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There are 4 ways to get from Oslo to Karlstad by train, bus or car

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Train Swedish Railways (SJ)  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation SJ InterCity / ...

$24 - $65

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Oslo to Karlstad 600 / ...

$12 - $21

2 alternative options

Train Tågkompaniet  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation Tågkompaniet

$54 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Oslo to Karlstad 135.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Oslo to Karlstad is to bus which costs kr 100 - kr 170 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Oslo to Karlstad is to train which costs kr 190 - kr 500 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oslo and arriving at Karlstad. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oslo S and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Oslo and Karlstad is 166 km. The road distance is 217.3 km.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs kr 190 - kr 500.

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The train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation takes 2 h 39 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Oslo to Karlstad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Oslo station.

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Oslo to Karlstad train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), depart from Oslo S station.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Karlstad is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs kr 190 - kr 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs kr 100 - kr 170 and takes 3 h.

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Map of how to get from Oslo to Karlstad.
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  • Distance: 103.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Oslo, Norway and Karlstad, Sweden?

Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Oslo to Karlstad twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 39 min. Tågkompaniet also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Oslo to Karlstad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$24 - $35
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$35 - $55
2nd Class Refundable
$35 - $55
1st Class Refundable
$50 - $75
Tågkompaniet
Phone
+46 77 144 41 11
Website
tagkompaniet.se
Train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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Tågkompaniet
Train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Oslo to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you

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Oslo to Karlstad bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlstad station.

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Oslo to Karlstad train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Karlstad Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oslo to Karlstad is 217 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Oslo to Karlstad.

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