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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Centralstation

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Train via Lillestrøm

  1. Take the train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation

Drive

  1. Drive from Oslo to Karlstad

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The cheapest way to get from Oslo to Karlstad is to bus which costs kr 130 - kr 170 and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Oslo to Karlstad is to drive which costs kr 330 - kr 490 and takes 2h 50m.

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

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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 2h 57m.

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The distance between Oslo and Karlstad is 166 km. The road distance is 220.2 km.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs kr 250 - kr 550.

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The train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation takes 2h 57m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Oslo to Karlstad bus services, operated by Bus4You, depart from Oslo Bussterminal 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 2h 57m and costs kr 250 - kr 550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs kr 130 - kr 170 and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Oslo to Karlstad.
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  • Distance: 165.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation twice daily. Tickets cost 240 kr - 360 kr and the journey takes 2h 57m. Tågkompaniet also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Bus4You operates a bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Centralstation 5 times a day. Tickets cost 150 kr - 210 kr and the journey takes 3h. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Tågkompaniet
Phone
+46 77 144 41 11
Website
tagkompaniet.se
Train from Oslo S to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
470 kr - 550 kr
Website
Tågkompaniet
Train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
430 kr - 550 kr
Website
Tågkompaniet
Bus operators
Bus4You
Phone
+47 407 05070
Email
buss@vy.no
Website
bus4you.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
150 kr - 210 kr
Website
Bus4You
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Oslo to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
130 kr - 160 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Oslo to Karlstad bus services, operated by Bus4You, arrive at Karlstad Centralstation.

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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 220 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Oslo to Karlstad.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at 1000 kr SEK per night.

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