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Santiago de Compostela Airport Guide

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

santiago de compostela airport guideThe 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.

Sleeping in Santiago de Compostela Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Santiago de Compostela Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Lounges

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!

  • Santiago VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Santiago de Compostela Airport Guide

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Santiago de Compostela Airport:

  • Hotel Garcas – 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

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Santiago de Compostela, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Airport Hours

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.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies can be found onsite: Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Location: Floor 0.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.