Travelling to Kristiansand
Kristiansand has an international airport with direct international flights from Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Gdansk, as well as transfer via Oslo or Bergen.
Domestic connections include Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, and Trondheim.
PLEASE NOTE: Norway has two cities with very similar names, e.g. Kristiansand and Kristiansund, which lies 900 km apart. Kristiansand, where you are going, has the IATA airport code KRS. Make sure you book your travel to Kristiansand!!
You may also choose to travel to Kristiansand by ferry from Denmark (2-3 hours depending on operator). Color Line and Fjordline operate daily connections between Hirtshals and Kristiansand. The ferries arrive in the city centre of Kristiansand.
Kristiansand is also easily reached by train from Oslo (4,5 hours). Trains are operated by Norwegian State Railways (NSB). The travel will take you to through contrasting scenery through forest landscape, small villages and cities before reaching Kristiansand.
Travelling from the airport
The airport is located 17 km from the city centre. Taxis are generally easy to get and the trip take about 20 minutes. For a taxi ride from Kristiansand Airport to the city centre, you may expect a fare of approx. 45 euros. All taxis take credit cards. You may also travel by bus (route 35) which is operated by AKT (Agder kollektivtrafikk) and takes about 30 min and costs approx. 5 euros.