Travel info

TRANSPORTATION

A Coruña is located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, in the region of Galicia. It is very well connected by highway (A6 and AP9), by train (RENFE) and by plane. Alvedro airport is very close to the city center and Lavacolla airport (Santiago de Compostela) is just 45 minutes away.

By plane

A Coruña airport is located in the municipality of Culleredo, about 8 kilometres from the center of the city.

  • Direct fligths: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, London (Heathrow), Amsterdam and Lisbon.
  • Once landedn:
    • Taxis: The airport has taxis available at its entrance. Price: about 25€ to the center of the city.
    • Buses: Every day (return trip). Price: 1,50€

A Coruña Airport

 

Lavacolla, it is located in the municipality of Santiago de Compostela, 60 kilometers from A Coruña city.

  • Direct fligths: Alicante, Barcelona, Basel, Bilbao, Frankfurt, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Gran Canarias, Lanzarote, London, Madrid, Málaga, Milan, Munich, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Rome, Sevilla, Tenerife, Valencia.
  • Once landed:
    • Taxis: The airport has taxis available at its entrance. Price: about 100€ to the center of the city.
    • Bus: Airport – A Coruña: This line connects Santiago Airport with the Hotel Atlántico in A Coruña (Jardines Méndez Nuñez s/n).

Santiago Airport

By Train

The train station is just five minutes’ drive from the city center, with frequent bus service and taxi.

  • Routes:
    • Long distance: Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao-Irún.
    • Regional: Santiago, Vigo, Ferrol, Monforte.

Renfe

By Road

Three major highways link A Coruña with major cities/areas

  • A6: Madrid (590km), Barcelona (1180 km) and other Spanish cities (A6)
  • A8: North of Spain (Bilbao, 546 km) and France (665 km Paris, 1460 km) (A8)
  • A9: South of Galicia and Portugal (Porto, 300 km; Lisbon, 608 km) (A9)

Passport and Visa

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter Spain must have a valid passport and obtain a Spain visa before coming. But people of some countries who want to visit Spain temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interest. For more details please visit the Spanish State Department.

Time zone

Spain time Central European Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Climate

The climate in A Coruña is of the European Atlantic type. The city is between 0 and 50 meters above sea level, and being located on the coast, its temperatures are tempered by the ocean. Winters are mild with minimum averaged temperatures recorded in February of 9.6ºC and averaged rainfalls of 363 mm. Summers are mild with August being the warmest month, reaching an average in temperatures of 19.2ºC and averaged rainfalls of 125 mm.