Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL) Information
(Oslo, Ostlandet, Norway)
Two centuries after Norway's army first used the Gardermoen region as a training base, this Oslo suburb became home to Norway's largest airport. Copenhagen Airport
is the only Scandinavian air facility which welcomes more passengers than Oslo Gardermoen's 21 million plus visitors a year. More people board the direct flights between Scandinavia's two busiest air hubs than any other flight in the region.
Norway's busiest air hub also offers direct flights to 50 other international destinations and 25 smaller Norwegian communities. The airport's vast catchment area includes 300,000 people living in neighbouring south-western Sweden
, along with well over two million people throughout eastern Norway
The terminal is divided into separate domestic and international sections, with a special VIP lounge reserved for Norway's royal family and government officials. The Royal Norwegian Air Force provides further protection at the Gardermoen Air Station.
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)
Address: Edvard Munchs Veg 2060, Gardermoen, Norway
Tel: +47 815 50 250
The Oslo Gardermoen Airport stands 48 km / 30 miles north-east of central Oslo, along the four-lane E6 motorway and next to the forests and lakes of both Aurmoen (north) and Eistad (east). Approximately 80 flights take off from and land at the parallel runways of this facility every hour, with the runway layout having been based on that of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Oslo Airport (OSL) Guide
- Europe's largest duty free outlet
- Travel Value shop in the Domestic Departures area
- Onsite Radisson SAS Oslo Gardermoen Airport Hotel with state-of-the-art conference centre
- Arrivals hall information counter and telephone service
- Europcar, Avis, Budget and Hertz car hire branches in the Arrivals area
- Several restaurants in the Departures lounge
- Nordea banking facilities
- ATMs and bureaux de change in both the Departures and Arrivals halls
- Wide aisles and ramps to accommodate disabled passengers throughout
Car hire is a popular transportation choice due to the relatively long distance between the Norwegian capital and its airport. Advance booking is a good way to reduce costs and reserve desired vehicles. The E6, the main route between Oslo and its airport, is a well-signed, four-lane thoroughfare with clearly marked speed cameras and periodic traffic delays. As you drive along the E6 you will pass by Jessheim, Frogner, Leirsund, Stovner and Alna, before reaching central Oslo itself.
It takes approximately 40 minutes for buses to travel into central Oslo. These buses depart from Oslo Gardermoen once every 20 minutes for the city's centrally located bus station and several well-known hotels. SAS operates a night bus service to accommodate late flights, while other reliable local bus companies include both SL and Flybussekspressen.
and Lillehammer can all be reached directly from Airport Express trains. Holders of SAS corporate cards, SAS travel passes or Braathens e-passes do not need to purchase tickets to board express trains. Ticket vending machines accepting credit cards and manned kiosks are on hand where necessary. Of note, another local train network, NSB, travels between Eidsvoll and Kongsberg.
Passengers can request wheelchair accessible or maxi taxis before entering any of the taxis parked outside the Oslo Gardermoen terminal entrance. Taxi 2, Airport Taxi and Norgestaxi are the three most recognised taxi companies operating here.