Sunday, January 21, 2007

Planning a trip to Norway - how to get a cheap airlineticket

Are you planning a vacation? May I recommend travelling to the far north. If you are tempted, you may actually get cheap airlinetickets from many destinations in Europe directly to several interesting destinations. There are three budget airlines that operate non-stop flights to Norway:

Ryanair

Ryanair is the cheapest alternative. The main destination is Torp airport outside Sandefjord. Usually this airport is referred as Torp-Oslo. The fact is that it serves the county of Vestfold and the bordering counties. But if you plan to go to the Norwegian Capital, it is only on and a half hour away and there are good bus connections. Ryanair offers, if you are lucky, tickets for less than €1, except taxes ofcourse. But you have to pay for every piece of your luggage, and you have to buy the food on board. Ryanair also operates one service from London-Stanstead to Haugesund, on the west coast of Norway, close to the wonderful majestic mountains and the deep fjords of the Norwegian Vestlandet.

Sterling

The Danish budget airline Sterling operates services to Oslo from a large number of destinations in Europe, but not the whole year so check their schedules. Sterling is not as inexpensive as Ryanair, but if you are lucky you can get a roundtrip ticket for less than €20, but there are not many. A good tip - check the airline low-price calendar. Here you will find prices and schedules.

Norwegian Air Shuttle

Norwegian Air Shuttle is a Norwegian owned budget airline that is extending by opening new flights to many European destinations. So now you can fly nonstop fram i.e. Paris Orly to Tromsø in the Northern part of the country in order to enjoy the midnight sun. This airline does not operate all destinations year around, and in order to get the best deal you can check the airline lowprice calendar. If you want to check available flights from Oslo to Alicante-Murchia in February you can see it here.

Norwegian Air Shuttle operates international non-stop services to most larger airports in Norway. The main cities of Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø have a larger number of destinations.

Budget non-stop flights from Europe to Norway - a list

I have made a liste based on information on the airline websites. On prices, schedules etc. you have to consult the web for more specific information.

Austria
- Salzburg (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim)

Bulgaria
- Varna (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)

Chech Republic
- Praha (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)

Croatia
- Dubrovnik (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim)
- Pula (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Rijeka (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Split (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)

Denmark
- København (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- København (Sterling – Oslo, COMING: Bergen)

Estonia
- Tallinn (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)

France
- Bordeaux (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Marseille (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Montpellier (Sterling – Oslo)
- Nice (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim)
- Nice (Sterling – Oslo)
- Paris-Orly (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Harstad, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)
- Paris-Orly (Sterling – Oslo)

Germany
- Berlin (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo)
- Bremen (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Düsseldorf (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Hahn (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Hamburg (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)
- München (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Tromsø, Trondheim)

Greece
- Athens (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo, COMING: Rygge)
- Athens (Sterling – Oslo)
- Chania (Sterling – Oslo)
- Heraklion (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)

Hungary
- Budapest (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)
- COMING: Hungary (Wizz Air - Torp-Sandefjord)

Ireland
- Dublin (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Dublin (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)

Italy
- Bergamo (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Florence (Sterling – Oslo)
- Pisa (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Pisa (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Roma-Ciampino (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Roma-Ciampino (Sterling – Oslo)
- Venezia (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)

Latvia
- Riga (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger. Tromsø, Trondheim)

Lithuania
- COMING: Palanga (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Rygge)
- Vilnius (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)

NEW: Morocco
- COMING: Marrakech (Norwegian Air Shuttle - Rygge)

Netherlands

- Amsterdam (Sterling – Oslo)

Poland
- Gdansk (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- COMING: Gdansk (Wizz Air, Torp-Sandefjord)
- NEW: Katowice (Wizz Air, Torp-Sandefjord)
- Krakow (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)
- COMING: Poznan (Wizz Air, Torp-Sandefjord)
- COMING: Szczecin (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Rygge)
- Warszawa (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, COMING: Rygge, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)
- NEW: Warszawa (Wizz Air, Torp-Sandefjord)

Portugal
- Algarve(Faro) (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)

Russia
- St. Petersburg (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim)

Serbia
- Belgrade (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo, COMING: Rygge)

Spain
- Alicante (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo, Rygge, Stavanger, Trondheim)
- Alicante (Sterling – Oslo)
- Barcelona (Sterling – Oslo)
- COMING: Barcelona (Norwegian Air Shuttle - Rygge)
- Burgas (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Girona (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Las Palmas (Sterling – Oslo)
- Madrid (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim)
- Madrid (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Malaga (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo, COMING: Rygge, Stavanger, Trondheim)
- Malaga (Sterling – Oslo)
- Murcia (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim)
- Tenerife (Sterling – Oslo)
- Valencia (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo, COMING: Rygge)

Sweden
- Stockholm-Arlanda (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)

Switzerland
- Geneve (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)
- Zürich (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)

NEW: Turkey
- COMING: Istanbul (Norwegian Air Shuttle - Rygge)

United Kingdom

- Edinburgh (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Oslo)
- Glasgow-Prestwick (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- Liverpool (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)
- London-Stanstead (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Bodø, Harstad, Kristiansand, Oslo, COMING: Rygge, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim)
- London-Stanstead (Ryanair – Haugesund, Torp-Sandefjord)
- Manchester (Norwegian Air Shuttle – Bergen, Oslo)
- Newcastle upon Thyne (Ryanair – Torp-Sandefjord)

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