Alesund Airport (AES) is an international airport on the island of Vigra, in the municipality of Giske, Norway. It handles about 1 million passengers annually. Airlines such as Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Air Baltic, Wizz Air and others provide their services to the airport.
How to get from Alesund Airport to Alesund
There is an airport bus service to and from Ålesund city center, it takes about 25 minutes either way. Busses depart for Alesund about every hour, from around 6:00 in the morning until midnight. Tickets for adults are about NOK 93 and NOK 47 for children.
Taxis are available at the airport during opening hours. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Alesund city center with one. The price is around NOK 500.
An alternative way to get from the airport to wherever you want to go, is to book a private door-to-door transfer. You can pre-book a transfer and a professional driver will be waiting for you at the airport.
Renting a car at Alesund Airport
For those who prefer to explore on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. Several car rental companies operate at Alesund Airport such as: Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar, and Hertz.
Or you can rent a car online, as it may be cheaper than using taxi services if you are staying for a few days.
Renting a bus at Alesund 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.
Accommodation near Alesund Airport
Alesund Airport FAQs
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
Not at all, although the bus rides drives until midnight, you can order a taxi or book a private transfer beforehand.
- Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?
Yes, of course, all throughout the airport.
- Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
Unfortunately, no. Though the tourist office in Alesund can help with currency exchange.
- Does Alesund Airport have storage lockers?
It does not, unfortunately.
- I am continuing my journey outside Alesund. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
The best thing to do is to go to the central station of Alesund and check there.