Are you planning to make a trip from Seville to Cadiz? In that case, this article has all the practical tips and detailed information you need, to make the most out of your trip.
Best of all, it’s written by a local expat who knows both destinations in and out, so you only get the best travel tips that will save you both time and money.
If you’re staying in Seville, Cadiz makes an ideal day trip destination, without the need to rent a car.
This ancient port city is full of contrast and feels like a different world compared to the tourist-packed coastline of Costa del Sol. From its stunning white beaches, historic Cathedral and beautiful coastline, Cadiz is a unique destination that will show you a different size of Spain.
If you’re travelling to Cadiz from Seville for a day trip, you will have plenty of time to see everything Cadiz has to offer, all within easy walking distance.
How far is it from Seville to Cadiz?
Cadiz is about 120 kilometres south of Seville. It’s a journey that would take approximately 1.5 hours by car or 1hr 45 mins on a train.
Day Trip from Seville to Cadiz: My Tips
I ventured to Cadiz on a spontaneous day trip while staying in Seville.
I did not rent a car and was able to secure cheap train tickets just a day or two in advance.
The journey was super comfortable (even with a child in tow) and fast!
- Cadiz is only 120 km away from Seville, so you won’t spend too much time commuting and have plenty to explore in the one day
- Cadiz is easy to walk and relatively small – you can see a lot in just one day
- If you want to make the most out of it, there are other smaller towns you can stop on your way to Cadiz, and see more in a single day
- Cadiz is unlike any of the other Andalusian cities, and certainly worth a visit
- Get a chance to see the Atlantic Ocean
- There’s plenty to do and see in one day, but you won’t feel like you’ve missed out if you don’t manage to visit everything on your list
- Cadiz is perfect for a leisure type of day trip – just walking around and admiring the surroundings will be enough to turn you into a big fan of Cadiz
Transport Options from Seville to Cadiz
There are a few ways to get from Seville to Cadiz, and thanks to the proximity the travel connections are very frequent, making it the perfect destination for a one-day trip.
If you’re hesitant about renting a car just for the day trip – you don’t need to! You can get there easily by fast train.
1. From Seville to Cadiz by Train
The trains run fairly regularly and the tickets are very affordable – I got mine just for a few euros when booked a couple of days in advance.
Always get your tickets from the local train operator Renfe – on their website (available in English) you get to see the prices of the tickets on different days and the same time the train times. Check it here.
The trains to Cadiz leave from Sevilla Santa Justa station, and the prices start from 13.30 euros for one-way tickets. On some trains they also have ticket upgrades available for Elite and Premium, which allow you more flexibility when changing the times or have added perks.
The trains run almost every hour, and on quick glance on most days, there are around 10 train connections available.
The travel time is between 1.5 hours to 1hr 45 minutes.
It’s best to buy your tickets online as you can also choose your seats, and save them on your phone. At the station, you only need to show the QR code and have your ID with you when you travel.
The trains themselves are fairly modern, spacious, and comfortable, equipped with toilets and plenty of storage space for luggage. The train stops are also announced in English.
When you get off at either end, there is a taxi rank in both Cadiz and Seville train stations.
2. From Seville to Cadiz by Car
If you’re traveling from Seville to Cadiz by car, the journey will take between 1hr 15 mins to 1hr 30 mins, depending on the route.
The best routes are as follows:
- via E-5 – shortest and fastest, distance of 120 kilometers and estimated journey duration (from google maps) is 1hr 15 minutes
- via E-5 and A-4 – total distance of 121 kilometers and estimated journey time of 1hr 20 minutes
- via E-5, A-471 and A-4 – total distance 126 kilometers and journey time of 1.5 hours.
Although some highways in Spain have toll duty, I have not seen any warning about tolls for the routes suggested above.
Parking in Cadiz
You can easily check parking options for your trip in advance on Google maps and mark on your GPS route, or use this website which shows you all parking options along with fees.
There are three main parking options that operate 24 hours / day:
- Parking Canalejas – Av. del Puerto 1
- Interparking Canalejas, Av. del Puerto
- Interparking San Antonio – Pl. St Antonio
3. By Bus from Seville to Cadiz
When I was researching the bus options, it was almost impossible to find a direct bus route, but it seems like one exists.
The bus route is operated by a company called Comes and the journey takes 1hr 45 minutes. As is the case with buses, they don’t run nearly as often as the trains. You can book your tickets through Omio website. Return tickets are under 30 euros per person.
The other option I found was getting to Jerez de la Frontera (worth a day trip itself!) and then getting a connecting bus from there. May be better suited for those who want to spend at least one night in Cadiz and see something else along the way.
4. By Taxi from Seville to Cadiz
The journey from Seville to Cadiz by taxi is a costly one – the online quotes range from 150 euros up to 190 euros for a one-way trip.
Seville Airport to Cadiz
There is no direct connection between Seville Airport and Cadiz, apart from taking a taxi.
You will have to get to Seville train station or bus station and take connecting transport option from there. Alternatively, you can rent a car directly from the airport and drive straight from there.
There is a connecting bus line with Seville city that also stops in Sevilla Santa Justa, for connection to the Cadiz train. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
From Cadiz Back to Seville
The same travel options apply for your journey back to Seville!
From Seville to Cadiz: Frequent Questions
Is Cadiz near Seville?
Cadiz is 120 kilometres south of Seville.
How long is the train journey from Seville to Cadiz?
The journey takes on average 1.5 hours.
Is Cadiz near Gibraltar?
No, Cadiz is not near Gibraltar.
How do I get from Marbella to Cadiz?
There is a direct bus that goes from Marbella to Cadiz, alternatively, you can drive or hire a taxi.
How do you get from Cadiz to Seville?
There are a number of options, the fastest one is renting a car, getting there by train (1.5 hrs), by bus (1hr 45 minutes) or by taxi.
Is Cadiz worth a day trip from Seville?
It certainly is! Cadiz is a wonderful city to explore in just one day and has plenty of historic sights and beautiful beaches to admire.
Which train station in Seville goes to Cadiz?
You will have to take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa train station.
How much is a taxi from Cadiz to Seville?
It will cost anything between 150 euros to 180 euros for a one-way trip.