This page consist of 3 parts:

1. How to get to Kristiansand or Grimstad

2. How to get to the meeting point(City Bus station for Kristiansand Students)

3. How do i find the Buddies when I am at the meeting point

 

 

 

Part 1: How to get to Kristiansand or Grimstad

Q: How do I get to Kristansand and Grimstad?

 

A: Kristiansand

By air:

Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik (KRS) , is situated about 12 kilometres from the centre of Kristiansand. The airport offers international connections to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Gdansk. In addition, there are daily connections to Norwegian cities, such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. 

It is a local bus (35) going to the central bus station (Rutebilstasjonen) and the trip takes about 30 minutes and costs NOK 50 for students. More information about bus-schedules from Kjevik Airport to Kristiansand bus station: http://www.akt.no/english/ . Type in "Kjevik Lufthavn" and "Bus station (Kristiansand)".

There’s also the option of flying to Stavanger or one of Oslo’s airports, Gardermoen or Torp, and taking the bus or train from there, as these airports are serviced by a greater number of airlines and international connections. Many bus companies operate between Stavanger/Oslo and Kristiansand. The biggest express bus companies going these distances are operated by www.nettbuss.no, www.laprisekspressen.no and www.konkurrenten.no

 

By Ferry:

Color Line (all year) and Fjordline (summer only) offers frequent departures between Hirtshals (DK) and Kristiansand. Travelling by boat may be less expensive than travelling by air, and you have a larger luggage allowance. 
To obtain student discounts on transport, please show your admission letter.

The ferry port in Kristiansand is located right next to the bus station. For more info, see below.

By Car:

For driving instructions to Kristiansand from any of the main cities, please consult one of the many route planners, such as this one. Campus Kristiansand is easily accessible and well signposted from the main road. Parking is free, both on campus and outside the student accommodation (except Kristian IV's gate).

 

By Rail:

Kristiansand is a main station on the train line between Oslo and Stavanger. For schedules and prices, please consult www.nsb.no

 

The rail station in Kristiansand is located right next to the bus station. For more info, see below.

 

B: Grimstad

 

By Air:

Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik (KRS), is situated about 40 kilometres from Grimstad. The airport offers daily international connections to Amsterdam and Copenhagen. In addition, there are daily connections to Norwegian cities, such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. More information and schedules are available here.

There are regular airport buses from the airport to Grimstad and the trip takes 50 minutes and cost about NOK 100 for students. For schedules, check this page.

There’s also the option of flying to Stavanger or one of Oslo’s airports, Gardermoen or Torp, and taking the bus or train from there, as these airports are serviced by a greater number of airlines and international connections. Many bus companies operate between Stavanger/Oslo and Kristiansand. The biggest express bus companies going these distances are operated by www.nettbuss.no, www.laprisekspressen.no and www.konkurrenten.no

 

By Ferry:

Color Line (all year) and Fjordline (summer only) offers frequent departures between Hirtshals (DK) and Kristiansand. Travelling by boat may be less expensive than travelling by air, and you have a larger luggage allowance. The Kristiansand bus terminal is next to the ferry terminal and there are frequent buses to Campus Grimstad.

 

By Car:

For driving instructions to Grimstad from any of the main cities, please consult one of the many route planners, such as this one or Google maps. 
Campus Grimstad is easily accessible and well signposted from the main road. Parking is free, both on campus and outside the student accommodation.

 

 

Part 2: How to get to the Meeting Point

 

Campus Kristiansand

 

Q: How do I get from the airport to the Bus station?

A:

The local 35 bus goes straight from outside the airport. Remember to bring some cash for the trip just in case. Take the bus to the central bus station in town.

More information about bus-schedules from Kjevik Airport to Kristiansand bus station is http://www.akt.no/english/ . Type in "Kjevik Lufthavn" and "Bus station (Kristiansand)".

 

Part 3: How do i find the Buddies when I am at the meeting point

Q: How do I find the Buddies at the meeting point when I arrive by Train/Bus/Ferry?

A: In Kristiansand we are in the Bus Terminal building, you will easily see us when you get inside. Look at the overhead map. Tips: Print it out/save the picture.

 

The front(towards the ocean/ferry terminal) looks like this:

 
Bus station Closeup
 
B: In Grimstad we will be at the UiA Grimstad bus stop. 
It's located in the map below:
 
Q: How do i recognize the Buddies when we arrive?
A: ESN Buddies wear purple t-shirts with white text saying "BUDDY!". You can always approach and ask any buddy if you wonder about something. A picture of a typical buddy is shown below.