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Transportation to and from Oslo Airport

Car

What is the distance from Oslo Airport to the centre of Oslo?

The distance between the airport and centre of Oslo (RĂĽdhusplassen) 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
50 km
45 min

Public transport

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.

Flytoget tickets
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.

Prices Single Return
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.

Train tickets
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.”

TIP: Book an affordable hotel in Oslo and a great 3-hour bike tour along the major sights!

Bus services

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.

Flybussen tickets
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.

Prices Single Return
Adults 189 NOK 269 NOK
Children, students and seniors 99 NOK 198 NOK

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:

Tickets

Ticket

Oslo Pass Including Public Transport

Save time and money during your visit to Oslo with the Oslo Pass. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and enjoy admission to over 30 attractions and museums, access to a suite of great tours, and unlimited travel on the city's public transportation.

Ticket

Oslo: 5-Hour Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Visit the main sights of Oslo on a 5-hour private walking tour. Discover the historic and cultural traces of the city including the Opera House, Royal Palace, Viking Museum, and Vigeland Park. This tour covers it all, from A to Z.

Ticket

Oslo: 48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hop onboard a red double decker and begin your Oslo sightseeing experience. Your tour includes all of the "must-see" attractions, and you will be free to hop on or off wherever and whenever you wish.

Activities

Activity

Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

Cycle the flat city center streets of Oslo exploring all the major highlights. Bike in a leisurely fashion past the castle of Akershus Festning, City Hall, Royal Palace, Oslo Fjord, and much more.

Activity

Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Tour Options

Enjoy panoramic views of the city of Oslo on board an open-top double-decker tour bus. Or see the city from the perspective of the water, with a hop-on hop-off boat tour. You can also combine your bus and boat tours, or do single round-trip boat cruise.

Activity

Oslo: 2.5-Hour Fjord City Guided Walking Tour

Discover the beauty and unique atmosphere of Oslo's fjord promenade and admire its panoramic views. Learn how fjord became the heart of Oslo's development.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Oslo: 2-Hour Walking Tour

See the main sights of Oslo on a 2-hour walking tour, and discover the city through a local guide’s eyes. Pass historic monuments, such as the Opera House, Royal Palace, and the medieval Akershus Fortress.

Tour & transport

Oslo: Off-the-Beaten-Path Bike Tour

Discover a side of Oslo that features street art, hip cafes, waterfalls and great food. Ride your bike on a guided tour along the Akerselva River.

Tour & transport

Oslo: E-Scooter City Tour

Explore many of Oslo's highlights in a fun and playful way with the city's first E-Scooter tour.

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