Introduction to the region and the city
Galicia, a unique region with its own language and distinctive culture, is home to Santiago de Compostela, the destination of more than quarter of a million souls who travel each year along the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trails. Santiago is one of Spain's most beautiful and magical cities, an exceptionally good reason for any traveller to make their way to Spain's northwestern corner.
Arriving in Santiago de Compostela
There are 2 main options to get to Santiago. Either you take a flight to Santiago airport (most recommended), or you take a flight to the other 2 airports in Galicia (Coruña and Vigo):
Santiago has an international airport, with direct flights (some of them daily) to Amsterdam, Basel, Bergamo, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt (Main and Hahn), Geneva, London (Gatwick and Stansted), Milano, Paris, Rome and Zurich.
Besides, there are several daily return flights with the 2 main Spanish airports, Barcelona and Madrid, in the morning, afternoon and evening. Daily connections are also operated with other major Spanish cities, such as Valencia, Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Seville, as well as the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria).
Among others, One World and Star Alliance members operate in this airport, which also offers low-cost flights with Easyjet, Ryanair and Vueling.
A regular shuttle bus service connects the airport with the city centre every half-an-hour (departure from airport main gate at 20 past and 10 to the hour). A single ticket cost 3€.
Taxis are always available at the airport, with a flat fare of 21€ to the city centre.
Further information can be found at: http://www.aena.es/en/santiago-airport/index.html
Galicia counts on 2 other international airports, in A Coruña and Vigo. Please note that more than 50% of the flights from / to the region operate at Santiago airport. Thus, A Coruña and Vigo offer less options.
Located 60 km away from Santiago, the airport offers direct flights to London, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. The cheapest flights in this airport are offered by Vueling.
A Coruña and Santiago city centres are served by regular shuttle coaches and train services.
Further information can be found in: http://www.aena.es/en/a-coruna-airport/index.html
Located 90 km away from Santiago, it has direct flights to Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Valencia, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. The cheapest flights in this airport are offered by Ryanair and Vueling.
Vigo and Santiago city centres are served by regular shuttle coaches and train services.
Further information can be found in: http://www.aena.es/en/vigo-airport/index.html
Accommodation in Santiago
As a touristic destination, Santiago features a wide accommodation offer, with generally affordable prices, specially during Autumn and Winter time. Please do not hesitate to contact us for information. The oficial tourism office of Santiago de Compostela can also provide some practical support regarding travelling and accommodation.
The Brokerage will take place at Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Galicia (www.palaciosantiago.com), at Rúa Miguel Ferro Caaveiro, 15707 Santiago de Compostela.