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Air

Norwegian air travel is served by Braathens SAFE (BU) and SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK), a Scandinavian airline.

Air France, British Airways, Finnair, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, Northwest Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair and Swiss also operate services to Norway.

Approximate flight times:

 London to Oslo is 1 hour 45 minutes,
 to Bergen is 1 hour 40 minutes
 to Stavanger is 1 hour 30 minutes.
 New York to Oslo is 10 hours 45 minutes (including stopover in London).

International airports

Oslo International Airport (OSL) (Gardermoen)

Located 47km (30 miles) north of Oslo and the largest land-based development project in Norway.

Trains

The high-speed airport express trains Flytoget leave every 10 minutes to and from Oslo’s central station with a travel time of 20 minutes.

Buses

serving the airport include the SL buses and Bussekspress which stop in front of the terminal building and take approximately 45 minutes to Oslo. A new bus station for regional services is located within walking distance of the terminal.

Car

Access by car is also facilitated by the construction of new roads (regional no. 174 from Jessheim) and the widening of others (regional no. 120 from Erpestad and national no. 6 from Tangerud).

Taxi

The taxi rank is located at the terminal building. In addition to regular taxis, there are ‘airport taxis’, cheaper taxis which must be ordered in advance by groups of up to 3 people, and wheelchair taxis.

Airport facilities

Include duty free shopping, banks and bureaux de change, restaurants and cafes, car hire, lost luggage, information kiosks as well as dry cleaning, shoe repair and key-cutting services.

Website: www.osl.no

Sandefjord (Torp) (TRF)

Although situated some 118km (74 miles) to the southwest of Oslo, the independently operated Torp airport has grown in importance since closure of the capital’s centrally situated Fornebu Airport in 1998. It is much smaller than Gardermoen but offers low-cost alternative international routes, as well as some domestic connections.

Airport facilities

Torp is quite small, however, there are shop, bar and cafeteria facilities.

Car Hire

Car hire is available from Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Avis.

Coach

A coach service, in association with Ryanair, links Torp with Oslo’s city centre and serves all incoming and outbound Ryanair flights – buses depart Oslo 3 hours before flight time, with a Journey time of approximately 2 hours.

Train

There are regular trains to the capital from Sandefjord station, hourly from 0500-2200 hrs on weekdays. The station is approximately 8km (5 miles) from the airport, and a taxi journey to the station takes 10 minutes.

Website: www.torp.no

Stavanger (SVG) (Sola)

Located 14.5km (9 miles) southwest of the city with a travel time of 20-30 minutes.

Buses

There is a coach to the Royal Atlantic Hotel, Jembaneveien 1. Bus no. 40 goes every 20 minutes (0620-2400) for a fare of approximately NOK21 with a travel time of 30 minutes.

Taxi

Taxi services are available to the city with a surcharge after 2200 hrs and a travel time of 15 minutes.

Airport facilities

Include duty free shops, bar, snack bar, restaurant, many shops, tourist information, post office, banks/bureaux de change, left luggage, lockers.

Car hire

Avis, Budget, Hertz and InterRent/Europcar). .

Taxi

Taxi services are available to the city with a surcharge after 2200 hrs (travel time of 15 minutes).

Bergen (BGO) (Flesland)

Located 19km (12 miles) south of the city with a travel time of 25 minutes.

Bus

Flybussen service leaves for the city every 20 minutes (0645-2130hrs).

Taxi

Services are available to the city for a fare of approximately NOK170 with a surcharge after 2200 hrs with a travel time of 25 minutes.

Airport facilities

Include left luggage, lockers, banks, bureaux de change, post office, duty free shops, bar, cafes, shops, tourist information and nursery.

Car Hire

Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

Departure tax: None.

Sea

The main passenger ports are:

 Bergen
 Kristiansand
 Larvik
 Oslo
 Stavanger

The main sea routes from the UK, operated by Fjord Line and DFDS Seaways.

The routes are:

 Newcastle to Bergen with a travel time of 25 hours 30 minutes
 Kristiansand with a travel time of 19 hours.

Services from Newcastle to Bergen via Stavangar are also operated by Fjord Line.

Fjord Line operate a number of fjord cruises within Norway (in UK telephone number: (0191) 296 1313. Fjord Line also operates services from Bergen to Hanstholm (Denmark).

Smyril Line operates services from Bergen to Iceland via the Shetland Islands and the Faroe Islands in the summer (telephone number: (298) 345 900, fax number: (298) 345 950, e-mail: office@smyril-line.no).

Rail

Connections from the UK are from London via Dover/Ostend (via Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden) or Harwich/Hook of Holland, or from Newcastle to Bergen via Stavanger.

There are 2 principal routes into Sweden, with daytime and overnight trains from Copenhagen, Malmö and Stockholm.

Cheap Fares

Reduced fares on rail services have vastly increased the use and range of many internal services. Scanrail cards allow 5 or 10 days within 2 months or 21 consecutive days’ unlimited travel in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on railways and selected ferries, and a 50 per cent reduction on other ferry services. InterRail tickets are valid in Norway and also available for those aged over 26 years.

Road

The only international routes are from Sweden or Finland in the far north. Camping trailers up to 2.3m (7.5ft) wide, with number plates, are allowed on holiday visits.

Eurolines, departing from Victoria Coach Station in London, serves destinations in Norway. For further information, contact Eurolines (telephone number: (08705) 143 219, fax number: (01582) 400 694) or National Express (telephone number: (08705) 808 080).
Useful travel links
AA route planner directions and maps within Norway.