station couldn’t be better located.
Whatever else you do, try and make a stop in magnificent Cordoba if you have the time, you won’t be disappointed.
The incredible La Mezquita (The Great Mosque) is worth the visit alone. Also, try and make time for a stopover in beautiful Valencia.
You really won’t be short of amazing options for traveling from Barcelona to Seville. To combine comfort with speed and a great travel experience, the superb AVE trains are hard to beat.
Flying is undoubtedly the quickest way of getting between the two cities so if you’re pushed for time, this may be your best option.
Buses take longer, but fortunately, long-distance buses are extremely comfortable.
Once you arrive in Seville, you can take a hop-on/hop-off bus that can take you all over the city’s main attractions.
After you’ve exhausted the best tapas restaurants in Seville or had one of the best breakfasts in Seville hiring a car will give you the freedom to explore the fantastic towns and countryside along the way.
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Short FAQ about visiting Seville from Barcelona
Is it better to fly or take the train from Barcelona to Seville?
Flights from Barcelona to Seville are frequent and probably the best option for those wishing to make the most of their time in both cities.
However, the train from Barcelona to beautiful Sevilla city is definitely the best travel experience available for this route.
How long is the train from Barcelona to Seville?
The quickest train from Barcelona to Seville is the magnificent AVE high-speed train that takes just over 5 hours.
Others can take a lot longer so choose carefully when booking.
What to do in Seville?
Seville is an incredible place and there are so many sensational things to do in Seville that the only problem you’ll have is trying to fit them all in.
While you’re there, why not stay in one of the best boutique hotels in Seville?
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