Car Hire at Santiago de Compostela Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to undertake the famous pilgrimage, taste the finest seafood in A Coruna or get away from it all in a small Galician town, you can find the best car hire at Santiago de Compostela o Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Santiago de Compostela Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at Santiago de Compostela Airport: Europecar, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Santiago de Compostela Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a petrol station located in the grounds of Santiago de Compostela Airport. Heading north on the only road out of the airport terminal, the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Santiago de Compostela Airport
Santiago de Compostela Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Santiago de Compostela’s Labacolla airport lies 10 kilometres north east of the city centre on the N-547 road east to Lugo. The main E1 road runs north and south of Santiago de Compostela while the AP53/N525 run south east towards Ourense.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Santiago de Compostela Airport.
This little ancient walled Galician town boasts spectacular scenery and historic architecture from Celt and Roman to Neo-Classical and Gothic. Scenic peaceful beaches and welcoming cafes serving local specialities are the order of the day here but don’t expect to hear any English spoken. Lugo is well and truly, and rather wonderfully, off the beaten track.
Lugo is just over an hour’s drive from Santiago de Compostela Airport. Take the A54 from the airport and exit for the N547 towards Lugo. Merge on to the E70 towards Lugo and continue on to the A6. Take exit 500 for Lugo and follow signs to the town centre.
Imbued with Roman heritage and mythology, A Coruna is a carpet of lush green landscapes with wild seas crashing onto its shores on almost all sides. This often overlooked gem boasts a huge urban beach popular with surfers, stunning modern architecture and seafood to salivate over. Raucous crowds fill the traditional slate-floored tavernas and trendy bars by night. As you would expect from the home of Amancio Ortega, there is no shortage of fashionable shops.
A Coruna is just under an hour’s drive from Santiago de Compostela Airport. Take the A54 from the airport and come off for the N550 or A9 to Ordes. Merge with the E1/AP9 toll road and follow signs for A Coruna.
Santiago de Compostela
This world famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain boasts stunning Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings while the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful with a square made of golden granite. Museums, baroque cathedrals and quirky shops on rambling lanes with elegant squares are just some of the sights to see. Walking the El Camino is definitely one of the highlights of any visit to Spain.
It takes just 20 minutes to reach the centre of Santiago de Compostela from the airport. Take the A54 from the airport and take the exit on to the N634. Exit on to the N550 and follow signs for Santiago de Compostela.
The Old Quarter of Santiago de Compostela is small and compact with narrow winding streets making it difficult to find parking. Much of the centre is also pedestrianised. It is better to find one of the car parks near Praza de Galicia, Rúa de Ramon Pineiro or near the police station on Avenida Rodrigo de Padro. Some hotels in Santiago de Compostela offer free parking.