The Oslo Airport is the international airport of the city of Oslo. It is used for civilian but also military purposes. The Royal Norwegian Air Force uses it under the name Gardermoen flystasjon u. a. as a base for transport aircraft. Oslo-Gardermoen has regular connections to numerous regional and European destinations. Long-haul flight connections currently operate to Asia, North Africa and the USA.
The airport was called Oslo-Gardermoen until June 2013, but was then officially renamed Oslo Lufthavn (Oslo Airport). With over 28.5 million passengers in 2018, it is the country's most important and largest airport and serves as a hub for the airlines SAS Scandinavian Airlines , Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe. Oslo Airport serves 180 destinations (27 domestic, 153 international).
A wide range of direct charter flights are offered from OSL, most to Mediterranean leisure destinations, but also as far away as Cancun, Phuket, Krabi and Varadero, with the main operators being Novair, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and TUIfly Nordic.
The airport is located in the Ullensaker municipality in the Akershus province, 50 km north of the Norwegian capital Oslo. The airport is connected to the city center by the high-speed railway Gardermoen Line served by mainline trains and Flytoget. There is also a connection with the regional train of the Norges Statsbaner, which takes a 20 minutes more to travel to Oslo.
Europastraße 16 (direct connection) and Europastraße 6 run in the immediate vicinity of the airport. The city center of Oslo can be reached in about 25 minutes via the latter, which is similar to a motorway towards Oslo.
There is also the smaller Torp Airport, about 120 km away from Oslo , which is mainly used by low-cost airlines.
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