Want to know the reasons why you must visit the Andalusian capital and your best options for parking in Seville?
We would be selling you short if we started this post by telling you that Seville is the largest city in Andalusia and the fourth largest in Spain. Why? Because Seville is so much more than that. Seville is art, it’s flamenco, it’s gastronomy, it’s good weather, it’s the Giralda and Triana. Seville is more than we can put into words; it’s really better if you visit it and experience it for yourself, trust us. Ready? Let’s go! ¡Vamos!
First if all, keep in mind that in the Old Town area of Sevilla, there are no free-parking areas. Around the city center, there are a few free parking areas, but due to the number of tourists this city receives each year, we highly advise you to book a parking spot with Parclick. Not only will Parclick give you a peace of mind by securing you a safe and monitored parking space, it will also offer you the best prices, with discounts up to 70% on original prices.
Here are some of our most cheap/popular parkings in Seville’s city center and near the Plaza de Armas bus station:
|Car Parks||1 day||7 days||15 days||20 days|
|APK2 Arjona Car Park||9,60 euros||54,42 euros||NA||105,90 euros|
|SABA Estacion Sevilla-Plaza de las Armas Car Park||18,15 euros||72,25 euros||102,35 euros||NA|
|APK2 Magdalena Car Park||12, 36 euros||72,53 euros||NA||146,86 euros|
|AUSSA Mercado del Arenal Car Park||16 euros||102 euros||150 euros||NA|
|Paseo de Colon Car Park||18,15 euros||125,24 euros||249,56 euros||NA|
|Car Parks||1 hour||1 day||3 days||3 hours||12 hours||30 days||5 days||15 days||10 days||2 days||7 days|
|Hospital Virgen Rocio Car Park||1,40 euro||5 euros||150 euros|
|Aparcamineto Colegio||18 euros||5 euros||12 euros||150 euros||25 euros||35 euros|
|INSUR Edifico Car Park||6 euros||85 euros||42 euros|
|INSUR Cartuja Car Park||6 euros||90 euros||60 euros|
|AUSSA Cisneo Alto Car Park||6 euros||16 euros||36 euros|
|Car Parks||1 hour||1 day||30 days||3 hours||12 hours||7 days||10 days||3-5 days days|
|Hospital Virgen del Rocio Car Park||1,40 euros||5 euros||150 euros|
|Aparcamiento Colegio San Jose Car Park||18 euros||150 euros||5 euros||12 euros||35 euros|
|INSUR Edificio Car Park||6 euros||85 euros||42 euros|
|INSUR Cartuja Car Park||6 euros||90 euros||60 euros|
|AUSSA Cisneo Alto Car Park||6 euros||36 euros||16 euros for 3 days|
|SABA-Santa Justa (P1/P3 Car Park)||22,65 euros||51,90 euros|
|INSUR El Mirador de Santa Justa Car Park||6 euros||120 euros||42 euros|
|AUSSA Jose Laguillo Car Park||16 euros||6,75 euros||76 euro for 5 days|
Cheap parking near the Benito Villamarín stadium
Cheap parkings near the Seville Airport:
We have 28 airports near the airport of Seville, with different services including Valet parking, and different prices. Choose the one that fits you best to enjoy a stress-free trip! Some options are..
Guerrero - Valet - Aeropuerto de Sevilla Car Park. Valet service, some of its prices are: 8 euros / 2 days; 28 euros / 7 days; 78 euros / 30 days.
DIMMO - Park&Ride - Aeropuerto de Sevilla Car Park. Free shuttle to the airport, some of its prices are: 9,40 euros / 2 days; 24,90 euros / 7 days; 66,50 euros / 30 days.
AENA Aeropuerto de Sevilla - Corta y Media Estancia P1 Car Park. 3 mins walking from the airport, some of its prices are: 14 euros / 1 day; 40 euros / 7 days; and a special offer of 4 days and 17 hours for 30 euros.
Check out other car parks at the airport here!
You can certainly park on the street in Seville, but be careful! Before parking, you should check for any signs that might indicate if there is any prior payment necessary or if you need proof or any kind of permission to park. Many times parking is reserved for residents living in the area, so this is why its a good idea to look for any signs beforehand.
Many of the parking spots in Seville are controlled by the GES (Surface Parking Management), better known as the old Blue Zone in Seville. You can park in these spots for a limited time after paying for a ticket.
In the MAR Zone (high traffic), you can park for one hour maximum and it costs €0.60 for 35 minutes and €1.25 for the full hour.
In the Blue Zone (high frequency), you can park for up to a maximum of 2 hours. It costs €0.45 for 35 minutes and €1.70 for 2 hours.
In the Green Zone (low frequency), it costs €0.65 for 1 hour, €1.25 for 2 hours, and €2 for 3 hours.
Important to note: The Blue Zone (High Frequency Zone), the Green Zone (Low Frequency Zone), and the MAR Zones (High Traffic Areas) have the same schedule. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. On Sundays and holidays you don’t have to pay to park. In summer (from July 1st to August 31st), the schedule changes, operating from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in all zones. The only area with different conditions is Bami, south of the city. Here, the GES operates from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. In summer, Bami has the same schedule in July and August that is applied to the rest of the city.
During major events in the city, like Holy Week or the April Feria (which we mentioned briefly above), the traffic situation obviously gets much more complicated. Which is why a good piece of advice is to book your parking space with Parclick before your trip, and you will benefit from secure and cheap parkings!
That way you can leave your car in a monitored car park without having to worry about incessantly searching for parking. Thankfully, Parclick has several car parks in Seville in different areas of the city: In the historic city center, at the Santa Justa train station, or even the Seville airport.
It’s true that Seville is a favorite destination for both national and international tourists, which is proof that this city wins people’s hearts around the world. But of course, with all those people, that makes the traffic and parking in Seville complicated…
Indeed, saying driving is hard in Seville is an understatement, especially in times of important events or during tourism peaks. Using a car in Seville may not be the greatest idea since it’s easy to get around the city by foot. However if you do use your car, it’s important to know that the entire historic center of Seville has some streets blocked off, various pedestrian areas, and many other restrictions to favor local residents. Not everything can be for tourists, right?
During rush hour the traffic in Seville can be quite dense, so you’ll need to have patience if you want to drive through the city’s main arteries. Engrave that word into your keychain, your mind, wherever, especially if you’re going to come visit Seville during its two most important events:
The Holy Week, which leads up to Easter and so usually falls during March or April, brings tourists from all over the world to see the impressive religious processions that wind through the city streets.
April Feria, which is a symbol of Seville. Tents and booths, flamenco music and dancers, and plenty of atmosphere and rebujito, the typical drink served during this event. Definitely not a celebration to be missed!
At Parclick, we would recommend you to park your car in one of our long stay parkings in Sevilla and make the most out of your trip by walking from one point to another. Which leads us to our next paragraph…
Seville is very much a walkable city indeed. It’s important to note that Seville isn’t just touristic sights to see, scattered randomly throughout the city. We love Sevilla just for the simple fact that we can experience it by walking through its winding streets and different neighborhoods. What are the neighborhoods in Seville that you can’t miss, you may ask?...
Santa Cruz: Labyrinthine streets full of white houses, hidden palaces, hot springs, picturesque restaurants, and the sound of the water from the fountains… This area is an absolute delight to walk through as a couple or with friends. Without a doubt, one of the obligatory postcard-like scenes that you have to see during your visit to Seville. This neighborhood is flanked by the Royal Alcazars, the Cathedral, and Avenida de la Constitución (more places worth seeing), so starting your route through the center off in this neighborhood is sure to be a success.
Triana: Another highly recommended area. Located on the other side of the Guadalquivir, this neighborhood is the most famous outside the city limits. A reference point for lovers of flamenco and bohemian prints, this neighborhood has many churches worth seeing, as well as restaurants and terraces to which you should definitely go. If you want to party, go straight to Betis Street, by the river. There you will find countless bars and clubs where you can have a good time with people from all over the world!
Nervión: A little further from the city center, a perfect place to come shopping or enjoy a relaxing afternoon, you have the Nervión Plaza shopping center. In addition, right next to the shopping center is the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan football stadium, home of Sevilla FC! If you’re a football fan, you cannot miss a photo op in front of the giant mosaic with the logos of all the Spanish football clubs on the side of the stadium.
Once you’ve booked your parking spot in Seville, the following question probably comes to mind: Now, how do I get around a city I don’t know? From here on out, you don’t have to worry.
Seville is very well-connected in terms of public transportation. You have the choice of city buses, subway, tram, and more. Getting around Seville is easy, and we’ll explain how:
The Seville bus network has 58 lines that will take you all over the city and even to more remote areas, like Pablo de Olavide University, located in the adjacent municipality of Montequinto (Dos Hermanas). The buses also serve the neighborhoods in East Seville and the Seville Airport. The price of a one-way ticket is €1.40, but you can always go to any tobacco shop and buy a rechargeable card. The minimum amount to put on the card is €7, which gets you about 10 rides (much more affordable than paying each time).
The Seville metro consists of only one line, which connects Seville with Montequinto and Mairena del Aljarafe, from the southeast to the west of the city. It is without a doubt the fastest option to get yourself from one side of the city to the other in a matter of minutes. There are plans to continue expanding the number of subway lines over the years, due to the rapid growth of the city and its number of inhabitants. The price of a one-way subway ticket in Seville varies from €1.35 to €1.80, depending on what zones you travel to/from. You can also use the rechargeable bus card to pay for the subway, taking into account that it will cost a little bit more.
The Seville tram is a slightly more modest option, although it saves you from walking to the center when you’re in a hurry or just don’t feel like walking. In addition, its speed and the places it passes through let you enjoy the trip just by looking through the window. It connects the San Bernardo area with Plaza Nueva, in the heart of the capital, passing through emblematic sites such as the Archivo de Indias or the Cathedral of Seville. If you have a chance, take the tram. It costs the same as the bus, and you can also pay for it with the rechargeable card.
Renting a bike with SEVIci is another option to consider, since Seville has 77 kilometers of bike lanes, which connect many of the most emblematic areas of the city. You can purchase a short-term voucher for this service, which allows public bicycles to circulate for 7 days for approximately 5 euros. Booking parking in Seville with Parclick and getting around the city by bike is a great idea!
Finally, did you know that Seville has been named one of the best European cities to skate? Its geographical location (plains) and the extension of its bike lanes make this city enticing for inline skate lovers. So now you know, if you’re adventurous and want to see the city in a different way, don’t forget to pack your skates!
Seville is a relatively large city, with a population of more than 690,000 inhabitants. Its historic city center is the largest and most striking in all of Spain. In addition, it has many historical monuments that are well worth visiting. The Cathedral of Seville, the Giralda, the Alcazar, and the famous Archive of the Indies, just to name a few, have all been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Seville also offers plenty of other places that tourists ought to see: Churches, basilicas, parks, the Torre del Oro, etc. Looking for something more unique? Check out Seville’s port, the only seaport located in an inland city. You may be wondering how that works… The Guadalquivir River runs all the way from the coastal city of Sanlúcar de Barrameda to Seville (and beyond) so ships coming from the ocean can sail along the river straight to Seville’s port.
Seville’s cuisine is based on the famous, pure products from Andalusia, like olive oil and Iberian ham, which makes the city perfect for sampling the region’s local flavors. It’s also a good place to enjoy the nightlife, especially in areas like Barrio del Arenal or Alameda. These neighborhoods get thousands of tourists and locals continuously, so you should avoid taking your car to these areas, since parking is a virtually impossible task.
If you have a limited amount of time in Seville and want to know more about what to do and see in that city, check out our page on one day in Seville! Remember that Parclick puts a wide range of car parks in Seville at your disposal to make it easy for you to enjoy your trip to the Andalusian capital, worry-free.
In our opinion, we believe that now you know everything you need to know to visit Seville without wasting time with parking, traffic, or wandering around aimlessly. What more can you ask for? Time to pack! We’ll be waiting for you in Seville :)