By plane

Santiago airport (Labacolla, SCQ) has a limited number of domestic and international connections, both with regular and low-cost companies. Book your tickets as early as possible to get best fares and guarantee your trip.

Currently (March 2015) the following international connections are available:






Aer Lingus


Turkish Airlines

Frankfurt - Hahn




London - Gatwick


London - Stansted


Milano - Bergamo


Paris – Charles de Gaulle


Besides that, daily or frequent connections exist to some of the main airports in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca.

Destinations and frequencies may vary along the year. Usually in the summer season (including September) some extra destinations and frequencies are added, but also a higher demand exists. Check an updated list here.

From the airport to the town centre

There are 2 ways to get to the town from the airport:

Taxi: costs about 21 €, takes about 15 min.

Bus: there is a bus connection every ½ h. Costs 3 € to the Plaza de Galicia, in the very centre (last stop). It takes about 40 min. (some intermediate stops). Tickets are bought straight from the driver. At the airport, the bus stop is located just outside the Arrivals entrance. Check schedules, fares and routes here.

Other airports

Two smaller airports exist in the nearby towns of A Coruña (75 km) and Vigo (90 km). Coruña has direct connections with London-Heatrow, Lisbon, Paris-Orly (check all connections here). Although there is a very good connection between Coruña and Santiago, either by train or bus, getting from the airport to the train station is Coruña is not easy (taxi is almost the only option).

The same applies to Vigo, which has fewer flights than Coruña (check connections here).

By train

Train is a good choice for regional connections, but few and mostly slow long distance trains arrive in Santiago. The connection with Madrid-Chamartin is the only really advisable, although actually not much cheaper than a cheap plane ticket. The fastest connection takes 5-6 hours. A return ticket from Madrid costs ca. 70 euro.

The rail station is fairly centrally located, ca. 15 minutes walking to the historical district.

You can check schedules and buy tickets here.


By car

Car circulation is restricted in most of the historical district in Santiago. If you plan to travel by car, check with your hotel that you can get there with your car, or ask for advice on parking places in the vicinity.