Stavanger Airport, Sola is a Norwegian international airport located in Rogaland county, 14 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of Stavanger, in the municipality of Sola. It is the country’s third-busiest airport handling around 4.5 passengers per year. The airport offers domestic flights to 9 and international ones to 37 destinations. The airport also includes helicopter traffic for the offshore North sea oil installations, therefore, it serves as a focus city for Bristow Norway, CHC Helicopter Service, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines. There are several ways you can get to and from the airport.
Airport shuttle bus: Directly at the airport you can catch a shuttle bus Flybussen (Airport express coach) departing to Stavanger. The bus leaves every 15 to 20 minutes, and the most centrally located bus stops are Radisson Atlantic Hotel and Byterminalen, lane 2 (next to the railway station). The last bus stop is called Fiskepiren where the ferry terminal is. The journey to the city center takes approximately 25 minutes, and the price of a single adult ticket is 130 NOK (~13,5 €) and 200 NOK (~21 €) for a return ticket with an indication that children can travel for free when accompanied with an adult buying a ticket. Also, have in mind that you get a discount if you buy the tickets in advance online or via Vipps application.
At the airport you can also find shuttle buses departing in the direction of two other cities – Sandnes and Bryne:
- To Sandnes – the bus leaves every 30 minutes and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. The price of a single ticket is 105 NOK (~11 €) and 155 NOK (~16 €) for a return ticket.
- To Bryne – the bus departs every 30 minutes and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. The one-way ticket costs approximately €10-€12, depending on the bus company.
Local bus: At the airport you can only find a bus line no. 42: Jåsund – Tananger – Stavanger Lufthavn – Sola – Forus – Kvadrat – Sandnes. The journey of the entire route takes approximately an hour. The price of a ticket starts with 35 NOK (~3,5 €) and raises depending where is your stop. See timetable
Taxi Service: If you prefer a more relaxed and comfortable type of transfer, consider taking a taxi. The taxis at the Stavanger airport are available during the opening hours, and can be found between the terminal and the parking garage, on the left when you leave the arrival hall. The companies you will find there are: Stavanger Taxi, Sandnes Taxi, Sola Taxi, Randaberg Taxi, Norgestaxi and Miljøtaxi Stavanger. The taxi fare to the city center will cost you around 400 NOK (43 €), and the prices are higher during the night and weekends.
Transfer: If you don’t like using the public transport and hesitate to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer which will wait for you on the airport and take you to your destination. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child safety seat if you’re travelling with a child.
Renting a car at Stavanger Airport: For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. There are several car hire companies that operate at the Stavanger Airport such as Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Budget, Hertz etc. You can find them in the green building across the terminal. Compare their rental prices and save your time by booking your car online.
Renting a bus at Stavanger Airport: Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
FAQ – bus and transport from Stavanger Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: The latest shuttle buses depart around midnight, so if you arrive later, you have an option of ordering a taxi or a private transfer.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: Yes, there is an airport hotel Scandic Stavanger Airport. The hotel is located only few meters away from the airport, and it is famous for its breakfasts and great accessibility.
Q: I would like to visit Stavanger in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, there are shuttle buses leaving in the direction of Stavanger every 15-20 minutes, and the journey takes less than 30 minutes. It is possible to store your luggage at the airport. You can find the luggage storage lockers on the ground floor in the terminal building.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, the are ATMs located before the security control, in the main entrance hall, by the Ark bookstore and by Gate 10.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Stavanger. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: As mentioned above, you can get to Sandnes and Bryne directly from the airport. If you are looking for some other routes, we recommend checking the options at the Stavanger main station. You can also check out the possible routes on GetByBus.