Sandnes train-station is located on the Jærbanen railroad . Both local and express trains stop at Sandnes.
Bus no 9 goes from Sola Airport Stavanger.
Kvadrat mall is one of the largest in Europe.
Sandnes has several restaurants with both local and international cuisine.
Gamlaverket,  prides themselves on serving traditional local food in historical surroundings.
Charles & De, Langgaten 41, 4306 Sandnes, . Run by Charles Tjessem that is a born competitor and has participated in the norwegian culinary team since 1997, becoming its captain from 2001 to 2004. He has been acclaimed at many international competitions, in both individual and team events. After having directed the Culinary Institute of Norway, Charles Tjessem, was able to practice the cuisine he likes for Statoil, an oil company, which entrusted the catering of its reception facilities to him. Nowadays, however, he is really happy with his own restaurant, tavern, café, bakery and delicatessen: Charles & De!
Sandnes has several hotels, inns and a camping/caravan site.