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 42 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation SJ Snabbtåg X2000 / ...

$24 - $65

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Busstationen Swebus / ...

$22 - $35

2 alternative options

Train Tågkompaniet  •  3 h 50 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oslo to Karlstad is to bus which costs kr 180 - kr 290 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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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 42 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 train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation takes 2 h 42 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oslo Bussterminal and arriving at Karlstad Busstationen station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oslo S and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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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 42 min. Tågkompaniet also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, Swebus operates a bus from Oslo to Karlstad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Three 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 42 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 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Bus operators
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
Swebus
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Phone
+47 815 44 444
Website
nor-way.no
Bus from Oslo bussterminal to Karlstad busstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Nor-Way Bussekspress
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Oslo to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you

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