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How to Get from Tromsø Airport to Tromsø City Centre

Tromsø and the multiple exciting activities it offers are one of the main reasons to visit Norway. There are two different transportation options to get from Tromsø Airport to the city centre; by taxi or by bus. Taking a Tromsø airport taxi will take you to your destination comfortably in about 10 minutes, no matter what time your flight arrives. Taking the bus can be more budget-friendly, depending on which bus you’ll choose to take; the airport express bus or one of the local bus lines that connect the airport to the city.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €25 10min 24/7
Bus €24 20min 04:48–23:51

How to get from Tromsø Airport to the city centre by taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation option to get from Tromsø Airport to Tromsø city centre is by taxi. You will find taxis available 24/7 all year long at the airport and the ride takes about 10 minutes in light traffic. It’s a reliable and safe transportation option, suitable for all types of travellers.

Taxi fare from Tromsø Airport to Tromsø city centre

In Tromsø, the taxi fare is calculated per kilometre and per minute, using a taximeter. A standard taxi for up to 4 passengers from Tromsø Airport to the city costs an average of €25 (NOK 250). Keep in mind that a higher rate applies on weekends, public holidays, and during nighttime.


€25 (NOK 250)

Trip Duration

10 min

The price might differ unless the taxi is booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Tromsø Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You will find taxis available 24/7 at the official taxi rank outside the terminal your flight arrives.


No matter when your flight arrives, getting from Tromsø Airport to Tromsø city centre by taxi, guarantees you’ll get directly to your destination quickly and comfortably. Instead of checking different bus schedules or waiting in the cold. Moreover, by booking your Tromsø airport taxi in advance, you’ll know there will be a driver and a private vehicle waiting for you!

Editor’s Note

Temperatures in Tromsø are rather low even during the summer. To reach your destination quickly and comfortably, taking a taxi from the airport to the city is your best option, especially if you're travelling with young children.

Useful Tips

The taxi fare is calculated based both on the distance covered and the duration of the ride; both a per kilometre and per minute charge applies.
Many drivers speak English in Tromsø, but it’s best to have your address written down, just in case.
Make sure to ask for a receipt at the end of the ride in case you leave any personal items behind.
There is no additional fee for luggage or a foldable wheelchair.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Tromso. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Tromsø Airport to the city centre by bus

Getting from Tromsø Airport to the city centre by bus is a more budget-friendly transportation option. You can take either the Airport Express bus or the local bus lines 24, 40, and 42, which run multiple times per day and connect the airport to the city.

How much is the bus from Tromsø International Airport to Tromsø city centre?

The bus ticket fare is different for the Airport Express and the local buses. A single ticket for the Airport Express bus costs €12 (NOK 125), while for the local buses €3.90 (NOK 40). There is also a reduced fare for children from 6-17 years old.


€12 (NOK 125)

Trip Duration

15 min

The ticket price and the trip duration are different for the Airport Express bus and the local bus lines.

Value for Money

The Airport Express bus runs from 08:20 to 23:45. The local bus lines 24, 40, and 42 run from 04:48 to 23:51.

Where do I get the bus from?

The meeting point for the Airport Express bus is usually right outside the main entrance, by the domestic arrival area at Tromsø Airport. The bus station for the local buses is located on the south end of the airport, near the parking area.


Taking one of the buses to get from Tromsø Airport to the city centre is a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi but it’s also a bit slower and less comfortable. It might be a good choice if you’re travelling alone but if you’re with a larger group or have a lot of luggage, even reaching the bus station can be challenging in the cold weather. The Airport Express bus is faster but it’s also more expensive; two tickets for the Airport Express bus cost almost the same as an airport taxi which can accommodate up to 4 passengers.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling solo and with light luggage, getting the bus from Tromsø Airport to the city centre is a quick and budget-friendly option. Make sure to buy your ticket online in advance to catch the bus on time and avoid waiting in the cold.

Useful Tips

The bus timetables might change throughout the year depending on passenger traffic and the flight schedule.
You can use the Tromsø Billett application if you wish to purchase your ticket online; there is no need to print out your ticket, you can simply use your phone.
On the local buses, you can purchase a ticket once you board, but only cash payment in the local currency is accepted.
The ticket fare differs if purchased online and can be higher if purchased on the bus.
There is a reduced bus ticket fare for children and teens up to 17 years old.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Tromsø airport to Tromsø city centre?

Getting from Tromsø Airport to the city centre is possible either by taxi, which takes about 10 minutes or by bus. There is both an express airport bus and several local bus lines that will take you directly to the Tromsø.

How far is Tromsø airport from the city centre?

Tromsø Airport is located approximately 5 kilometres northwest of the city of Tromsø. Getting to the city centre by car or taxi takes about 10 minutes.

What’s the average taxi fare from Tromsø airport to the city centre?

An average fare for a standard Tromsø airport taxi for up to 4 passengers is about €25 (NOK 250). Keep in mind that there can be additional fees and different rates that apply on weekends, holidays, and during the nighttime. If you wish to secure a fair fixed fare for your transfer, you can pre-book with Welcome Pickups.

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