Sleeping in Airports

Stavanger Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Stavanger 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.

I have been at this airport many times and it is a quiet and nice airport. Few people, and the people who works there are friendly. Enough seatings which are comfortable. – a traveller

Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

The small terminal at Stavanger Airport primarily handles European routes, with separate departure areas for domestic and international flights. Amenities include several eateries and shops, including an airside duty-free that’s open 24 hours and a landside convenience shop that closes for only two hours overnight. WiFi is free for two hours. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

The baggage claim area has plenty of padded benches, but the area is cold, so bring a blanket or sleeping bag. Or, head to the Kissing Point on Floor 2 above the check-in area for long benches, dim lighting, and power outlets. For uninterrupted sleep, two hotels are in walking distance and other hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  The North Sea Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor, next to Duty Free. Lounge Access: Pay at Door • Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Stavanger Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Clarion Hotel Air – Hotel is within easy walking distance of the airport terminal for those who are traveling light. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Scandic Stavanger Airport – (2 minute walk from the terminal) Located right outside of Arrivals Hall. Shuttle available for NOK 110 (pick-up) and NOK 160 (return).  » Check Rates
  • Quality Airport Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) – The shuttle bus departs every 15 minutes from the Arrival Hall.  » Check Rates
  • Sola Strand Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Stavanger Airport for two hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network and select “Free”. After the four hour limit has expired you can log on again.

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: Landside, 1st Floor (variety of currencies available here) • Arrivals, 1st Floor, Main entrance Hall • Domestic departures, near bookstore • International departures, near Gate 10.

Currency Exchange – Foreign currencies are available at one of the ATMs [ see ATMs section above ].

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: International Departures Zone, near Dog & Brew Restaurant • Airside, near Gate 5.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops including two magazine shops. The Duty Free store is open 24 hours. The Point Kiosk (Arrivals) sells snacks and take-away meals (Hours: 3:00AM – 1:00AM).

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help you get through the airport easier:

  • Bottle Warming – Just ask one of the staff members at one of the airport’s restaurants to help warm your baby bottles.
  • Stroller Rental – If you want to make getting around the airport with your child easier, strollers are available for use free of charge airside until your flight departure.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no restaurants open 24 hours. You will also find these options available:

  • Landside: Max Burgers • Puro Gusto
  • Airside Domestic: Pink Fish • Pronto by Renaa • Brenningen Kaffebar • Crafts.
  • Airside International: Havsalt • Caffè Ritazza • Food Bar.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available. Location: Landside, Ground Floor, near Gate 30. Rates: 40 NOK (for 24 hours) for a small bag and 50 NOK (for 24 hours) for a large bag.

Mobile Charging – A reader (2019) mentioned that there are plenty of outlets (marked with stickers) available throughout the airport.

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 terminal is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of August 2019, Stavanger airport is served by the following airlines: Atlantic Airways • British Airways • Danish Air Transport • Icelandair • KLM • Loganair • Norwegian • SAS • Vueling • Widerøe • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport offers a good variety of bus options for travellers. As of this August 2019 update, Flybussen airport express offers service to and from Stavanger for NOK 160 (one way) or NOK 240 (roundtrip). Bus connections are also available to Sandnes, Bryne and Jåsund.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services onsite in the green building opposite the terminal: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Taxi

Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Stop at the taxi stand near the parking garage to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

Last updated: 2019-09-17

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.