The capital of Norway sits on the southern coast of the country and is known for its many green spaces and some fascinating museums. Conserving nature and reducing pollution is one of the main goals of its citizens. Oslo is also one of the fastest growing cities in Europe.
Things to do
There are various prestigious cultural institutions in Oslo, and you can see many opera and ballet performances at Oslo Opera House. History and art lovers should also visit one of Oslo’s museums, such as the Vigeland Park, Viking Ship Museum, The Fram Museum, Frogner Park, and many more. There are some galleries in the city, as well, offering amazing pieces of art.
Holmenkollbakken is a great place for those who like winter sports. It is a large ski-jumping hill with beautiful city views and the oldest ski museum in the world. If you want to have some fun and go out, there are many clubs in the city with live music. There are big annual music festivals as well which attract tourists from all parts of Europe - Øyafestivalen, Oslo World Music Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival, and more.
Oslo Airport / Oslo lufthavn
This is the main international airport that serves the city of Oslo. It is a very busy airport with 28,5 million passengers served in 2018. The airport code is OSL, and it is located in Gardermoen, about 28 miles away from Oslo.
There are many services available for all airport passengers, including free internet access. You can easily find a bar or restaurant to grab a bite or some drink while waiting for your international or domestic flight. There are also several places for those looking for some shops. The interesting fact about this airport is that the majority of passengers use public transport to/from the airport.
How to get from Oslo Airport to Oslo?
You can book various Oslo Airport transfers, taxis, Uber, rental cars, public buses, or trains. Even though many people prefer public transportation, we’ve listed all the options and rates below to help you find the ride that is perfect for you.
The fastest way to get from Gardermoen Oslo Airport to downtown Oslo is by Flytoget train (20 minutes); it is also pretty affordable when compared to other options - $45 to the city center. The cheapest option is using a public bus; Airport Express Coach offers rides to downtown for only $22. Taxi rates start from $97; this is still much cheaper than Uber which would cost at least $152.
Oslo Airport Transfers
You can find several shuttle providers operating to/from Airport Gardermoen. We found everything you need to know about a few of them and their services - see below to find out more and book the best deal.
Vestlia Resort offers shuttle bus from Oslo Airport to Geilo during the winter season. A great number of people comes to Oslo during winters for skiing, and this is a great transportation option for them. This Oslo transfer usually runs from December to April on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
- The one-way ticket for adults is NOK 55O, which is $65. Children 7-18 have to pay NOK 450 ($53), and those younger than 7 ride free of charge.
You should make a shuttle reservation at least two days earlier to secure your seat. Pre booking online is the easiest way to do it.
After your flight arrival, go to the Arrivals Hall, find Avinor information desk, and ask them about the pick-up location.
Ski-Lifts also provide Oslo Airport transfers to various ski resorts in the area. They have direct routes to places like Lillehammer, Trysil, Geilo, Beitostølen, etc. Their experienced drivers will take you to any destination within 3,5 hours. Your driver or a representative will meet you inside the Arrivals Hall.
Nettbuss is a great option if you’re looking for Oslo Airport transfers to the hotels or car parks nearby with spacious luggage storage. This airport shuttle bus has very frequent departures from Gardermoen OSL on a daily basis - more than 250.
The one-way ticket is approximately $8. You can purchase your ticket onboard or at the bus stop which is located on the lower level when you come from the Arrival Hall.
App-based transportation companies offer very affordable Oslo airport transfers. If you want to use this transportation option, you can book a ride via Uber. After making a reservation / online booking, you will get an instant confirmation along with the instructions on where to meet your driver at OSL.
We’ve listed their lowest estimates to some popular destinations so that you could compare the prices with other transportation options. Check out Uber lowest rates from Oslo Airport to the city center and two more destinations below.
Uber Oslo Airport
- to downtown Oslo: NOK 1299 ($152)
- to Drammen: NOK 1317 ($154)
- to Maridalsvannet Lake: NOK 1499 ($175)
If you want to know their rates to some other destination, you can get an instant quote here.
If you want to take a taxi cab from Oslo Airport Gardermoen, go to the taxi information desk located in the Arrivals Hall. An airport representative can give you the information about the rates of the different taxi companies or even book a ride. All airport taxi vehicles are outside the Arrivals Hall, so that’s where you can look for your taxi driver.
Discover their contact information in the following list:
Many companies from the list have a much lower price than Uber and can take you from Oslo Airport to downtown Oslo for as low as $97.
Public Transportation / Oslo Bus
Public buses and trains are actually the most popular Oslo Airport transfers. That comes as no surprise since it is the cheapest transportation option and also very reliable.
- Airport Express Coach (SAS Flybussen) runs from Oslo Airport to Oslo city center every 20 minutes for about $22.
- Nor-way bus Airport Coach operates to/from Bekkestua, Majorstuen, Ski, and Fredrikstad.
- OSL Ekspressen can take you to/from Furuset, Tveita, Skullerud, Bøler, Abildsø, and Lambertseter.
- Nettbuss operates from Oslo Airport to nearby hotels.
The train is the fastest Oslo Airport domestic transfer; it takes about 20 minutes to reach the city center from the airport.
Airport Express Train (Flytoget) can get you to many destinations in the area. See our list below to discover their fares from Oslo Airport:
VY Regional Trains run between Skien, Oslo, Lillehammer, and Trondheim, but they have a stop at Oslo Airport. They can also take you to the city of Oslo for a very affordable price.
Oslo Car Rentals
There is another transportation option if you want a comfortable journey - you can rent a car at OSL. There are 5 rental companies at the airport, and you can find all of them in P-zone P10 level U2. See our list below to find out their contact information.