Airport Travel

Airport bus Stavanger

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.

How to get from Stavanger Airport to Stavanger

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 journey to the city center takes 20-30 minutes, and the price of a single adult ticket is 150 NOK (~15 €) and 225 NOK (~22,7 €) for a return ticket with an indication that children can travel for free when accompanied with an adult buying a ticket (4 children per adult). Also, have in mind that you get a discount if you buy the tickets in advance online or via Vipps application. See timetable

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 120 NOK (~12 €) and 180 NOK (~18 €) for a return ticket (96 NOK if bought online/via app).
  • 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. See timetable

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.


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

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

The latest shuttle buses depart around midnight, so if you arrive later, you have an option of ordering a taxi or a private transfer.

I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?

Yes, there is an airport hotel Scandic Stavanger Airport. The hotel is located only a few meters away from the airport, and it is famous for its breakfasts and great accessibility.

I would like to visit Stavanger in between flights. Is that possible?

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.

Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

Yes, the are ATMs located before the security control, in the main entrance hall, by the Ark bookstore and by Gate 10.

I am continuing my journey outside Stavanger. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?

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.


  1. Frank Wright   •  

    What time in the morning do the airport buses go from Stavanger?.

  2. saad   •  

    I will arrive at stavanger airport with family 4 persons and 8 bags can we still take a taxi or do we need a private car

    • Maja   •     Author

      Dear Saad,

      8 bags are unlikely to fit in one taxi, so ordering two might be a solution.
      Also, we suggest you pay attention to the COVID-19 measures in Norway because they might also regulate the number of passengers per taxi vehicle.

      Best regards,
      Maja GBB Team

  3. Ei Hong   •  

    Hi, I am travelling with 2 kids under 5 years old and planning to take taxi/minivan from the airport to city center. Is it easy to get a taxi or minivan equip with child safety seat at the airport? Or do I need to pre-book in advance ? But I am unsure how long will it take to clear the custom and get the luggage with the new corona rules in place (testing etc.). If prebook, how much time should I estimate from the flight arrival time?

    • Maja   •     Author


      unfortunately, it is really hard to estimate the time needed to clear the custom, get the luggage and do the testing since that largely depends on the number of passengers on your flight.
      In all cases, you should count in at least 30 minutes, probably more.
      However, yes, pre-booking a child safety seat is recommended.

      GBB Team

  4. Tal   •  

    We are landing at the airport at 22:35h on Thursday. Can we still catch the local bus to Stavanger?


    • Maja   •     Author


      according to the information based on the official website of Flybussen, the last bus departure on Thursday is at 11:15 pm.
      If you manage to take care of the luggage and other things post-flight without any problems, you should be able to catch this bus.

      GBB Team

  5. Beverly Dorsey   •  

    Do all planes coming in and out of airport have ramps to get to the terminal or do you need to use steps?

    • Maja   •     Author

      Hi Beverly,

      unfortunately, we don’t have this information. We suggest you contact the airport directly.

      GBB Team

  6. Harry   •  

    Our flight arrives at midnight (0030). Any transportation recommended to go to Stavanger city?

    • Maja Tramontana   •     Author

      Hi Harry,

      yes, the latest evening departures from the airport to Stavanger bus terminal are at around midnight then again 00:35.
      The next one is usually around 7 in the morning.

      GBB Team

  7. Ian   •  

    Hi there my flight lands on Friday 6 October 24.05 hrs is there a bus to Stavanger town thank you

    • Marija Štrljić   •  

      Hi Ian,

      yes, you can take the Flybussen airport shuttle, which typically operates according to flight schedules, even for late arrivals.

      GBB Team

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