Regardless of whether you are travelling to Asker & Bærum, Follo or Romerike, Akershus is centrally located in relation to Oslo and is easy to reach by plane, boat, train or car.
Oslo Airport OSL is located in Akershus, and the country's main airport has been located here since 1998. OSL offers flights to and from almost all airports in Norway, as well as countless destinations in Europe.
Public transport for visiting the rest of the municipality is excellent from Oslo Airport. Airport buses, the Airport Express train, NSB trains, and coaches all leave from here, and all major car rental companies can be found on location.
These are the three main airports of the surrounding region:
Travelling by train is both comfortable and environmentally friendly. The Airport Express Train to or from Oslo Airport to Asker and Bærum offers impeccable efficiency. The trains have a top speed of 130 miles per hour and take only about 19 minutes between the airport and Oslo central station.
The local trains to Asker and Bærum also stop at smaller places, while long-distance trains stop at the main stations:
Travelling by bus to Asker and Bærum is both comfortable and efficient. For groups, renting a tour bus can be a good alternative. There is also good public transport by coach. Akershus offers a broad and varied range of bus services.
For travel between small and medium-sized towns, coaches are often the best alternative. Ruter's travel planner is recommended - it can help you find the services that are most appropriate for your needs.
The Airport express bus has departures to and from all three airports in the region, among other destinations, and Nettbuss Ekspress offers a large bus network across most of Southern Norway.
Groups may rent a tour bus from companies such as Schaus Bus for groups or VIP Transport.
All the major car hire companies are all represented at Oslo Airport. Opening hours may vary from company to company.
- Avis. Phone: +47 672 55 510
- Budget. Phone: +47 618 10 680
- Europcar. Phone: +47 618 10 560
- Hertz. Phone: +47 618 10 550
- Sixt. Phone: +47 666 99 900
Asker and Bærum feature lovely long coastlines. It is therefore inevitable that travel by boat is often the best - and sometimes the only - method of transport if you want to experience the region’s gems.
Sandvika Fjordtours with M/S Rigmor and M/S Rigfar are ferries that take you to the islands in the fjord. These boats are among the most popular in the inner Oslofjord area, and are visited by 30 to 40 thousand travellers each year. M/S Rigmor is probably Norway’s oldest wooden ferry in regular service. They also run ferries and mini-cruises among the islands in Asker and Bærum, and arrange trips to Oscarsborg fortress, Drøbak, Hovedøya, pirate evenings, fishing trips, school trips and more.
There are boats between Oslo and Vollen on weekdays during rush hours. For more information about prices and timetables, see Ruters Travelplanner.
Ferries travel from Oslo to Kiel, Fredrikshavn and Copenhagen. Color Line sails between Oslo and Kiel with daily departures at 2 pm from both cities.
Stena Line sails directly between Oslo and Frederikshavn, Denmark. Departure from Oslo at 7:30 pm Tuesday-Sunday (every day in the summer) with arrival in Frederikshavn at 7:45 am. Departure from Frederikshavn at 10 am with arrival in Oslo at 6:30 pm.
DFDS Seaways sails between Oslo and Copenhagen with daily departures at 5 pm from both cities.
Asker and Bærum is a region with a well developed infrastructure. The main artery of the road network in the region is the E18. The E18 stretches from the Oslo border in the east, through Asker in the west, and into Buskerud county.
Most attractions and activities are easily accessible by car. The E18 is a toll road if you cross into or out of Oslo city limits. During rush hours the traffic at the E18 runs very slowly, and it is recommended using public transportation during rush hours.
Asker og Bærum Taxi is the largest taxi company in Asker and Bærum, and can be reached by phone on +47 06710.
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