How to arrive

For arriving at Santiago de Compostela by public transport, we recommend coming by plane or train.

- Santiago has an airport near the city: “Santiago-Rosalía de Castro Airport” (IATA: SCQ). *From Santiago’s airport, there are public buses connecting with the city centre (Line 6, price: 1 EUR,

*In front of the airport you can also take a taxi (price airport-city centre: 21 EUR). Phone number: (+34) 981 591 575.

Due to the lack of international connections, you may consider flying to Madrid or Porto (Portugal). Other close airports are A Coruña and Vigo.
-All the trains arriving at Santiago are operated by RENFE ( There you may check for trains coming from Madrid, A Coruña or Vigo.

-One of the main bus companies coming to Santiago is Monbus (, which has regular buses from A Coruña and Vigo. The bus company Flixbus ( has a direct bus going from Paris (France) to Santiago, with several stops in the north of Spain.

You can find more international connections flying to Porto (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, IATA: OPO; Portugal).

-There are direct buses connecting Porto Airport with Santiago de Compostela bus station (in the city centre). The bus company providing those services is ALSA ( During weekdays they have direct connections at 11:00, 13:10, and 17:10.

-An alternative is going by bus to Vigo with AUTNA ( The direct connections from Porto airport to Vigo bus station are at 11:45, 14:45, and 20:30. Note that with the last bus, you would have to spend the night at Vigo as it arrives at 23:15.

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