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Santiago de Compostela Airport Bus

IATA code: SCQ
Passengers: ~2.7 million

Santiago–Rosalía de Castro Airport (SCQ), also known as Santiago de Compostela Airport, is an international airport that serves the Spanish region of Galicia.

It is located about 12 km from the town of Santiago de Compostela. Several airlines operate here, including Swiss International Airlines, Ryanair, easyJet and Vueling Airlines.

The airport handles around 2,7 million passengers every year and is the second busiest airport in Northern Spain.

If you’re flying to Santiago de Compostela, the following guide will present you with all the information that’ll help you plan your arrival.

How to get from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Santiago de Compostela

Airport shuttle bus

You can easily reach Santiago de Compostela by bus. The bus stop at the airport is located directly in front of the entrance.

The buses run from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on most days and it takes approximately half an hour to reach the city from the airport. You can check the exact hours of the buses online.
The price of a one-way ticket is around €3.


If you prefer taking a taxi rather than public transport, that is also possible. You can find the taxi station at the entrance of the airport.

The taxis have a flat rate of €21 From the airport to the city. If you want to go somewhere else you can check the prices here.

Private transfer

Another way to travel from Santiago de Compostela Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city.

You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car

For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport.

At Santiago de Compostela Airport you’ll find several car rental companies including Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Europcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Alternatively, you can always book a car in advance.

Renting a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book a bus online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to inform you about the meeting point and all other details

Airlines at the airport

10 airlines operate international and domestic flights to and from this airport. Some of the busiest carriers are Ryanair, Vueling and Iberia Express.

Facilities and services

If you’re waiting for your flight or you’re on a layover, maybe some of these services and facilities available at SQO airport will help you:

  • ATMs
  • Currency exchange
  • Children’s play area
  • First aid
  • Power outlets
  • Luggage storage
  • Luggage wrapping
  • Post office
  • Police station

Accommodation near Santiago de Compostela Airport

If you’re in need of a place to stay overnight before or after your flight, check out this map of available accommodation units in the vicinity.

Santiago de Compostela Airport FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

If you arrive before 1 a.m. you can take the local bus to Santiago de Compostela. If you arrive after 1 a.m. you have taxis at your disposal in front of the exit.

Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?

Yes, there is free WiFi available at the airport.

Can I exchange money at the airport?

There are no exchange offices at the airport, but you can withdraw cash from the ATMs at the arrival/departure hall.

Is there any luggage storage at the airport?

Yes, there is luggage storage at the airport. It is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and they charge approximately €5,80 for a day or a part thereof.

I am continuing my journey outside Santiago de Compostela. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?

No, there are no direct lines that connect with the airport. If you are looking for other destinations you can always check our bus connections from Santiago de Compostela.

Santiago de Compostela to Faro Santiago de Compostela to Fatima Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon
Santiago de Compostela to Granada Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Santiago de Compostela to Porto


  1. Lydia   •  

    Hello, is it possible to sleep at santiago aeroporto during the night? My flight is at 6:00. I have To be there at 4:00. Thanks.

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Lydia,

      yes, it is possible to sleep at the airport as it is very common for pilgrims to stay overnight.
      However, there are no designated places for sleeping.

      GBB Team

  2. Margaret   •  

    How do I get from the center of Santiago de Compostela to the airport by bus? What number do I catch? Thank you.

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Margaret,

      You can reach the airport taking a bus line no. 6.

      GBB Team

      • Jocelyn   •  

        Where do I catch Bus no. 6 and where do I buy ticket?

        • Maja   •  

          Hi Jocelyn,

          apparently, there have been changes in the meantime.
          The current bus line which connects the airport to the Santiago de Compostela centre is XG802.
          It departs from the Lorenzo stop, about 3-4 minutes from the airport, in front of the Lorenzo restaurant.
          You should be able to buy the ticket from the bus driver.

          GBB Team

  3. Dan B.   •  

    Hi: What bus will take me from the airport SCQ to Sarria and where is the stop or station?
    Thank you.

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Dan,

      Unfortunately, we cannot confirm whether there is a direct bus from the airport to Sarria. We don’t have the exact information.
      However, we suggest you contact the airport directly and double-check.
      The most common way to get to Sarria is by taxi. You can also consider taking a private transfer.

      GBB Team

  4. Alex   •  

    I will arrive at 18:20 on August the 1st.
    Will I be able to get a bus into Santiago de Compostela centre at that time please?

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Alex,

      there shouldn’t be a problem finding a bus at that time.
      However, we suggest you contact the carrier Monbus for more detailed information.

      GBB Team

  5. Jimmy Bautista   •  

    Hello my first trip to Santiago and am planning to take the bus to the city from the airport. My question is what bus direction and which is the end stop of the bus in the city centre. What is the name of the bus stop in city centre. Thank you.

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Jimmy,

      the bus station is located right in front of the entrance of the airport.
      In the city, the station is Intermodal Station, Horreo 23.

      GBB Team

  6. Anthony   •  

    i am arriving at santiago on mon 3rd july at approx 4pm. i wish to get a bus to the train station in santiago to travel on to sarria.
    where is the bus located and what number is it?
    thank you

    • Maja Tramontana   •  


      bus line XG802 departs right in front of the terminal and takes you directly to the train station.

      GBB Team

  7. Sam   •  

    Hello, my flight arrives at 11pm, will the bus still be operating around 11.30pm?

    • Maja Tramontana   •  

      Hi Sam,

      apparently, buses operate till late in the evening (00:30 am), so catching a bus should not be a problem.
      However, I would recommend checking the information with the carrier, just to be on the safe side.

      GBB Team

  8. Wendy Parmenter   •  

    Which bus and where from ? Do I get a bus from Santiago de compestela to the airport please
    Thanks Wendy

    • Maja Tramontana   •  

      Hi Wendy,

      consider taking a bus line XG802001 from the main bus station in the city.
      It takes you directly to the airport.

      GBB Team

    • Maja Tramontana   •  

      Hi Teresa,

      consider a taxi or a private transfer as an alternative option in this case, as they are available 24/7.

      GBB Team

  9. Gareth   •  


    I’m flying in at midnight and have a connecting flight at 10am.
    Can I stay at airside and zzzzz there and wait for my connecting flight or do I have to go through departures and re-enter through security again?



    • Marija Štrljić   •  

      Hi Gareth,

      airports of this size usually close the security checkpoints during the night. Still, I advise you to contact the airport directly to get the most accurate information.

      Marija, GetByBus Team

  10. Martin   •  

    does the airport shuttle bus go to the Estación de Autobuses de Santiago de Compostela? my flight is due for 23.15 on 16 Th April, I want to book a hotel near Estación de Autobuses de Santiago de Compostela.

    • Marija Štrljić   •  

      Hi Martin,

      yes, the airport shuttle bus in Santiago de Compostela does go to the Santiago de Compostela Bus Station.

      Marija, GetByBus Team

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