Practical information - The Tall Ships Races Fredrikstad 2014 - Fredrikstad and Hvaler - Visit Østfold

Practical information

How to get to Fredrikstad and the Tall Ships Races 2014

Fredrikstad is situated in the Southern parts of the Østfold County, only 90 km south of Oslo and 30 km from the Swedish border.


By public transport


Fredrikstad is easily accessible with public transport. There are frequent services from Oslo and from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. From Oslo, it takes about 1 hr 20 minutes, whilst from Oslo Airport Gardermoen, approximately 2 hrs. Moss Airport Rygge is only 20 minutes away.



There is also a good train service to and from Oslo. Departs every hour from Oslo Central Station. During rush hour, there are departures every half hour. You find the timetables for the train service here. 


By car


Take the E6 southbound from Oslo and from Råde, you follow the signs to Fredrikstad on highway 110. If you drive from the South or West parts of Norway, it might be easier to take the ferry from Horten to Moss, rather than drive through the Oslo area.

During The Tall Ships Races Fredrikstad city center will be closed to traffic, but there will be parking in designated areas.



More information about transport at

Tourist information

Tourist information opening hours during The Tall Ships Races 11th to 14th July:

  • Tourist Office in the Fortified Town:  
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00
    Monday: 09:00 - 20:00

  • Guest harbor and Tourist information:
    Every day: 08:00 - 21:00

  • Tourist information in the city center:
    Every day: 08:00 - 21:00

  • Tourist information in the Train station:
    Every day: 12:00 - 20:00
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