Transportation to and from Oslo Airport
What is the distance from Oslo Airport to the centre of Oslo?
The distance between the airport and centre of Oslo (Rådhusplassen) is 50 kilometres / 31.1 miles, with a travel time by car of 40 to 45 minutes.
From OSL Airport to Oslo City centre by Car
Flytoget train to Oslo and Drammen
The most comfortable way of travelling to and from Oslo Airport is high-speed rail link Flytoget, also known as Airport Express Train. Every 10 minutes a train departs from platform 3 to the main railway station Oslo S, three times per hour direct and three times per hour with a short stop at Lillestrøm Station and onwards to Drammen Station. On Saturdays and Sundays there is a train every 20 minutes to and from Oslo Airport via Lillestrøm Station.
Depending on which train you will take, travel time to Oslo Central Station (Oslo Sentralstasjon) is 19 or 22 minutes. Flytoget departs every 20 minutes on Saturday and every 10 to 20 minutes on Sunday. If you have to be in the west of Oslo you better choose an indirect train, after 28 minutes you can get off at Nationaltheatret Station.
A ticket can be purchased in advance through the website and app of Flytoget, and from ticket machines at Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Flytoget tickets and fares). Contactless payment with your credit card is another possibility. Children under 16 years can travel for free when accompanied by an adult. The prices for a train ride to Oslo can be found below. Drammen is three times per hour the terminus of the train, the price for adults is 226 NOK. The journey time to the fifth largest city in Norway is 60 minutes, i.e. not faster than the regular train service of NSB. Please consult website and timetable Flytoget for more information.
|Adults||196 NOK||392 NOK|
|Youth, students and seniors||98 NOK||196 NOK|
Top 5 sights in Oslo
1. Oslo Opera House, book a city tour of 2 hours
2. Akershus, book a city tour of 2 hours
3. Vikingskipshuset and Historical Museum, buy a combined ticket
4. Vigeland Sculpture Park, located in Frogner Park
5. Oslo Fjord sightseeing cruise
Train to Oslo
The cheapest way to get into the city centre is the regular train of NSB Norwegian State Railways. Every 10 to 20 minutes a train departs from the airport (Oslo Lufthavn) to the main railway station (Oslo S). Tickets cost 105 NOK for a single trip and are available from the ticket vending machines and ticket desks, another possibility is purchasing it online.
Travel time from Oslo Airport to the city and vice versa is 23 minutes, the regional trains R10, R11 and local train L12 leave from platform 4 at the train station of Oslo Airport and always stop at Lillestrøm Station. You can reach this place in 12 minutes, a ticket from the airport costs 82 NOK.
Children from 6 up to 17 years and seniors from 67 years pay less, the price is 53 NOK. Children up to 5 years can travel free at any time by train in Norway. A train ticket entitles you to change means of public transport in Oslo in order to get to your final destination. Please consult website NSB Norwegian State Railways for more information.
“If you opt for Flytoget, you can buy a ticket at the orange ticket machines, trains leave from platform 3. If you prefer to travel with the cheaper regional or local train of NSB, you can buy a ticket at the red ticket machines, trains depart from platform 4.”
Flybussen to Oslo
It is also possible to travel by bus between the airport and Oslo, travel time from Oslo Airport to Oslo Bus Terminal in the centre of the city is 45 to 50 minutes. This travel option is available two times per hour, in the direction of the city and the airport. This service is offered by Flybussen, Linje FB2.
For every paying adult a child up to 17 years of age can travel for free, children up to 5 years of age always travel for free. Children from 6 up to 17 years, students and seniors pay a reduced rate, namely NOK 99 per single journey. In comparison to the trains, Flybussen is relatively expensive for a single journey and relatively cheap for a return trip. Please consult website and timetable Flybussen for more information. Keep in mind… Ticket is valid for all departures on the selected day. If you buy a ticket on board the bus, it will be more expensive.
|Adults||189 NOK||269 NOK|
|Children, students and seniors||99 NOK||198 NOK|
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