Santiago de Compostela Airport
Santiago de Compostela Airport is ten kilometers northeast of the city. The airport processed almost two million passengers in 2006. Work is being done quickly in the coming years to expand the terminal facilities.
Aeropuerto de Santiago
15820 - Santiago de Compostela
IATA airport code: SCQ
ICAO airport code: LEST
There is no train connection with the airport.
Car and bus
The airport is easily accessible via the N-547, this is the road between Santiago de Compostela and Lugo. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated.
There are three bus lines from the airport. Buses from the company Freire (tel: +43(0)981 588 111) connect the airport with Plaza de Galicia in Santiago via Dr. Texeiro, Avenida de Lugo train station, the bus station and San Lázaro. Freire also goes to the bus station in Lugo. Autocares Travidi (tel: +43(0)981 257 082) leaves once per day at 11:30, to the Hotel Atlántico in A Coruña.
Car rental - Santiago de Compostela Airport
In Arrivals Hall A you can find counters for car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Atesa and Hertz. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are outside the Arrivals Hall. A ride to Santiago de Compostela costs approximately €18.00 and to A Coruña €80.00.
The parking area has places for 1,200 cars, the first half hour costs €0.40, for the second half hour €0.50 then €0.95 per hour with a maximum of €9.25 per day, from the fifth day it costs €7.40 per day.
There are no hotels at the airport. The nearest hotel is Ruta Jacobea 2.5 kilometer away (tel: +43(0)981 888 211). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There is a very modest range of restaurants and bars. There is one snack bar and one restaurant that has a self-service section and a room where you can eat á la carte. There are seven shops.
There is a counter for lost and found items on the ground floor of the Departures Hall (tel: +43(0)981 547 571). You cannot store baggage at this airport.
There is a general service counter from Aena, the operator of Spanish airports, in the Central Hall. The personnel are also available through the general number.
There are no business facilities at this airport. Meeting and conference rooms can be found in the hotel Ruta Jacobea (see Hotels).
The airport is accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted restrooms and elevators. There are parking places reserved for the disabled right in front of the terminal.
There is a bank in the Central Hall, Caixa de Galicia (tel: +43(0)981 897 131) and there are several ATM's. There is a First Aid post on the ground floor (tel: +43(0)981 547 565).