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How to get from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway, and it’s an ideal destination if you’re looking for a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s museums and historical landmarks or simply want to explore its picturesque landscapes and abundance of green space, Oslo is sure to offer a memorable experience.

There are two ways to get from Oslo Airport to the Central Station; by train or by taxi. Taking the train can be very fast, as you can avoid the Oslo traffic and reach the Central Station in just 20 minutes. Taking an Oslo airport taxi or private transfer can cost more, but it can be very convenient as taxis are available 24/7 and provide door-to-door transportation, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

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How to get from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station by taxi

Taking a taxi from Oslo Airport to the Central Station can be a very convenient and hassle-free option, especially if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage. The journey from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station takes 40 minutes, and taxis are available 24/7.

Oslo Airport to Central Station Taxi Fare

Usually, a set fee won’t be offered for the Oslo Airport to Central Station route. Your fare will be calculated using a taximeter, so the cost of the ride will be determined by the time and distance travelled. Other factors might also affect your final fare, such as the time of day, traffic, or if you pre-booked your taxi over the phone. That said, a taxi from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station should cost approximately €72 (NOK 700) during the day and around €85 (NOK 830) between 17:00 and 06:00, and on weekends.

Cost

€72 (NOK 700)

Trip Duration

40 minutes

*Prices will vary depending on if you are travelling during the day, night or on a weekend.

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Taxis at Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

There is an official airport taxi rank located right outside the Arrivals hall. Alternatively, you can order a taxi through the self-service booking system available at the airport, while you can also pre-book your personalised ride for a guaranteed on-time pickup ensuring your peace of mind.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station can be a very convenient option, especially if you are travelling in a larger group or if you have heavy luggage. There are taxis available 24/7, so you will not have to wait even if you land during the night, and your driver will take you directly to the Central Station in just 40 minutes. However, taxi prices can be more expensive in Norway, especially if you are travelling during the night or if you hit heavy traffic. If you prefer a fixed rate you can rely on, with no hidden or unexpected costs, you can pre-book a private Oslo airport transfer.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi can be very comfortable and convenient. However, if you are a single traveller or travelling light, and you arrive during the day, taking the train might be a more convenient option for you.

Useful Tips

Tipping your taxi driver in Oslo is not customary, but it is considered a kind gesture if your driver provides excellent service.
All Oslo taxis are required to accept card payments.
Your fare will vary depending on the time of day you are travelling, or if you are travelling on a weekend.

How to get from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station by train

Taking a train from Oslo Airport to the Central Station is a fast and convenient option that takes you directly to Oslo Central Station without having to worry about the heavy traffic on the roads. There are two different trains that operate the route from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station; the Flytoget Aiport Express and the Vy commuter rails. The journey takes just 20 minutes, and there are departures every 10-20 minutes.

How much is the train from Oslo Airport to the Central Station?

A Flytoget adult one-way ticket will cost you €20.00 (NOK 210). Children under 16 don’t need a ticket and can travel for free as long as they are travelling with an adult. Youths (16-20 years), students, the military and seniors (67 years and over) are entitled to a discounted fare of €10.00 (NOK 105).

The Vy tickets cost €11 (NOK 114) for an adult one-way ticket. Children (4-15 years) and seniors (67 and older) are entitled to a 50% discount on this fare, while students with a valid student ID can get a 25% discount.

Cost

€11 (NOK 114)

Trip Duration

20 minutes

The Flytoget trains depart every 10 minutes, while the Vy trains run every 10 to 20 minutes.

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The Flytoget Express is available daily from 05:30 to 00:50 and the Vy trains are available daily from 05:54 to 23:54.

Where do I get the train from?

To find the Oslo Airport train station, after you leave the Arrivals hall you just need to follow the signs that are placed around the airport. The Flytoget train departs from the left side of Platform 4 (Spor 4), and the Vy trains depart from the right side of the same platform.

Convenience

Taking the train from Oslo Airport to the Central Station is very convenient, as it is affordable and very fast. Service is also pretty regular, with trains departing every 10 minutes daily between 05:30 to 00:50. However, if your flight arrives during the night, there won’t be any trains available. 

Editor’s Note

The train is a fast and cost-effective option. However, if you are travelling in a larger group with heavy luggage, or if your flight lands during the night, taking a taxi is recommended.

Useful Tips

It is important to ensure you board the right train, as both commpanies depart from the same platform and you might be subjected to a fine if you don't have the right ticket.
It is important to ensure you board the right train, as both companies depart from the same platform and you might be subjected to a fine if you don't have the right ticket.
If you are entitled to a discounted ticket, such as a student ticket, make sure you have a valid ID with you.
You can either book tickets online in advance, or get them from the airport train station’s ticket machines by paying either in cash or by card.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Oslo. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does a train ticket from Oslo Airport to the Central Station cost?

The cost of your Oslo Airport to Central Station train ticket will depend on the train company you choose to travel with. Flytoget adult tickets cost €20.00 (NOK 210), whilst youths (16-20 years), seniors (67 years and over), students, and the military are entitled to a half-price ticket at €10.00 (NOK 105). Lastly, children under the age of 16 can travel for free, provided they are travelling with an adult. Vy adult tickets cost €11 (NOK 114), whilst children (4-15 years) and seniors (67 and older) can get a 50% discount, and students benefit from a 25% discount.

What's the cost of a taxi from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station?

The local taxi drivers in Olso don’t offer a set-rate fare from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station. Your fare will be calculated using a taximeter based on the time and distance covered. Other factors might also affect your final fare, such as the time of day, traffic, or if you called up to request a pickup. That said, a taxi from Oslo Airport to the Central Station costs approximately €72 (NOK 700) during the day and €85 (NOK 830) between 17:00 and 06:00 and on weekends.

What's the distance from Oslo airport to the central station?

The distance between Oslo Airport and the Central Station is approximately 49 km. The trip takes 40 minutes by car or taxi, while it can take only 20 minutes by train, excluding wait times.

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