The Faroe Islands only have one airport. What is the fastest way to get from Vagar Airport to Tórshavn? What transfer options are available from Vágar to Tórshavn city centre? Here is your guide to get from the airport to the capital in the Faroe Islands.
At the Faroe Islands' airport in Vagar, there are several opportunities for you to shuttle to Tórshavn where most travellers want to stay when doing their itinerary in the Faroe Islands. Vágar Airport is well connected by taxis and bus service into Tórshavn and thanks to the many tunnels to other villages and islands. We recommend you to either:
If you take a flight to the Faroe Islands, you will arrive at Vágar Airport. The airport is situated 40 minutes from the capital Tórshavn on Streymoy island. There are lots of epic sceneries when heading to Tórshavn from Vágar Airport.
If you like the feeling of being able to get around easily and whenever you want, a car rental is probably the best solution for you as a car will take you everywhere you want to go in the Faroe Islands. Hiring a vehicle at Vagar Airport will give you flexibility and mobility when exploring the different islands.
There are no parking fees in the Faroe Islands except at the parking lot at the airport. You will find several car rental companies at the airport. Choose one and head for your first destination. All car rental companies run their service from Vágar Airport so head to your preferred agency when you arrive to the Faroe Islands by plane.
There are over 20 tunnels in the Faroe Islands. The tunnels are free of charge except the two sub-sea tunnels which will charge you approximately 15 USD equivalent to 13 EUR. Vágatunnilin underwater tunnel connects Vágar island and Streymoy island whilst Norðoyatunnilin connects Eysturoy island and Borðoy island.
When you have chosen your Faroe Islands car rental, your car provider will offer you to include sub-sea tunnel add on when booking your car. This comes at an extra price.
These are some basic things to know when driving in the Faroe islands. Watch out for sheep on the road!
Alternatively, you can drive through the tunnel and then stop by a gas station where you can pay for the journey under the sea. In most cases the latter opportunity will be the most economical choice.
The automatic system in the sub-sea tunnel has registered your passage. You need to do the payment in a petrol station within three days. Pay the undersea tunnel fee at one of these petrol stations after driving through the tunnel. The nearest filling station after driving through the tunnel from Vagar Island to Streymoy Island is the EFFO Kollafjørður fueling station.
When leaving the airport you will drive 17 kilometres on the island of Vágar. Then you will enter a 5 km long subsea tunnel. When you get out of the subsea tunnel, you will drive for 1 km and then reach a short tunnel. Then you drive 6 km and reach a longer tunnel that stretches over 3 km. Finally you will drive 10 km and reach Tórshavn.
The speed limitation alternates between 50 km/h and 80 km/h. The speed limit is typically 50 km/h in cities and villages and 80 km/h as you drive between cities and villages.
The public busses are easily recognisable with their blue colour. The public busses do not depart after all flight arrivals so it is important for you to check the schedule at ssl.fo
The bus service from Vágar Airport to Tórshavn costs 14 USD equivalent to 12 EUR and takes 55 minutes. You can buy a one-way ticket when you step aboard the blue bus. You can also buy a 4-day or 7-day Travel Card for respectively 77 USD and 109 USD. There is a discount for children.
You can purchase the Travel Card at the tourist information desk at the airport in Vagar. You will see the information centre as the first thing after you enter the arrival hall.
Public busses departing from Vagar Airport to Tórshavn. The busses are easily recognisable with their blue colours.
The Travel Card can be used for all public busses as well as ferries and you can travel as much as you like on the blue busses and all ferries except the Mykines ferry. You can read more about the public travel card on the national transport company's website.
The bus from the airport will drive you to the bus terminal in Tórshavn which is located at the harbour close to the city centre. You can see the bus terminal in Tórshavn in Google Street View.
The roads in the Faroe Islands are in good condition. A Taxi from Vágar Airport to Tórshavn takes 45 minutes.
Most locals take a cab from the airport to Tórshavn. This one-way drive has a fixed price at 31 USD or 27 EUR. You need to book before arrival to make sure to get the ride to Tórshavn for 31 USD. The cab drivers wait in the arrival hall and are more than willing to take you to Tórshavn.
Taking a cab is the fastest way of getting to and from the airport. No matter what time you arrive, the taxis are ready to get you to the capital.
We always recommend you to book a cab with the company City Taxi before you arrive in the Faroe Islands. All cars are comfortable and good. The taxis at the airport will make sure to bring you to Tórshavn for the fixed price of 31 USD. The drivers will take you all the way to the door wherever you are staying in Tórshavn.
Alternatively, you can chose the company Auto. You will find it easy to remember Auto's phone number: +298 666666.
As tourism is still quite small in the Faroe Islands, locals will stop to take you on a ride. You can expect to stand on the side of the road for only a couple of minutes before you are sitting in a car with a friendly local driver. This is the cheapest and most authentic way to approach the capital from Vagar Airport.