Santiago de Compostela Airport stands 18 miles east of the city itself, in a rural setting with room for more than 5,000 cars. The historic Camino de Santiago pilgrims' footpath runs next to the airport. If you pick up a hire car at Santiago de Compostela Airport, you'll have access to the city's many historically important holy sites, as well as a great range of galleries and attractions. The ancient relics of the city make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many fascinating stops for history buffs to enjoy.