Approximate Travel Distance
Approximate Flight Duration
1 hour 40 min
2 days ago
(Santiago De Compostela) 18°C / 9°C
Capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most important cities in terms of tourism and commerce. Barcelona is the 7th most populated city in the European Union and is home to Spain’s second busiest airport. Serving 40 million passengers annually, Barcelona Airport is one of the major factors that contributes to the city’s tourism economy. The airport is easily accessible from the city, which has undergone significant transformations since the 1900’s.
You can easily get to the airport using the rail system from the Old City, Barceloneta, or Sagrada Familia, which is one of the city’s most important monuments. By transferring to the Barcelona Sants Station, which is 7 stops from Catalunya Square, and 5 stops from Sagrada Familia, you can get on the 30-minute long train to the airport. Barcelona has been using metro and railway networks for urban transportation since the 1920’s. There is a transfer point located between each rail line. Thus, you can get from locations outside of the city and within the city to the airport without having to deal with above ground traffic.
Catalunya Square, a few minutes walking distance from the districts of Ciutat Vella, Barceloneta and El Raval, is the departure point for the Aerobus buses that provide transportation to the airport. The bus lines A1 and A2 provide transportation to the airport during the day; the trip takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. At night the N16 and N17 bus lines provide transportation to the airport.
These buses operate between 5 am and 12:30 am. During peak hours these buses run every 5 minutes. The fare for these buses is cheaper than taking a taxi.
Another convenient mode of transportation to the get to Barcelona Airport, which is located 12 km from central Barcelona, is by taxi.
However, transportation from central locations in the city, especially if you’re traveling alone, can be quite expensive.
Driving from the city center or coastal areas to Barcelona Airport takes around 20 minutes. To get to the airport all you have to do is follow the wide and long avenue Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes. Once you pass the bridge over Llobregat River you will enter the Castelldefels area and the road will continue to the airport access road. The airport is divided into 2 buildings; Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The airport stands out for its passenger capacity and parking capacity. The airport contains indoor and outdoor parking lots and has a total car park capacity of 19,000 vehicles.
Barcelona is a popular tourist destination, particularly for those coming from Northern Europe. Barcelona Airport, also known as Barcelona-El Prat Airport, offers a total of 42 restaurants, cafes, and pubs to ensure passengers have a pleasant time while at the airport.
Barcelona Airport also offers tax-free shopping services at the Duty Free shops. The airport also features free wireless internet connection and has an area dedicated to exhibitions and performances.Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019
It is possible to easily travel by bus between Santiago Airport, one of the busiest airports in Spain, and the surrounding areas. If you choose to rent a car or use your own vehicle, you would have the chance to travel to many points from Santiago Airport without difficulty.
The distance of the airport to Santiago de Compostela is about 13 kilometers, and you can take advantage of traveling by taxi on this route. Taxis are a good option especially for those passengers who do not prefer to rent a car from the airport but also looking for a vehicle that is faster, comfortable, and able to conveniently carry luggage compared to buses.
Reaching Santiago de Compostela by a taxi that you can among the ones waiting in front of the terminal of Santiago Airport takes about 20 minutes; however, this duration might go up to 30-35 minutes if you choose buses as a means of transportation from Santiago Airport. You can still reach the popular points of Santiago de Compostela in 20-25 minutes with a car you rent from the airport.
The taxis carrying passengers to the city from Santiago Airport serve with a fixed rate of 21 Euros. After negotiating with the driver about the fare which might vary according the distance you want to travel, the date you are travelling on and even the hour travelling with a taxi from the ones waiting in front of the terminal, you can opt for choosing a vehicle at Santiago Airport. The taximeter prices in Santiago start from 3.70 € during weekdays from 7 am to 10 pm. Every extra kilometers during these day and between these hours costs 0.95 €. If you are planning to take a taxi during weekday between 10 pm and 7 am the minimum you would pay is 5 €. During the weekends and holidays, on the other hand, the minimum opening rate would be 4.25 €. The fares of taxis for waiting vary between 19.30 € and 28.80 €. After exiting the terminal you can get information about the current fares from the taxi drivers and then start your ride to the city center by taking one of the Santiago Airport taxis. If you would like to talk to the companies serving at Santiago Airport you can reach Euro Taxi by calling 981 535 154 and Radiotaxi by calling 981 569 292.
Means of public transportation, waiting for their passengers outside of the terminal of Santiago Airport, offer a fast and comfortable to their passengers that would not be expected from them. It is both practical and affordable to travel directly to the points in the city center including Plaza de Galicia, Rúa da Rosa, bus terminal, train station and Capilla San Lázaro from the airport by buses. You can get detailed information about the buses serving to the passengers willing to reach the city center from Santiago Airport by calling 981 588 111.
It is also possible to get on the Lugo buses from the airport and get off at stops such as Palas de Rei, Ferreiros, Arca and Mélida.
If you get on Sobrado buses, on the other hand, departing from Santiago Airport you will have the chance to directly travel to points including Boimorto, Arzúa and Arca.
Travelling with buses going to A Coruña and Burela routes from Santiago Airport is another option to make benefit while travelling to the centers in close proximity to Santiago Airport. You can get off in front of Hotel Atlántico if you take one of the buses going in the direction of A Coruña.
Burela buses on the other hand are a good option to directly travel to points like Mondoñedo, Ribadeo, Vilalba, Foz, Viverio and Curtis without needing to change to another vehicle.
If the routes of the buses are outside of your desired destination, you can opt for continuing with a taxi after you get off in the city center.
Car rental companies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Eurpocar, Sixt and Hertz located in the terminal of Santiago Airport are providing ease to those passengers willing to rent a car from the airport. If you opt for renting a car at the airport, it is possible for you to reach any point you desire in the center of Santiago de Compostela in about 20 minutes with your rental car. If you are planning to rent a car, keep in mind to book a car a couple of weeks or days in advance especially during spring and summer seasons. In this way, when you land at Santiago Airport you can take the car you booked without waiting for long and take the road to reach the center of the city.Last Updated: 30 Aug 2017