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How to get to Sevilla from the United States?

Julio Rivera

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I am planning to do the Via de la Plata starting in Sevilla next year. Does anyone know the best (and fastest) way to get there from the United States? I know that I have to fly into Madrid, I know that there is an AVE train (high-speed train), but is there any flight into Seville? also, how do I coordinate my arrival with the train ride, if that is the way to go? Thank you.
J.
 
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I am planning to do the Via de la Plata starting in Sevilla next year. Does anyone know the best (and fastest) way to get there from the United States? I know that I have to fly into Madrid, I know that there is an AVE train (high-speed train), but is there any flight into Seville? also, how do I coordinate my arrival with the train ride, if that is the way to go? Thank you.
J.
It probably depends on where in the US you are flying from.
Our son studied in Sevilla for a year, and I don't remember exactly what his connections were, but he flew into Sevilla. His first flight was from San Francisco.
Check out Google Flights for options.
 

peregrino99

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I flew to Sevilla way back in 2005 on Iberia, JFK - Madrid - Sevilla. All smooth, arrived at around 10 am or so, overnight at Hotel Simon and onward. Suerte.
 

Julio Rivera

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It probably depends on where in the US you are flying from.
Our son studied in Sevilla for a year, and I don't remember exactly what his connections were, but he flew into Sevilla. His first flight was from San Francisco.
Check out Google Flights for options.
Yes, I am flying from San Francisco
 
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trecile

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Yes, I am flying from San Francisco
When I put in a random date in September SFO to SVQ I found flight with one stop in Lisbon on TAP. I don't think that you will have a problem finding flights to Sevilla from San Francisco.
 

Grousedoctor

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2021
I flew to Sevilla two years ago to cycle the VDLP. From the East Coast of the US, I flew first to Paris and then caught one one the discount airlines directly to Seville. Considering that I had a night flight from the States, and even with a plane change at CDG, I was in Seville by early afternoon. From the Seville airport, it was an easy bus trip to the center of the city where I was staying at the Albergue Triana Hostel just steps off the Camino.
 

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I had an inspired thought and typed the words ‘are there flights to Seville from the US’ into a well known search engine. Turns out that there at least five major cities in the US with direct connections.
 

jpflavin1

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I am planning to do the Via de la Plata starting in Sevilla next year. Does anyone know the best (and fastest) way to get there from the United States? I know that I have to fly into Madrid, I know that there is an AVE train (high-speed train), but is there any flight into Seville? also, how do I coordinate my arrival with the train ride, if that is the way to go? Thank you.
J.

In 2019 I flew ORD-FRA-SVQ.
 

Charlotte Helbig

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If you want to coordinate your arrival in MAD with the train, I have found that many flights from the US arrive early in the morning. Therefore there is plenty of time to hop on the metro to Atocha can catch a late morning/early afternoon train to your destination.
 
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It will be interesting to see what flight schedules and routes look like as things begin to eventually settle down.

They probably won't look like they did in the past.
Though demand will no doubt dictate which routes are commercially viable.

Was chatting to my Brother last week, who had a life-long career in Aviation, as did my Father.

Many airlines are now bankrupted.
Dozens, if not hundreds of aircraft (that are not that old) are being broken up for scrap.

He raised the issue that so many pilots, engineers and ground crews have now left the industry to take up other work, that it will be very hard to rebuild the industry as it was.

Pilots and engineers have to maintain a certain work load to remain current and 'licensed'
And of course working a retail checkout or driving a delivery truck for a year or two doesn't really help with that :(

I think we might have a few challenges ahead.

But the Camino will wait for us :)
 
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lt56ny

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When I put in a random date in September SFO to SVQ I found flight with one stop in Lisbon on TAP. I don't think that you will have a problem finding flights to Sevilla from San Francisco.
I will probably fly into Lisbon when I do the Via de la Plata Guide in October. I will fly round-trip to Lisbon, and sleep in a hotel by the airport that day. Next morning I will have a one-way flight to Sevilla, And when I finish in Santiago return to Lisbon
 

Andresin

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I am planning to do the Via de la Plata starting in Sevilla next year. Does anyone know the best (and fastest) way to get there from the United States? I know that I have to fly into Madrid, I know that there is an AVE train (high-speed train), but is there any flight into Seville? also, how do I coordinate my arrival with the train ride, if that is the way to go? Thank you.
J.
I walked VDLP last March until i stop due to COVID. I flew to Madrid and took a taxi, there are buses available, to the Atocha train station. There are trains to Seville every hour on the hour. I arrived to Seville in time for lunch. Buen camino.
 

Kev&Kath

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2021
All going well...wife and I will walk the VdlP next April/May. Have booked ATL to MAD with Delta. Will spend a couple of nights in Madrid to get on timezone before training down to Cadiz for a further two nights. Another train to Seville for a further night and after that....we should be well and truly rested and on European time. Of course.....a few planets need to align before all this transpires :)
 

Kev&Kath

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It will be interesting to see what flight schedules and routes look like as things begin to eventually settle down.

They probably won't look like they did in the past.
Though demand will no doubt dictate which routes are commercially viable.

Was chatting to my Brother last week, who had a life-long career in Aviation, as did my Father.

Many airlines are now bankrupted.
Hundreds, if not thousands of aircraft (that are not that old) are being broken up for scrap.

He raised the issue that so many pilots, engineers and ground crews have now left the industry to take up other work, that it will be very hard to rebuild the industry as it was.

Pilots and engineers have to maintain a certain work load to remain current and 'licensed'
And of course working a retail checkout or driving a delivery truck for a year or two doesn't really help with that :(

I think we might have a few challenges ahead.

But the Camino will wait for us :)
Interesting news on the airlines Robo...I haven't heard yet of any going to the wall...well none that I would think of flying with! You raise a very valid point though on aircrew currency, and I'd love to know how the airlines are handling it. I did watch a YouTube this morning (Sam Chui) and was very surprised to see the activity of some of the middle-eastern airlines. Doha airport departures was humming. Time will tell.....but I'm keeping everything crossed in the hope of some 'normal' (and safe) operations later this year.
 
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alexwalker

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(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Easy. This website, linked to below, is fantastic for travel planning/booking.

Check out:


Seems that as of current, cheapest flight from SFO to MAD is at ca. 120 USD. From SFO to Sevilla (SVQ) is about 300 USD. The price difference makes room for a lot of vino tinto... And you can also take train/bus from Madrid. Train would be from the Atosha station downtown Madrid. Easy to navigate location and station. Taking a night in Madrid, buying your train ticket, beforehand, and train next day will give you some joy, jetlag overcoming, as well as a cheaper journey there.

I recommend train: They are super-reliable, on time, and comfortable in Spain, and you can wind down, enjoying the passing landscapes. If you are 60 or older, ask for a Carta Dorada (Gold card) at the ticket office in the train station: It will give you a 25% discount on all train travel in Spain for a full year. You can credit me with 50% of your saved money... ;)

The airport shuttle bus runs from the airport to the Atosha station. Have a room booked nearby. Buy your train ticket upon arrivel at Atosha, enjoy an afternoon/evening tapas meal in Madrid, sleep well in Madrid, and enjoy an early train ride to Seville next morning.


BTW: The Camino VdlP is a lifetime adventure IMHO: One of my fondest Camino memories.

Buen Camino!
 
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Robo

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Interesting news on the airlines Robo...I haven't heard yet of any going to the wall...well none that I would think of flying with! You raise a very valid point though on aircrew currency, and I'd love to know how the airlines are handling it. I did watch a YouTube this morning (Sam Chui) and was very surprised to see the activity of some of the middle-eastern airlines. Doha airport departures was humming. Time will tell.....but I'm keeping everything crossed in the hope of some 'normal' (and safe) operations later this year.

Bankrupted Airlines.
FlyBe was a major player.

Flybe (UK)
The involvement of Virgin Atlantic and a consortium of investors was not enough to save the largest independent regional airline in Europe, with 63 aircraft. Plans were sketched to rebrand Flybe as Virgin Connect and act as a feeder, but these never came to fruition. The British government came to the rescue, but this was, understandably, contested by other airlines. I guess public pressure to reduce short haul flying (Flybe’s speciality) didn’t help either. The Coronavirus epidemic has been the last straw.
 

Kev&Kath

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2021
Bankrupted Airlines.
FlyBe was a major player.

Flybe (UK)
The involvement of Virgin Atlantic and a consortium of investors was not enough to save the largest independent regional airline in Europe, with 63 aircraft. Plans were sketched to rebrand Flybe as Virgin Connect and act as a feeder, but these never came to fruition. The British government came to the rescue, but this was, understandably, contested by other airlines. I guess public pressure to reduce short haul flying (Flybe’s speciality) didn’t help either. The Coronavirus epidemic has been the last straw.
Robo...when I read your original post I went into Google and had a bit of a look on the topic. There's been quite a few airlines go to the wall across the world...but generally regional carriers. Fortunately, most of the 'name brands' are still viable through their own emergency management (and some through the backing of their governments). To quote Sam Chui...'strong airlines going into the pandemic will likely come out of lockdown stronger'. I certainly hope that's the case.
 

Robo

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Robo...when I read your original post I went into Google and had a bit of a look on the topic. There's been quite a few airlines go to the wall across the world...but generally regional carriers. Fortunately, most of the 'name brands' are still viable through their own emergency management (and some through the backing of their governments). To quote Sam Chui...'strong airlines going into the pandemic will likely come out of lockdown stronger'. I certainly hope that's the case.

Yes I agree. Most of the major brands are being supported.
There was a huge argument in Australia about which airlines should be supported by the Government.
They picked the major one of course. Qantas.
The #2 player went broke.

I suppose the broader long term issue might be capacity? But then demand might be down too.

Who knows?
 
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