Getting to the Oslo Region
The main airport, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, is located 45 kilometres north of Oslo. The airport serves over 100 domestic and international destinations. From Oslo Airport Gardermoen you can reach Oslo's city centre by express train, express bus, local train, hired car or taxi.
The Airport Express Train, Flytoget, is the fastest and most frequent transport alternative between the airport and the city. Trains leave every 10 minutes from Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) and take you to Oslo International Airport in 19 minutes.
There are also direct flights from dozens of European cities to Sandefjord Airport Torp (110 kilometres southwest of Oslo) and Moss Airport Rygge (66 kilometres southeast of Oslo). You can get to Oslo by bus or train from both airports.
Trains, ferries, cruise boats and buses
All trains arrive at Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), while regional bus routes and international bus routes stop at Oslo Bus Terminal. The stations are conveniently located at the main public transportation junction in the city centre.
Oslo is also a popular cruise destination, especially in the summer season. All cruise boats dock at the quayside in the centre of Oslo within walking distance of many of the city's attractions, such as Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, the Nobel Peace Center and the Royal Palace.
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Getting around the Oslo Region
Public transport in Oslo
The public transport system in Oslo gives you several options for travelling within the city. The underground, buses, trams and ferries share a ticket system, which makes it easy to get around. For more information and timetables, please contact Trafikanten.
The Oslo Pass grants free travel on public transport within the city limits, free parking in municipal car parks and free entrance to practically all museums in the city. You can purchase the Oslo Pass at Oslo´s tourist information centres.
The compact city centre allows for sightseeing at your own pace on foot or by bike. You can rent cards for the city bikes at Oslo’s tourist information centres.
Public transport in the Oslo Region
The Norwegian State Railways NSB operate a station at Oslo International Airport with direct and frequent connections to Oslo and Hamar. You can reach the winter resort Trysil by taking the train to Elverum, from where express buses are available to the skiing resort.
An excellent bus system with terminals in Oslo and at Oslo Airport Gardermoen links towns like Hamar and Drøbak to the city.
Travelling in the Oslo Region is a scenic experience. Some of the regional highlights are situated within a three-hour distance from Oslo and are easily accessible by public transport or car.
For more information and timetables, please contact Trafikanten.
Discovering the Oslo Region by car
The main roads towards Oslo are the E6 from the south (on the east side of the Oslofjord) and north, the E18 from the east (from Stockholm) and the south (on the west side of the Oslofjord), and the E16 from the west (from Bergen) to Sandvika just outside of Oslo.
Within the city, the main routes are the three "ring roads":
Ring 1 (around the inner city centre)
Ring 2 (Majorstua – Sagene – Tøyen – Gamlebyen)
Ring 3 (Lysaker – Smestad – Ullevål stadion – Storo – Sinsen – Økern – Bryn – Manglerud)
The Oslo toll roads
When driving into Oslo you pass a toll plaza. You are charged every time you drive into the city. Oslo's toll plazas are automatic, and all vehicles must drive through without stopping. Read more about toll roads and AutoPASS.
Find toll prices here.
Studded tyre fee
From 1 November to 30 March you have to pay a fee if you are driving with studded tyres inside the city of Oslo. From April to October studded tyres are not allowed in Oslo.
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