Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla Airport (SCQ)
Driving Directions and Car Hire / Rental
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Santiago Airport (SCQ) can be easily reached by car from the centre of Santiago de Compostela. Lasting around 15 minutes, the journey takes in the N-547 national main road, which connects Santiago de Compostela with Lugo. The turnoff to the airport is 13 km / 8 miles east of the city. Alternatively, drivers can take the motorway, which connects the Santiago ring road to the N-547.
Car Rental, Driving and Rules of the Road in Santiago
To be able to rent a car at Santiago Airport you need to be aged 21 or more and bring both a credit card and your current driving licence, which must have been held for at least two years. Non-EU driving licences should always be accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP). When driving in Santiago de Compostela, be sure to stay on the right-hand side of the road.
Speed limits in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 100 kph / 63 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Santiago Airport (SCQ) Airport Car Rental / Car Hire
Four major car hire companies have offices at the airport. Avis, Atesa, Europcar, and Hertz can all be found in Hall A of the Arrivals area. Hertz and Europcar also have car hire offices at the train station, which is a 10-minute walk from the Old Town of Santiago. On-the-spot rentals are available, although much better deals are usually available by booking online and apart from the favourable prices, this is also extremely convenient.
The following companies are represented at Santiago Airport, amongst others:
Santiago Airport (SCQ) Car Rental
Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla Airport (SCQ): Virtual Google Maps