Oslo Airport Gardermoen transport guide

Oslo Airport Arrival Transport to City
Continuing your journey from Oslo Airport Gardermoen is easy. Photo: Avinor.

Oslo airport is located some 50 km (30 miles) outside of Oslo, and was opened in 1998. Since then, the airport has been through a significant expansion, also in terms of services. The airport offers a range of transport options to travellers from near and far.

Private driver / chauffeur

For a stress-free ride all the way to your hotel door, choose a private car or limousine. Many of them offer fixed rate transfers. Oslo Chauffeur Service  and Private Driver offer various car types depending on your need. A car ride from the airport to the city center takes approximately 30-45 minutes. The cost of private driver services vary, but typically start at 2500 NOK for one way (about USD 300).

Car rental

You will find several car rental companies in the parking facilities. Read more on Avinor website.

Taxis

Most taxis operate with a flat fee from the airport to Oslo city center, but we recommend that you always check this before you start your ride. You will find taxis outside the terminal. Prices for a taxi ride vary by company, time of day and number of passengers, but the cost of taxi from Oslo airport to city centre typically starts at 800 NOK for 2 people during the daytime on a weekday.

Train

In addition to the national railway operator NSB, the privately owned airport express train Flytoget operates between Oslo Airport and Oslo city (and beyond). There is direct access to both train operators from the terminal building. Flytoget leaves every 10-20 minutes, but late at night every 30 minutes. Trains to the city center take some 20 minutes. One way tickets are around 110-200 NOK, depending on which company you choose.

Bus

There are several bus companies that operate between the airport and Oslo city, and many of them cater for areas outside the city center, so do make sure to check before you get onboard a bus. SAS Flybussen operates between the airport and the city center. You will find timetables and can purchase tickets in the terminal. Busses take up to 1 hour to reach the city center. One way tickets are around 200 NOK.

How to Get Around in Oslo – Taxis, Public Transport and More

Oslo tram Aker Brygge
Photo: Ruter

Oslo is a fairly compact city with an extensive and efficient public transport system. This means that you’ll likely reach your destination on a train, bus, tram, a ferry, the underground, but more options are available.

Uber in Oslo

While ride-hailing apps such as Uber are under scrutiny in Norway, you can still get an Uber Black, Lux or XXL.

Uber X, Uber POP and Uber Pool are currently unavailable in Norway.

Public Transport in Oslo

The public transportation in the Oslo region is operated by a company called Ruter. The most convenient way to purchase tickets for public transport is through their app called RuterBillet, which is also available in English.

You can purchase single tickets or period tickets (24 hours, 7 days and 30 days) for yourself and your travel companions in the app – be aware that everyone travelling with Ruter is required to have a valid ticket on them, not on the phone of someone else on the other side of the town. The Ruter tickets are valid on local busses (red ones within Oslo, green ones outside the city borders), trams, the underground, some fast ferries (those operated by Ruter are clearly marked) and trains within the chosen zone. Read more on Ruter’s website.

Did you know that the underground – T-bane – takes you all the way to Frognerseteren, which offers a breathtaking view over Oslo?

Oslo Ferry Town Hall
Photo: Ruter/Fartein Rudjord

Taxi

A large number of taxi companies operate in Oslo, and prices vary. Taxi app Mivai has several companies on their platform, which means that you will be able to compare prices while ordering.

Oslo Taxi is one of the biggest taxi companies and has their own app in addition to booking possibility on their website.

Another taxi booking app is NorgesTaxi, which also allows Paypal payment in their app. You can pre-book transfers on their website, also airport transfers. In addition to Oslo, NorgesTaxi are present in Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger.

 

Rental car

Prefer sitting on the driver’s seat? Most international car rental companies are present in Oslo. However, be aware that the inner city area is very compact and offers relatively limited parking possibilities. Hotels, especially those in the city center, also often have limited offering for parking.

Oslo City Bike (Bysykkel)

As a compact city, it’s possible to explore Oslo by foot or bicycle. There are some bicycle rental places. wWe recommend you ask your hotel, as many hotels actually offer free bikes for their guests. The locals and many visitors love exploring the city by Bysykkel, the Oslo city bike. For 49 NOK a day, you have access to unlimited number of bike rentals (do note: one ride is maximum 45 minutes). The network of stations for rental and drop-off is extensive. Real-time updates for availability can be found with the Bysykkel app which is required for renting a bike.

The Bysykkel season continues until now and ice cover the streets, and begins again when the winter has literally melted away. In other words, it is closed from some time in December to approximately April.

 

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