Car Hire from Oslo Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Oslo, the capital of Norway is a cosmopolitan city rich in attractions and Viking history. Oslo Airport is located 55km north of the city of Oslo, surrounded by Norwegian countryside it is one of the busiest airports in Norway. Car hire from Oslo Airport will open up the opportunities to explore Oslo and the surrounding forests, fjords and scenery that await you. Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal.
Where to hire a car at Oslo Airport
When hiring a car from Oslo Airport there are a number of car hire companies available. Within the arrivals hall you will find car hire desks for Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Budget Car Hire.
In addition, you can hire a car from Enterprise however, as they are located off site you will need to take the free shuttle bus to collect your car.
Petrol stations near Oslo Airport
Depending on the fuel policy selected when hiring your car you may need to ensure that you refuel the car before returning it to avoid extra charges being applied to your account.
The nearest petrol station to Oslo Airport is the ESSO Gardermoen station which is a 5 minute drive from the airport via the E6 and is located on the end of the access road to the airport near the Thon Hotel and Scandic Gardermoen Hotel.
Driving around Oslo Airport
Upon exiting the airport you will reach the main motorway of the area, the E6 which runs from the north, alongside the airport then south into Oslo. When you enter Oslo you will pass a toll ring road which uses an automatic tag system to charge you every time you enter the city. The cost of the toll is 31 NOK. It is important to check the toll policy with your car hire company, as many rental cars have an AutoPASS tag attached to the car and you will receive a bill for your toll usage after you have returned the car.
Driving to your destination
Oslo offers the perfect balance between a contemporary city, Nordic tradition and vibrant architecture set in beautiful forest scenery. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Oslo here.
Driving from Oslo Airport to Oslo will take approximately 40 minutes and 53km via the E6.
Although free parking is available on some streets in Oslo this is often in high demand and rarely will you find spaces. Car park spaces are plentiful with a number of car parks located in convenient locations around the city such as the Oslo City Q Park which is underneath Oslo Shopping Centre or the Byporten Car Park close to Oslo Central Station.
Bygdoy, a peninsula to the south of Oslo is an ideal destination for those with an interest in Viking history and the archaeological finds from the region in a diverse selection of museums. The Viking Ship Museum is home to the best preserved Viking ship in the world. For those interested in Norwegian Folk history Bygdoy has one of the largest open air museums; the Norwegian Folk Museum.
Oslo Airport to Bygdoy is a 57km, 40 minute drive via the E18 following the signs for Oslo.
Parking for the area is available the Ton Kiki Museum with all of the attractions in walking distance from here.
Drobak is a 19th century town oozing in tradition, the ideal destination at Christmas time due to the Christmas themed attractions of the town such as Santa’s Post Office and the Tregaarden Christmas House with a permanent Christmas exhibition.
Oslo Airport to Drobak is a 1 hour, 82km drive via the RV23.
Free car parking in Drobak is available for the first two hours of your stay at Banklokka, close to the town square. Further free parking can be found at the Drobak City shopping mall for up to 4 hours.