How to move around Stavanger and the Rogaland region without a car.
Public transport in and around Stavanger is predominantly by bus. Operator Kolombus runs a network of routes which tend to converge at or around Byterminalen, conveniently located in the city centre next to the railway station. Single tickets cost 35kr when bought in advance or via the handy mobile app, while passes include a 7-day ticket (270kr) and a 30-day ticket (700kr).
Four trains per day leave the railway station for Oslo via Kristiansand, while a popular commuter line to Sandnes runs up to four times per hour, with one train per hour continuing onwards to Egersund further south. Trains are operated by state operator NSB and their English language website gives good information on timetables and fares.
Given its waterside location, passenger ferries are an important part of the transport network. Kolombus runs boats to Lysebotn, Ryfylke, Tau, Kvitsøyruten, Hjelmeland, Haugesund and the islands close to the city. A twice-daily express boat to Bergen, which takes four-and-a-half hours, is run by Norled.
All photos supplied by Kolumbus.