Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), also known as Lavacolla 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 with several airlines operating, including Swiss International Airlines, Ryanair, easyJet and Vueling Airlines. The airport handles around 2,7 million passengers every year and it is the second busiest airport in Northern Spain.
How to get from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Santiago de Compostela
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 ticket one-way 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.
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 at
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
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.
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