easy to get to the oslo region 

You have several options if you want to travel to the Oslo region. You can travel both by plane, train, bus, ferry and car to our region. Here are some suggestions on different ways to travel to our region. 


Travel by plane

Oslo airport Gardermoen(Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen)

Oslo airport Gardermoen (Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen) is located 50 kilometres north of Oslo. It is easy accessed by train, car and bus. For example if you take the airport express train from Gardermoen to Oslo Central station it will bring you there in only 19 minutes and vice versa. Oslo airport is known for its award winning architecture, sustainable technical solutions and widespread use of wood in the buildings. In our opinion the best way to get from the airport to Oslo is by train. There are two alternatives - Flytoget (airport express train - trains with gray/silver colour) and NSB (Norwegian State Railways - trains with red colour). Train from Oslo airport is also a good option if you are going other places than Oslo. If you are going with train to Oslo the price at Flytoget (airport express train) is 190,- Nkr (Norwegian Kroner). This is approx 20 Euros or 25 USD (based on exchange rate February 2018). If you are travelling with NSB (Norwegian State Railways) the price from the airport to Oslo is 101,- Nkr (Norwegian Kroner). This is approx 10 Euros and 13 USD (based on exchange rate February 2018). The regularity on both companies is very good, but our experience is that the airport express train is a little bit better and gets priority on the track. So if you are in a hurry and its very important we recommend the airport express train. Otherwise its no differences between the two companies except the price. You will find more information about Oslo airport here: https://avinor.no/en/airport/oslo-airport/

 Airport Express train at Oslo airport Gardermoen.

Airport Express train at Oslo airport Gardermoen.

 

Torp airport Sandefjord

Torp airport is situated outside Sandefjord in Vestfold county. Its approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes driving south of Oslo. Torp is a good starting point to explore the south of the Oslo region and also our neighbour region Agder Telemark this is also a Culinary Heritage Europe region. The following airlines are operating from Torp: KLM, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Norwegian and Widerøe. You can easily get to Torp by car, bus, taxi or train. If you arrive by train, a shuttle bus will transport you to the terminal building. More information on www.torp.no

 Photo: TORP Sandefjord lufthavn

Photo: TORP Sandefjord lufthavn

 

Travel by train

Oslo Central Station 

The station is situated at Jernbanetorget in the city center. Mainline services towards Trondheim/Bodø, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Gøteborg and Stockholm. Intercity-services towards Skien, Lillehammer, Halden and Gjøvik. Several regional and local services. Airport express trains depart from the station every 10 or 20 minutes. On Oslo central station you will find several restaurants, shops, newsstands, pharmacy and other amenities. Oslo Central Station is located together with two of the largest shopping malls in Oslo city centre, Byporten and Oslo City. From Oslo Central Station there is a short walk to the bus terminal . 

NSB - Norwegian State Railways is the main train company in Norway. You can find more information on train schedules here - https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage

 Airport express train at Oslo Central Station Photo: Flytoget

Airport express train at Oslo Central Station Photo: Flytoget

 

Travel By Ferry 

There are several inbound ferries to the Oslo region. Ferries services between 

  • Oslo - Copenhagen (DFDS )
  • Oslo - Kiel (Color Line)
  • Oslo - Frederikshavn (Stena Line)
  • Larvik - Hirtshals (Color Line)
  • Sandefjord - Strømstad (Color Line)
  • Sandefjord - Strømstad (Fjordline)

Oslo - Copenhagen (DFDS)

DFDS has two ferries sailing between Oslo and Copenhagen. The terminal in Oslo is located at Vippetangen just a short walk from Oslo Central station, the Opera and the city centre of Oslo (see map below) You can find more information on https://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/ (you need to select the Copenhagen - Oslo route)

 Pearl Seaways Photo: DFDS

Pearl Seaways Photo: DFDS

 

Oslo - Kiel (Color Line)

The ferries Color Festival and Color Magic are sailing on the Oslo - Kiel route. Color Line call these ferries "cruise ferries" because of the good standard on board and the vide variety of restaurants, shops and other amenities. The voyage Kiel-Oslo takes approximately 14 hours. The Color Line terminal is located just outside of the city centre of Oslo along the E18 highway at Hjortneskaia (see map) More information on www.colorline.com

 Color Fantasy / Photo - Fjellanger Widerøe Foto AS

Color Fantasy / Photo - Fjellanger Widerøe Foto AS

 

Oslo - Frederikshavn (Stena Line)

Stena Saga sails on the route Oslo - Frederikshavn. The terminal in Oslo is located at Vippetangen just a short walk from Oslo Central station, the Opera and the city centre of Oslo (see map below). This is the same terminal that DFDS use. More information about the route here -https://www.stenaline.nl/en-GB-nl/crossings/frederikshavn-oslo

 Stena Saga Photo: Alva Thylén

Stena Saga Photo: Alva Thylén

 

Larvik - Hirtshals (Color Line)

Color Line sails its Super Speed ferry on the route Larvik-Hirtshals (Denmark). Larvik is about two hours driving south of Oslo. The Super Speed ferry has a cruising speed of 27 knots and therefore the journey from Hirtshals to Larvik takes only 3 hours and 45 minutes. Larvik is a good starting point to visit Vestfold county with its countless beaches and inviting coastline and small picturesque towns. Larvik is also only 25 minutes drive from the another Culinary Heritage region - Culinary Heritage Agder Telemark. More information on the route between Larvik-Hirtshals here https://www.colorline.com/denmark-norway/ferry-hirtshals-larvik The terminal in Larvik is just 5 minutes drive outside of Larvik city. See map below. 

 Super Speed 1 Photo: Kurt Engen

Super Speed 1 Photo: Kurt Engen

 

Sandefjord - Strømstad (Color Line and Fjord Line)

There are two companies operating on the Sandefjord - Strømstad (Sweden) route. Color Line and Fjord Line. The ferries are sailing from the same terminal (see map below) in both Sandefjord and Strømstad. Sandefjord is the neighbour city to both Larvik and Tønsberg and is also a good starting point to discover Vestfold county with its coastline and countless islands and vide variety of local food. More information on https://www.colorline.com/sandefjord-stroemstad and https://www.fjordline.com/en/stromstad-sandefjord/

 Color Viking Photo: Color Line

Color Viking Photo: Color Line

 MS Oslofjord Photo: Fjordline/Fjordline

MS Oslofjord Photo: Fjordline/Fjordline

 Bohus Photo: Color Line

Bohus Photo: Color Line