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How to get to Geilo - how to get around in Geilo

Geilo is easily accessible by car, and there are daily train and bus connections from Oslo and Bergen. The closest airport is Leirin, at Fagernes.

By car

The shortest route between Oslo and Bergen is rv. 7/fv. 7, and right in the middle of it lies Geilo. Rv. 7/fv. 7 over the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and along the Hardangerfjord is a national tourist route.

You can also reach Geilo by following fv. 50 over the mountains from west to east. The road runs through magnificent nature between Aurland and Hol. From Hol it is 10 kilometres to Geilo.

From Geilo, fv. 40 runs through Numedal, Kongsberg, Larvik and onwards to Tønsberg and Sandefjord.

Distances to Geilo 

  • From Bergen: 239 kilometres
  • From Egersund: 500 kilometres
  • From Kristiansand: 456 kilometres
  • From Larvik: 256 kilometres
  • From Oslo: 245 kilometres
  • From Trondheim: 517 kilometres


By train

The train journey along the Bergen Railway goes through a fantastic scenery. On the Bergen Railway you travel in comfort and get to Geilo quickly (three hours and 30 minutes from Oslo/Bergen). The train has five to six departures to and from Geilo daily. The line is operated by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).

By bus

Nor-Way Bussekspress operates a number of buses to/from Geilo, among them the airport bus between Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Geilo.

By plane

Ski bus

The ski bus

The ski bus runs between the town center, the hotels and the skiing areas in Geilo.
Train + Ski pass

Ski ticket to Geilo

A great value-offer including train ticket and lift pass for 1-3 days in Geilo.
The Bergen Railway

Take the train to Geilo

The Bergen Railway is a spectacular journey between the fjords and the snowy mountains. Getting from Oslo or Bergen to Geilo is easy.

Crystal Ski Holidays in Geilo

Crystal offers weekly package tours from London to Geilo in the Winter season.