Preikestolen is one of Norway’s most popular hiking routes. This rock formation will have you standing on a breathtaking mountain plateau that sits 604 metres above Lysefjord. Hiking to Pulpit Rock is an experience like no other, and it starts with a bus ticket.
Our one-way bus ticket runs from the village of Tau to Preikestolhytta, the starting point of your hiking trip. Once we’ve got you from A to B, you’re free to explore Pulpit Rock and the surrounding area of Ryfylke. It’s such an amazing place, visitors become enchanted by the stunning scenery and choose to spend a few days in the area. Who can blame them! That’s why we offer one-way bus tickets from Preikestolhytta to Tau, so you can make the return journey when you’ve finished making memories. You’re free to explore at your own pace!
Our bus transfer from Tau to Preikestolhytta will drop you at Preikestolen car park. If you’re staying in Stavanger, you can catch the ferry from Stavanger to Tau. Once you arrive at the car park, it’s an unguided climb to the top of Pulpit Rock.
Tau to Pulpit Rock Itinerary
Bus transfer from Tau to Pulpit Rock
There are various departures from Tau to Pulpit Rock. Which is good because we’ll have one to suit your plans! The transfer takes around 30 minutes. Here are the departure times of the first and last bus to Pulpit Rock.
08:20- First bus departs from Tau (Everyday except Saturday)
09:05- First bus departs from Tau (Saturday only)
18.05- Last bus departs from Tau (Everyday except Sunday)
16:25- Last bus departs from Tau (Sunday only)
Bus transfer from Pulpit Rock to Tau
Finished exploring? Then hop back on the bus to Tau.
08:55- First bus departs from Preikestolhytta (Everyday except Saturday)
09:40- First bus departs from Preikestolhytta (Saturday only)
18:35- Last bus departs from Preikestolhytta (Monday to Friday)
18:45- Last bus departs from Preikestolhytta (Saturday only)
18:00- Last bus departs from Preikestolhytta (Sunday only)
Hiking to Pulpit Rock
Distance: 4 miles (6 KM)
Time: 3-4 hours
It’s an unguided walk to the top of Preikestolen but we want to give you a little more information. That way, you’ll know what to expect. It’s a good hike that’s very well signposted, so you shouldn’t get lost but the terrain is a little bit tricky in places. The paths can be narrow and there are some steep sections that you’ll need to take your time with. Don’t worry though, the ascent to the top is well worth the effort. It’s a travel experience that’s out of this world!