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Flight/bus/train from Oslo - Stockholm

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1. Posted by jeanind (Budding Member, 6 posts) 24 May '10 06:18

Taking into consideration airport transfer though flight is cheaper the price might come to the same as a bus or train ride from Oslo to Stockholm, am I right?

Any suggestions?
Should I purchase the tickets apart from flight tickets in advance?

2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 24 May '10 13:11

There's a good indirect service with Wizzair - from what I can see (although if anyone finds better, I'd appreciate knowing).
Try.. Oslo - Gdansk - Stockholm. Really really cheap. There would be a stop-over on most days though, as the flights dont connect. A night in Gdansk is great and accomodation is so very inexpensive. The people are lovely as well.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5577 posts) 24 May '10 13:38

If you take the express trains from Oslo airport and Stockholm airport, into their respective cities, you're looking at a cost of 170 NOK + 220 SEK (one-way), so yes, this adds up very quickly. A bus would be a bit cheaper, though I'm pretty sure the Norwegian one is still around 140 NOK. So roughly 440-450 SEK off the top of my head.

I just checked the train, you can only check this on the Swedish national rail site sj.se (even if departing from Oslo), for a random day in June and it kicked back these prices:

359 SEK by bus
554 SEK by train

For the random time I checked, the bus route was the faster of the two (6h.40m) and there generally don't seem to be many trains that do the stretch on a day. The trip is faster by plane (probably 3 hour total if you include getting to the airport an hour in advance, and travel times to/from airports by train), but probably not cheaper.

Of course if you are already starting off at the airport, this equation changes too :)

4. Posted by jeanind (Budding Member, 6 posts) 25 May '10 07:48

Thanks very much for the details Sam I Am & flyingbob! It helps me a lot in deciding and the calculations.

I shall check out Gdansk - not sure where it is.

But I think, I'll probably stick to Oslo. Kind of a waste to spend 4 days only in Oslo. The fjords trip are so expensive and I have yet find any good deal. :(

5. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 25 May '10 07:53

Gdansk, quite a big city.... Population around 1.5 million - is flourished in recent history ('Recent history' - is that gramatically correct??). It's on the coast. The revolution to rip down 'The Curtain' started there.

[ Edit: Edited on 25-May-2010, at 07:55 by flyingbob ]