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Oslo is served by three airports: Oslo Airport (Gardermoen), Sandefjord Airport (Torp) and Moss Airport (Rygge). Oslo Airport is the largest of the three and is the main international gateway to Norway.
Be aware that most Internet flight booking sites will show flights to all mentioned airports when searching for Oslo Airport. Make sure to check the actual airport from the search results before booking. If you don't want to land in an airport that is far away from Oslo, Gardermoen and Rygge airports are your best choice.
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (IATA: OSL, ICAO: ENGM) is Norway's largest airport, located in Gardermoen, 37 kilometres north-northeast of Oslo. Direct flights are available to 107 airports, including 24 airports in Norway. The largest airlines in Norway, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Norwegian Air Shuttle, operate direct flights to many European and Norwegian destinations from Oslo Airport, as well as large domestic networks. Flights by about 30 other airlines make this airport easy to reach from most of the world. There is free wifi at the airport. Password is sent in an sms (a number from any country would do).
To travel between the city and the Oslo Airport, Gardermoen:
Flytoget operates high speed express trains, generally taking less than 20 minutes to reach Oslo Central Station (Oslo S). Trains depart every 10 minutes. Tickets cost NOK 170 when bought in a ticket vendor machine or by credit card, NOK 200 when bought manually from the ticket desk (NOK 85/100 retired, kids and students younger than 31 with a student ID). Tickets are not valid for transfer in Oslo). Every second train continues past Oslo S to Drammen, stopping at Nationaltheateret station, which is more convenient for destinations in the western end of the city center.
NSB operates trains via Oslo to Drammen, then on to Kongsberg or Skien. The trip takes 30-40 minutes, and trains depart every 30 minutes. Tickets cost NOK 110 (valid for transfer in Oslo).
Flybussen operates buses to Oslo city center which take roughly 45 minutes to reach the city center (NOK 140, return ticket valid for 1 month NOK 240, valid for transfer in Oslo, cheaper fares if bought online, 50% discount (65 NOK one way if bought online) for different groups, including students younger than 31).
Flybussekspressen operates buses to various destinations in the Oslo area. There is an information stand inside the terminal, which can provide information about all bus services from the airport.
Taxis can, and should, be ordered in the booth inside the terminal for different fixed prices from approximately NOK 700+ to Oslo city center. Going outside to flag one from the queue always ends up much more expensive. Most people with a destination in Oslo will be far better off getting the Flytoget, Flybussen or local train to Oslo S, and get a taxi or local public transport from there.
Sandefjord Airport Torp
Sandefjord Airport Torp (IATA: TRF, ICAO: ENTO) near Sandefjord and Tønsberg, 118km south of Oslo. The following airlines operate at Torp: KLM (Amsterdam), Norwegian Air Shuttle (Alicante), Ryanair (Alghero, Alicante, Barcelona-Girona, Bremen, Edinburgh, Frankfurt-Hahn, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Milan-Bergamo, Marseille), Widerøe (Bergen, Bodø, Copenhagen, Stavanger, Tromsø , Trondheim), and Wizz Air (Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań, Prague, Riga, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Kyiv-Zhuliany)
To travel between the city and the airport:
Torpekspressen operates between the airport and Drammen and Oslo (1 hour 45 mins) and costs NOK 190 for a single ticket, NOK 320 for a return (discounts for students, ISIC Card Holders and senior citizens). Torpekspressen buses are scheduled to accommodate arriving flights, so after you get off the plane, most likely there will be a bus to Oslo waiting for you. If you miss the bus scheduled for your flight, you may end up waiting a long time for the next bus.
NSB operates trains between Torp Airport Train Station and central Oslo. The train station is linked to the airport via free shuttle buses.
Taxis are very expensive; a taxi to Oslo costs around NOK 2000.
Moss Airport, Rygge
Moss Lufthavn Rygge (IATA: RYG, ICAO: ENRY) airport near Moss is a third airport in the Oslo area. It is now Ryanair's main Norwegian hub, and there is also some domestic service by Danish Air Transport. The airport is close to the cities of Moss, Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg and is only 70km from Oslo. Its also close to the Swedish border.
To travel between the city and the airport:
Ryggeekspressen buses will meet all incoming international flights, and leave from Oslo central station for all outgoing flights. A one way ticket to Oslo costs NOK 160/adults. A return ticket costs NOK 270/adult, NOK 230/student (discount for students is for return ticket only). Buy tickets from the bus driver (you have to pay in cash in Norwegian kronas; bus driver may also accept another currency like €, but it is usually overpaid). One way journey will take approximately one hour.
NSB operates trains between Rygge train station and central Oslo and Halden. A shuttle bus leaves the airport for Rygge train station approx. 10 minutes before scheduled train departures. The shuttle bus is included in the price of your train ticket. Tickets are sold by the bus driver, you can usually pay by credit card. 3 trains per day operate from Rygge to Gothenburg, Sweden. A ticket to/from Oslo costs NOK 147/adults, NOK 110/student.
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