|Distance||242 miles (390 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 15 min|
|Average train ticket price||£50 (€57)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Madrid to Sevilla cover the 242 miles (390 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £50, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Sevilla San Bernardo.
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Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.
Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Madrid to Sevilla:
There are limited Madrid to Seville trains during the week and even fewer trains on the weekends and holidays. Most of the trains run in the morning but there is good evening service if you prefer. Available services include express trains as well as transport via commuter rail, which will include stops. The fastest train takes about 2h30min, while the longest trip takes over 8h30min from end to end.
Approx. 8 trains depart from Madrid daily on the south-bound journey to Seville, and there is no hourly service, so check the Omio site for current schedules and specific train departure times. Most of the daily departures occur during the morning hours, with the remainder occurring in the late afternoon and evening. The first train leaves Puerta de Atocha station in Madrid around 7:00 a.m. local time and the last one departs about 7:00 p.m. There are no night trains leaving Puerta de Atocha station en route to Santa Justa station in Seville. Weekend and holiday services differ slightly from weekday services.
If you’re travelling on the express train from Puerta de Atocha, the duration of the train journey from Madrid to Seville will be about 2h30min. However, if you take Cercanias commuter train from Atocha, expect to spend about 8h40min in transit. Available services include both morning and evening peak hour trains, as well as off-peak departures, and there are no transfers or connections involved from city to city, so you can expect a fairly straightforward ride from Madrid to Seville.
The best way to find cheap train tickets for your journey is to make your reservation in advance by booking online. Mobile or e-tickets may also cost less than paper tickets when purchased online. Cheap train fares can also be found with trains that involve single or multiple transfers or connections and using off-peak trains to make your trip are also a good way to save some cash. If you can afford some flexibility with your travel plans, consider booking on a weekend or holiday to save on expenses. Train operators also offer discounts for students, seniors and disabled travellers, as well as for large groups or families travelling together. You should arrive at the station at least one hour prior to your train’s departure, and if you need to purchase a ticket from the counter, we advise you do so at least 2 hours prior to departure if possible.
Departure train station: Puerta de Atocha is about 6 minutes by car (1 mile), approx. 30 minutes by foot (1.2 miles) and about 15 minutes via metro (depending on the line) to central Madrid. Station facilities include restaurants and cafés, ATMs, WCs, shops, parking, news stands, a tourist office, post office and police station. Try to get there at least 20 minutes before departure.
Arrival train station: Santa Justa is about 6 minutes via car (1 mile), approx. 13 minutes on foot (0.7 miles) and about 17 minutes via metro, depending on the line. Station facilities include restaurants and cafés, ATMs, WCs, shops, parking, news stands, a tourist office, car rental and luggage storage.
Renfe, the national rail company, is the sole operator of Madrid to Seville trains. The train company offers high-speed transport departing from Puerta de Atocha (Madrid’s main railway station) via AVE bullet trains, which can travel at speeds up to 193 mph. Renfe controls the massive railway complex that connects the Puerta de Atocha station and the Cercanias station and includes a metro line as well. Both locations provide service on weekdays and weekends as well as on holidays for your convenience.
Renfe operates about 8 trains per day to Seville from Madrid, with intermittent service from morning until evening using both express and national commuter trains. Journeys vary from approx. 2h30min to about 8h40min with AVE bullet trains accounting for the majority of trips. 7 trains depart from Madrid Puerta de Atocha station, while 1 leaves from Madrid Cercanias station, however, all of them arrive at Seville Santa Justa station. Tickets can be changed but fees will be incurred depending on the new travel date and class chosen. Flexi ticket holders will not be charged to make changes or cancellations earlier than 24h before travel, so this ticket type offers the most advantages. Esencial ticket holders will incur a charge of up to 50% under certain conditions.
Renfe trains from Madrid to Seville offer 1st and 2nd class carriages and AVE trains also include a premium 2nd class section. Special seating and assistance is available for disabled travellers. Up to 3 pieces of luggage are allowed with size and weight restrictions. Folded bicycles are allowed if they meet size requirements. Small pets (1 per person) are allowed provided they are crated and do not exceed 10 kg (22lbs) in weight. Amenities on board Renfe trains include a cafeteria and mobile bar that sell hot and cold refreshments. Check the company’s online travel policy for further information.
There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your route from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Sevilla you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Sevilla San Bernardo and Sevilla Virgen Del Rocío.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Sevilla San Bernardo.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Sevilla San Bernardo and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Sevilla.
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