Taxis and rental cars are both available for visitors to Stavanger.  However, both of these transportation options have certain advantages as well as disadvantages. 

            Taxis are a good way of getting around the immediate city, but if planning on traveling much further, consider another option (see the Trip Advisor Getting Around as the fares can get rather high.  Fares are based on meters, which are regulated and standard for all companies.  The best way to get a taxi is to call one of the city’s companies ahead of time.  For contact information on a couple of companies located in the city, check out this Taxi Company List.   Most hotels and restaurants will be happy to make this call for their customers

            A personal vehicle is the most convenient form of transportation available in Stavanger, as it allows the greatest freedom and flexibility in travel.  However, first time visitors to the country should check out this Driving in Norway page before deciding to get behind the wheel of a car. 

Many people choose to fly into the Stavanger International Airport, which is located in Sola, a few minutes away from the city of Stavanger.   There are a few Car Rental Agencies based around this airport.