The average journey time by train between Seville and Cádiz is 1 hour and 40 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. However, you can get there in 1 hour and 32 minutes on the fastest Alvia services operated by Renfe.
As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct services are available. Alvia trains on this 62-mile (99 km) route can reach speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph) during the journey. If you want to travel in style, choose Renfe’s First Class and you’ll enjoy plenty of space for luggage, free WiFi and delicious and fresh Spanish meals.
Getting off at Cádiz train station, you’ll be only a few minutes away from the city centre, ready to soak up the sun at La Caleta Beach.
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Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).
Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.
Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Seville to Cádiz by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
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The average journey time by train between Seville and Cádiz is 1 hour and 40 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Seville to Cádiz is 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Seville to Cádiz can start from as little as €15 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Seville to Cádiz without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Seville to Cádiz each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Seville to Cádiz leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Seville to Cádiz leaves at 20:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Seville to Cádiz cover a distance of around 62 miles (99 km) during the journey.
24 Media Distancia (middle distance) trains operated by Renfe run daily between Sevilla-Santa Justa and Cadiz – 12 in each direction. Renfe also provides 3 Alvia trains (long distance) that stop in Seville even if they cover the Cadiz-Madrid route.
Lots of daily connections
Renfe’s Media Distancia (middle distance) trains connect cities located within the same region. Trains depart about every hour from Sevilla-Santa Justa.
The journey lasts approximately 1h 45m and the train usually stops at the following train stations – Sevilla-San Bernardo, Dos Hermanas, Utrera, Las Cabezas de San Juan, Lebrija, Aeropuerto de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa María and San Fernando-Bahía Sur. Additionally, the train also stops at the stations of Virgen del Rocío, Las Aletas, Apeadero de Puerto Real, Estadio and Segunda Aguada during certain journeys.
Sevilla-Santa Justa train station
I travelled to Sevilla-Santa Justa train station from the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, which is in the old part of Seville, I had to take the bus n. 21 to get to the station. My train to Cadiz departed from platform 10, located on the left-hand side of the station. I went down the escalators to enter the platform and found a handy screen with all the information about the journey, train stops and train times both in English and Spanish. My train departed on its journey at 12:45.
I purchased a Flexible Renfe ticket, which allows you to change your ticket up to five minutes before departure at a cost of 5% of the total price in Turista Class (Second Class) – the only class offered by Renfe on Media Distancia trains.
During the journey we travelled at speeds of up to 150 km/h, taking around 1h 45m to travel from Seville to Cadiz. I really enjoyed it as it was quite a relaxing journey. There were two reclining seats on each side of the aisle, with reclining tables and plug sockets to charge your electronic devices.
We pulled into Cadiz train station at 14:25, five minutes before the scheduled arrival time.
Origin: Sevilla-Santa Justa
Train stops: Sevilla-San Bernardo, Dos Hermanas, Utrera, Las Cabezas de San Juan, Lebrija, Aeropuerto de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa María, San Fernando-Bahía Sur
Departure time: 12:45
Arrival time: 14:30
Service: Renfe Media Distancia
Train: MD 13008
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Jaime is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on his own genuine experience of the journey.