The airport used by Ryanair a crazy 68 miles from the city it’s meant to be in

A European airport used by Ryanair is 68 miles away from the city in which passengers paid to land. Among its dozens of other destinations, Ryanair offers flights direct to Norway, with passengers able to enjoy holidays in the country’s capital, Oslo.

Holidaymakers looking to enjoy a break amongst the city’s stunning modern architecture can travel to one of two airports, Oslo Lufthavn and Torp Sandefjord.

Lufthavn is conveniently located just outside the city, a short 31-mile trip away. But Torp is more than double that distance, despite being advertised as one of the main routes to the capital.

Torp Sandefjord is listed by Visit Oslo as one of the airports people can use to fly to the city but warns the airport is 110 km (68 miles) from Oslo’s borders.

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That hasn’t stopped airlines from advertising “Oslo Torp”, however, with several budget airlines using the designation instead of the airport’s other name. And this has confused several travellers, who have left less than stellar reviews of the airport on Google.

They have also complained about the costs of getting into the city, whether by bus or taxi. Nachos9 said: “Please don’t go to this airport, it isn’t in Oslo at all. You have to take a 1.30h bus ride which costs 1000kr (£75) for three people…please don’t go here!”

Heiko K slammed European airline Air France for calling the airport “Oslo” despite its distance from the city. They said they arrived at 11pm, 10 minutes after the last bus left, leaving them to take a taxi that was “more expensive than the flight”.

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The user added: “Wrong labelling by Air France…and the customer has to pay the price.” Another user, Kerem Yavuz Üstündağ, also criticised the cost of taking a taxi into Oslo.

They said they paid 3600 kr (£271) to take a cab into the city centre after the airport closed at night, which they said was a “joke”. Replying to the user, a spokesman for Torp said the airport has never claimed to be located in Oslo.

They said “some airlines” like to refer to the airport as Oslo Torp. The spokesman said: “We have never claimed to be Oslo, although some airlines like to call us Oslo Torp.”

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