How to get there
Whatever your preferred means of transport, getting to Santiago de Compostela is easy thanks to its good communications which connect it with the main cities of Spain and Europe.
A modern network of motorways (toll and free) lead to Santiago by road. The AP-9 motorway links Santiago with the towns and villages of the Galician coast and Portugal, from Ferrol and A Coruña via the Rías Baixas estuary area, Pontevedra and Vigo. From Madrid meanwhile, access is on the A-6, linking with the A-52. The A-8 Autovía del Cantábrico motorway connects Galicia with France (and links with Santiago de Compostela by way of the A-6 Autovía del Noroeste motorway). There are bus services to destinations such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Bilbao, and to other European countries like Portugal, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. Furthermore, the bus station is very close to the historic centre.
The train is another convenient way to get to Santiago. There are daily trains which link the city with Madrid, San Sebastián, Hendaye and Barcelona. With a single transfer, there are also daily routes to Barcelona, Bilbao, Portugal and Paris and to almost all the major destinations in Spain.
You can also explore Santiago de Compostela on the Transcantábrico tourist train which runs through northern Spain from San Sebastián to this Galician city.
The international airport in Santiago de Compostela offers scheduled flights to and from major European cities such as London, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Bilbao. The airport is in Lavacolla, just 10 kilometres from the city centre. You can get into Santiago from the airport by taxi (approximately €20), or by bus. There are bus routes from the airport: tickets cost €3 and the end of the line is close to the historic centre.
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