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Situated in the far southwestern corner of Norway, the city of Stavanger has grown from an important regional centre for fishing and ship-building into the country’s fourth biggest city in the space of just a few decades. This transformation has come about on account of its role as the centre of Norway’s offshore oil industry. Nowadays, it is an up-and-coming tourist destination with a thriving cultural life, as witnessed by its status as the European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Who to Book With
Car rental is a good way to continue your travels at Stavanger Airport. Most of the major companies are represented there. You can also find smaller local firms in downtown locations. Make your trip easier by pre-booking a vehicle online via our car rental comparison website.

Best Time to Go
Stavanger has a fairly temperate maritime climate. Average temperatures in July and August are a very pleasant 18°C. It’s often windy. Winters are generally mild, with heavy snowfall a rarity in the city itself.

Need to Know Essentials
When hiring a vehicle, you will be asked to present the following documents:

- An International Driving Permit or a current DVLA driving licence
- A passport or another valid form of ID with a photograph
- The same credit card as the one used when making the reservation
- A printed copy of the confirmed reservation

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Since certain areas in the old town are restricted to traffic, it’s best to park in one of the 3,000 parking places distributed around the city and then to use public transport to get around the centre.

Get more information on driving in Norway here.


The city centre of Stavanger has remained largely unchanged, meaning its sights, such as the cathedral and the 18th and 19th century houses of its old town, are all easily explored on foot. Local transport options in Stavanger run from buses and taxis to a range of boats and ferries.

Train services to Stavanger are provided by the Sørlandsbanen railway line which runs to Oslo (340 miles away) through Kristiansand. Local train services connect Stavanger to the neighbourhoods in the south of the conurbation.

Stavanger’s excellent local network of buses and passenger ferries comprises a number of companies operating under the auspices of the government transport agency, Kolumbus. You can catch buses in the city centre at the main bus terminal as well as at stops spread out around the city lake, Breiavannet. A variety of coach companies offers routes to both regional and national destinations.

Rodne passenger ferries and express boats provide commuter and sightseeing services in and around Stavanger as well as to other places on the country’s west coast.

Taxi services encompass both cars and mini-buses. In accordance with the city’s extremely high standard of living, tariffs tend to be exorbitant, making car rental a great alternative. It is possible to pay by credit card. There can be long queues for taxis in the downtown area at weekends. A recommended firm is Rogaland Taxi.


There’s no shortage of places to go and marvellous scenery to admire within easy driving distance of Stavanger. Ideal daytrips include visits to nearby fjords, mountain zones with great possibilities for hiking and deserted beaches.

Recommended Drives

Fjords – With this being Norway, no trip would be complete without a visit to one of the Stavanger region’s breathtakingly beautiful fjords. Hafrsfjord is situated at Jæren, close to the airport. A monument, Swords in Rock, commemorates one of the formative battles in Norwegian history in the 9th century. To the southeast, Høgsfjord is a stunning fjord that you can traverse by boat from Stavanger. Perhaps the most impressive of them all is Lysefjorden, a 26-mile long fjord with imposing rocky walls that rise up over 3,000 feet from the water. Once you’ve arrived, a marked trail taking 5 hours to hike allows access to one of Norway’s most striking natural sights.

Mountains - There’s some great hiking around Stavanger. The two best known destinations are Kjerag, sitting majestically above Lysefjord and Preikestolen, and Pulpit Rock with its spectacular views of the fjord. The area around Sandnes, a nine-mile drive to the south of Stavanger, also features superb hiking opportunities.

Sola Beach - Sola Beach (or Solastranden) is situated near to Stavanger Airport. It is one of the most popular beaches in the region and where you can practice wind and water sports. What is more, Sola golf course is found nearby. Parking is available by Sola Strand Hotel and at the southern end of the beach.

National Tourist Route Jaeren - This 25-mile long route makes for the ideal daytrip by hire car. The route takes in part of Norway’s fertile western countryside, offering open skies, rural vistas and long stretches of sandy beaches interspersed with pristine zones of dunes and sparkling salmon rivers.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
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