The Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) serves the Spanish region of Galicia, and is located 13km from Santiago de Compostela. It is one of the busiest and most important hubs in this region, second only to Bilbao Airport (BIO). Established in the 1930s, this airport has slowly grown to accommodate over 2.5 million travellers each year.
The facilities are excellent here, you’ll find foreign exchange services and cash machines where you can take out money, or change it to the local currency. There is wireless internet access throughout the airport, and this is both unlimited and free.
There are three eateries, but these are all very good. With popular coffee chain, Il Caffe di Roma, the restaurant La Pausa, that serves regional cuisine, and the Eating Point, which is a food court offering a number of options. Added to the dining options is a Relay newsagency, selling reading materials and confectionary, delicatessen selling gourmet food goods, and there is an outlet for the beloved fashion brand Adolfo Dominguez stationed in this airport.
You’ll find a lot of options when it comes to finding flights to Santiago from Australia. Look with carriers like Iberia, Emirates, Aer Lingus, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, KLM, British Airways, and Air Europa.
· There are five well-known car hire companies operating out of the airport, and you can organise a rental as soon as you land. Of course, you can save yourself some time and money if you arrange you car hire online and in advance. You will need to get onto the A-54, then take the N-634, and then the N-550, which will take you into the city.
· There are intercity buses that run right from the airport to Plaza de Galicia in the centre of the city for 3EUR one-way. There are also connections to neighbouring cities, like Sobrado, Lugo, A Coruña, and Burela. If you’d prefer a door-to-door service, but don’t want to take a taxi, then booking a private airport transfer might be the best way forward.
· You can take a taxi from outside the terminal buildings, and this should only take you about 15-20 minutes to get into town and the fare will cost you about 18-22EUR ($25-31).
Please note that information is correct as of March 2017