Oslo Gardermoen Airport

Oslo, NO


Getting around the airport


Oslo's Gardermoen Airport is the main airport for the city (there are also the low-cost Rygge and Torp airports). It lies around 50km north-east of the city centre.

There is one long terminal building, split into two piers in the east (domestic flights) and west (international flights). A third, north pier, expected to open in 2017. You'll find Arrivals on Level 0 and Departures on Level 1, and (somewhat expensive) restaurants and shops on both levels.

Travellers have reported that the airport can be slow to transit through, due to slow baggage handling and the inconvenience of having to clear customs when changing flights. It can appear that is currently too small to handle increasing passenger numbers.

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Getting into Oslo

Train is best

The train may be more expensive than the bus but it's high speed and will shorten your journey into the city. 


The Flytoget Airport Express Train runs every 10 minutes to Oslo S station (Oslo Central Station) from 05:35-12:35, and takes 20 minutes. If you don’t want to queue to buy a ticket, you can just swipe your credit/debit card at the gates to get through. Register your card with Flytoget to get a receipt. On subsequent journeys, a receipt will be emailed to you. 

(To save money, you can also take the NSB regional train for only NOK 90. Trains leave every 30 minutes and the journey takes about 25 minutes.)

Cost: NOK 180 one-way
Location: Gardermoen Station, below the terminal
Buying tickets: Swipe your card at the gates


Taxi fares from the airport vary a lot, depending on the time of day and taxi company. And remember, the airport is 50km out of the city so a taxi ride is bound to be pricy. Always agree a fare beforehand, or go to the Taxi Information Desk in the terminal to find out more about fares.

We found 0-Taxi (NOK 598) to be the cheapest taxi company.  

Cost: Around NOK 610 from Mon-Fri 06:00-17:00, NOK 720 after 17:00 

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Transit to domestic airports

Big hassle, very time consuming

Be aware that you must clear customs in OSL when transiting from an inteternational flight to other domestic Norwegian airports. You need to get your luggage, haul it upstairs and go through all necessary procedures (also security) as if starting your travel in Oslo as there is no service for a rapid re-check of your baggage after customs.
Travellers have also repeatedly noted that baggage handling at OSL is slow.

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Three options

OSL Lounge

Food and beverage, Wi-Fi, TV, newspaper, conference facilities and other services. This lounge is open to all passengers for a fee of NOK 300.

Main terminal, airside, departures, level 3, above duty free
Opening hours: 05:30-20:30 daily

SAS Scandinavian Lounge

This lounge can be used by Star Alliance Gold Car members travelling on international flights from OSL Airport.

Main terminal, airside, departures, level 3, above duty-free
Opening hours according to SAS airlines schedule

SAS Business Lounge

Is open to passengers with full price tickets travelling on international flights SAS, Widerøe, Blue Star or a Star Alliance airline.

Main terminal, airside, departures, domestic pier, near gate 15
Opening hours according to SAS airlines schedule

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Work zone

Individual desks

Oslo Airport offers a free, dedicated work zone with individual desks with power sockets and individual shielding to reduce noise. Alternatively you can enjoy working at the bar-style tables overlooking the airfield.  

International pier, airside, near passport control, between gate 44 and 46
Open from 4:00 am until the last departure.

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Walking times, directions and queing times

Interactive touch screens

Just scan your boarding pass using Oslo Airport's interactive, self-service kiosks and you will get directions to your gate, find out estimated walking times to various points in Gardermoen airport or find out about queuing times at security and immigrations.

Six of these kiosks are scattered all over the airport: two in the departures hall, one in the domestic and one in international departures with one in international arrivals, and one in the arrivals hall near passenger services.

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Power Outlets

A well-equipped airport

Power outlets are available underneath most seats in the departures hall in both domestic and international piers.  

If your battery is dying you can charge your mobile phone wirelessly here. Powerkiss is available at the Upper Crust International, Christiana Bar and Monolitten restaurants, as well as in the OSL Lounge.  Connect to a wireless charger with a deposit of NOK 200.

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YO! Sushi

Asian-inspired fresh food

Seeking a healthier alternative to an airport meal? Want some jummy food on the plane? Or just a fan of the conveyor belt peculiar to all YO! Sushi restaurants laden with fresh sushi, sashimi and Asian-inspired salads, noodles and rice dishes. Good quality, a bit on the pricy side.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a seat! As located in the international departures area it can be a noisy place to eat.

International departures, airside, near gate 35
hours: 8:00-21:00 Mon-Fri, Sat closed, 11:00-21:00 Sun

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

The following car rental agencies have desks in the arrivals hall (opposite Starbucks).

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

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Drinking water

Fill up your bottle

You can refill your water bottle at gate 28 and by the restrooms on the other side of the Duty Free shop in international departures. 

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Not available

There are no public facilities available at this airport.

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Just relax

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel

The Radisson Blu Airport Hotel is located within walking distance by a covered walkway. All rooms are soundproof, so you won't be bothered by noise from the airport. Enjoy free WiFi, relax in the sauna or do a work out in the fitness center. You can even practise you swing on the golf simulator.
Rooms ranging from standard to suites. Business Traveler packages available from NOK 1995 pp in a Business Class Room (inlcuding breakfast buffet, 75% on the golf sim and access to the Oslo lounge if departing on an international  flight the next day).

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