Flights from London to Oslo
Looking for cheap flights from London to Oslo? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s everything you should know before flying to the Norwegian capital.
How to get to London Stansted airport
Getting to London Stansted Airport (STN) is relatively stress free and there are plenty of ways to get to the airport by public transport. The quickest way to the airport is via the Stansted Express from central London. It’s just over 45 minutes from Liverpool Street station. London’s underground railway will also bring you to the airport in around 90 minutes, or you can take the National Express coach which is a two-hour journey from the city centre. There are short-stay, mid-stay and long-stay parking spaces available if you’re driving to the airport ahead of your flights from London to Oslo.
London Stansted Airport: Overview
As you prepare to fly from London to Oslo, be sure to allow yourself enough time to pass through airport security at Stansted. It’s one of the busiest airports in the UK, welcoming 25 million passengers every year. Once you pass through security, you’ll find all boarding gates located in satellite buildings around the main terminal. After security, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants to relax in as well as a good selection of shops in case you need to pick up any last-minute essentials before your flights from London to Oslo.
Oslo Airport: Overview
Oslo Airport (OSL) has just one terminal where you’ll find the arrivals section and baggage reclaim once your flights from London to Oslo have landed. Around 27 million passengers travel through the airport every year meaning it can get quite busy. Oslo Airport offers excellent public transport connections and you’ll find plenty of options to get you to the city from airport. The Flytoget express train will get you to Oslo Central Station in about 20 minutes and departs six times every hour. There’s also the option of using the Norwegian State Railways or the Oslo Airport Express Coach. Meanwhile, the drive to central Oslo takes around 40 minutes via the E6 motorway. Search Ryanair Car Hire if you are planning to hire a car for your trip.
What to expect on arrival in Oslo
Oslo is the perfect destination for a short break, offering plenty to see and do once your flights from London to Oslo arrive. Norway is famous for its Viking heritage. Top of your list should be a trip to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. If you’re looking for some adrenaline pumping action, take a trip to TusenFryd Amusement Park. It’s the largest amusement park in Norway with over 30 thrill-seeking rides. For more information about museums, galleries and restaurants to visit in Oslo, check out Try Somewhere New.
Five Fun Facts about Oslo:
- Modern skiing was made popular in Norway. The word “ski” is Norwegian for “piece of wood”
- Don’t get caught complaining about the weather because according to a Norwegian saying, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”.
- Famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch shows the view from the hilltop of Oslo’s Ekeberg neighbourhood
- Every year since 1947 Oslo has given London their Trafalgar Square Christmas tree as a thank you for Britain’s help during World War II
- According to the UN, Oslo is one of the best places to live in the world. You might not want to leave!
From London to Oslo: Practical Information
Make sure you pack a rain jacket and lots of layers before you fly from London to Oslo. It can get pretty cold throughout the year, especially in winter, when it’s common for temperatures to drop into the minus figures. Summers are typically warm, with July being the hottest month - temperatures often surpass 20°C during the day.
Oslo’s public transport is very efficient - buses, trams, subways, local trains and ferries are all on hand to bring you wherever you need to go. Public transport is operated by Ruter and tickets can be used on any form of public transport except the Bygdøy ferry.
You’ll need to bring a travel adaptor with you to Oslo if you want to use your electronic devices during your trip. And don’t forget to change your pounds into Norway’s currency, the Norwegian krone. £1 is worth roughly 11 krone.
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