The Oslo Bus Terminal (OBT) is the country’s largest bus terminal and the third largest hub for public transport in Norway. From here, the airport bus and the express buses go to Norway and Europe, in addition to Ruter’s commuter buses – as many as 1350 bus movements daily. In 2019, the terminal was estimated to have 1.9 million passengers in December.
Vaterland Bussterminal AS modernized Oslo Bus Terminal for NOK 60 million, a project that was completed in August 2019. The goal was to make the bus terminal more attractive and create an arena with more life for travelers and waiting. The project has been so successful that the architect teg_3 / Gottlieb Paludan was nominated for the Oslo City Architecture Prize.
The waiting situation is an important part of the travel experience, and at OBT it is convenient for a pleasant stay in a restaurant, purchase of coffee and newspapers for the trip and luggage storage. Bright, trendy and safe premises with clear markings and travel information of airport standard.
Oslo Bus Terminal is a hub for travelers to, from and in Oslo. The terminal facilities are located in Galleri Oslo, with entrance from Oslo Central Station, Greenland’s bus terminal and Olafiagangen. We find Grønlands torg on one side, barcode on the other, and it is walking distance to Karl Johan, Oslo Plaza, Oslo Spektrum and Oslo City.
Regarding the investment in Oslo’s bus terminal, Viken County Municipality, Jafar Altememy, says the following: “We are proud that the modernization of Oslo’s bus terminal was nominated for the Oslo City Architecture Award 2020. This is a nice recognition of what has become a new and often used From vision via drawing board to finished floor, this project has been characterized by positive co-creation.We have looked forward to running skilled suppliers and partners, and not least the patience of the 50,000 daily users of the terminal who were in full operation during the entire construction period.