The infrastructures left as a legacy of the 1992 Seville Universal Exposition make Seville a city with an excellent transport system connecting it to the rest of the province, the region of Andalusia and the rest of Spain.
However, Seville is a city that not only has a good internal and external transport system, but also a privileged geographical location: Southern Europe is the gateway to Northern Africa and a stop-off point on the way to the Americas, just as it was five hundred years ago. Seville is easy to reach using any means of transport, thanks to its modern transport facilities.
The main roads into Seville are the A-4, A-92 and A-49 motorways and the N IV road. Seville has two ring roads, the SE-30 and the Supernorte, to ensure fluid traffic flow around the city.
Seville is linked to the capital of Spain by high-speed train (AVE). The journey takes just two hours and twenty minutes, with stops in Cordova and Puertollano. An extensive local train service links Seville to other towns in the province, and there are direct trains to all Andalusia's provincial capitals.
Long-distance trains run from Seville to Valencia and Barcelona. Santa Justa train station, situated in the heart of the city, is a modern building designed by architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz.
Flights into Seville land at San Pablo International Airport, just a twelve minute drive from the city centre. The current impressive airport, designed by Rafael Moneo, was opened in 1991. The total cost amounted to over one hundred million euro, and it has a passenger capacity of eight million a year. There are now direct flights to major European cities and good connections via Madrid and Barcelona to many of the most important destinations worldwide.
Seville's urban transport system currently consists of a network of bus lines linking all the different parts of the city and its metropolitan area.