Getting around

Stavanger is well connected by public buses. To help you plan your journey to get to Stavanger Forum, please visit

Public bus

Buses between Stavanger Forum and downtown Stavanger run along Madlaveien. You can use bus nr. 2, 3, 6, 7, 16. The bus stop next to Stavanger Forum is called Tjensvollkrysset.

How do I get a ticket?

There are three ways to get a bus ticket:

  • Buy the ticket on board the bus
  • Buy the ticket at a service centre or a ticket machine
  • The Kolumbus ticket app (available in Apple Store and Google Play, but not available in English, unfortunately)

Method of payment

You can pay by cash on board all buses, but if you do, an extra fee is added. You cannot pay with a credit/debit card on board the bus.

You can pay by cash or with a debit card at the downtown Kolumbus customer service centre and when using the ticket machines. There is a ticket machine on the bus stop at Stavanger Forum. See this map to find other ticket machines.

Green bus Kolumbus in Stavanger

Most public buses in Stavanger are green. Photo: Kolumbus


Get a taxi by:

  • Making a telephone booking (Stavanger Taxi 51909090, Norgestaxi 08000)
  • Queuing at a taxi stand
  • Hailing one along the road (if the light is lit in the number sign on the roof of the taxi, the taxi is available)
  • Using a mobile application.¬†Taxifix is available on GooglePlay and Apple Store. Uber is not available in Stavanger.

Method of payment

  • Cash
  • Credit card


You can also walk to town from Stavanger Forum. That will take about 20-25 minutes and takes you through a lovely park. The park is also perfect for an early morning or late afternoon walk or jog. The distance around the lake. Mosvannet, is 3,2 km.

Airport transfer

You can either get a taxi or use the airport express bus, Flybussen. Please visit Flybussen for routes and schedules.

The aiport express stops directly in front of the Clarion Hotel Energy and at Stavanger Forum / Scandic Forum Hotel if you get on the route that goes through Madla. Ask the driver, and they will drop you off at the right place

Method of payment

  • Cash
  • Credit card

Stavanger airport Sola. Photo: Andreas Lind/Avinor