University of Oslo

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Oslo University
(Oslo, Norway)

The university is easily accessible by road and air travel. The university allows its students and staff to bring their own vehicles, although they are encouraged to use public transportation and bicycles. Bicycles are one of the fastest ways to move around central Oslo. To reach Blindern, car drivers can take Ring 3 and drive to Ulleval Stadion. Roads in Oslo are well signposted, allowing you to reach the university's redbrick buildings. Travellers coming from Trondheim can take the E3 and E6. Be sure to observe the city's speed limits and stop at designated toll booths.

Travel by Air

Oslo International Airport is located some 50 km / 31 miles north of Oslo. This is the largest airport in Norway and welcomes over 17 million passengers each year, from all over the world. The airport is accessed from the city by taking Highway E6 at Jessheim. Another airport in Oslo is Gardermoen. From here, travellers can get to the city by taking inexpensive buses and trains. Allot about 25 minutes for travel time.

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Car Hire and Road Travel

Oslo is an ideal base from which to make excursions to nearby villages and towns or along the stunning Oslofjord. A rental car gives you the flexibility to explore some interesting localities.

It is possible to rent a car in the city of Oslo as several hire firms have their depots in the city. The best and easiest way to book car hire is by pre-booking it online. There is a convenient online service here which offers the best car rental deals from a number of well known firms including Europcar, Alamo and Budget.

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Car Parking

Students who have their own cars may park in Blindern Dormitory. However, upon obtaining parking permits, there are also parking spaces found in the university's parking lot. Just remember to place your permit in front of your windscreen to prevent being fined or your car being towed.

Travel by Trains and Rail

Norway boasts of an efficient and inexpensive train network. Travellers to Blindern get off at Oslo's central station. From here, travellers can take a taxi, bus, or shuttle to head to the university and to other nearby destinations in the city centre.

Travel by Buses and Coachl

First-time visitors to Oslo can take Bus 28, 20, 22, and 25 and get off near Blindern campus. However, these buses do not drive through Oslo's centre but focus on the city's fringes. Travellers coming from Lillestrom and Nannestad can take bus 363 or 335 to head straight to the university.


Oslo has a large port that links the city to some destinations in Germany and Denmark. The city's port facilities are limited to a departure hall and a coffee shop, but there are a lot of good restaurants nearby.

Three ferry companies operate in the Oslo port. DFDS Seaways sails to Copenhagen daily. Color Line sails to Kiel, Germany and to Hirtshals, Denmark six times a week. Stena Line sails to Frederikshavn, Denmark daily.

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Travel by Taxi

Taxis in Norway are fairly expensive, but take you virtually anywhere in and around Oslo. Taxis congregate outside airports, bus stations, and train stations. Its English-speaking drivers can take you to nearby destinations in the city as well as in the university.
Depending on which taxi company you choose, a taxi from the airport may cost from approximately NOK 400, up to NOK 600-700. Sharing a taxi with others may be the cheapest way to travel here. A taxi from the Central Station to Kringsja Student housing is about NOK 200.

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