Car Hire in Oslo
This information is correct as of July 2015
Get to Oslo an experience first hand its amazing tourist destinations starting with Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Museum, Oslofjord, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Kon-Tiki Museum, Frogner Park, Oslo Opera House, and more. Reach these breath-taking and unique attractions through the car rental companies that provide reliable car rental services throughout Oslo and its surrounding areas.
Where to hire a car in Oslo
Hire vehicles from around the Oslo area via Bislet Bilutleie, Avis, Europcar, Rent-A-Wreck, Hertz, to name a few. These car rental providers can be reached by phone, Bislet at +47 22 60 00 00; Avis at +47 23 23 92 02; Europcar at +47 22 83 12 42; Rent-A-Wreck at +47 23 37 59 49; Hertz at +47 22 21 00 00. Some of the car rental companies that offer services via Oslo Airport also include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
What to expect when hiring a car from Oslo
Oslo has a comprehensive public transport system, considered to be the most extensive in all of Norway. There are trams and buses fully operational in Oslo, with the trams running from around 5:00 a.m. to past 12:00 a.m., up to 1:00 a.m. on some lines. The tram lines in Oslo run every ten, 20, and 30 minutes for during the day, nights and early mornings, and weekend mornings, respectively. The tram main lines cover most, if not all, parts of the city that are not served by the metro, with the main central terminal at Jernbanetorget. When getting around by car, however, the major roads that head into the Oslo proper are also used when travelling within the city. Towards the city’s eastern suburban area is the E6 for north to south; E8 and Ring 3 for east to west, with Ring 3 going from E18 and E6 from the western city border and the eastern suburbs, respectively. There’s also a smaller and often slower Ring 2 that connects Skøyen in the west through Majorstua, along with Ullevål general hospital and Carl Berners plass to E18, east of the Oslo city centre. The ring roads (as well as other main roads) are great for navigation.
Getting to your destination
Some of the destinations to drive from Oslo, Norway include Larvik, Skien, and Drammen. When driving to these stops, please use the simplified driving directions provided below. We have compiled easy to understand instructions to get you to these destinations, fast and efficiently. Before starting your trip secure a satellite navigation or other navigation devices, if available, to aid with the travel.
Larvik offers destinations like Foldvik Familypark, Hoyt og Lavt Aktivitetspark, Bokkerfjellet, Damgarden Riding Centre, and more. Larvik from Oslo is around an hour and 34 minutes, or 133 kilometres from point of origin. From Rv162, drive down E18 for seven minutes, or 2.8 kilometres. Go further down E18 to Lågendalsveien/Rv40 in Larvik take the 45-Bommestadkrysset exit from E18, this will take around an hour and 21 minutes for 126 kilometres. Head down Nansetgata to Jegersborggata for eight minutes, or 4.1 kilometres to reach the destination. Please be advised that following this route will get you down a partial toll road when merging with E18.
Attractions like Telemark Museum, Ibsenhuset, Skien kunstforening, Teater Ibsen, and Skien Church, among others, can be visited within Skien, Norway.
Get into Skien from Oslo by driving down E18 from Rv162 for 2.8 kilometres, then to Rv32 in Holmestrand and take the 30-Island-krysset exit from E18 for 66.7 kilometres, then drive to Skien via Rv32 for 62.6 kilometres.
When in Drammen some of the spots to visit include Drammen City Bridge, Aass Brewery, Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History, Drammen Spiral, and Drammen Theater, to name a few.
From Rv162 drive for 2.8 kilometres down E18 the to Strandveien/Rv282 in Buskerud. Take exit 24-Brakerøya-krysset from E18 for 38.1 kilometres, then down Strandveien to Øvre Torggate for another two kilometres. Total travel duration is around 38 minutes for 42.9 kilometres.