Santiago de Compostela is the capital city of Spain’s Galicia region and where the important international airport Santiago Compostela Airport can be found. Car hire in Santiago Compostela Airport can be arranged on arrival at one of the car hire counters or beforehand online through a consolidator.
There is a great range of facilities at the airport including many shops, eateries and an internet area. The shops all sell different items and there is a duty-free shop for purchasing holiday bargains. A restaurant serves delicious Galician cuisine and there are two cafes for travellers needing a quick snack.
Numerous aircraft arrive carrying passengers from all over the world coming to witness the burial place of St James. This is the city’s main draw as well as the pilgrimage route the ‘Way of St James’. The path passes the airport and many choose to walk it and then return to the airport for their luggage and car rental.
Car rental in Santiago Compostela Airport is the best way to explore this World Heritage Site and its surrounding area. The city is filled with historical attractions, parks and museums and is a popular destination for travellers interested in religion and history.
Rental cars are a great way to both leave and arrive in the airport at a low cost. The city centre is only 10kms away and can be reached by the N-547 national motorway. This then connects with the city’s ring road giving car hire drivers direct access into the city.