Infrastructures

Andalusia possesses a modern transportation infrastructure that communicates the region and connects it with Spain, Europe and the rest of the world.



Air Transportation:

Andalusia has six airports. Three of them set for international flights: one in Malaga, which serves 13.5 million passengers per year, another in Seville, which holds more than 4 million travelers per year, and one in Almeria. The other three airports are located in Jerez de la Frontera, Granada and Cordoba.

Passengers: 20, 763,000 people

Merchandise: 10,774 tons

Source: IEA 2009

 

 


Marine Transportation:

Andalusia holds 36 ports under its Andalusian Administration. Eighteen of these ports carry out commercial fishing activities and together host 66% of the regional fishing fleet.  Twenty eight ports own water sport facilities. 

Most of Andalusia’s port activities take place in the seaport of Algeciras which services 83% of the region’s passengers and facilitates and 25% of total water transit of all the Spanish territory. Algeciras is also the neuralgic center of the region’s shipments. Fifty two percent (52%) of Andalusia’s shipments and fourteen percent (14%) of the country’s (Spain) shipments take place in this port. Other important ports are Almeria, Motril and Malaga, situated on the Mediterranean Coast, as well as Huelva and Cadiz, located on the Atlantic Coast. Andalusia also holds the only river port in the country, the port of Seville.

Passengers: 7, 147,000 people

Merchandise: 118,012 tons

Source: IEA 2009

 


Road Transportation:

Andalusia has an adeptly designed and paved freeway system of approximately 22,600 kilometers long, of which 2,549 kilometers are freeways and double lane motorways, and 20,083 kilometers are conventional one lane roads.

Source: The Andalusian Ministry of public works and Housing, 2008  

 




Railroad Transportation:

The region’s railroad transportation system connects all major urban centers. The high speed train (AVE) commutes from Seville to Madrid in two and a half hours and from Seville to Barcelona in six and a half hours. Since February 2008, Seville, Málaga and Córdoba are also linked by the high speed train.

 Source: The Andalusian Ministry of public works and Housing, 2009.