Seville To Ronda Day Trip: Local Expert Tips [2024]

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Seville To Ronda Day Trip: Local Expert Tips [2024]

Are you checking your options for Seville to Ronda day trip? In that case, you’re at the right place!

As a local resident in Southern Spain, I have also visited Ronda for an extended trip, so in this article, I will be happy to share all my local insights and practical tips that will save you a lot of hassle and time.

If you prefer to book right away without checking all the tips, below you will find a link to my recommended local travel company offering this trip – click the link to check available dates and prices.

Your Options For Seville to Ronda Day Trip

If you would like to plan this day trip, there are two ways you can go about it – use a local travel company to book this trip, which is often the most hassle-free and cost-effective way to do it, or plan it on your own using either public transport or rental car.

In the paragraphs below you will find a detailed breakdown for each of these options.

Option 1: Seville to Ronda Day Trip with a Local Travel Company

As I mentioned before, this is often the easiest, hassle-free and cost-effective way to see Ronda and learn everything you need to know about it from a local guide. It saves you the hassle of navigating the local traffic, looking for parking places or trying to navigate public transport to find the best connections.

For the trip I linked below, you have the added bonus of visiting not just Ronda, but also a short visit to the Pueblos Blancos (white Andalusian towns) of Zahara de la Sierra and Grazalema, before spending most of the day exploring the beautiful town of Ronda with an English speaking guide.

The day trip I linked below also comes with free cancellation (up to 24 hours before the trip), reserve now and pay later option, and it is available 7 days a week in the main season (from March). Click the link below to check prices and availability.

casa del bosco in Ronda, Andalusia - viewing platform views
restaurante santa polla in ronda, andalusia

Option 2: Seville To Ronda Day Trip with Rental Car

If you have already rented a car for your Seville trip, or planning to do so, it makes a lot of sense to drive to Ronda on your own.

BOOK YOUR CAR RENTAL

The trip should take about 2 hours one way, so I would recommend leaving very early in the morning so you have plenty of time left to explore Ronda once you get there. The distance between Ronda and Seville is 135 km and the drive should be fairly simple until you hit the mountains where you can expect some serpentine roads. If you struggle with travel sickness I would recommend taking travel sickness medicine before this trip. I have added an overview of the journey on a map below.

Once you’re in Ronda, you can either explore on your own, or book a tour guide or some experience that will allow you to learn more about the city. I have included a few options below.

Option 3: Seville To Ronda Day Trip with Public Transport

If you would like the explore Ronda on a day trip from Seville using public transport, unfortunately, the connections are really limited and the travel time is too long to make this worthwhile for a one-day trip.

With a bus, you can get to Ronda on a 2 to 3 hour journey, but there are for example only 4 buses per day going from Seville to Ronda.

You also have the option to use train, but because of the changes the average travel time one way is 3 hours, and there are on average 3 trains per day, making it nearly impossible to do this trip with public transport.

CHECK BUS AND TRAINS TICKETS
near roman baths in ronda, andalusia
puento nuevo in ronda, andalusia

Option 4: Seville To Ronda Day Trip by Taxi

If you prefer a convenient private transport option and don’t mind the price, you can also get to Ronda from Seville using a taxi or uber. According to estimates online, one-way journey would cost around 200 euros.

You can also try services like gettransfer.com, which I have used for longer journeys, as they tend to work out cheaper than a standard taxi. Simply add your trip details and they will display quotes from lots of taxi and transport companies, so you can choose the cheapest or best one.

Book Online: Seville To Ronda Day Trip

If you’ve decided to book this day trip with a local travel company, below you will find the link to my recommended tour, and some essential info about this trip.

Here are just some of the advantages of using this option:

  • FREE Cancellation up to 24 hours before departure for a full refund
  • 7 departures per week
  • See Ronda AND two other Andalusian towns
  • 3 pick up points in Seville
  • PAY LATER – reserve your spot now and pay later
  • Duration 10 hours which is perfect for a day trip
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel with an air-conditioned modern bus
  • Check reviews for this trip from other travellers before booking
park in Ronda, Andalusia
casa don bosco, ronda, andalusia

How to Book Your Seville To Ronda Day Trip Online

  • Head over to the day trip info page in the link above, and select your dates from the calendar
  • Add the number of tickets you want for this day trip
  • In the selected option you will also see the start time for the trip
  • Click book now which will navigate you to a payment page
  • 3 pick up points available: Calle Trajano 6, Naturanda Office at 8:45 AM • Hotel Don Paco at 8:50 AM • The Calle Rastro 12A Naturanda office at 9:00 AM
  • Once you complete the transaction, you will get a confirmation email 

Good To Know Before Booking Your Day Trip

  • Comfortable shoes are a must when visiting Ronda
  • Bring a hat and sunscreen
  • The road to Ronda may lead through serpentine roads in the mountains, so if you struggle with travel sickness I would recommend taking some travel medicine with you
  • Take water with you
  • Ronda is located 740 meters (2500 feet) above sea level, so it is much cooler than the coast, especially in fall and winter. In the summer, on the other hand, it will be very hot!
  • I would not recommend this trip for very young kids, as they might struggle with the bus journey

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Southern Spain Travel Tips

Find Best Hotels

Find Hotels

I have been using booking.com for all my trips in Spain and abroad, and it’s the best place to book your hotel.

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Book Your Tour

Local travel companies offer many day trip options from almost all the destinations in Southern Spain. You can check them out here.

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To get the cheapest bus or train tickets, take a look at Omio to find the timetables and prices.

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Hi, I'm Lucia

The founder and writer of Viva La Vita, a blog about traveling in Spain.

On these pages, you will find many practical tips and recommendations from someone who lives in Spain and travels around Spain often.

Filled with my images and unique local perspective, I hope these pages will offer you plenty of inspiration, insights & ideas to plan a wonderful trip to Spain.

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