Oslo Airport Guide (OSL)
Located north of Oslo in Gardermoen, Oslo Airport is the largest of the three airports that serve the Norwegian capital. Our Oslo Airport guide provides essential contact details, as well as information pertaining to terminal facilities, transportation routes and nearby hotels.
A major construction project, known as 'T2', is currently underway at the airport. The project, which is set to be completed in 2017, will almost double the size of the airport facility and includes the opening of a brand new terminal.
There is a staffed information desk in the arrivals hall, offering hotel reservation and tourist information services.
From central Oslo, follow the E6 trunk road (which runs through the city to Trondheim and on to the far north of Norway) north until Jessheim, where there is a dedicated exit and airport road. The airport is clearly signposted all the way from the city centre. The total drive time to the airport from Oslo is approximately 40 minutes.
Rail:The Airport Express Train (Flytoget) (tel: +47 815 00 777; www.flytoget.no), connects Oslo Airport to Oslo (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: NOK180 - tickets not purchased online in advance are subject to an additional NOK20 service fee), stopping at Oslo Central and various subway stations, and continuing on to Drammen. Trains depart from the station beneath the terminal building. All NSB (tel: +47 815 00 888; www.nsb.no) inter-city and express trains on the Skien-Oslo-Lillehammer-Trondheim route also stop at Oslo Airport Gardermoen station. Trains run every 10 minutes during the week, and every 20 minutes on Saturdays.
Bus:The SAS Airport Express Bus (Flybussen) (tel: +47 4000 1166;www.flybussen.no) links Oslo Airport and Oslo Central Station (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: NOK175). There is also a night service to Oslo Bus Terminal.
Coach:Regular coach services connect Oslo Airport with various destinations in Norway. For regional bus routes, there is a bus station just south of the railway station, which is within walking distance.
Taxi:A taxi information desk can be found in the arrivals hall, and the taxi rank itself is located outside Arrivals. The fare into central Oslo starts at around Kr750 and the journey time is roughly 40 minutes. Wheelchair-accessible taxis can be arranged through Oslo Taxis (tel: +47 223 88090).
DNB offers banking and currency exchange facilities in Arrivals and Departures. Additionally there are numerous ATMs located throughout the airport.
Free Wi-Fi internet access (for up to two hours) is available throughout Oslo Airport. Static internet kiosks are also available at selected departure gates. Payphones are located at various points, while wireless phone charging points are also available within the terminal. Fax and photocopying services are provided at the information desk in the arrivals hall.
Numerous restaurants, cafés, snack bars, fast-food outlets and bars are located within Oslo Airport. The widest choice is in the domestic and international departure lounges, with options ranging from seafood bars and sushi outlets to pizza places. Additionally, a small selection of cafés is available in the public arrivals area.
Duty-free shopping is available for all international passengers in the international arrival and departure halls. Various other shops are located throughout Oslo Airport, including a shop selling Norwegian smoked salmon amongst other local culinary delicacies. VAT reclaim is available for non-Nordic passengers.
There is a left-luggage and lost property office (tel: +47 6481 3477) opposite the railway station in the arrivals area. A porter service is also available from this office.
The Radisson Blu Airport Hotel Oslo (tel: +47 6393 3000; www.radissonblu.no) is adjacent to the terminal, and has a conference centre with a range of services, including: internet access, meeting rooms, video conferencing, secretarial services and catering. Meeting facilities are also available at the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport hotel (tel: +47 6702 4000; www.parkinn.com). Both hotels are linked to the terminal building via covered walkways.
The terminal is adapted for passengers with disabilities, who are requested to contact Passenger Services (tel: +47 6482 1900) at least 24 hours in advance of arrival at the airport. Wheelchair-accessible taxis can be arranged through Oslo Taxis (tel: +47 223 88090) or at the taxi information desk in Arrivals. Parking for disabled passengers is available.
There are over 19,000 car parking spaces at Oslo Airport. A multistorey car park (P10) is the most convenient option, with direct access to the terminal, while an outdoor car park (P1) is located immediately adjacent to the terminal. The long-term outdoor ground level car park is divided into five areas (P2, P3, P4, P5 and P6), with free shuttle buses running regularly to/from the terminal building. Parking information is available from Europark Gardermoen (tel: +47 6481 1980).
Car hire companies at Oslo Airport include: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. These operators each have offices in the arrivals hall, close to the railway station entrance. The designated hire car return area is within the multistorey car park.
There are two hotels at Oslo Airport: the Radisson Blu Airport hotel and the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport hotel, which are connected to the terminal via walkways. Several other hotels can be found in the surrounding Gardermoen area, some of which are served by shuttle buses that depart at least twice an hour from the terminal – hotel reservations can be made at the information desk in Arrivals.