How to get from Oslo Airport to Oslo City Center
It is simple to get from Oslo Airport to the city centre – and there are many options: the airport is served by buses, taxis, local trains and express trains. Flytoget’s Airport Express trains depart every ten minutes virtually all day, and our direct trains take only 19 minutes to get to Oslo Central Station.
If you arrive at Oslo airport with an international flight, turn right once you have gone through customs. You will soon see the Flytoget signs, and the large board with clocks that count down to the next departure. If you travel on a standard adult ticket, simply swipe your payment card in the card reader and choose your destination – and you’re ready to board the train in an instant.
If you arrive at Oslo airport with a domestic flight you cannot miss Flytoget’s train station. As you come down the escalator from Arrivals you will see an illuminated board counting down to the next departure of a Flytoget service. There are ticket machines on either side of the gates to the station – or you can swipe your card in the reader installed at every gate.
How to buy tickets for Flytogets Airport Express trains
If you want the smoothest possible onwards journey from Oslo airport, you can buy tickets in advance or download the Flytoget App. Or you can pay by cash or card in the ticket machine before your go through the gates. It is a good idea to buy a return ticket; they are valid for 90 days, and you are free to choose which departure that suits you best.
Once you are through the gates and have come down the escalator you cannot get lost: Flytoget’s silvery grey plane-like appearance is easy to recognise and will always be departing from Track 3.
Even if the journey is short, you should travel in comfort: ample seating, free wifi and plug sockets ensure that you arrive in Oslo with your phone fully charged.
By train from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station
All of Flytoget’s Airport Express trains stop at Oslo Central Station, and our fastest trains do the journey in only 19 minutes! There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the railway terminal, such as Clarion Hotel the Hub, Clarion Hotel Oslo, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel (also known as Oslo Plaza), Scandic Byporten and Thon Hotel Opera. Feel free to ask a member of staff if you need advice.
When arriving by train from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station you can change to underground, bus or tram services if you intend to travel onwards to other parts of Oslo. The east-bound underground takes you to Grønland and Tøyen, where popular attractions include the Botanic Gardens. If you take the westbound underground, you will be stopping at Stortinget (the Norwegian Parliament) and Majorstuen, which is the best stop for the Frogner Park, which is a popular destination.
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Oslo Central Station is also a natural stop-off point if you intend to travel onwards by rail. Trains depart from here to the south (in the direction of Halden and Gothenburgh) and the west (in the direction of Skien, Stavanger or Bergen).
By train from Oslo Airport to Nationaltheatret
Nationaltheatret Station is situated in the centre of Oslo, within walking distance of the Royal Palace and areas such as Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen. Please note that the station has three exits. Don’t hesitate to ask a member of Flytoget’s staff at Gardermoen or aboard the train if you wonder which exit to choose.
Board an airport express train terminating in Drammen or Stabekk if you want to alight at Nationaltheatret.
By train from Oslo Airport to Skøyen
Skøyen is the third station from the airport on the Flytoget route. Our express trains will take you there from Oslo Airport to Skøyen station in 29 minutes, which is the fastest way to go if you are heading for a meeting in this part of Oslo. Skøyen is an important city node, and a number of major companies have their premises in close proximity to the station.
Board an airport express train travelling to Drammen or Stabekk if you want to alight at Skøyen.