AEROPUERTO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Photo, 2013 Michael Sender
OFFICIAL SITE: www.aena.es/en/santiago-airport/index.html
Aeropuerto Santiago de Compostela is an international airport located in the small town of Lavacolla. It is the largest airport in all of Galicia, just 16 kilometers from Santiago de Compostela; every year there is a passenger traffic of over 2 millions of individuals!
A duty-free restaurant and bar are located inside. The airport has direct connections with the main Spanish and European destinations.
Here is the list of all the companies that make direct connections to the Aeropuerto Santiago de Compostela:
Aer Lingus: Dublin.
Air Europa: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenergie-Nord, Tenerife South. Seasonal flights: Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca
EasyJet: Basel / Mulhouse, Geneva, Milan-Malpensa. Seasonal flights: London-Gatwick.
Iberia: Bilbao, Madrid, Tenerife North. Seasonal flights: Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Madeira, Palma de Mallorca.
Lufthansa, seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich.
Ryanair: Alicante, Barcelona, Bergamo, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, London-Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Tenerife-South, Valencia. Seasonal flights: Hahn.
Vueling: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, London-Gatwick, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-CDG, Rome-Fiumicino, Tenerife-North. Seasonal: Alicante, Brussels, Ibiza, Zurich.
CITY AIRPORT CONNECTIONS
The comfortable buses of the Empresa Freire connect the Aeropuerto Santiago de Compostela to the city center every day (Plaza de Galicia) and viceversa; the bus leaves every half hour and stops at different points in the city (Pazo de Congresos, Capilla San Lázaro, Railway Station, Rúa da Rosa, and others). The journey takes about 30 minutes.
From the airport, the service is active from 07: 00 (first run) to 23: 30 (last run); from the center to the airport, from the 06: 00 (first ride) to midnight (last departure). The ticket costs 3,00 € and can be purchased directly on the bus.
For all the info, you can consult the official website of the company, directly from here.
The bus also stops at the train station. From this station the RENFE / Alvia trains leave for the main destinations in Galicia. To reach A Coruna, it takes less than 30 minutes with the fast train and about 40 with the regional train. The prices for a one-way ticket are, respectively, 7,35 € and 6,10 €. From the Santiago de Compostela Station, you can also reach Sarria e Lugo, changing to Ourense. For Ourense, travel time is around 40 minutes. The journey from Ourense to Sarria, however, is about an hour; from Sarria, to reach Lugo, it takes just under 30 minutes.
The train ticket can be purchased directly from here, on the official website.