Upgrade of bus routes at Nord-Jæren

1st July 2016 we introduce new routes at Nord-Jæren. Here you find everything you need to know about the changes and how they affect you.

The need for public transport is in constant development. We continuously become more citizens, new residential and industry areas are being built and the car queues become longer. To solve this, the construction of the new busway has already been started, and roads dedicated to buses only will shorten the travel time. Meanwhile Kolumbus is working towards making it easier to travel by bus.

Below you find details about the changes on each specfic route.

Route 1 between Hundvåg and Forus will from 1st July go between Hundvåg and Vardenes at Tasta. The buses will also always go the same way around Hundvåg. From Stavanger the buses first drive towards the west side of Hundvåg, before they turn around after having driven around almost the entire island. As a result of this the route gets eight departures an hour following the same route around the island compared to four hourly departures going to the west side and four hourly departures going to the east side. Tasta gets more departures at night time and in the weekends.

Godeset gets a new route which goes Stavanger – SUS – the high way – Diagonalen – Gausel – Heddeveien – Godeset. Rute X31 gives Godeset a direct round-trip route to central Stavanger and the hospital going all day.

Why do we do this change?

Route 1 is being changed because route 2 and 3 are now going ot follow the route of the future busway. We want the buses that are going to follow the busway, to follow the busway all along without being affected by cars and other traffic in order for the punctuality to be as close the punctuality on trams. If we had not done the planned changes, the buses on route 1 would have gone through residential areas at Godeset and would have been stuck in line at the bridge to Hundvåg, something which would have caused delays on the bus way.

Route 2 between Sandnes and Tasta will go between Sandnes and Tananger 24/7. Tasta gets a new service with route 1, which will have more departures at night time and in the weekends than route 2 used to have.

Why do we do this change?

Route 2 is being changed because Sandnes – Stavanger and Stavanger – Tananger is one of the new main routes that will be a part of the future busway. We want the buses that are going to follow the busway, to follow the busway all along without being affected by cars and other traffic in order for the punctuality to be as close the punctuality on trams.

Route 3 between Sandnes and Viste Hageby will now go Forus – Gausel – Stavanger – Madlakrossen – Viste Hageby. Route 2, instead of route 3, will go 24/7. Route 6 replaces parts of the old route 3 as it will continue to go from the university go Lurahammeren and Sandnes. Thereby Lurahammaren gets a direct connection to the university.

Why do we do this change?

The changes on route 3 are done because the buses follow a route that will be a part of the new busway in 2021.  We want the buses that are going to follow the busway, to follow the busway all along without being affected by cars and other traffic in order for the punctuality to be as close the punctuality on trams.

Route 6 becomes longer and will now go Stavanger – Madla – UiS – Diagonalen – Gausel sentrum – Gausel stasjon – Lurahammaren – Sandnes and replace parts of route 3. Sandnes og Lurahammaren thereby gets a direct link via Diagonalen to the university and Madla.

Why do we do this change?

As route 3 will be running on the future busway and stop at Forus, there has been need for a route which will go to Sandnes via Lurahammaren. It was therefore natural to extend route 6 from Ullandhaug in order to make a good service to the university.

Route 9 changes its name to route 42 and will be going Sandnes – Forus – Sola – the airport – Tananger – Jåsund. The route gets twice as many departures between the airport and Sandnes. Route 2 will go between Tananger and Stavanger. Kolumbus cooperate with Flybussen, giving you discounted tickets on the airport bus if you have a valid Kolumbus ticket. Adults get 33 NOK discount and children, students, seniors and conscripts get 17 NOK discount, which is the price for Kolumbus’ single tickets within a zone.

Why do we do this change?

The changes are done as a preparation for the future busway. The busway will be divided between Tananger and Stavanger, and therefore route 42 will also be divide there.  There has been few passengers travelling all the way past Tananger. People tend to board and disembark the buses between Stavanger/Tananger or Sandnes/Tananger. Those who wish to travel from Stavanger to Tananger, can travel with the new route 2.

Route 24 will be deleted due to very few passengers. In average the route has had 27,4 passengers every day. From Våland the walking distance to central Stavanger and other bus routes is rather short.

Route 66 will be deleted as it overlaps with the new route 3, which will go almost the same route as route 66 has.

Route 75 will be deleted as it overlaps with the new route 3, which will go almost the same route as route 75 has.

From 1st July the buses will go Stavanger – SUS– the high way – Forus – Kvadrat. X30 will no longer go past Gausel. The route will become a pure commuter route which only runs in the rush hours.

Simultaneously X31 is established and will go roundtrips Stavanger – SUS – Jåttåvågen – Gausel – Godeset all day. The new route 3 will also be a good alternative for those travelling to Forus.

X31 is established as a new route and will go Stavanger – SUS – the high way – Diagonalen – Gausel – Heddeveien – Godeset. X31 replaces parts of route X30 and parts of route 1 and will give those living at Godeset a direct route to central Stavanger and the hospital via the high way. X30 used to go just one way, but X31 will go both ways all day.

Why do we establish this route?

X31 is established to cover the areas that route X30 and 1 will not cover anymore. X30 will follow the main axis for public transport internally at Forus and solely be a commuter route, while X31 will be an all day option for those living at Godeset. The route will give plenty transfer options at Gausel.

Route X60 will follow the same route as before, but it will now  run twice an hour between the university and Sandnes) except in the morning rush. At times when there are many passengers, the buses will still run four times an hour.

Why do we do this change?

Route 6 covers some of X60’s area towards Sandnes. From 1st July there will go six-eight buses an hour from the university towards Sandnes in comparison to four departures, like is has been up until now.

Nord-Jæren

27 becomes 14

29 becomes 16

9 becomes 42

28 becomes 15

25 becomes 12

26 becomes 13

Jæren/Dalane

1 becomes 81

2 becomes 82

3 becomes 83

14 becomes 25

13 becomes 24

15 becomes 26

16 becomes 27

17 becomes 28

18 becomes29

Why do we do this changes?

The bus routes in Stavanger will now have numbers from 0 to 20, while the buses in Sandnes will all have numbers starting with 20. This makes the naming of the buses more logical.

There will be minor changes on several routes. As soon as the timetables are ready, we will publish them here, so you can check your routes.


Last updated : 19.05.2016