Asker Transportation

  • Airport express train, platform 2, Asker
    Airport express train, platform 2, Asker
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  • Boat at Vollen landing
    Boat at Vollen landing
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    By air to Asker

    by Saagar Updated Dec 3, 2008

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    Airport express train, platform 2, Asker

    Getting to Asker by aeroplane isn't really an option, but close:
    At Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), take the Airport Exress train to Asker. Every second departure goes to Asker, the end of the line for the Airport Express. It takes 50 minutes from the airport.
    The cost: Oslo-Asker by Airport Express train is 190 NOK if you use a card machine, NOK 200 if paying cash, the regular train options are cheaper, but crowded during rush hours and a dearth of lugage space. Somewhat slower, too, but that's not so much of an argument.
    The cheaper option is thus to take the regular through trains to/from the airport on the Larvik/Skien - Lillehammer route. By other trains than these you will need to change at Oslo Central station.
    Getting to Asker from Torp airport/Sandefjord is probably best by the Torp-Oslo airport bus - it will stop at Asker bus/railway station if you ask. But you can also hop on the train via the NSB shuttle to Torp Station from the Torp Airport.
    Note that there is not an airport bus service from Asker to OSL. The nearest airport bus stop is Bekkestua in Bærum municipality, so if in eastern Asker it makes sense to get on there.

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    Christmas bus discounts!

    by Saagar Written Dec 22, 2004

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    During all weekends leading up to Christmas, the local buses in Asker and Baerum municipalities are discounted to NOK 10 per adult and NOK 5 per child one way to/from Sandvika (main shopping area) in an effort to limit private car driving and ease road transportation.

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    Special shipping, cargo needs?

    by Saagar Written Jan 8, 2006

    AS Nesodden-Bundefjord Dampskibsselskap can assist you in takeing care of odd shipping orders, whether cargo or passengers. They do regular passenger shipping on the Oslo Fjord, but can do a host of other maritime-related things, too.

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    Ambling to Asker by boat

    by Saagar Updated Aug 16, 2005
    Boat at Vollen landing

    During summers you can catch the boats from Aker Brygge (Oslo), route No 256 to Vollen and Slemmestad, and route 711 Sandvika - Vestfjord islands to Holmen Quay.

    The first one has been awarded another VT Asker transportation tip, the second is a summer weekends-only recreational route that visits islands and drops and pick up people cantering between the islands. They run Friday-Sundays from about 20th June to about 20th August. If you miss your boat you may have to swim or if on the mainland... catch a bus or a local train back to Oslo - or Asker. Details for the season available at Trafikanten.

    Boats named Rigmor and Rigfar run route 711 Sandvika-Holmen with drop-off/pick up points at Borøya, Brønnøya, Ostøya and Langåra islands.

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    Boat shedule 2005 to the islands of WEestern Oslo

    by Saagar Written May 18, 2005

    Dep. from Sandvika Fridays 20 May -19 June:
    16:30, taking in all the islands to Langåra and back again.
    Saturday and Sundays 20 May - 19 June: 10:00 (Borøya only), 10:30, 13:30, 16:30.

    23 June-21 August:
    Dep from Sandvika: all days: 10:00 (Borøya only), 10:30, 13:30, 16:30. Fridays additional: 18:00. Sundays additional: 09:00 (some islands exempted), 18:30. The last boat arrives back in Sandvika 18:00 (all days), and on Sundays 20:00.

    There are some early and late season scheduled departures, too, check web site for this.

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    Getting here/away by charter aeroplane

    by Saagar Written May 26, 2005

    You can charter a seaplane and other types of planes, too, to get to or from the Asker area fast. The seaplane harobur is located in the neigbouring municipality of Bærum, at the old Oslo airport Fornebu - Rolvstangen sea plane harbour.
    You got to have some pocket money to be able to do this, though...

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    Distances to/from Asker within Norway

    by Saagar Written Jun 20, 2005
    Good reasons to come to Asker

    Oslo-Asker 35 km
    Bergen-Asker 4972 km
    Lillehammer-Asker 215 km
    Stavanger-Asker 430 km
    Nordkapp-Asker 2.126 km
    Molde-Asker 497 km
    Swedish border-Asker 110 km
    Tromsø-Asker 1.655 km
    Vardø-Asker 2.597 km
    Trondheim-Asker 518 km
    Russian border.Asker 2.450 km

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    Distances to Asker from abroad

    by Saagar Written Jun 20, 2005
    Asker - the road less travelled?

    Amsterdam-Asker 1.395 km
    Athens-Asker 3.470 km
    Barcelona-Asker 2.745 km
    Frankfurt-Asker 1.445 km
    Copenhagen-Asker 635 km
    London-Asker 1.945 km
    Milano-Asker 2.155 km
    Paris-Asker 1.365 km
    Stockholm-Asker 565 km
    Rome-Asker 2.635 km
    Warzawa-Asker 1.515 km

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    Asker train station

    by Saagar Updated Jul 18, 2005
    Asker station

    Asker train station has recently been renewed and refurbished. It is now a practical station with easy access by bus, foot, taxi and car.
    The station is located at the convergence of the Moss-Spikkestad line, the Kongsberg-Eidsvoll line, Drammen-Ås suburban line, Lillehammer-Skine line, Oslo-Bergen and Oslo-Stavanger lines. The airport Express train departs from track no 5.
    The stations is well integrated with bus and taxi stations.
    There is an underpass with esoteric lighting and music arts, and a steep inconvenient overpass to the tracks.
    The station ticket offices close early and generally expect limited services from here. Board trains directly if it is closed.

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    Oslo-Asker access by train

    by Saagar Written Jul 18, 2005
    Local train to Asker

    There are frequent train connections between Asker and Oslo. You can basically go to the station and expect that within half an hour there will be a train. However, late at night the frequency is more limited so check out your options beforehand.

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    Excellent taxi service

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Taxi stand outside Asker railway station

    Asker shares a taxi service with the neighbouring community Bærum, thus Asker & Bærum Taxi.
    Their service is excellent and they beat Oslo taxi both on service and price. If taking a taxi from the airport to Asker (or even Oslo), Asker & Bærum taxi is cheaper by about 20%.
    A taxi from the airport to Asker nevertheless comes to about NOK 900; about 1200 Sundays.. Between three persons and luggage it's still a better deal than the airport express train if you consider the door-to door option.
    A VT commentor notified me that their personal handling and English was poor. I have not come across this, but I'd like to mention it.

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    Oslo-Asker by boat

    by Saagar Updated Nov 15, 2004
    Fast boat to Vollen

    In the mornings and afternoons on workdays there are a few scheduled boat departures from Oslo's Aker Brygge pier to Slemmestad and Vollen in Asker and return.
    From Aker Brygge/Oslo: 06:45, 07:50, 15:10, 16:20, 17:30.
    From Vollen: 06:15, 07:20, 08:25, 15:35, 16:45
    These catamaran rides are really fast and at 25 minutes they are faster than all other transport options to Asker (south). They are ideal if you want to go fishing for sea trout, walk the coastal trail, visit antique shops that seem to proliferate here, or during summers, find a beach and go picniking and bathing.

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    Map Asker

    by Saagar Updated Jun 3, 2005
    Map of Asker and sourroundings

    This map shows you Asker municipality with the main transport infrastructure, rail and roads. Boats to Asker arrive at Vollen and Slemmestad.

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