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There are 4 ways to get from Stavanger to Kristiansand by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Stavanger stasjon to Kristiansand stasjon 50

$28 - $40

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Stavanger to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon Nw300

$35 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Stavanger to Kristiansand 145.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Stavanger (SVG) to Kristiansand (KRS) SVG - KRS

$133 - $473

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The cheapest way to get from Stavanger to Kristiansand is to train which costs kr 230 - kr 320 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stavanger to Kristiansand is to train which costs kr 230 - kr 320 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stavanger and arriving at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stavanger stasjon and arriving at Kristiansand stasjon. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Stavanger and Kristiansand is 160 km. The road distance is 233 km.

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The best way to get from Stavanger to Kristiansand without a car is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs kr 230 - kr 320.

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The train from Stavanger stasjon to Kristiansand stasjon takes 2 h 58 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Stavanger to Kristiansand bus services, operated by Nor-Way Bussekspress, depart from Stavanger station.

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Stavanger to Kristiansand train services, operated by Norwegian Railways (NSB), depart from Stavanger stasjon station.

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The best way to get from Stavanger to Kristiansand is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs kr 230 - kr 320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs kr 290 - kr 410 and takes 3 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs kr 1100 - kr 3900 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between Stavanger, Norway and Kristiansand, Norway?

Norwegian Railways (NSB) operates a train from Stavanger to Kristiansand every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, Nor-Way Bussekspress operates a bus from Stavanger to Kristiansand twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Airlines
Widerøe
Website
wideroe.no
Flights from Stavanger to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Train operators
Norwegian Railways (NSB)
Website
nsb.no
Train from Stavanger stasjon to Kristiansand stasjon
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
nsb.no
Bus operators
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Phone
+47 815 44 444
Website
nor-way.no
Bus from Stavanger to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Nor-Way Bussekspress

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The quickest flight from Stavanger Airport to Kristiansand Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Stavanger to Kristiansand bus services, operated by Nor-Way Bussekspress, arrive at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon station.

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Stavanger to Kristiansand train services, operated by Norwegian Railways (NSB), arrive at Kristiansand stasjon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stavanger to Kristiansand is 233 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Stavanger to Kristiansand.

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Widerøe offers flights from Stavanger Airport to Kristiansand Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Kristiansand. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stavanger to Stavanger Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs kr 29.

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