How to travel from Oslo to Karlstad

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from Oslo to Karlstad

You can get from Oslo to Karlstad by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Oslo to Karlstad on Jul 05 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:30PMOslo, Busstasjon Galleriet3h10 08:40PMKarlstad, Karlstad Busstation
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05:30PMOslo, Busstasjon Galleriet3h10 08:40PMKarlstad, Karlstad Busstation
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09:15AMOslo, Busstasjon Galleriet3h10 12:25PMKarlstad, Karlstad Busstation
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03:10PMOslo, Busstasjon Galleriet3h10 06:20PMKarlstad, Karlstad Busstation
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11:25AMOslo, Busstasjon Galleriet3h10 02:35PMKarlstad, Karlstad Busstation
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Travel Information from Oslo to Karlstad

distanceDistance102 miles (165 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeBus • $30 (€27) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVy Bus4You or SJ

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 102 miles (165 km) to Karlstad from Oslo. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Vy Bus4You or SJ among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Oslo to Karlstad.

How to get from Oslo to Karlstad

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Oslo to Karlstad, 63,93% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Oslo to Karlstad and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Travel from Oslo, Norway to Karlstad, Sweden is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Karlstad from Oslo restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Norway.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Karlstad, Sweden from Oslo?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Karlstad, Sweden?

The government of Sweden has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 7/2/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Karlstad from Oslo closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Oslo, Norway from Sweden is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Oslo, Norway from Karlstad, Sweden?

Reentering Norway is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Oslo from Karlstad?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Oslo, Norway regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Norway must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Oslo from Karlstad here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Karlstad from Oslo. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Oslo to Karlstad is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Karlstad:

Taking a flight is usually $30 (€27) less than taking a bus to Karlstad, which costs on average $30 (€27) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry to Karlstad, which costs on average $1 (€1) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $20 (€18) less than taking a train, which costs on average $20 (€18) for this route.

The quickest way to travel between Oslo and Karlstad is by bus, which takes on average 2 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 34 min   of travel time.

The Oslo to Karlstad distance is around 102 miles (165 km).

The average frequency per day from Oslo to Karlstad is:

  • 6 buses per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Oslo to Karlstad as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Oslo to Karlstad:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Oslo, Schweigaards gate (Bussterminal) to Karlstad, Karlstad Busstation.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Oslo Bussterminal and arrive in Karlstad tågstation.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Oslo to Karlstad, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Vy Bus4You can take you to Karlstad by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Vy Bus4You from Oslo to Karlstad for $30 (€27).
  • Travel with SJ to go to Karlstad by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SJ Oslo to Karlstad tickets on Omio for $20 (€18).

Yes, there are direct routes from Oslo to Karlstad with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Karlstad with Bus4you or Vy Bus4You with 6 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 2 direct trains a day to Karlstad with SJ.

Direct services to Karlstad tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Omio customers who travel from Oslo to Karlstad often also extend their vacation to go to Stockholm, Gothenburg or Stockholm-Arlanda. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Karlstad and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Oslo to Karlstad, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $30 (€27) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $1 (€1) one way on average for this trip.
  • A ferry ticket for this trip is costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $20 (€18) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Oslo to Karlstad tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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