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Granada to Oslo
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Hi Everyone!
I am planning on going from Granada to Oslo around June 1st, 2010. It is really expensive to go from the airport in Granada so I have been thinking about taking a bus or train to another city then fly to Oslo from there. So far the best I’ve found is the bus from Granada to Malaga and then a flight to Oslo. I would welcome ANY suggestions. The most important thing to me is cost. I don’t mind longer bus rides or train transfers. I have friends in Norway so it doesn’t matter which airport I fly into.
Thank you in advance!

I am leaving from Granada and traveling for 23 days
Oslo, London, Bath, London, Granada
Requesting help with Transport, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
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Here are some ideas for putting together 2 low-cost airlines on the route(s). Your’s via PMI shows up in the list with some other ideas. http://www.whichbudg…

A couple things to keep in mind:

1.Norway is big, and mountainous—meaning it takes a long time between cities if you don’t fly. The Oslo-Bergen train (which I highly recommend) is usually about 6-6.5 hours, and it’s worth doing one-way at least. There are low-cost flights within Norway if you find that Oslo airports or Stavanger or Bergen, Trondheim, whatever is cheapest, then add separate flights with Norwegian.no or another airlines. The Whichbudget link I made will help you find those, also try www.skyscanner.net.

2. Realize the risks of mis-connecting on 2 separate tickets. If airline A gets you there too late, for whatever reason, Airline B does not and most likely will not accomodate you.

Have you considered getting a bus from Granada to Malaga Airport, to see if the flights are significantly cheaper/easier that way? Whichbudget found Norwegian.no on AGP-RYG or OSL with nonstop flights around 100 EUR currently.

Also keep on mind that there are 3 “Oslo” airports. The main airport is called Gardermoen north of Oslo proper—and on the train line Smile ; then there is Torp about 100km to the south of Oslo proper; then the newest is a low-cost airport called Rygge which is east of Oslo proper.

I used to live in Norway and had to fly often, so let me know if you need more help with this.

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Thank you sooooo much for all the help! I assume the Oslo-Bergen train ride is extremely scenic; I would love to see that! I did look into the Granada-Malaga-Oslo. So far that way has been the cheapest I’ve found. I am a little lost on which other airports to try.
In your experience, which airports in continental Europe, are the cheapest for flights into Norway?
Thanks again!!!

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Oslo, London, Bath, London, Granada
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Generally it would be cities served by airline Norwegian.no or other low-cost airlines. Here’s a current fare list for flights in June 2010: http://www.skyscanne…

Oslo’s 3 airports have the lion’s share of low-cost flights, followed by Bergen, Stavanger, and Trondheim.

When people tell me they’re going to Norway, and ask what they should see in Oslo, I always ask them “why Oslo?” Head to the west coast for the awesome fjord scenery—Bergen and Stavanger are easiest to get to. Oslo is good as a starting or ending point to get that train to Bergen, but otherwise, it’s not a place I enjoyed spending much time in. There’s a couple of minor highlights (is that an oxymoron?) — Aker Brygge, Bygdoy, Frogner Park — but otherwise, the scenery is not really impressive, in my opinion.

For trains check www.nsb.no and look for the “minipris” tickets — sometimes as cheap as 199 NOK from Gardermoen (the main airport station) all the way to Bergen central.