Travel to ECOOP 2004
This page contains some travel information relevant to your stay in
You will quite likely arrive at one of the following three places:
This is the main airport for Oslo and it is situated about 35 kms
north of the city. You have the following choices of transfer:
Arrival 2: The central railway station
This is the central transport hub in Oslo and ideal for transfer.
You can, of course, also take a taxi to any hotel.
- Astoria hotel is about five minutes walk away.
- Continental hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the railway
station. You can take tram line 13 towards Skøyen or
Majorstuen; leave at Nationaltheatret.
Alternatively, you can take any westbound metro line
- Frogner hotel is almost half an hour away on foot, so you
should take tram line
12 towards Frogner plass; get out at
- Gyldenløve hotel takes half an hour to reach by foot, so it is
best to go by tram line 19 towards
Majorstuen; get off at Vibes gate.
- Holberg hotel and Slottsparken appartments
are situated about
20 minutes walk from the railway station, so we recommend
taking tram lines 10 or 17 towards
Rikshospitalet or 18 towards John Colletts
plass; leave at Holbergs plass.
- Munch hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the railway
station. You can take tram lines 10 or 17
towards Rikshospitalet or 18 towards John
Colletts plass; leave at
Tinghuset/Professor Aschehougs plass.
Arrival 3: Torp airport
This airport is located about 120 kms south of Oslo. The only
transfer choice is to take the airport bus to Oslo; after about
2 hours you will arrive
beside the main railway station (see above).
Public transport within Oslo is highly coordinated. You pay by the hour
for use of any kind of transport (except taxi): train, metro, tram,
bus or boat, and you have unlimited transfer within that time.
The rates are:
Tickets are bought at the train and metro stations and in most
Narvesen newsagent shops and 7-Elevens. You may also buy
1 hour tickets from the bus or tram driver, but if you buy just
one (rather than eight) they are more expensive.
|1 hour ||20 kr ||(30 kr when bought
|8 tickets of 1 hour ||150 kr ||
|24 hours ||55 kr ||
|7 days ||190 kr ||
All tickets must be stamped before they are valid! This is
done in the small yellow or orange machines found on the buses and
trams and on the metro platforms.
All conference participants will receive a 7-day ticket at the
registration desk. Remember to stamp this ticket when using it for the
Those who have only registered for tutorials or workshops and not the
conference itself, will not receive a conference ticket. We recommend
that you buy one or more 24-hour tickets, depending on how long you
The metro/subway/tube lines run every 15 minutes, and every half hour
after about 10pm. Metro stations are marked with a circled T.
The tram/streetcar lines run every 15 minutes and every 20 minutes
Using a taxi in Oslo is fast and safe, but somewhat expensive.
A trip from downtown Oslo to Blindern campus or back will cost about
There are several taxi companies but they all have a lighted sign with
"TAXI" on the roof. Just hail one with a lighted sign or look for a
taxi rank with a blue sign saying "Taxi".
All taxis have meters displaying correct fare. Tipping 5-20 NOK is
common, but not mandatory.
All taxis accept the major credit cards, but the driver will
appreciate knowing about this when the journey starts.