Airfare to Oslo, Norway
One of the most expensive cities in the world, Oslo is often overlooked in favor of closer, more affordable European cities. However, the capital of Norway can claim a few things others can’t, including extensive nearby wilderness, expansive parks and green spaces and a boastful amount of sunlight during the warmer summer months.
Airfare to Oslo will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark or Moscow, Russia. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Germanwings, Blue1 and Sterling fly to Oslo. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Norwegian Air Shuttle and SAS are the largest national airlines. However, Aeroflot, Continental Airlines, Germanwings and other airlines also stop in Oslo.
The most expensive air tickets to Oslo are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark or Moscow, Russia and traveling overland to Oslo via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Oslo, check out BootsnAll’s Oslo Travel Guide.