Arrival by Plane
airport (SCQ) is located 10 kilometres from the centre of Santiago de Compostela.
It has flights to/from several continents through following airlines:
Upon arriving at Santiago airport you can take a taxi or the bus of
Freire company between airport and the
city centre. You can also rent a car from Atesa,
Avis, Europcar or
Other airports near Santiago:
Coruña (LCG, 60 km),
(VGO, 90 km) and
Porto (OPO, 220 km).
Arrival by Train
Santiago is linked to the international railway network through
RENFE, the spanish major railway operator.
There are services daily to all the larger Spanish cities and
connections to several European cities.
Railway station is located at the centre of city.
Arrival by Bus
There are bus services between Santiago and the main European cities.
Long distance intercity services are provided by following companies:
The bus station is situated at the east of city. The city centre
can be reached by public transport in ten minutes.
Arrival by Car
Roads to Santiago (please see map):
- Atlantic Motorway AP-9: links Santiago de Compostela with A Coruña, Ferrol, Pontevedra, Vigo and Portugal.
- Northwest Dual Carriageway A-6: links Galicia with the rest of Spain
via Lugo province (links up with Santiago via the AP-9 near A Coruña or by means
of the N-540 and C-547 roads in Lugo).
- Rías Baixas Dual Carriageway A-52: links Galicia with the rest of Spain via Ourense province (links up with Santiago via the AP-9 in Vigo or by means of
the N-525 road in Ourense).
- AP-53 Motorway: currently links Santiago with Lalín, connecting with
the N-525 road to Ourense and Madrid.
- E-70/N-634 Road: links Galicia with France via the Cantabrian coast (links
up with Santiago via the Northwest Dual Carriageway A-6).
Arrival on Foot
Of course, you also can come to Santiago walking on some of the medieval
pilgrimage trails known as
Way of St. James.