Stavanger

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Stavanger?

Do you need a car in Stavanger > Should you rent a car in Stavanger Norway > Stavanger ( SVG )

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Do you need a car in Stavanger? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Stavanger?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Stavanger?

Stavanger Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

90%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€280

 #254/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €385

229/300

 

Free parking score

Total 58 - of which 20 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

34%

#182/300

 
  • Generally, a hire car is going to be useful here, because despite the exorbitant costs of renting a car anywhere in Norway, having a car is the best way to get up close and really deep into the best of the fjord lands.

See also our car hire guides to Bergen and Oslo, which include suggestions for combinations of rail and bus trips, together with a more detailed driving guide to the Norwegian fjords.

 

Why not? Visiting Stavanger without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Stavanger public transport quick facts

Train score

 

50%

Water travel score

100%

Overall public transport score

70%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Stavanger. 

100%

  • It is possible to travel around Norway’s fjords by scheduled bus, but you are limited by where and when you can get off.
  • Onward rail connections available towards Oslo.
  • Stavanger is an exceptionally cycle friendly city, with many cycling trails leading into scenic areas nearby.
  • Bus services may also include stretches of ferry, opening up more chances to see the coastline close up.

Ratings

Car rental in - Stavanger Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Stavanger?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Stavanger?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Stavanger?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Stavanger if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Stavanger if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Stavanger if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Stavanger on the Carornocar scale?

8

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Stavanger?

Have you driven in Stavanger? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Stavanger?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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