Sandefjord airport, more commonly known as Torp, is one of the medium-sized airports in Norway. It has lots of flights from most of Europe, as well as flights to and from other airports in Norway.
If you are visiting Norway you might get a flight that is headed to Torp instead of Gardermoen. The airport itself is just a short distance away from the city called Sandefjord, but Torp acts as the main airport for all of South-Eastern Norway.
Torp has excellent bus and train connection, and has its own stop on the Vestfoldbanen train line. This means that you can ride the train to most of the big cities in all of South-Eastern Norway.
Use Vestfoldbanen train line to get to all the major cities
Whenever you are leaving Torp to get to a major city like Skien, Tønsberg, Horten, Sandefjord, Porsgrunn, Larvik, Drammen, or even to Oslo, the easiest method is to ride the train.
There are shuttle buses that takes you between Torp and the train stop where you can buy train tickets and board the train. The train typically leaves every hour, and the shuttle bus only uses around 3 minutes from outside the airport to the train station. The shuttle buses coordinate with the trains, so you never have to wait more than a few minutes for the train to arrive after exiting the shuttle bus.
The shuttle bus between Torp airport and Torp train station is free of charge.
Ride the southbound train (marked with Skien) to get to Sandefjord, Larvik, Porsgrunn and Skien. Skien is the final stop, but you can potentially change trains there to head towards other parts of Telemark.
Ride northbound to get to Tønsberg, Holmestand, Drammen and finally Oslo. You can change trains in both Drammen and Oslo if you want to travel to other cities like Trondheim, Bergen or any other major city in Norway.
Bus rides from Torp
In addition to being close to the train track, you can also get to and from Torp by bus, and most of the cities and towns in southern and eastern Norway will have a bus that stops by Torp airport.
The Torp Airport Express (Torpekspressen) rides between Oslo and Torp, and is a quick way to get to Oslo. Expect to pay around 250 NOK for a single ticket. It’s not really all that much faster (and the view is much more boring) than the train, but it’s a nice option if you for some reason don’t want to ride the train.
There’s also Telemarksekspressen (Nor-Way) that departs to destinations in Telemark county. This will even let you keep going over the Hardangervidda plateau and towards the western part of Norway.
If you want to go so Southern Norway, go for the Sørlandsekspressen (VY190) instead. This takes you to Kristiansand, and stops in cities like Grimstad, Arendal and Kragerø. You need to ride a shuttle bus to Sandefjord to get on Sørlandsekspressen.
Car rentals from Torp airport
There are several different car rental companies that operates from Sandefjord airport Torp, and you can usually just stop by the car rental agent there to rent a car, as long as you arrive during business hours. There are typically cars ready to be rented, but you will save some money and time if you reserve a rental car ahead of time.
Torp is very close to the major highway E18 that takes you to any of the major cities in all of the eastern part of Norway. Just follow the signs towards E18 for a few minutes, and you’re on the highway before you know it.
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He lives in Skien, Norway with his wife and two children. Nicklas is specialized in Norwegian ecology (including Norway’s geology, wildlife and flora) from his degree in Ecology And Nature Management at University of South-Eastern Norway, but has a particular interest in tourism and content creation.
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