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

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Train  •  2h 52m

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

$24 - $60

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Bus  •  3h

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

$12 - $21

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Karlstad Centralstation to Lillestrøm Tågkompaniet
  2. Take the bus from Lillestrøm bussterminal to Oslo bussterminal 100 / ...

$56 - $69

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Karlstad to Oslo 136.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Karlstad to Oslo is to bus which costs 110 kr - 190 kr and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Karlstad to Oslo is to drive which costs 320 kr - 470 kr and takes 2h 50m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Karlstad Centralstation station and arriving at Oslo S. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Karlstad and Oslo is 166 km. The road distance is 218.1 km.

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The best way to get from Karlstad to Oslo without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs 210 kr - 550 kr.

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The train from Karlstad Centralstation to Oslo S takes 2h 52m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Karlstad to Oslo is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs 210 kr - 550 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110 kr - 190 kr and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Karlstad to Oslo.
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  • Distance: 103.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Karlstad to Oslo twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 52m. Tågkompaniet also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlstad to Oslo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3h. 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 Karlstad Centralstation to Oslo S
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
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 Karlstad Centralstation to Oslo S
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Train from Karlstad Centralstation to Lillestrøm
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
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 Karlstad to Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h
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 Karlstad Centralstation to Oslo Bussterminal
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Karlstad Busstationen to Oslo Bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Ruter
Phone
177
Website
ruter.no
Bus from Lillestrøm bussterminal to Oslo bussterminal
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Ruter
Norwegian Railways (NSB)
Phone
61 05 19 10
Website
nsb.no
Bus from Lillestrøm stasjon to Oslo S
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nsb.no

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlstad to Oslo is 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Karlstad to Oslo.

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