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The Byfergen Ferry in Fredrikstad, Norway - Photo: Opplev Fredrikstad
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The Byfergen Ferry in Fredrikstad, Norway Photo: Opplev Fredrikstad

Getting to Fredrikstad and around

Fredrikstad is situated 90 km/56 US miles southeast of Oslo.

Distances to Fredrikstad from:

  • Oslo - 90 kilometres/56 US miles
  • Oslo Airport Gardermoen - 130 kilometres/81 US miles
  • Moss Airport Rygge - 27 kilometres/17 US miles
  • Svinesund/the Swedish border - 30 kilometres/19 US miles
  • Strömstad - 55 kilometres/34 US miles
  • Moss - 35 kilometres/22 US miles
  • Sarpsborg - 17 kilometres/11 US miles 

By car

Fredrikstad is attached to E6 by Oldtidsveien (from Sweden and Halden) and mainroad 110 (through Råde from Oslo)

By train

There are frequent train departures from Fredrikstad to Oslo, Halden, Gothenburg and Copenhagen. For booking and timetables, please contact the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).

By bus

Daily departures with Nor-Way Bussekspress between Oslo, Fredrikstad and Hvaler.

By aeroplane

Norway's main airport, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, is located 130 kilometres north of Fredrikstad. From Gardermoen you can reach Fredrikstad by express train, express bus, local train or car.

The nearest airport is Moss Airport Rygge, 27 kilometres north of Fredrikstad. Express bus to Fredrikstada Bus Terminal. 

There are also direct flights from many European cities to Sandefjord Airport Torp, 83 kilometres southwest of  Fredrikstad. Express bus to Fredrikstad Bus Terminal.

Get around

It is fairly easy to get around the city as public transportation in form of bus is frequent and goes around town as well as to the suburbs in all directions from the center of downtown.

Taxi is available from the main taxi central in downtown, just opposite of the main walking street.

There is a ferry from downtown to the old town which is quite frequent. It is an affordable and scenic means of transportation, and you get to see the city from a different view as well, as the river offers a unique view of town. It also goes to the neighboring suburb Gressvik.

If you have a rental car, traffic is usually unproblematic, but there may be some traffic jams on the main entry roads to town around 4 - 5 pm (rush hour).

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The Byfergen in Fredrikstad, Norway - Photo: Opplev Fredrikstad

Getting to Fredrikstad and around

Fredrikstad is situated 90 km/56 US miles southeast of Oslo.

Getting to Fredrikstad and around

Source: Visitnorway

About Fredrikstad

Fredrikstad

Experience a rich cultural life, a bustling quayside and a cosy Old Town. Fredrikstad is proud to be the best preserved fortress town in Scandinavia.

Tourist information in Fredrikstad

You will find comprehensive information at the tourist information offices in the Old Town and by the guest marina at the quayside in the town centre.

Key facts about Fredrikstad

Fredrikstad is a historical, yet modern town 100 km/62 US miles south of Oslo. The Old Town is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions.

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