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Santiago de Compostela Airport

General information

Santiago de Compostela Airport is the largest airport in northwestern Spain, two other airports in the autonomous region of Galicia are A Coruña Airport and Vigo Airport. The airport is named after Rosalía de Castro (1837 – 1885), a writer and poet from Galicia. Many flights to and from Santiago are operated by Vueling and Ryanair, the airport has one terminal and one runway. Santiago de Compostela is known as a place of pilgrimage and the end of the Way of Saint James, many pilgrims walk to the city and fly back. It used to be possible to travel to and from the airport by Empresa Freire (Santiago de Compostela, Lugo) and Travidi (A Coruña), these bus operators are no longer active at the airport.

Location

Where is Santiago de Compostela Airport situated?

The airport is located to the east of the city and is easily accessible via the Autovía A-54 (Autovía del Aeropuerto) and Autopista AP-9 (Autoestrada do Atlántico).

How many terminals does Santiago de Compostela Airport have?

The airport has one modern and well-arranged terminal. This terminal replaced the old terminal of Santiago de Compostela Airport in 2011.

Airport Map


Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Santiago de Compostela Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Spain.

Airport Distance
Porto Airport (Portugal) 185km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Santiago de Compostela Airport to the centre of Santiago de Compostela is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Santiago de Compostela.

From SCQ Airport to Santiago de Compostela City centre by Car
15 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Santiago de Compostela Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Santiago de Compostela Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Santiago de Compostela Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Santiago de Compostela Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Santiago de Compostela Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Santiago de Compostela is about € 21.-. Book your taxi at Santiago de Compostela Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SCQ Airport to Santiago de Compostela City centre by Taxi
15 km
20 min
€ 21.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Santiago de Compostela Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Sixt, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Santiago de Compostela Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Santiago de Compostela Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Santiago de Compostela Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Santiago de Compostela Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Santiago de Compostela Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Santiago de Compostela Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Vueling
  • Ryanair
  • Air Europa
  • easyJet
  • Iberia

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Santiago de Compostela Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

budget

Hotel Garcas, Lavacolla

Hotel Garcas is located in the small town of Lavacolla, 10 km from the centre of Santiago de Compostela. It offers a traditional Galician restaurant with a covered terrace.

luxury

Gran Hotel Los Abetos, Santiago de Compostela

The luxurious 4-star Gran Hotel Los Abetos is set in the San Lazaro neighbourhood, offering impressive views of Santiago de Compostela. It offers an outdoor swimming pool during summer and a free onsite parking.

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Hotel Santiago Apóstol, Santiago de Compostela

Located in the San Lazaro neighbourhood,10 minutes’ drive from the historic centre of Santiago, Hotel Santiago Apóstol lies at the end of the French Route of the pilgrimage. Buses to the city centre stop outside the hotel.

Hotels in Santiago de Compostela

Looking for the best hotels in Santiago de Compostela? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

family

San Francisco Hotel Monumento, Santiago de Compostela

San Francisco Monumento is a historic monastery with an indoor pool and hot tub. This charming hotel is located in the centre of Santiago de Compostela, 150 metres from the famous Cathedral. Rooms at the hotel are spacious and elegant.

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Hotel Gelmírez, Santiago de Compostela

The modern Hotel Gelmírez is 10 minutes’ walk from Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and 3 minutes’ walk from the Train Station’s Airport Bus stop. It offers a gym, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour reception.

luxury

Eurostars Araguaney, Santiago de Compostela

Eurostars Araguaney has an art gallery, an outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. It offers spacious rooms with free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Santiago de Compostela Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Enter one of the main monuments of the famous Camino de Santiago and take a guided tour inside Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and its museum. See exquisite sacred art and architecture at the reputed burial site of Saint James the Great.

Activity

Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

Travel along the Costa da Morte on a full-day tour from Santiago de Compostela. Visit Pontemaceira, Muros, the Waterfall in Ézaro, Cape Finisterre, and the village of Muxía.

Tour & transport

From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

Discover the historic city of Santiago de Compostela during this interesting and dynamic day trip from Porto. Experience the wonder of this traditional landmark for religious pilgrims, and visit the city's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Reviews

  1 review

Have you visited Santiago de Compostela Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Santiago de Compostela Airport and gave a score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Vincent Gibbons
4 months ago
★★★☆☆

We were told to be at security by 03:55- 2.5 hours before our flight. Security opens at 04:30 so not sure why that instruction was sent to us via Email. The cafe inside departures is meant to open at 05:00, it opened at 05:15. Coffee is nice. The prices are a little expensive, but what you’d expect at an airport. Airport is clean and all the staff we encountered were pleasant.

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