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. Santiago de Compostela deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
1 night at 3-star hotel
Santiago de Compostela in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
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 7 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Santiago de Compostela from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 19h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Santiago de Compostela, followed by Renfe. The train journey from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo takes 0h 54m and costs around C$ 18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Madrid, expect to pay about C$ 110 for a 3h 01m trip. The train station in Santiago de Compostela is called Santiago de Compostela, and is located 0.7 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Santiago de Compostela is to pick up a car rental from Vigo, which is about 45 miles from Santiago de Compostela. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Europcar, among others, in Vigo.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Santiago de Compostela, including ALSA, BlaBlaBus and FlixBus. From Porto, the bus ride to Santiago de Compostela takes 209 miles and will cost you around C$ 78. From Madrid, the ticket costs about C$ 159 for a journey of 480 miles. The most popular bus station is Santiago de Compostela Bus Station, located 0.8 miles from downtown Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela Rúa da Senra is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Santiago de Compostela, you’ll arrive at Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), which is located 7 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Santiago de Compostela from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 19h 30m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Santiago de Compostela, followed by Renfe. The train journey from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo takes 0h 54m and costs around C$ 18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Madrid, expect to pay about C$ 110 for a 3h 01m trip. The train station in Santiago de Compostela is called Santiago de Compostela, and is located 0.7 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Santiago de Compostela is to pick up a car rental from Vigo, which is about 45 miles from Santiago de Compostela. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Europcar, among others, in Vigo.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Santiago de Compostela, including ALSA, BlaBlaBus and FlixBus. From Porto, the bus ride to Santiago de Compostela takes 209 miles and will cost you around C$ 78. From Madrid, the ticket costs about C$ 159 for a journey of 480 miles. The most popular bus station is Santiago de Compostela Bus Station, located 0.8 miles from downtown Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela Rúa da Senra is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Santiago de Compostela

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Airlines serving Santiago de Compostela

Lufthansa
Good (4,711 reviews)
KLM
Good (832 reviews)
SWISS
Good (963 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,684 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,232 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,613 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,403 reviews)
Finnair
Good (842 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (541 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (747 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (731 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,328 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (956 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (337 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (792 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (940 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (137 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,424 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 C$ 130 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 205 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

Parador de Santiago de Compostela
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 316+
NH Collection Santiago de Compostela
5 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 184+
Eurostars San Lazaro
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 141+
Hotel Spa Congreso
4 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 76+
Compostela Inn
1 star
Okay (4, Okay reviews)
C$ 63+

Renting a car in Santiago de Compostela

Renting a car in Santiago de Compostela costs C$ 40 per day, on average, or C$ 80 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Santiago de Compostela.

Expect to pay C$ 2.38 per litre in Santiago de Compostela (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.47 and C$ 37.96. Compact (Kia Cee'd or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Santiago de Compostela, while also 82% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Santiago de Compostela costs C$ 40 per day, on average, or C$ 80 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Santiago de Compostela.

Expect to pay C$ 2.38 per litre in Santiago de Compostela (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.47 and C$ 37.96. Compact (Kia Cee'd or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Santiago de Compostela, while also 82% cheaper than other types, on average.

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