Seville Airport: The Complete Guide

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Seville Airport

A-4, Km. 532, 41020 Sevilla, Spain
Phone +34 954 44 90 00

Though not as large or busy as its counterpart in neighboring Malaga, Seville’s airport is one of southern Spain’s most important. Consisting of a single terminal building with 16 boarding gates, Seville Airport serves more than 40 destinations throughout Europe as well as in northern Africa. Growing demand for flights to and from Seville in recent years has led to an expansion program that will continue to improve the airport and its facilities. 

The airport is quite compact and easy to navigate due to its smaller size. That said, as with most things when it comes to travel, it’s good to know what to expect so you can make your experience as seamless as possible. Here’s everything you need to know about navigating Seville Airport, including how to get there, how to find your way around, and even how to beat layover boredom.

Know Before You Go

Seville Airport is one of the busiest airports in Andalusia, second only to that of Malaga. You may also hear it referred to as “San Pablo Airport.” However, this is not an official name and is simply used occasionally by locals to distinguish it from the now-defunct Tablada Airport. 

The airport is on the smaller side, with just one terminal and 16 gates. There are two stories, with arrivals on the ground floor and departures on the upper level. Despite its small size, Seville Airport is getting busier and busier every year—a record 7.5 million passengers were served in 2019. 

A total of 13 airlines operate flights serving the airport, with low-cost carriers Vueling and Ryanair accounting for the majority of traffic. Other major airlines serving the airport include Iberia, Air France, Lufthansa, and British Airways. Seville Airport is one of the main links between Andalusia and Barcelona, with dozens of flights departing to the Catalan capital every day. 

Though the airport has been operational since 1933, refurbishment works in the early 1990s gave the space a fresher, more updated look. Today, many of the airport’s architectural elements pay tribute to Seville’s rich cultural and historic roots, blending them seamlessly with a sleek design for the modern age. 

Airport Parking

Seville Airport offers two parking areas: a general parking lot (recommended for stays up to four days) and a long-term lot. The former is a two- to three-minute walk from the terminal building and the latter is a six-minute walk away. 

You can easily reserve your parking spot in advance through the airport’s official website, with options to pay in advance or pay when you arrive. Prices start at €16 per day for general parking and €14 per day for long-term parking. Both parking areas are open 24 hours a day and monitored constantly by video surveillance for your peace of mind. 

Driving Directions

The airport is located 6 miles east of central Seville, and you can drive there in 10–15 minutes from most parts of the city. Take Avenida Kansas City northeast out of Seville and get on the E-5/A-4 highway. Get off the highway at Exit 533 (when in doubt, follow the signs that say “Aeropuerto”).

Public Transportation & Taxis

Seville’s local city bus service operates a special line known as Especial Aeropuerto (abbreviated to EA) that runs between the airport and the city center. There are several places to get on and off the bus in Seville proper, including the Plaza de Armas bus station (the starting point and end of the line) and the Santa Justa train station. At the airport, the bus stops right in front of the terminal building. Tickets start at €4 and can be purchased on board.

You can also get to the airport by cab, with flat rates starting at €22.81 on weekdays. To hail a cab in Seville, you can call +34 954 580 000, stop by any of the taxi ranks located throughout the city (indicated by a blue and white sign reading TAXI), or simply flag one down if you catch one passing by (as long as the green light up top is on to indicate that the car is available). 

Where to Eat & Drink

There are only a few food and drink options at Seville Airport, so be sure to plan accordingly and possibly bring some snacks. Restaurants include Burger King; an outpost of Spanish snack bar chain Abades; and ABQ, an informal bar serving typical Spanish dishes. Each of the airport eateries offer options for takeout as well as seating areas if you prefer to eat in.

Where to Shop

In addition to the typical duty free stores, you’ll also find a handful of shops in Seville Airport. Among them are Parfois, a women’s accessories brand; Natura, a Spanish company specializing in clothes, home goods, and more inspired by the natural world; and Relay, Spain’s answer to Hudson News where you can pick up books, magazines, and snacks.

How to Spend Your Layover

Seville Airport is close enough to the city that you can even spend some time in central Seville if you have at least three or four hours to spare. In this case, we would recommend taking a taxi to and from the city so you can make the most of your time. 

If you don’t have quite as much time but still want to get some fresh air, Parque del Tamarguillo is a lovely large green space just next to the airport. Stretch your legs by going for a stroll on the walking paths, enjoy a quick picnic, or watch the planes take off from the lookout point with views of the airport.

Another fun option not far from the airport is Sevilla Fashion Outlet, a bright and contemporary outlet mall. Here, you’ll find outposts of dozens of name brands like Calvin Klein, Mango, & Nike, along with a handful of dining options.

Airport Lounges

Seville Airport’s VIP area, Azahar Lounge, is located in the first floor boarding area. Passes cost €34.90 for adults and €16.05 for children, and can be purchased online. The space is brightly lit, clean, and comfortable, with many food and drink options available. 

Wi-Fi & Charging Stations

You can connect to free wifi at the airport via the network called Airport Free Wifi Aena. There are plenty of power outlets available if you need to charge your electronic devices while at the airport. 

Seville Airport Tips & Tidbits

  • Seville Airport celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2013.
  • During the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), Seville Airport was an important point of arrival for support troops coming to the peninsula from Africa. 
  • The airport’s current terminal building was inaugurated as part of the 1992 Seville Expo. It includes many architectural features that pay homage to local history and culture, including orange trees and Moorish arches. 
  • Seville Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Spain. Though small, the airport has seen an increase in demand due to its privileged location in the capital of Andalusia. It is currently undergoing expansion works in order to help serve up to 10 million passengers per year. 
  • The Barcelona route is by far the airport’s busiest, serving more than twice as many passengers as the next busiest route (Paris).
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Seville Airport: The Complete Guide