Since 1992, Seville has had a high-speed train line.
After several years of construction work, the first line was inaugurated on 14 April 1992, coinciding with Expo 92, which was held in Seville. In its first two years of operation, the AVE connected Madrid with Seville in 2 hours 55 minutes.
On 23 April 1993, the AVE speed record was set at 356.8 km/h, and this meant that in 1994, commercial operation of long-distance AVE trains at 300 km/h could begin, reducing the journey time between Madrid and Seville by 40 minutes.
New Seville-Valencia AVE high-speed train
Seville-Valencia in less than 4 hours
The inauguration of a connecting line between the Seville and the Valencia high-speed train lines at Torrejón de Velasco, just under 30 kilometres from Madrid, will reduce the travelling time between the cities to less than half and will mean that it will soon be possible to travel between them in around four hours.