Aalesund Airport

Daily Car Hire Rates in Aalesund Airport

  • Economy

    Volkswagen Polo
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 44.77
  • Mini

    Volkswagen Up
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 50.51
  • Compact

    Volkswagen Golf
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 50.64
  • Estate

    Ford Focus Estate
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    5 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 55.65
  • Standard

    Mercedes B Class
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 63.32

*daily rates in Aalesund Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Aalesund Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Alesund Airport is located in Vigra.
  • Vigra is the main island in the municipality of Giske.
  • Norwegian Air offers a flight to the capital Oslo.
  • Alesund Airport also offers a number of charter flights.
  • Aalesund Airport is the ninth busiest airport in Norway.

Aalesund Airport Mini Guide

Why Should I go to Alesund?
Alesund is a popular destination for many reasons. It’s found built out over a small archipelago strewn out into the north Atlantic. Completely rebuilt in an art nouveau style following a devastating fire, the old part of the city still retains this beautiful but unusual look to it. The surrounding region is equally spectacular with dramatic fjords and isolated islands punctuating the coast. In wartime the city was occupied by the Germans and the tale is told at the city museum before you wander out to view the remains of the defences left behind in their wake.

Aalesund Fjord

What is the Best way to get to Alesund?
For passengers travelling from the UK, the company Norwegian Air Shuttle operate a route from Gatwick Airport. Flights to other European countries also land there and with the airport being only a couple of miles from the centre and easily accessed by the road tunnels, the airport is confident that you can be in your hotel within 30 minutes of leaving the airport.

Aalesund Airport

What is the Airport Like?
The airport is modern and with expansion plans for the future. Built in 1958 it underwent several upgrades leading to the building of a new terminal which opened in 2010. Originally accessible only by ferry, the airport is now more easily reached by the tunnels that opened in 1986. Inside it’s fresh and light and with enough space to make you feel relaxed throughout the airport experience.

What Should I do When I Land at Alesund Airport?
You’ll disembark along jet ways into the terminal building, a fact you’ll appreciate in the depths of a snowy winter. Once inside, it’s only a brief walk to the passport checks and from there to the baggage reclaim belts. These are found on the lower level like many modern airports and are accessed by lift or escalator. At Alesund, if you are arriving on an international flight, you can use the duty free facility to make cheap purchases of alcohol and gifts. Once in the arrivals hall you’ll see the airport information desk ahead of you where you’ll be able to find out more about the airport’s facilities which include free internet access with vouchers from the desk. Car hire desks are found there too and once formalities are completed, you’ll be able to collect your car from outside the terminal.

What are the Facilities Like for the Departing Passenger?
Facilities are a little limited at Alesund. There’s a small newsagent/gift shop and a duty free outlet for international departures but that’s about it. To eat at the airport you’ll have a similarly small choice with a café serving hot meals and snacks plus a bar in the departure lounge serving cold snacks. Beyond that it’s the fare on sale at the kiosk or from the vending machines.
 

Latest Update from Aalesund Airport:

17/05/12 - Nearly a million passengers, slightly down from the airport's peak, used Aalesund Airport last year putting huge pressure on the facilities and renewing calls for its expansion. The owners, Avinor, have plans in place for the upgrade but have put them on hold until passenger numbers resume their upward trend post-recession.

Driving in Aalesund Airport

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 90-100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 20mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • NOK

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Alesund Airport (airport code AES) serves the city of Aalesund, or Alesund, in Norway. It has flights to various locations in the north of Europe including Riga in Eastern Europe. That includes regional flights with Scandinavian Airlines to the main cities of Norway, and to London with Norwegian Air.

With low cost car hire at Aalesund Airport it is only a short drive south west to the city centre. Around three quarters of a million passengers use the airport on a daily basis and we advise you to book your car rentals in advance to ensure low prices and availability.

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