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Stavanger Taxis

Stavanger Taxi General Information and Tips


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Stavanger Taxi Service

Stavanger is a historic city located on the southwestern coast of Norway, having been established as one of the earliest settlements in the country, dating back as far as the 12th century. It is known for its picturesque streets, stunning fjords, and rich history. The city boasts a lively cultural scene and offers numerous activities, such as hiking, fishing, and many museums of interest. Some top-rated attractions include the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, the Norwegian Canning Museum, the Stavanger Cathedral, and the picturesque Gamle Stavanger, the historical part of the city. From Stavanger, you can also easily visit the impressive Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), which is only about 45 minutes away by car.  

One of the most efficient ways to explore the city of Stavanger is by taxi. With a taxi, you can navigate the city with ease and make the most of your trip. The numerous taxis of Stavanger are well-regulated and relatively easy to find, but you can also book a taxi or private car in advance to secure a fixed rate for your transfer. 


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
11 €
22.70 €
11 MIN
12.80 €
25.70 €
12 MIN
14.30 €
28.20 €
13 MIN

Stavanger Taxi Prices

Local taxis in Stavanger are easy to find, although they are on the pricier side. Stavanger taxis are well-regulated; they calculate their fares based on taximeters and, in most cases, accept payment by card. 

Day rates
Booking fee: €1.70 (NOK 19)
Minimum Fare (for the first km): €4 (NOK 46)
Fare after the first km: €1.40 (NOK 15.7)
Fare per minute: €0.60 (NOK 6.3)
Waiting charge/per hour: €40 (NOK 456)

Night rates (00:00-07:00)
Booking fee: €1.90 (NOK 21)
Minimum Fare (for the first km): €4.20 (NOK 47)
Fare after the first km: €1.90 (NOK 20.9)
Fare per minute: €0.80 (NOK 9.12)
Waiting charge/per hour: €48.50 (NOK 547)

Please note that rates are indicative and subject to change and that additional charges may be applicable depending on your chosen provider.

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How to Get a Taxi in Stavanger

Getting a taxi in Stavanger is easy to do as there are plenty available on the streets and at taxi ranks throughout the city. You can also call for a radio taxi at any one of the below numbers, although, keep in mind, it’s likely that there will be a surcharge for booking the service via phone.

Stavanger Taxi: +47 (5) 190 9090
Sandnes Taxi: +47 (5) 166 1600
Sola Taxi: +47 (5) 165 0444
Miljøtaxi Stavanger: +47 (5) 158 6666

Pre-book your Stavanger Taxi Service

The first step to travelling to Stavanger in perfect comfort is to book your airport transfer in advance with Welcome. Our top-notch service will take the hassle out of your journey with on-time pickups, personalised travel products, and 24/7 customer support, leaving you free to explore this exciting city! Moreover, if you know where and when you’ll be needing a ride, Welcome can also take care of your in-city transfers or long-distance trips if you wish to explore the surrounding areas with convenient door-to-door transfers.

Stavanger Taxi Tips

  1. Before beginning any taxi ride, make sure the taximeter has been reset to the initial fare and that the tariff setting is correct, depending on the time of day.
  2. The average taxi in Stavanger has no problem accepting credit and debit cards, but make sure you mention it to your driver before you head off.
  3. Most Stavanger taxi drivers speak English, so you shouldn’t have any trouble communicating with them.
  4. Tipping your driver in Stavanger is not customary, but you can always round up the fare if you want to show your appreciation.

Wheelchair-accessible Taxis in Stavanger

Rock Taxi is a private Stavanger taxi company that offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles. This company is available for short rides but also for booking longer trips, offering fixed rates for rides to several cities around Stavanger, so they can help you get to wherever you wish to go. You can call +47 (9) 577 7666 for more information and to secure your accessible vehicle.

Stavanger Taxi Safety and Complaints

Although you should always be careful when travelling and using any transportation in a foreign place, Stavanger taxis are considered safe and well-regulated. Should you wish to make a formal complaint or report due to an issue you faced, if you used a private taxi company, your first step is to contact them directly. Alternatively, you can call the Norwegian Taxi Association at +47 (2) 321 0400 and ask them for assistance. Should you need to, you can also reach out to the Stavanger Police at 112 for emergencies and at +47 (2) 800 for non-emergencies.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a taxi in Stavanger?

You can get a taxi in Stavanger by hailing one in the street, going to a taxi rank, or calling a radio taxi from a reliable company such as Stavanger Taxi +47 (5) 190 9090, Sandnes Taxi +47 (5) 166 1600, Sola Taxi +47 (5) 165 0444, and Miljøtaxi Stavanger +47 (5) 158 6666. Keep in mind that there may be additional charges for such services. You can also book in advance with Welcome to secure a fixed fee for comfortable and reliable transfers at competitive prices.

Can I pay by card for my Stavanger taxi?

Stavanger taxi drivers are usually perfectly happy to accept payment by any major credit or debit card. Just make sure you mention your preferred way of payment to the driver before your transfer begins, and ask if there are any additional charges you should know about. If you would like a guaranteed rate with no surprises, you can book your private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Do I need to tip my Stavanger taxi driver?

You are not expected to tip your Stavanger taxi driver, as it is uncommon practice among locals. Having said that, if you had a great ride with a pleasant driver and wish to tip them, you can do so by simply rounding up the taxi fare as a thank you.

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