One of the major advantages of renting a car during your time in Oslo is that it allows you to be free to pop between all of the city’s wonderful sites. For instance, the Oslo Fjord is just outside of the city and is within quick and easy reach if you have car. With a car you can even explore the area by yourself instead of being stuck on a planned group tour.
Planning on driving during your time in Oslo? Then your first step is to pick up a rental car after your flight lands at Oslo Airport. Travelers will find the rental car desks located in the P10 parking lot on level U2.
If you are arriving in the winter, make sure then that you are prepared for snowy roads. Though the roads are very well-maintained throughout Norway, snow can still pile up quickly at times. Drivers are recommended to check the weather ahead of time before embarking on any major journeys and to be prepared for the weather to turn if there is snow in the forecast.
Rush hour traffic in Oslo is not the most severe but it can certainly put a damper on your day. For travelers looking to avoid the congestion, they are best off avoiding the road between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. However, if you must hit the road during those times, make sure to avoid E6 and E18 since they are two of the most congested roads in Oslo.
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FAQs about renting a car in Oslo
Some car rental companies in Oslo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Sixt and Budget
On average a hire car in Oslo costs C$ 86 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Oslo. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Oslo is C$ 9.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 114 and C$ 152, depending on the car size.
Car rental companies onsite at Oslo Gardermoen airport include Sixt, Thrifty and Dollar.
A Compact car rental in Oslo costs C$ 111 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Oslo costs C$ 82 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Oslo costs C$ 90 per day, on average.
In Oslo, cars are most frequently rented at Sixt Postboks 201 (37 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Oslo costs C$ 600 per week (C$ 86 per day).
On average a rental car in Oslo costs C$ 2,573 per month (C$ 86 per day).
Smaller vehicles such as compacts, sedans, and coupes are by far the best options for travelers looking to drive in Oslo. The city is designed for smaller vehicles, so drivers of large cars will find the downtown core to be ill-suited for them. However, in the outer areas of the city, large cars become a bit more common. So, if your plan is to go on a broader Norwegian adventure, then perhaps a medium-sized car would be more appropriate.
For densely populated residential areas in Oslo speed limits are typically 50 km/h (31 mph), while in less populated areas they go up to 80 km/h (50 mph). On major motorways the speed limit will get up to 110 km/h (68 mph).
Though Norway is one of the major gas exporters in the world, the gas prices are still somewhat high. On average drivers can expect to pay about 17 NOK ($1.98) per liter of gas. In gallons, that is 64.35 NOK ($7.49) per gallon of gas, which is certainly on the higher side of gas prices in both Europe and the United States.
Streetside parking and parking garages are the most common forms of parking available in Oslo. In the central districts of the city, however, parking garages are by far the best option for travelers as they can easily park downtown and then take public transport to get around the popular tourist areas.