Getting to Asker
Asker is centrally located between the cities of Oslo and Drammen. It is easy to get here whether you come by plane, boat, train, bus, car or bicycle.
The nations busiest main road - E18, runs through Asker, and the major railway lines all run through the district. You are close to three international airports and the harbours for the international ferrys from Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
The main airport, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, serves more than 100 domestic and international destinations. The airport is located in Gardermoen, north of Oslo, and and it's easy yo get from the airport to Asker by train or taxi. Search for air tickets here.
The Oslo Airport Express train has direct connections to Asker and uses about 45 minutes from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Asker.
Sandefjord Airport Torp and Moss Airport Rygge can also be reached whitin a one-hour drive from Asker.
Boats/ferries to/from Denmark, Sweden and Germany are available within a one-hour drive:
Color Line (Oslo – Kiel, Larvik – Hirtshals, Sandefjord – Strömstad)
Stena Line (Oslo – Fredrikshavn)
DFDS Seaways (Oslo – Copenhagen)
For local passenger boats, there is a commuter boat that runs from Vollen in Asker to Aker Brygge in Oslo.
In the summer season (May to September) the boats called Rigmor and Rigfar runs in shuttle-traffic from Kadettangen in Sandvika (Bærum) to the islands in Asker and Bærum. They offer fjord sightseeing and it is possible to hop off in some of the islands and be picked up later.
If you come with your own boat, you will find a guest harbour in Vollen in Asker. Here at Vollen Marina you will also find a gas station, a restaurant and different boat related stores.
The major railroads such as the Bergen Railway, Sørlandsbanen Railway and the Vestfold Railway, all stop in Asker. The picture above is from Asker station.
The local train stations in Asker are:
Billingstad, Hvalstad, Vakås, Høn, Asker, Bondivann, Gullhella and Heggedal.
For timetabels, prices and booking, see the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).
The public transport system between Oslo, Bærum and Asker is well developed,
with a network of bus routes that correspond with train and other bus routes at key
locations, such as the terminal in Asker.
For timetables and information about the routes for bus and train, see Trafikanten.no.
By car or bicycle
The coastal pathway runs almost unbroken from Oslo, through Bærum and Asker, and to Røyken. This gives you a beautiful experience if you come here by bike.
The nations busiest main road - E18, runs through Asker. It is easy to get to Asker and around in Asker by car.