Travel to Venabu







Venabu is easily accessible from both Oslo and Trondheim. Venabu Fjellhotell is on road 27, “Rondevegen”. At an altitude of 932m, we are on the mountain pass between Gudbrandsdalen & Østerdalen, just south of Rondane National Park. The Enden to Folldal section of road 27 is known as the “Rondane National Tourist Road”.

by train (and bus)

Travel by train to get to Ringebu (the closest station to Venabu) is straightforward and rail services in Norway are excellent. We will pick you up from the railway station in Ringebu, if you book this service with us in advance, please see below. The transfer time to the hotel from the station is about twenty minutes.

Changes to rail travel since August 2023

Due to significant flooding in early August 2023 (Storm Hans), the rail bridge leading into Ringebu being repaired. It will probably take about a year to replace it.

The rail service continues to run with a well-organised replacement bus service between Fåvang and Ringebu.

Travellers now change onto the replacement bus at Fåvang. The bus stop is right outside the railway station, well-signed and the staff speak English.

The timetable is the same, except for night trains and two services from Trondheim (05:50 and 13:18 Trondheim – Oslo). The arrival into Ringebu from Oslo is about 10 minutes later than the original schedule. We will always wait for the buses in Ringebu if they are delayed.

Rail tickets are only available 3 months before departure, which means that your tickets will have the correct departure/arrival times when you buy them.

We still recommend everybody to buy their tickets in advance. The buses will have the capacity for rail passengers.

We will keep this page up to date if and when there are any changes.

You can read more here:


At Oslo Gardermoen airport (lufthavn) the railway station is in the same building as the airport, downstairs. Buying tickets is easy: online with Vy’s app, at the ticket machines or in person. You’ll find that the station staff speak excellent English and everything is well-signposted.

Booking ahead – once you know your flights and you have decided to travel by train/bus it makes sense to book your journey. Trains can become booked up – everyone has a seat, no standing. Booking ahead may also give you the option of a reduced price ticket, the minipris ticket, though this is non-refundable. The Entur website is easy to use and has an English version.

Take the train to Ringebu on the Dovre railway line. It’s a scenic journey of about two and a half hours from Oslo Gardermoen. Oslo city centre and Lillehammer are on the same rail line.


by express coach

The Entur website has information on all public transport options.

Pick up from Ringebu


Lillehammer railway stations

We can pick you up from either Ringebu or Lillehammer railway stations by prior arrangement.

Price from/to Ringebu one way:
275 NOK per person

Price from/to Lillehammer one way:
For 1–4 persons 2500 NOK
For 5 persons or more: 500 NOK per person

Bank Holidays*: a supplement may apply.

* Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday

If you are a large group please contact us for a quote.

Airport transfer

Winter season only

The closest airport to Venabu is Oslo Gardermoen. We offer our own direct bus to and from the airport every Saturday in the winter season (also in connection with the Christmas holidays). This service must be booked in advance.

Please contact us if you have any questions about airport transfers for winter 2023/24

Departure form Gardermoen at approximately 2.00pm. Return 9.15 am the following Saturday, with arrival Gardermoen at about 1pm. The transfer time is about three hours.

2023 price: 575 NOK per person, one way.

by car

From Oslo:
Follow E6 to Frya, 5km north of Ringebu centre, then road 27 signposted Venabygd/Folldal ca 16km.

From Trondheim:
E6 to Hjerkinn, road 29 to Folldal, then road 27 to Venabu, Norwegian Scenic Route, Rondane.

Please note road 27 is a mountain road and can be closed at short notice during the winter if there is bad weather. Road 27 is closed at night during the winter, east of Venabu between Spidsbergseter and Enden. This road closure doesn’t routinely affect the road up from Ringebu.

From Røros:
Road 30 to Tynset, then road 3 to Alvdal, road 29 to Folldal & road 27 to Venabu (Ringebu).

From Elverum:
Road 3 to Koppang, then road 219 to Enden & road 27 to Venabu (Ringebu). From Elverum it is the same distance if you drive the main E6 road.

Charging for electric vehicles

Charge your electric vehicle at Venabu

Venabu Fjellhotel now has three Easee Home electric car chargers in place.

They have Type2 universal charging connectors. The power is upto 22 kW and distributed so two cars get 11 kW each and three cars get 7 kW each.

They support overnight charging. As an example, a trip from Oslo of 240 km will require about 40 kWh, 2–6 hours of charging.

The boxes are locked, and the RFID tag can be picked up at reception.

Price: NOK 275 per charge.

No flight travel to Venabu from overseas

Alternatives to flying

It is possible to travel to Venabu, without flying, from Europe and the UK. More of our guests are now choosing to travel in this way. We are planning a blog article to share more information on these options.

In the meantime, the website has a lot of detailed, useful information on rail routes, prices, booking. There are plenty of suggestions to guide you through the process of planning your journey to Venabu, from the UK or from within continental Europe.

Distances from Venabu:

Oslo via Rv 4 230 km 

OSL Gardermoen E6 220 km

Trondheim 270 km

Lillehammer 78 km

Røros 181 km

Folldal 87 km 

Elverum 172 km

Ringebu 18 km