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Transport systems in Sorlandet East

This area includes Lillesand, Arendal, Grimstad, Porsgrunn and Skien, with Kristiansand covered separately

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Road system

The main road here is the E18 from Kristiansand up to Oslo.  RV 9 runs north through Evje and Setesdal, RV 41 runs north-north-east inland into Telemark and RV 42 runs coast to coast east-west inland, from Egersund to Arendal.

Car ferries

International ferries link Kristiansand to Denmark, Sweden and England.

Fast boats

There are no fast boat services in this area.


There is a line from Oslo to Kristiansand, which then carries on to Stavanger.

Bus and coach services

Buses and longer-distance coach services link within and beyond the area.


Kristiansand (Kjevik) airport is 12 kilometers east of Kristiansand.
Sandefjord (Torp) airport is 150 kilometers north east of Arendal.
Oslo gardemoen is about 6 hours drive to the north east, or  much quicker by train.
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