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In summer passenger boats serve the islands of Asker and Bærum, Norway - Photo: Elin Wiesener
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In summer passenger boats serve the islands of Asker and Bærum, Norway Photo: Elin Wiesener

Getting to Asker and Bærum and around

Asker and Bærum are centrally located west of Oslo. It is easy to get here whether you come by plane, boat, train, bus, car or bicycle.

Norway's busiest main road, the E18, runs through Asker and Bærum, and the E16 runs from Sandvika in Bærum to the west coast of Norway. The major railway lines all run through the district, and you are close to three international airports and the harbours for the ferries from Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

By air

The main airport used to be located in Fornebu in Bærum, but moved to Gardermoen, north of Oslo, in 1998. Oslo Airport Gardermoen serves more than 100 domestic and international destinations.

The Oslo Airport Express train (Flytoget) has direct connections to Asker and Bærum through the stations of Lysaker, Sandvika and Asker. It takes about 35 minutes from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Lysaker in Bærum. You can also take the express bus or taxi from the airport.

Sandefjord Airport Torp and Moss Airport Rygge can also be reached whitin a one-hour drive from Asker and Bærum.

By boat

Boats/ferries to/from Denmark, Sweden and Germany are available within a one-hour drive from Asker and Bærum:

Color Line (Oslo – Kiel, Larvik – Hirtshals, Sandefjord – Strömstad)
Stena Line (Oslo – Fredrikshavn)
DFDS Seaways (Oslo – Copenhagen)

Commuter boats also run from Lysaker to Nesodden and from Vollen to Aker Brygge in Oslo.

In the summer season (May to September) the passenger boats Rigmor and Rigfar run between Kadettangen in Sandvika and the islands in Asker and Bærum. They offer fjord sightseeing and it is possible to hop off to spend time in some of the islands and be picked up later.

If you come with your own boat, you will find guest harbours in Vollen in Asker and Kadettangen in Sandvika. And if you want to visit the shops or restaurants in Lysaker Brygge, they offer a private harbour for their visitors.

By train

The major rail lines such as the Bergen Railway, Sørlandsbanen Railway and the Vestfold Railway, all stop in Asker and Lysaker. Many trains also stop in Sandvika. There are many local train stations in Asker and Bærum as well.

The local train stations between Lysaker and Asker are: Stabekk, Høvik, Blommenholm, Sandvika, Slependen, Billingstad, Hvalstad, Vakås and Høn. There is also a local train that runs from Asker centre to Bondivann, Vardåsen and Heggedal.

For timetables, prices and booking, see the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).

By bus or metro

The public transport system between Oslo, Asker and Bærum is well developed, with a network of bus routes that correspond with train, metro and other bus routes at key locations, such as the terminals in Asker, Sandvika, Bekkestua and Lysaker.

The metro line 2 from Oslo has its end station in Østerås in Bærum.

For timetables and information about the routes for bus, train and metro, see Trafikanten.

By car or bicycle

The coastal path (Kyststien) runs almost unbroken from Oslo, through Asker and Bærum, and to Røyken. This is a great route to follow if you come here by bike.

For the last hundred years, some of the most important transport routes in Norway have run through Bærum. It is easy to get to Asker and Bærum and around by car.

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Last updated:  2013-07-17
 - Photo: Elin Wiesener
 - Photo: Elin Wiesener
Asker station is located in the center of Asker, Norway - Photo: Elin Wiesener
Asker station is located in the center of Asker, Norway

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In summer passenger boats serve the islands of Asker and Bærum, Norway - Photo: Elin Wiesener

Getting to Asker and Bærum and around

Asker and Bærum are centrally located west of Oslo. It is easy to get here whether you come by plane, boat, train, bus, car or bicycle.

Getting to Asker and Bærum and around

Source: Visitnorway

About Bærum, Asker

Asker and Bærum

Asker and Bærum are wealthy suburbs west of Oslo, famous for their varied nature and their ties to the Norwegian royal family.

Key facts about Asker and Bærum

The municipalities of Asker and Bærum (population 165,000) are the western suburbs of Oslo - between city and country, they offer a varied landscape.

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