Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is the main international airport serving the autonomous and historic region of Galicia. It is located 13 km from Santiago de Compostela and is a focus city for Vueling and Ryanair. You can find the cheapest flights to Santiago de Compostela Airport by using Skyscanner’s flight search feature. All you have to do is tell it when you want to fly.
Airlines That Fly to Santiago de Compostela
The Santiago de Compostela airport is sees upwards of 2 million passengers a year and is served by several major airlines including Air Europa, easyJet, Iberia, and Lufthansa. You can find all airlines that fly to Santiago de Compostela here.
Arriving at Santiago de Compostela Airport
Canadians arriving in Santiago de Compostela from a Schengen-area country will not need to go through customs or have a visa. Flights from outside the Schengen area will need to go through passport control and visitors must present a passport valid for at least three months after date of expected departure from the Schengen area. There are no direct flights from Canada to Santiago de Compostela so travelers arriving here will likely pass through another European city first. There are separate baggage claim areas for flights originating in the EU or outside the EU.
Airport Services and Facilities
The airport has a few shopping options including a newsagents and a duty free. There are cafés in various locations in both the landside and airside. ATMs can be found in both the arrivals hall and departures area. There are children’s play areas in the arrivals departures areas and there is assistance available upon request for people with reduced mobility. Free wi-fi is offered throughout the airport and passengers can connect multiple devices with one sign on. Download Skyscanner’s mobile app to make sure you can stay connected to the best travel deals no matter where you go.
Getting Away from the Airport
You can get to Santiago from the airport by taking one of the public busses with routes ending at the Plaza de Galicia and other points within the city. Other bus routes have destinations in Lugo, Burela, A Coruña, and Sobrado. You can hire a taxi at the taxi rank in front of the arrivals level or rent a car from one of several car rental agents with operations in the terminal. Travelers with a non-EU driver’s license must get an international driving permit in order to rent a car in Spain.
Things to do in Santiago de Compostela
The eclectic and spectacular Catedral Santiago de Compostela is the centerpiece of the town. It was built over so many time periods that different architectural styles from Romanesque to Baroque can be seen. Visit the Mercado de Abastos and sample the fresh produce and catch of the day at this lively food market. Pop in to one of the restaurants, bars, or cafés that line the market to taste the regional specialties. Book your hotel in Santiago de Compostela to start exploring the Galician countryside.