(Photo courtesy of VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund)

Travelling to Oslo

By air

Oslo Lufthavn is Norway’s largest airport, located at Gardermoen, 47km northeast of the city centre. It offers direct routes from many European cities.

Smaller airport Torp Sandeford airport is 10km southwest of Oslo, and served by many of the low-cost airlines.

Getting to and from Oslo Lufthavn (OSL) and the city centre

Getting to and from Torp airport (TRF)

By rail

NSB, the Norwegian State Railway, operates most passenger train services in Norway, and has a well developed network. Approximate travel times:

Bergen→Oslo:           7 hours
Stockholm→Oslo:      4.5–5 hours
Gothenburg→Oslo:   4 hours
Oslo airport→Oslo:   20 minutes

By ferry

DFDS Copenhagen→Oslo  
Stena Line Frederikshavn→Oslo 
Color Line Hirtshals→Larvik, Hirtshals→Kristiansand

Color Line Kiel→Oslo  

By road

Driving into Oslo you pass a toll plaza. You are charged every time you drive into the city. As of February 2016, it costs 32 NOK for a max. 3500 kg car. You do not pay to drive out of the city. More on toll charges and payment here.



Visas are the responsibility of the individual. Depending on the purpose of your travel to Norway, different types of visas will apply. In 2001, Norway, as an EFTA Member, also became a member of the Schengen Area. Find more on visa requirements here. Visa letters will only be supplied once we have received your registration fee in full. ECPR cannot offer any further advice on visas. 


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