Seville Airport Mini Guide
How Would you Describe Seville to me?
It’s one of Spain’s most vibrant and exciting cities. Located in Andalusia, its wealth began with the growth of the Spanish Empire as it was a major import and export city for agricultural products and treasures brought back from the dominions. When Cadiz
took over as Spain’s main port, Seville slept for centuries before regaining its popularity as a city of the future, yet with an eye on its glorious past. Must-see places there include the cathedral which, by some measures, is the largest ecclesiastical building in the world. Converted from the mosque that stood there until the 12th century, it houses the remains of Christopher Columbus.
How do I get to the City From the Airport?
Seville’s airport is called San Pablo Airport and is around thirty minutes from the city along the A4 motorway. Many airlines operate scheduled flights to San Pablo with the main airline being Ryanair who fly to Seville from the UK
as does easyJet. From the airport there is just a single bus route which calls at many stops before reaching the city. A better alternative is to hire a car from the airport to give you the freedom to explore Andalusia.
What is the Airport Like?
Incredible in its interior design, the airport looks like a large apartment block from the outside. Once inside you’ll be looking around so much at the architecture and lighting that you may forget why you’re there!
What can I Expect When I Land?
There are five air bridges for arriving aircraft and you’ll walk straight from the plane into the terminal building. Passengers with mobility issues who have pre-warned their airlines will find someone at the waiting to assist them as they disembark. After passport control and baggage reclaim, you’ll pass through into the arrivals hall. If you need information regarding airport facilities the help desk is right in the middle of the large hall and indicated by a suspended yellow sign.
If you need banking facilities there are branches of a bank and a currency exchange company on the right hand wall of the arrivals hall. Tourist information is found on the level below arrivals. On this level too, the car hire desks are found. If you’ve arranged to collect a car from the airport you’ll need to follow the signs from arrivals down to the lower level, complete the final paperwork and collect your car from the parking area immediately outside. It’s on this level too that you can catch the bus or hail a taxi.
What About on the day I fly Home?
Check in first then you’ll have plenty of time to browse the shops which include a sports store, a bookshop, a general store selling everything the traveller needs and a grocery store. There are three food outlets, two land side and a light snack café after security. Before security the options are a bakery selling drinks accompanied by traditional Seville pastries and cakes and Café Café offering a wider range including some hot food. Once you pass through to the departure lounge you’ll have the chance for duty free shopping including alcohol, perfumery, tobacco and gifts.