32nd International IBBY Congress - 32º Congreso Internacional de IBBY

The strenght of minorities - A forza das minorías - La fuerza de las minorías

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How can I arrive?

By plane

There is an international airport in Santiago de Compostela, 10 km far from the city centre. 

The following airlines offer flights to Santiago de Compostela: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Aer Lingus, Air Nostrum, Clickair, Iberia, Plaza, Ryan Air, Spanair, Vueling.

Santiago de Compostela is linked by direct flights with several European cities: London, Roma, Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin and Liverpool. 

There are also direct flight connections to the principal Spanish cities: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia y Zaragoza.

To travel to Santiago you can also choose flights via Palma de Mallorca, from Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Linz, London, Milan, Munich (MUC), Vienna or Zurich. 

If you have further questions, the information service of the airport of Santiago can give you more detailed information: (+34) 981 54 75 00 / (+34) 981 54 75 01 / 902 404 704. 

The airport bus line (Autobuses Freire) will bring you from the airport of Santiago to the city. Click here  for more information. If you decide to go to the centre of Santiago in taxi, you should know that the trip will cost about 19 €. 

There are also international airports in the Galician cities of A Coruña and Vigo with direct flight connections to different European capitals. But you should have in mind that both cities are situated in a 100 km distance to Santiago de Compostela. You can use the bus or the train (Vigo-Santiago, Coruña-Santiago) to reach Santiago, but in this case you will first have to go from the airport to the bus or train stations of A Coruña and Vigo. 


By train

At least one daily train runs to Santiago’s train station from Madrid, Bilbao, Paris and Barcelona. The train is also a good option for travelling around Galicia, especially along the Western coastline. 


By coach

There are a couple of long-distance companies operating in Santiago. Enatcar Internacional [MANTENER ENLACE] links Galicia's capital with Madrid, Northern Spain, Andalusia, Northern Africa, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland. Also, Socitransa [COMPROBAR ENLACE: www.socitransa.com] has regular links to Belgium, Germany, France, Netherland, Switzerland, Romania and Portugal.


By car

This is not the most environmental-friendly way to get Santiago, but if you want to enjoy the wonderful landscape, these are the distances from some of the major European cities:

Porto: 226 km
Lisbon: 530 km
Madrid: 599 km
Bilbao: 569 km
Barcelona: 1,094 km
Rabat: 1,340 km
Paris 1,482 km
London 1,876 km
Milan 1,880 km
Amsterdam 1,985 km
Prague 2,508 km
Berlin 2,531 km
Gothenburg 2,992 km
Cracow 3,029 km
Athens 4,475 km