How to get from Vágar airport to Tórshavn

If you take the flight to the Faroe Islands, you will arrive at Vágar airport. Here is your guide to get from the airport to the capital in the Faroe Islands.

At the airport, there are several opportunities for you to get to Tórshavn where most travellers want to stay. We recommend you to either:

  • Rent a car at the airport
  • Take the public bus
  • Jump in a cab
  • Hitchhike

Rent a car

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. 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.

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. Drive through the tunnel and then stop by a gas station where toy can pay for the journey under the sea. 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. 

Many visitors will drive to Tórshavn as their first pit stop on their journey in the Faroe Islands.

And this map shows you how to get from the airport in Vágar to the capital Tórshavn.

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 the 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.

Public Bus transport

The public busses are easily recognisable with their blue colour. The public busses do not departure after all flight arrivals so remember to check the schedule at ssl.fo

How to get from Vágar airport to Tórshavn

A one way ticket with the blue busses costs approximately 14 USD equivalent to 12 EUR. You can also buy a 4-day or 7-day travel card for respectively approximately 77 USD and 109 USD. There is a discount for children. 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.

Take a cab

Most locals take a cab from the airport to Tórshavn. This one way drive will cost you approximately 31 USD. The cab drivers wait in the arrival hall and are more than willing to take you to Tórshavn.

Hitchhiking

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.