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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:

Distances from SCQ to:
Santiago de Compostela 11 km
A Coruña 41km
Vigo 78 km
Porto  179 km

Nearest Major Airports:
11 km: Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
49 km: A Coruña Airport  (LCG)
73 km: Vigo-Peinador Airport  (VGO)
183 km: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport  (OPO)

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Santiago de Compostela Airport Guide

The absolute must see for any visitor to Santiago de Compostela is the cathedral where the saint’s remains were found. The cathedral is found in the Praza de Obradoiro, the centre of the city named after the first stonemason’s shop that began the construction of the important buildings around it. There you’ll find the Hostel of the Catholic Kings, built with funds donated by Catholic rulers of Europe to house the many poor pilgrims that visited. There are a number of museums around the city, almost all telling some part of the development of the pilgrimage route and the miracles wrought in the name of St James.

Santiago de Compostela Airport Directions

If you’ve hired a car to get from the airport into Santiago you should locate the A54 outside the airport facility and follow it until you reach the SC20 where you should turn south. This road takes you into the heart of the city.

Santiago de Compostela Airport Parking

There are many car parking spaces at Santiago de Compostela Airport divided up into long term, short term, valet and valet directo parking where you can have your car waiting ready for you outside departures when you arrive, cleaned and washed.

Santiago de Compostela Airport Flight Information

There are plenty of flights from all across Europe to Santiago de Compostela, mainly from Catholic countries taking pilgrims to the city. Ryanair fly the only route from the UK, from Stansted whilst Aer Lingus fly from Dublin.

Hotels Near Santiago de Compostela Airport

Santiago de Compostela is the most important pilgrimage site in Europe after Rome and has thousands of hotel rooms to house the pilgrims that travel there each year. For pilgrims on a budget, try the Nest Style Santiago where rooms start from 35 euros a night or for wealthier devotees of St James, the Parador de Santiago, set in a beautiful 15th century building costs from 145 euros a night.

Santiago de Compostela Time Zone

Santiago de Compostela is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and is in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1)

Santiago de Compostela Info

Santiago de Compostela is synonymous with pilgrimage and the Way of St James finishes at the cathedral in the city. Santiago de Compostela grew after the remains of the saint were found there and the importance for Catholicism meant that it gave impetus for the growth of the religion in Spain and strength to the cause fighting off the Moorish invaders. Today, much of the city’s revenue comes from the pilgrimage with many tour companies and hotels set up to cater for visitors.

Santiago de Compostela Trivia:
  • Santiago de Compostela is the destination for one of the most important pilgrimage routes in Europe - The Way of St James
  • The city’s old town was designated a protected site by UNESCO in 1985
  • The cathedral is built on the site where the remains of St James were found by a shepherd
  • At 60.5 inches a year, Santiago de Compostela has one of the highest levels of rainfall in Spain
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