Traveling by bus in Spain Sevilla Reviews
Jul 14, 2007
Travelling by bus is soooo easy in Spain, and often the better option. In the center of the cities you've got the little city busses (like the only type of public transport busses we got in little Belgium), yet between the cities and towns are larger connections of long distance busses with more confort and more kilometres on there counter.
Every large city, and even the smaller villages, have bus stops where you find connections to almost every other city in Spain. From Granada for example, there were even coaches to Madrid and Barcelona, many kilometers to the north. These long distance busses are very comfortable and most of the time cheaper than the trains.
We went from Sevilla to Granada by bus instead of by train, and this turned out to save us quite some money yet it took only ten minutes extra time (we booked a direct line with no extra stops).
There is no need to reserve seats days or weeks before (although this is possible), yet better go to the ticket sales early to make sure the line you want to take isn't sold out by the time we arrived. We never booked in advance, traveled in high season and hadn't any problems with shortage of seats, by the way.
The main bus company in Andalusia is Alsina Grealls. This one serves most cities and towns. Yet there are companies like this all over Spain, all with specific routs and timetables. When you arrive in a bus station you'll find they all have there own ticket offices, so you can compare their services, destinations and prices.
Part of the Spain 2007 - culture hopping travel blog
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