Sleeping in Airports

Kristiansand Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kristiansand Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport is situated in the middle of nothing, but there is a very nice beach with play areas just over a river, so I slept in a playhouse. -Argus

KRS Airport Overview

kristiansand airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kristiansand Airport.

What to Expect

Kristiansand Airport (code: KRS) has a small, modern terminal that handles a few regional destinations. Facilities are limited to two basic eateries and a duty-free shop. WiFi is free for two hours, after which you can simply log in again.

Where to Sleep

Overnight stays are not permitted, as the airport closes nightly. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kristiansand Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport. The closest hotels are:

  • Ansgar Summerhotel – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Scandic Dyreparken – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi costs approx. 250-300NOK.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kristiansand Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kristiansand Airport for two hours. Connect to the “Airport” network. Simply log in again once your time has expired, alternatively you may also purchase premium service.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: in the Departures and Arrivals halls of both the Domestic and International terminals.

Children’s Play Area – If you want to ensure your children are entertained, the airport has an small area where they can test their knowledge and solve popular science challenges. Location: In between the domestic and international terminals.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside to both departing and arriving passengers 24 hours a day. Proof of flight (boarding pass, flight tickets, etc.) is required for duty-free purchases.

Food & Drinks – Deli di Luca is the airport’s only dining option, with one location each in Departures and Arrivals halls. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM (Departures hall) • Hours vary in the Arrivals hall location. At the time of this update, 24-hour dining is not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM – 12:30AM.


Kristiansand airport is served by the following airlines: KLM • Norwegian • SAS • Wideroe • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Haga Buss offers scheduled service to/from Kristiansand Bus Station, stopping at the University and major hotels along the way. Agder Flyekspress and Flybussen offer scheduled service to Grimstad and Arendal. Service to Lillesand is also possible via Flybussen.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis/Budget • Hertz • Sixt.


Taxis are readily available at a taxi stand located next to the airport terminal.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.