Oslo Airport (OSL)
Oslo Airport (OSL) is Norway´s main airport. The airport serviced 23 million passengers in 2013. Oslo Airport has been named Europe´s most punctual airport four times by the AEA (Association of European Airlines). Oslo Airport lies in the municipality of Ullensaker, approximately 47 kilometres north of Oslo and approximately one hours drive by car from Oslo.
As the gateway to the rest of the country and the world, Oslo Airport has very good connections to and from the airport. There are several different public transport you can take advantage of, as well as car and taxi. It should be easy for you to get to and from the airport in the way that suits you best.
Taxi price to Oslo is approximately NOK 850,-
The AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAIN runs between Drammen, Asker, Sandvika, Lysaker, Skøyen, Nationaltheatret, Oslo S and Lillestrøm.
All NSB (Norwegian State Railways) Regional Trains that run between Skien, Oslo, Lillehammer and Trondheim stop at Oslo Airport.
NSB Local Trains on the Kongsberg - Eidsvoll line also stop at the Airport.
RUTER-busses have services to and from Oslo Airport and a number of stops in the vicinity of the Airport.
The AIRPORT EXPRESS COACH (SAS Flybussen) runs between Oslo city centre and Oslo Airport every 20 minutes every day.
The NOR-WAY buss Airport Coach (Flybussekspressen) runs services to / from Bekkestua, Fredrikstad, Majorstuen, Gjøvik and Ski.
NETTBUSS runs services between Kongsvinger, Årnes and Oslo Airport. Nettbus also runs shuttle bus services between the airport and the hotels near by.
ASKELADDEN REISER / Gardermobussen runs an airport coach service between Sundvollen, Hønefoss, Jevnaker, Lunner and Oslo Airport.
TIMEkspressen runs services between Gjøvik - Skreia - Oslo Airport - Oslo.
Oslo is also served by the low-cost Torp Airport and Rygge Airport. Oslo Airport acts as the main domestic hub and international airport for Norway, and is the second-busiest airport in the Nordic countries. Being a hub for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), an operating base for Norwegian Air Shuttle, and a focus city for Widerøe, it connects to 30 domestic and more than 113 international destinations.
The airport has a strong environmental profile and focuses on public transport to and from the airport. A BAA survey in 2011 showed that Oslo Airport Gardermoen has the highest share of public transport in Europe, with a huge 60.1%. Roughly 15,000 people work at OSL in order to keep it running 24 hours a day. These 15,000 work for more than 100 companies involved in everything from baggage handling to air traffic control. In 2007 and 2010 Oslo Airport was named Europe´s most efficient airport.
Oslo Airport will soon reach full capacity and an extension of the airport is required. In 2008 the Avinor board approved the pier concept and planning for Terminal 2. In the meantime, the existing terminal has been expanded eastwards with 6,453 square metres, which has provided improved capacity for baggage belts and check-in areas.
Through art and architecture OSL wants to give passengers a sense of quality. Decoration is intended to establish a totality in combination with architecture and landscape. Oslo Airport has received several awards for architecture, amongst them Houens Fond’s Honorary Award for the Terminal in the Building of the 1990s category in Norway, and the Glulam Award 1996-1999 (The European laminated wood award) for the wooden beams.