Kristiansand Transportation

  • Master Cat at the terminal in Hanstholm
    Master Cat at the terminal in Hanstholm
    by Mumin
  • racing over the North Sea
    racing over the North Sea
    by Mumin
  • Sleeping cars
    Sleeping cars
    by Rusket

Most Recent Transportation in Kristiansand

  • Rusket's Profile Photo

    Train

    by Rusket Updated Apr 4, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sleeping cars

    In addition to the three daily trains to / from Stavanger and the four to / from Oslo, there is an overnight service. Passangers to Oslo can board in the evening and go to sleep in one of two sleeping cars parked at the station, which are connected to the Oslo train later. Likewise, when travelling from Oslo, the two Kristiansand sleepers are disconnected, and you can keep on sleeping till morning. There is no such service for people travelling to and from Stavanger, though :-(

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • SailorRoar's Profile Photo

    Bus from Oslo

    by SailorRoar Written Apr 14, 2008

    There are 3 bus companies that runs express buses from Oslo to Kristiansand.

    Sørlandsskspressen: (no booking needed)
    Timetable in English

    Konkurrenten: (no booking needed)
    Timetable in Norwegian

    Lavprisekspressen (second link from the bottom, requires booking online)
    Timetable in Norwegian

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mumin's Profile Photo

    Masterferries to Kristiansand

    by Mumin Written Apr 3, 2007
    Master Cat at the terminal in Hanstholm
    1 more image

    The ferry connects Hanstholm in Denmark with Kristiansand in Norway. Due to the highspeed catamaran the journey lasts only two hours. Furthermore it is very cheap. A roundtrip for one passenger starts at 13€. A car begins at 25€. It is the same concept which is used by low fare airlines. The earlier you do a reservation, the cheaper it is. In summer the ferry connects the countries four times a day in each direction, off season it's two times a day.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • School Holidays
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • walk or take the bus

    by saxojon Updated Jul 26, 2006

    Since the centre of Kristiansand is only 1 square kilometer its fairly easy to get around. Most hotels and places-to-see lies in or adjacent to the city centre so its no more then a 10-15 minute stroll to get from A to B. Even though the centre is quite small the distances to 'boroughs' arond the centre isn't, so if you're planning a trip out of town, take the bus. It isn't expensive and is fairly easy to understand.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • Rusket's Profile Photo

    Express buses

    by Rusket Written Jul 12, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Several bus companies run express routes along the coast between Stavanger - Kristiansand - Oslo. The bus terminal in Kristiansand is situated in the same area as the train station and the ferry terminal.

    Nor-Way Bussekspress: http://www.nor-way.no/nbeweb/show.do?page=150;1081

    Nettbuss: http://www.nettbuss.no/

    Konkurrenten: http://konkurrenten.no/index1.html

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Rusket's Profile Photo

    Ferry from Denmark

    by Rusket Written May 31, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ferry terminal

    There are four departures daily between Kristiansand and Hirtshals, except mondays, when there are only three: Two (one) with the car ferry M/S Christian IV (4 1/2 hours), and two with the high-speed passanger ferry F/F Silvia Ana (2 1/2 hours).

    The ferry terminal is very close to the railway station. The red building on the right side of the picture is the boarding area for the overnight train, the "tube" in the background is the ferry boarding gate.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Impeccable taxi service

    by Saagar Updated Jan 19, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    On a few occasions I took a taxi in Kristiansand, either by catching it on the roadside or calling for service.
    Fast, accurate, service minded.
    There is a taxi stand just across the parking area from the railway station - and the ferry harbour.
    There are two competing taxi companies:
    Hail them on the street or call 3802800 for "Taxi Sør" ("taxi south").
    Likewise for Agder Taxi - 38002000.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Trains towards Oslo

    by Saagar Written Jan 19, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Regional express train on the Kristiansand route.

    The train schedule Kristiansand-Oslo as of 8 January 2005:

    From Kristiansand
    09:10 (arr Oslo 13:56)
    14:20 (arr Oslo 18:58)
    16:20 (arr Oslo 20:58)
    18:20 (arr Oslo 22:58)
    02:15 (arr Oslo 07:26)

    From Oslo
    07:11 (arr Krsand 11:38)
    11:11 (arr Krsand 15:42)
    15:11 (arr Krsand 19:42)
    17:11 (arr Krsand 21:38)
    22:47 (arr Krsand 03:54)

    There are 6 trains to/from Stavanger daily, some of them are through trains to/from Oslo.
    Cheapest fares are about NOK 400 one way Oslo-Kristiansand. More expensive, but immensely more comfortable than the bus...

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • Synch_X's Profile Photo

    Cruise ships to Newcastle and Göteborg

    by Synch_X Written Sep 20, 2003
    Princess of Scandinavia

    At the harbour you can catch one of several ships that go to and from Newcastle and Göteborg, like the one that I did which is run by DFDS Seaways. You can stay on the ship in one of their nice cabins whilst it travels to your destination. They have all sorts of things to keep you interested on your stay like cinemas, a casino, bars, restaurants, saunas, solariums, live music and dance shows.

    Related to:
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • chancay's Profile Photo

    by ferry

    by chancay Updated Feb 21, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    on the Prince Denmark

    make sure you´ve got a free place for your car when you go by ferry from e.g. Hirtshals in Denmark. You can reserve a place via the internet.
    We didn´t do this, arrived at 11 pm by car in Hirtshals at the harbour and they told us, the ship is fully booked....uff, we were startled, what to do know? Fortunately they could put us on the waiting list and finally there was a last place free for us......
    If you travel by feet, there won´t be a problem.
    The journey will take 6 hours.

    Was this review helpful?

  • daarth's Profile Photo

    Traveling from the south up...

    by daarth Updated Jan 7, 2003

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ferry

    Traveling from the south up the west coast of Norway, you must be prepaired to take many ferries.

    The south coast can also be traveled by train Oslo - Stavanger.


    Speedlimits (with a few exeptions) are 80/50 km/hour. There are very few freeways, so expect your average driving-time to be slower than in sentral Europe. The fines for speeding are high! (almost 300 Euro / US$)

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Kristiansand

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

63 travelers online now

Comments

Kristiansand Transportation

Reviews and photos of Kristiansand transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Kristiansand sightseeing.

View all Kristiansand hotels