How to move around Cadiz

how to move around cadiz

How to move around Cadiz? Find out here what are the means of transportation you are likely to use during your time in Cadiz.

Let’s begin this section by sharing the good news: Cadiz is a surprisingly compact city and the only means of transportation you will need to complete our itinerary are your very own feet!

If you are going to spend a night in Cadiz, and depending on the location of your hotel, you might need to resort to other means of transportation to join the starting point of the itinerary and get back to your hotel after you complete it. We advise you to book a hotel in the center of the Cadiz. See our advice on the section Where to stay in Cadiz.

How to move around Cadiz: bus

Cadiz buses are run by the city’s local authorities and operated by Autobuses Urbanos de Cádiz, a municipal company.

There is a network with 5 lines. The buses are fairly new and all have air conditioning (essential in summer). As a rule, buses run between 6:00 and 2:00, but it is good to check the times of the line of your interest.

It is possible to consult the lines and itineraries in the Autobuses Urbanos de Cádiz website or in the bus stops. Alternatively, you can download a PDF map with all the bus routes.

In Cadiz you can purchase your fare from the driver. Be aware that bus drivers will only give change for small bank note denominations, don’t try to pay with bank notes higher than 5 euros – unless you are purchasing 4 tickets or more.

When you are at the stop, wave or raise your hand as soon as you see your bus coming. This applies especially on a bus stop for multiple lines. In Spain bus passengers form a line to enter the vehicle one by one. Please respect it.

How to move around Cadiz: tourist bus

Buying a ticket of a city sightseeing bus can be an excellent option if you don’t have a lot of time to explore the attractions on your own. Cadiz has one company offering this service.

If you are already familiar with open top bus tours, also known as hop on-hop off, the available service in Cadiz is pretty much identical as to what you could find in other cities across the world.

Nevertheless, if you haven’t heard of these buses or have never taken one of them, here is how the tourist bus works:

  • The company operates one routes that includes the city’s most important highlights.
  • The route has a certain number of stops where you can hop on and off the bus. These stops are not always located in the same spot as public transport buses are.
  • You will board a double-decker bus. These buses offer an audio guide service as well, available in several languages, providing comprehensive comments on the highlight you are visiting.
  • You get a ticket and pay a fixed price.
  • The ticket entitles you to unlimited trips in every route of the company’s train for a limited period of time.
  • You can hop on and off the bus as many times as you’d like provided that your ticket is still valid.
  • The tourist buses have a limited frequency and chances are you may have to wait between 30 minutes and one hour before the next bus stops where you are.

You can have a look at a map with the routes.

And the best thing is that you can purchase your Cadiz City Sightseeing tickets online.

How to move around Cadiz: taxi

It is unlikely that you will end up using a taxi in the city.

Anyway, the taxis of Cadiz can be stopped in the street. In general, Cadiz taxi drivers are honest. The taxi is a good option to get out of the train station and the bus station if you happen to have an accommodation far away from the city center.

Do you need more information on Cadiz?

This article is part of a complete guide about Cadiz where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this amazing destination in Spain.

Here is a complete summary of all the guide:

1. When to visit Cadiz
2. How many days to spend in Cadiz
3. How to get to Cadiz
4. How to move around Cadiz
5. Cadiz hotels: where to stay in Cadiz
6. What to eat in Cadiz
7. What to do in Cadiz

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