Sleeping in Airports

Oslo Gardermoen Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Oslo Gardermoen Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Just as you come off the train, to the right there is a large playing [area] for kids, it has a sponge floor which was great to sleep on, ONLY at night, during the day it is full of screaming kids. – NicholaGuy

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, clean, quiet, modern building with some seating. The airport is open 24-hours.
  • Staff are tolerant of sleepers, and generally there aren’t many overnight travellers.
  • The two terminals, Domestic and International, are connected Landside so you can wander for quiet spaces.
  • A few 24-hour eateries are available; Norway is very expensive and these are no different.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class travelers can buy a pass to the airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Several restaurants have leather-padded booths. Once they close for the night, you should be able to grab a spot with no hassle. Travellers mention Starbucks, Peppe’s Pizza as being sleep-friendly.
  • Lounge chairs with leg rests are located opposite the Exchange Office (Arrivals, Landside), only about a dozen so get there ASAP (Sleepyboi, January 2015).
  • If you are arriving late, one reviewer spotted full length padded benches with outlets in the International terminal, baggage claim (BEFORE going through the final customs declaration area!). This area also has clean bathrooms and a water bottle filling station. (May 2018)
  • Explore our guide to sleeping in Gardermoen Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are two hotels connected to the terminal and other nearby hotels that provide an airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • OSL Lounge – Location: International Departures, Airside, above the duty free. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

If sleeping in Oslo Gardermoen Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

At Airport Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen – (3 minute walk from the terminal) Connected directly to the airport via covered walkway. Day rooms are available from 9:00AM to 6:00PM.  » Check Rates

At Airport Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport, Gardermoen Hotel – (3 minute walk from the terminal) Connected directly to the airport via covered walkway. Day rooms are available from 9:00AM to 6:00PM.  » Check Rates

Near Airport Comfort Hotel RunWay – (6 minutes from the airport) Shuttle bus available for 70NOK per person, each way.  » Check Rates

Near Airport Clarion Hotel & Congress Oslo Airport – (6 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle bus 44 available from the lower floor of the bus stop. Transfer time: 6 minutes.  » Check Rates

Near Airport Best Western Oslo Airport Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle bus (S33) available from and to the airport. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes and leaves the airport from bus stand B25 at the lower level.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Oslo Gardermoen Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Free WiFi is available at Oslo Gardermoen Airport for 2 hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network. On the login page, select “free” and you’ll be connected. After your 2 hours is up, you can log in again to reconnect for free, or you can purchase high-speed internet access for longer periods of time.

Chapel – A chapel can be found across from Gate A4. Hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside in both Domestic (Hours: 6:00AM – 10:30PM with reduced hours on the weekends) and International departures (Hours: 24 hours), and in the Arrivals Hall (Hours: 24 hours). In addition, a variety of retail stores, gift shops, and newsstands are also available.

Pharmacy – Apotek 1. Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 7:00AM – 9:00PM.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Work Zone – There’s a “Work Zone” between gate 44 and 46 (international pier) with individual seating with a table for your laptop and power outlets.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play areas. Locations: Airside, Gate C1 and Gate A12 and Landside, at the train station. There is also a temporary location at Street E14/F14 while refurbishing of another location is underway.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with small children, here are a few services that may be of interest to you:
» Loaner strollers are available for use while you are airside. You can pick one up just after passing security, and leave it at the gate when you board your flight.
» Microwaves are available in the International Area if you need to warm up baby food.
» Breastfeeding corners can be found near Gate A12, International area between Gate D3 and D5 and in the non-Schengen Area at Gate 19.
» The airport has added living rooms specifically for families. At the time of this update, locations and more information is not available.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water dispensers to refill your water bottles are available free of charge. Locations: Airside, so you can refill your empty water bottle after passing through the security checkpoint. Look for the clearly-marked filling stations at these locations:
» Domestic Departures – Airside, Gates A10, B2, and C4.
» International Departures – Airside, Gates D4 and E12.
» Non-Schengen Departures – Airside, between Gates F17 and F19.
» Arrivals – Baggage Claim Area

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» International (airside, shopping area before Gate E8) – Everyday Kitchen • Point Kiosk (only the location near Duty Free).
» Arrivals Hall – 7-Eleven • Point Kiosk.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Arrivals Hall, east end, opposite train station. Hours: open 24 hours. You can leave bags here for up to three months. Rates: 1 piece/5 hours/NOK 87 • 1 piece/5-24 hours/NOK 101 • 1 piece/7 days/NOK 362.

Mobile Charging – Power outlets are available underneath most seats. Powerkiss wireless charging is available at the Upper Crust (International terminal location), Christiania Bar, Monolitten restaurant and the OSL Lounge. You can rent a wireless charging unit at any of the listed locations, for a NOK 200 deposit. You are welcome to keep the unit for use at other European airports.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available, some of which dispense foreign currencies. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Airside and Landside.

Currency Exchange – DNB offers full-service banking, ATMs, and foreign currency exchange. Foreign currency ATMs are also available in designated areas of the airport terminal. Location: Departure Hall Hours: 5:30AM – 7:30PM (closed at 3:00PM on Saturdays) • Arrivals Hall Hours: 7:30AM – 11:00PM (open at 9:00AM on Sat & Sun).

Showers – Not available.

Spa & Salon Services – Lakkbar offers express 20-minute manicures and pedicures for both men and women. Location: Domestic, airside, Gate C2. Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM (Mon-Fri) 10:00AM – 3:00PM (Sat) 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Sun). Cutters offers a quick snip and style hair service (no wash, dye, or head massage). Location: Domestic, airside, Gate C2. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Mon-Fri) 10:00AM – 2:00PM (Sat) 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Sun).

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of March 2018, Oslo Gardermoen airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Aegean Airlines • Aeroflot • Air Baltic • Air Cairo • Air France • Air Norway • Austrian Airlines • BMI Regional • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Czech Airlines • Danish Air Transport • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Eurowings • Finnair • Iberia Express • Icelandair • KLM • Lufthansa • Norwegian • PIA • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Rusline • Ryanair • SAS • SunExpress • Swiss • TAP Portugal • Thai Airways International • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Vueling • Widerøe • Corendon Airlines • Jet Time • Malmö Aviation • Nouvelair • Novair • Onur Air • Primera Air • Sata • Tailwind • SunExpress • Thomas Cook Airlines • Travel Service Airlines • TUIFly.

The airport is well connected to the bus system. The following services are available:

  • Ruter buses are part of the local public transportation network that serves Oslo Airport, the city of Oslo and the surrounding areas.
  • Airport Express Coaches (SAS Flybussen) run between the airport and central Oslo, with departures every 20 minutes.
  • Nor-way bus Airport Coach (Flybussekspressen) offers service between the airport and Majorstuen, Bekkestua, Ski and Fredrikstad.
  • OSL Ekspress offers services to/from Furuset, Tveita, Bøler, Skullerud, Abildsø and Lambertseter.
  • Nettbusses travel between Kongsvinger, Årnes and the airport, also providing shuttle service to nearby hotels.

For more information, fares and routes, visit the Oslo Airport website.

The following car rental agencies have desks in the Arrivals Halls, on the west side towards the railway station: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Many local hotels provide airport shuttle service as a courtesy to their guests. Ask your hotel for shuttle service availability and details.

The following hotels offer airport shuttle service: Best Western Oslo Airport Hotell   •   Comfort Hotel RunWay   •   Gardermoen Airport Hotel   •   Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Oslo Alna   •   Quality Airport Hotel Gardermoen   •   Scandic Gardermoen   •   Thon Hotel Gardermoen   •   Thon Hotel Oslo Airport.

The taxi rank is available just outside of the Arrivals Hall. Before hailing a taxi, you may want to stop first at the Taxi Information Desk inside the Arrivals Hall, where you can learn about fixed rates of the different taxi companies that serve the airport.

Trains can travel between the airport and the city center in just 20 minutes.

With departures every 10 minutes, Airport Express (Flytoget) trains offer a high-speed rail service, travelling between the airport and Oslo Central Station in just 19 minutes. For fares and timetables, visit the Flytoget website.

Oslo Airport is also served by NSB regional trains from Skien, Oslo, Lillehammer and Trondheim; as well as NSB local trains on the Kongsberg–Eidsvoll line. For fares and timetables, go to the NSB website.

Last updated: 2018-10-29

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.