Transport systems in Stavanger area
area includes the cities of Stavanger and Sandnes, plus Sola, Randaberg
and the coastal and rural areas between.It sits on a peninsular
called North Jaeren.
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The E39 is the main road coming
north from Kristiansand through Sandnes and Stavanger, before taking
the deep under-sea tunnels across to Mosteroy and Rennesoy, on the
way by ferry towards Bergen and beyond.
There is a road-toll system in operation in this area.
There are four main car ferries
that link the north Jaeren peninsular to the north and east.
The international ferry to Newcastle, England has about three sailings
a week in each direction, throughout the year.
There are many fast boats
starting from the terminal near the centre of Stavanger. These
include services to Bergen, Haugesund, Sauda, Sand, Finnoy and many
other islands and small towns in the Ryfylke region
There are local trains
stopping at many places between Stavanger, Sandnes and on down to
Egersund.There are also faster
trains stopping in Sandnes that run between Stavanger and Kristiansand,
then on to Oslo.
Bus and coach services
Kolumbus runs the local bus
services, with many routes running from the central bus station and
other places around the centre. Long-distance coaches link the
towns along the coast and inland to Sirdal and beyond. Airport buses
run from the bus station and several central hotels out to the airport
Stavanger airport is at Sola,
on the west side of the peninsular, about 20 minutes from central
Haugesund (Karmoy) airport is 1 - 2 hours away by bus (and ferry)
or fast boat and bus. It is on the island of Karmoy to the north.