Trondheim Airport is an international airport serving Trondheim which is located at the end of a fjord, in the village of Værnes, 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of Trondheim. The main airlines at the airport are Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe. The airport has two Terminals, one for the domestic flights, and one for the international ones. In 2014, the airport handled almost 4.5 million passengers making it the fourth busiest in the country. Due to its location, getting to and from the airport can take a while, and here are the ways in which you can do that.
Airport shuttle bus: There are two competing shuttle buses at the airport waiting for the passengers to take them to the Trondheim city center.
- Flybussen (Nettbuss) – the bus departs from the airport and stops to all the hotels in the city center. The last stop is at St. Olavs hospital and Sorgenfri station. The bus departs every 10-15 minutes and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes. The price of the ticket for an adult person is 140 NOK (14,5 €), and children are able to travel for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
- Værness-ekspressen (Unibuss) serves: Værnes – Ranheim – Solsiden – Royal Garden – Torget – NTNU – Moholt. The bus departs every 15-20 minutes on weekdays, and around every hour on weekends. The price of one-way ticket is 160 NOK (16,5 €) for adults and 80 NOK (~8 €) for children. There is also an option of getting a discount by buying the ticket online.
Transportation from the airport is also operated by the public transport in Trondheim. You can either use a bus or a train.
Bus: The bus stop can be found 4 minutes in the walking distance of the terminal. There are several buses which take you to the city:
- The bus no. 38: Stjørdal – Hommelvik (Vikhammeråsen) – Trondheim sentrum – Melhus See timetable
- The bus no. 310: Fannrem – Orkanger – Trondheim – Stjørdal See timetable
- The bus no. 330: (Tydal) – Selbu – Stjørdal – Trondheim See timetable
Regular ticket price for one adult person is 74 NOK (~7,5 €) when buying it in advance and 97 NOK (~10 €) when buying it on board using cash. This is the price of 2 zones since the relation from the airport to the Trondheim center passes through zones A and B3.
Train: Another way to get to Trondheim is by train which is the fastest and cheapest way to travel. Follow the train symbols and you will get to the airport’s train station called ‘’Værness’’. The train departs from the airport once per hour and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. The price of a ticket for an adult is 79 NOK (~8 €) and 40 NOK (~4 €) for children. Tickets can be bought from the vending machines at the airport. Have in mind that there is an option of buying the ticket on board, but in that case you have to pay a fee of 40 NOK per ticket. The last train departs at 22:54.
- NSB local train connects Trondheim center and Åre, the famous ski resort in Sweden. It stops at the airport in case, as many tourists, you want to get there directly.
Taxi Service: If you prefer a more relaxed and comfortable type of transfer, consider taking a taxi. Although they are a faster option than the bus, they are also much more expensive. The taxi stand is located outside the arrival hall and some of the companies you can find there are Stjørdal taxi, Norgestaxi Trondheim and Trøndertaxi. Regular price from the airport to the city center is 600 NOK (~62 €), and during the night even more. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
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 in Trondheim 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 Trondheim Airport such as Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Budget, Hertz etc. Compare their rental prices and save your time by booking your car online.
Renting a bus in Trondheim 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 Trondheim Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: There is a good connection of the airport and the city throughout whole day. The latest departs of the public transport are around midnight, in that case the options are 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, The Radisson Blu chain operate a hotel right next to the airport. Although a bit expensive, expect to get a generous breakfast buffet and the ability to stay just minutes away from the airport. Another one which is a 10-minute walk away is Scandic Hell with similar prices.
Q: I would like to visit Trondheim in between flights. Is that possible?
A: It depends. The airport is located 32 kilometers from Trondheim, so travelling can take up to 45 minutes or even more, depending on the traffic. The shuttle bus departs every 10-15 minutes, so you won’t be wasting your time waiting for the transfer. Anyway, have in mind that baggage storage is, unfortunately, unavailable at the airport.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, banking services are provided by Nordea. At the terminal for domestic travel, ATM’s are located in departure and arrival areas, and at the terminal for international travel, ATM’s are located in the departure area.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Trondheim. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: As mentioned above, there is a direct train from the airport to the famous ski resort Åre in Sweden. Besides that, if you are looking for some other destinations we recommend you to get to the main station in Trondheim and check their possibilities. You can also check the possible routes on GetByBus.