Find out the best way to get from A Coruna Alvedro Airport to the city centre by doing some research in advance. Should you take a train, bus or a tram from the airport to and from the city centre? Our guide to A Coruna Alvedro Airport and the facilities mean you can find your way around the terminal upon arriving and plan the rest of your trip—whether its for a short weekend or a little longer.
A Coruna is a port city along the Atlantic Ocean and is Spain's second-largest city in the autonomous community in terms of population. The city is known for its rich history and culture with significant tourist attractions including the Tower of Hercules and other medieval attractions such as the church of Santiago, built in the 12th century, and the convent of Santa Barbara, a beautiful square built in the 15th century. Modern renovations in A Coruna have provided convenient means of transit to get around the city. Flying from other cities is easy thanks to the two airports located nearby: A Coruna Alvedro Airport and Airport of Santiago de Compostela. Visitors traversing the city can either choose to walk or take the bus. Taxis are also available, but hiring a car can be a nightmare owing to the small size of the city and parking unavailability.
Visitors who want to travel to A Coruna Alvedro Airport from A Coruna city center can use public transit. Bus line 4051 travels from A Coruna to the airport with several stops, including Puerta Real, Plaza de Orense, Vilaboa, Marina (Casino), and Alcampo, Portazgo. There's a bus departing to and from the airport every 30 minutes during weekdays from 7:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. The buses depart at one-hour intervals from the airport from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and from the city center from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays. On Sundays and during bank holidays, visitors traveling to and from the airport can catch a bus every hour from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (A Coruna) and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (airport). Traveling via bus takes around 14 minutes. Taxis take approximately 10 minutes, but they are more expensive. Car rental services are also available, but getting parking space and navigating the narrow streets can be quite a hassle.
The distance to the airport from Coruna city center is around 4.9 miles (eight kilometers). A trip to the airport from the city via local bus line 4051 takes approximately 14 minutes. Taking a taxi to the airport will take only 10 minutes, but traveling by bus is much cheaper. Visitors can also choose to hire a car, although parking is scarce, and the one-way street can be quite confusing to some people.
Passengers can enjoy many facilities at the airport. They can shop for food, drinks, souvenirs, cosmetic brands and other products at the duty-free shops and relax in the airport's VIP lounge. A Coruna Alvedro Airport also hosts several bars and restaurants and provides free WiFi to passengers.
Adaptable city buses are available for those with limited mobility. They have a continuous flat floor and are fitted with a telescopic ramp with external propulsion. They also have a reserved area with seatbelts for passengers in wheelchairs. Adapted taxis (minivans) with an access ramp are also available. The common area at the A Coruna Alvedro Airport is easily accessible and is at ground level. There are two elevators connecting the common area to the car park and another connecting it to the top floor. There are three floors of parking space with each having 16 spaces for people with reduced mobility. Adapted restrooms and sinks are also included.
The cheapest and most convenient way to go from A Coruna city center to A Coruna Alvedro Airport is by taking a bus. The buses depart at 30-minute intervals on business days and one-hour intervals during weekends and holidays. The trip takes around 14 minutes. Visitors who plan to use the route more often can apply for the millennium card for convenience and lower fare prices, but the card can't be used on the day of application because processing it takes time. Travelers who prefer private transportation can use taxis, but renting a car might be a nightmare since parking is limited, and the streets are very narrow.