Charm and fun on a human scale.
A fascinating northern city, where culture, liveliness and fun combine perfectly. The Norwegian capital will know how to conquer you thanks to its cosmopolitan and international character. A place where everything works perfectly.
A relatively small center, where there are no shortage of attractions and monuments. And, nature, to be the master. Oslo, the smallest of the European capitals, but, not for this reason, the least important. A "green" city, one of the most livable in the world. Have a good trip
HOW TO GET
The presence of three airports, distant between 50 and 110 km from the city, makes the Norwegian capital easily reachable.
Oslo-Gardermoen is the main airport, located near the town of Ullensaker, about 50 km north of the capital. It is the hub of the Scandinavian Airlines System and the Norwegian Air Shuttle, and is one of the busiest airports in Northern Europe.
From Amsterdam to Zurich, via Berlin, London and Paris. All the major European Capitals and the main cities are connected with direct flights to Gardermoen. From this link, all the info on the airport and the companies that make direct flights.
There are several ways to get to the center. For all tastes and all budgets. Local / intercity trains NSB Regiontog, are a valid option compared to the more expensive express train line. In about 25 minutes, you can reach Sentralstasjon, which is the Central Train Station. The ticket costs 92NOK (just over € 10) per person and can be purchased at the vending machines at the station. From this link, all the official info.
Thanks to the convenience Flytoget, or the Airport Express Train, you can reach the center in just under 20 minutes. Directly from the airport, you can use this express train line. The train frequency is 10 minutes; the first race starts at 04: 40 and the last one at midnight.
The ticket can be purchased, by card or in cash, at the vending machines at the entrance to the stations. It must always be validated before embarking on the journey. The whole ticket for the center costs 180NOK, equal to about 20 €.
More info on the official website from this link.
By bus, every day Airport Express Coach (SAS Flybussen) connects the airport with the center of the capital. The travel time is between 40 and 50 minutes, and the ticket costs 150NOK. More info from here.
Times and costs are similar in case you choose to use Nor-way bus Airport Coach (Flybussekspressen). Info from here.
Taxis are a good alternative for 3 or more people. They are not expensive, and the rates are fixed. Once at the airport, in the arrivals terminal, you will find the taxi information point. Here, you can book your taxi at the cost established by the company; the car will wait for you at the exit of the airport.
The airport of Moss-Rygge, is located in the municipality of Rygge, just over 60 kilometers south of the Norwegian capital. Open in the 2008, it has an area of 16.000 square meters and a capacity of 4 million passengers per year. For all info and direct links, click here.
A shuttle bus allows you to reach, for FREE, the Rygge train station. From here, thanks to the local / intercity NSB Regiontog trains, you can reach Oslo Sentralstasjon in around 50 minutes. The ticket costs 164NOK (about 17 €) per person and can be purchased at the vending machines at the station. From this link, all the official info.
By bus, Rygge Expressen It allows you to reach the central bus station of the capital in about an hour. Buses are modern and equipped with all comforts. The timetables are connected to those of the flights. The price is around € 20 (180NOK). From here, further info.
SANDEFJORD AIRPORT - TORPS
This is the most distant airport of the three, as well as the smallest. It is located in the small town of Sandefjord, about 110 kilometers south of the capital. It is used, above all, by Low Cost companies. Info and direct links, available on our official page, from this link.
It takes just under two hours to reach the Capital by train. Just take the shuttle to Torp train station at the airport exit. The travel time is about 8 minutes. From Torp, thanks to the local / intercity NSB Regiontog trains, you can reach Oslo Sentralstasjon. One-way ticket costs 266NOK
From any airport, you can rent a car to get to the center. For all the info, click here.
The port of Oslo is served by numerous routes to / from Frederikshavn, Copenhagen & Kiel. Every week, over 20 lines connect the port of the Capital with Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Sailing durations range from 11 hours and 45 minutes on the ride to Frederikshavn, to 20 hours around to reach Kiel. To reach the Danish capital, however, the crossing takes about 17 hours.
Copenhagen and Stockholm are the nearest Capitals with distances, however, between the 500 and 600 kilometers. From Germany, the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, the distances lengthen inexorably. A trip by car would require enough time.
Certainly, the crossing by sea from Kiel (Germany) or Copenhagen to reach Norway could be quite suggestive.
If arriving by car takes time, a different topic concerns traveling to Norway. From Oslo, driving in discovery of Norway is far from recommended. Roads and motorways are relatively low-traffic compared to other countries and very efficient. Furthermore, you will find numerous scenic roads and unique and suggestive observation points. On the mountains and in the fjords region, in particular.
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