According to a2zgov, as with any European capital, dozens of routes lead to Oslo. The fastest way, in 2-3 hours, you can get from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Oslo by direct flights of Aeroflot and RusLine. Those who prefer traveling by rail can travel to Helsinki, from there by ferry to Stockholm, and then again by train to Oslo. Ferries from Copenhagen and Kiel will allow you to get to the Norwegian capital through its front gate – the Oslo Fjord. And finally, a car, a trip in which through several European countries is akin to an exciting adventure. Read more about how to get to the capital of Norway on the How to get to Oslo page.
Subway, bus, tram and ferry routes cover the entire city and allow you to quickly get to any point in it. A single travel ticket is valid everywhere, which is sold at ticket machines, 7/11 chain stores, specialized and newsstands. A one-time pass for 1 hour costs 39 NOK (if bought from the driver 59 NOK), for a day – 117 NOK, for a week – 323 NOK. The price of tickets for children (4-15 years old) and pensioners (over 67 years old) is 2 times lower. Prices on the page are for July 2022.
The fine for ticketless travel is 900 NOK.
Double-decker City Sightseeing Oslo sightseeing buses run from April to September from 9:30 to 17:00 on a circular route and make 18 stops in the most interesting places in the Norwegian capital. The traffic interval is 30 minutes, tickets cost 406 NOK and are valid for 24 hours.
An analogue of a bus tour is a City Cruise summer mini-cruise on a boat (off site in English) using the Hop-on-Hop-off system with 5 stops. Departure from the embankment at the Opera, 5 flights a day from 9:45 to 15:45.
Taxis can be found at special parking lots, stopped on the street with a wave of your hand or called by phone. Landing – 50-60 NOK, then from 20 NOK per 1 km, the minimum trip will cost 183 NOK. In the evening (after 17:00) and at night (after 22:00) time, on weekends and holidays, tariffs increase by 20, 40 and even 60%.
Bicycles for rent
Oslo Bysykkel bike rental points (official site in English) are open from 6:00 to 0:00 from March to November. The cost of a tourist card for using the network is 149 NOK, the validity period is a day, the deposit is blocked on a bank card; You can purchase it at the Information Office next to the Town Hall. Movement is allowed only within the city.
Viking Biking (off. site in English) does not impose restrictions on the geography of trips. She provides city bikes for 590 NOK for 24. Renting a sports bike costs 740 NOK.
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In Oslo, there are hotels of all categories – from pretentious “five-star hotels” to modest apart-hotels. A significant part of them belongs to the Scandinavian chains Radisson, Scandic, Thon, Clarion Collection. Many hotels in the Norwegian capital do not have a “star” classification, in terms of service they correspond to 3-4 *.
The main thing that unites all Oslo hotels is obscenely high prices for accommodation.
5* hotels with swimming pools, spa centers and other joys of life are in demand among successful businessmen and high-ranking persons. The price of prestige and comfort is from 2200 NOK for a double room. The cost of a room in 4 * hotels is from 1100 NOK. In the most popular 3 * hotels – from 900 NOK.
Hostels are the choice of those who are used to counting money. A double room with a bathroom costs from 700 NOK. You will have to pay separately for bed linen and towels in hostels. Another budget option is apartments with a kitchenette for those who prefer to cook their own meals. Price from 850 NOK.
Rent a Car
At Gardermoen airport and the city itself, all the leaders of the world car rental are represented – Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and others. The cost of renting an economy class car, for example, a Toyota Yaris with automatic transmission and air conditioning, starts from 2500 NOK per day.
There are practically no traffic jams in Oslo, but speed bumps are very common. The price of gasoline at city gas stations is about 23.17 NOK / l, diesel fuel – 22.97 NOK / l. Street parking in the center is paid on working days from 9:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday from 9:00 to 15:00 – from 40 NOK per hour. Depending on the color of the marking – yellow / gray / brown – the car is not allowed to park for 1/2/3 hours. Fine for violation of parking rules – 710.50 NOK.
For long-term parking, it is more convenient to use underground and garage parking lots – 50-65 NOK per hour.
Those who enter Oslo on studded tires (winter tires are mandatory in Norway from 1 November to 15 April) must pay a special fee. To pay the fee, a special sticker (sold at gas stations) is used, which is pasted on the windshield. An alternative to a sticker is a fine.
Communication and Wi-Fi
In order not to go broke on communication services, it is useful to purchase a SIM card from one of the Norwegian mobile operators – Telenor, NetCom or Lebara Mobile. SIM cards are sold at operators’ offices, newsstands, 7/11 mini-markets and gas stations.
A good option is a MyCall SIM card from Lebara Mobile worth NOK 50.75, half of which is transferred to the card. A minute of conversation with a subscriber in Norway will cost 0.90 NOK. Those who need large amounts of Internet traffic can subscribe to a 1 GB mobile internet package for NOK 30.45. To replenish the balance, special cards are used, which are sold there.
When calling from one MyCall SIM card to another (MyCall), only the connection fee is charged.
There will be no problems connecting to free Wi-Fi in the Norwegian capital. It is available at the airport and railway station, in all hotels in the city, catering establishments, museums and public places.
The Oslo Pass tourist card is a real gift that allows you to optimize your travel budget. Its owner receives the right to free public transport and free access to 30 of the best museums and art galleries in the city, including the Ibsen Museum, the Oslo National Gallery, the Viking Ship Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the Norwegian Ethnographic Museum, the Munch Museum. In addition, with the card, you can participate in walking tours of the city and visit the pool complexes Toyenbadet and Frognerbadet free of charge.
Oslo Pass for 24 hours costs 445 NOK, for 48 hours – 655 NOK, for 72 hours – 820 NOK. There are separate cards for children (4-15 years old) and pensioners (over 67 years old).
A nice bonus – discounts in a number of restaurants and shops, on some excursions and entertainment, including a 20% discount on an excursion to the Opera and a visit to the Tusenfried amusement park, 15% on a City Cruise mini-cruise (for Oslo Pass holders for 72 hours the discount is 100%.
Oslo Pass is sold at the Information Centers located at the airport, at the Central Railway Station, on the Aker Brygge embankment and the pier near the Town Hall, in some hotels and museums, as well as online at the office. website (in English).