Travelling to Santiago de Compostela
While getting to Santiago de Compostela by airtravel used to involve long waits in airports, switching planes and spending larger amounts of money, the situation has changed considerably. Since new airlines like Air Berlin, Ryan Air and Vueling have joined Iberia, Spanair and others, flight prices have come down and travel time has decreased significantly. Additionally there are the nearby airports of La Coruña (about 45 min north of Santiago), Vigo (about an hour south of Santiago) and Porto (about 2 and a half hours south of Santiago).
Santiago de Compostela is located next to the highway AP-9 (E-1) about half way between La Coruña to the north and Vigo to the south which are both approximately an hours drive away from the Galician capital (Santiago). Coming from Madrid one gets to Santiago on the A-52 via Orense; from there one continues either via Vigo (A-52 to Vigo then AP-9 until Santiago) or first on the N-525 northwest to the entrance of the AP-53 which leads to Santiago.