Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Santiago de Compostela Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Calm airport. security staff does not bother you. is true they hasn’t a lot of presence, but the airport is safe. – pablas
SCQ Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Santiago de Compostela Airport, also known as Santiago–Rosalía de Castro Airport.
What to Expect
The small, recently built terminal at Santiago de Compostela Airport (code: SCQ) handles a variety of European routes. Amenities include a few shops and eateries, but none are open 24 hours, so plan ahead if you’re staying overnight. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
Overnight sleepers are common here, due in part to pilgrims along the nearby Camino de Santiago. Reviews suggest the upstairs area, where seats are armrest-free, power outlets plentiful, and the atmosphere is quiet. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Santiago de Compostela Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Garcas – (3 minutes from the airport) This is the closest hotel to the airport. The public bus stops at the hotel every 30 minutes on its way to/from the airport. » Check Rates
- Ruta Jacobea – (5 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle service until 11:00PM. Call hotel for airport pick-up. » Check Rates
- Pazo Xan Xordo – (5 minutes from the airport) No hotel shuttle, but there is a bus stop at the end of the lane for a public bus that goes to/from the airport. » Check Rates
- Hotel Amenal – (6 minutes from the airport) Located at the end of the Camino. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Santiago de Compostela Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Free unlimited WiFi is available at Santiago Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Arrivals Hall and Departures Floor.
Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available.
Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Locations: Landside, Ground Floor • Airside, 1st Floor.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available (5:00AM – 10:30PM) as well as a small selection of shops. The Relay convenience shop Airside is open 6:00AM – 9:30PM and the Landside shop is open 7:00AM – 9:45PM.
Food & Drinks – There are only three food concessions available at the airport, none are open 24 hours: Eating Point Food Court which offers Lavazza, Sabores de Gallecia and Pizza N’ Co (Airside, Floor 1. Hours: 5:30AM – 11:00PM) • Il Caffe di Roma (Landside, Floor 0. Hours: 7:00AM – 12:00AM) • La Pausa (Airside, Floor 1. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM).
Information Desk – If you have any questions, stop by the information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, P1. Hours: unknown.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers and bicycle storage is available. For service, see the Information Desk on Level 1. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM. Rates: 5,80€/day or part thereof.
Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them covered in plastic wrap. Location: first floor, in the check-in hall. Rate: unknown. Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM.
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: 1st Floor, Departures Level.
Mobile Charging – Power outlets are available throughout the terminal.
Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Locations: Landside, Floor 0 • Landside, Floor 1.
Police Station – A police station is located on the first floor of the departures hall.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Work Area – Stop by one of the airport’s work areas which are equipped with charging ports and relaxing chairs. Locations: Airside, Floor 1, Boarding Area A • Airside, Floor 1, Boarding Area B.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Santiago de Compostela airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Europa • Air Nostrum • EasyJet • Evelop • Gestair • Iberia • Lufthansa • Ryanair • Swiss International Airlines • Vueling Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Santiago Airport is served by several intercity bus routes offering scheduled service to Santiago, Lugo, Sobrado, A Coruña and Burela, with stops along the way. For more information, visit the Santiago Airport website.
The following car rental agencies can be found onsite: Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Location: Floor 0.
At the time of this update, a flat rate of €21 applies to trips between the SCQ airport and Santiago. Metered rates apply for all other destinations.
Last updated: 2021-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.