Santiago de Compostela travel guide

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You're Going to Love Santiago de Compostela

With a population of 95,092, Santiago de Compostela is a must-see destination in Galicia, Spain. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Santiago de Compostela to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 111
1 night at 3-star hotel
Santiago de Compostela in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 111
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Santiago de Compostela in July, when the average temperature is 19 °C, and the highest can go up to 24 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 7 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 281 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Santiago de Compostela, with an average rainfall of 39 mm.

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How to Get to Santiago de Compostela

Plane

When flying to Santiago de Compostela, you’ll arrive at Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), which is located 11 km from the city centre.

Train

Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Santiago de Compostela, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo takes 1h 01m and costs around S$ 12 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ferrol, expect to pay about S$ 36 for a 1h 43m trip. The train station in Santiago de Compostela is called Santiago de Compostela, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Santiago de Compostela, including ALSA, BlaBlaBus and Bus. From A Coruña, the bus ride to Santiago de Compostela takes 145 km and will cost you around S$ 20. From Porto, the ticket costs about S$ 38 for a journey of 322 km. The most popular bus station is Santiago de Compostela Bus Station, located 1.2 km from the city centre of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela Rúa da Senra is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Santiago de Compostela, you’ll arrive at Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), which is located 11 km from the city centre.

Train

Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Santiago de Compostela, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo takes 1h 01m and costs around S$ 12 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ferrol, expect to pay about S$ 36 for a 1h 43m trip. The train station in Santiago de Compostela is called Santiago de Compostela, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Santiago de Compostela, including ALSA, BlaBlaBus and Bus. From A Coruña, the bus ride to Santiago de Compostela takes 145 km and will cost you around S$ 20. From Porto, the ticket costs about S$ 38 for a journey of 322 km. The most popular bus station is Santiago de Compostela Bus Station, located 1.2 km from the city centre of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela Rúa da Senra is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Santiago de Compostela

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Airlines serving Santiago de Compostela

Lufthansa
Good (4,677 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (941 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,749 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,174 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,598 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,352 reviews)
Finnair
Good (765 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (776 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (561 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (677 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (341 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,391 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,334 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (952 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (917 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (771 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,329 reviews)
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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

From 5-star hotels such as the Parador de Santiago de Compostela to great affordable options like the Hostal Anosa Casa, Santiago de Compostela offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around S$ 126 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 195 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hostal San Clemente by Pousadas de Compostela and A Tafona do Peregrino.

Where to stay in popular areas of Santiago de Compostela

Most booked hotels in Santiago de Compostela

NH Collection Santiago de Compostela
5 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
S$ 184+
Eurostars San Lazaro
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
S$ 140+
Hotel Spa Congreso
4 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
S$ 87+
Hotel Faranda Los Tilos
4 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
S$ 75+
Compostela Inn
1 star
Good (6, Good reviews)
S$ 69+

Hiring a car in Santiago de Compostela

Expect to pay S$ 2.36 per litre in Santiago de Compostela (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 28.26 and S$ 37.67. The most frequently booked car type in Santiago de Compostela is Standard (Ford Kuga or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus Sedan or similar) is, on average, 37% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 2.36 per litre in Santiago de Compostela (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 28.26 and S$ 37.67. The most frequently booked car type in Santiago de Compostela is Standard (Ford Kuga or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus Sedan or similar) is, on average, 37% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Santiago de Compostela

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