When flying into Oslo Airport, whether for business or pleasure, one way to keep travel agendas on target is to have a rental car ready and waiting upon arrival. With the many choices of available car types, features, and rates, having a helping hand removes the stress of finding the best price. With Skyscanner, searching through the available car rentals at Oslo Airport and making a reservation is easy.
Car Rentals at Oslo Airport
A variety of discount car rentals at Oslo Airport can be found using Skyscanner to make travel time more enjoyable. Select an economy, mini, compact, van, SUV, or a luxury vehicle to fit your specific needs. Choose from well-known companies at the airport such as Budget, Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Dollar Car, and Europcar. Passengers will find car rental stations located on the western side of the arrivals area.
For rental companies that need the car to be returned with a full tank, several gas stations in and around Oslo include Shell and Esso, and just 12 minutes from the airport is the Circle K Gardermoen.
Cities Near Oslo Airport
When arriving at Oslo Airport, the closest destination is the capital city of Oslo. Driving time is about 38 minutes via E6. This is a direct route with no tolls.
The next two cities closest to the airport are Kristiansand, which is 4 hours and 29 minutes away by car via E18, and Trondheim, a 5-hour and 51-minute drive via Rv3 and E6. Both routes have tolls.
Bergen is 6 hours and 41 minutes away via Rv7 and E16, and Stavanger is a 6-hour and 55-minute drive via E134 and RV 45. Routes for both cities have tolls.
Driving Information for Oslo
Driving in Oslo can be confusing due to the many one-way streets, reserved public transportation areas, and bus lanes. Parking can also be problematic as it is limited, especially in the city center. Pay attention to the signs that identify reserved, private, and handicapped spaces.
In comparison to a U.S. city such as Los Angeles or New York City, rush hour driving in Oslo doesn't involve gridlocks, sitting in traffic for long periods of time, or moving at a snail's pace. There may be light congestion in and around the city center during morning and evening commutes.
If traveling during the winter, snow and ice on streets can cause traffic to slow down. Rental cars will be fitted with winter tires to assist with driving in these conditions.
Points of Interest
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Nordmarka Forest, about 30 minutes from Oslo's city center. The nature reserve offers hiking, bicycle paths, wildlife observation, and picnic areas. During the winter, sleigh rides, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing keep visitors entertained.
Learn about Nordic history at the Viking Ship Museum just 10 minutes from Oslo in Bygdoy and accessible by car, bus, or ferry. See replicas of Viking ships standing tall and proud and a variety of artifacts on display.
Another destination enjoyed by visitors of all ages is the TusenFryd Amusement Park just 20 minutes from downtown Oslo. The park has more than 30 attractions including rides, games, and a water park in the summer.
With Skyscanner's help finding good, cheap car rentals at Oslo Airport, there's more time to experience nearby cities and attractions.