Getting here – by car

This is an overview over distances to/from and within Telemark:

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The road network in Telemark is mainly connected by the main roads E-18, E-134 and RV 36.

E-18 starts at the Swedish border by Ørje and stretches through Oslo, along the coast through Telemark to Kristiansand.
E-134 cuts through the landscape from the east to the west, starting at the Oslofjord tunnel and taking the route via Drammen, Notodden, Seljord and upper Telemark to Karmøy.
RV 36 takes the route from Porsgrunn, via Ulefoss and Bø to Seljord, and thereby binds the two E-roads together.


Getting here – by train or bus


If you decide to come to Telemark by train the central lines will be either Sørlandsbanen (Southern Line) with Nordagutu or Bø as the central railway stations, or Vestfoldbanen (Vestfold Line) from Oslo or Drammen to Porsgrunn and Skien.

A network of express- and local bus lines covers all parts of the region, with Telemark Bilruter and VY as main operators. Search for bus connections at 


Getting here – by ferry


Fjordline calls daily at Langesund (shuttle from Hirtshals, Denmark) and Sandefjord (from Strömstad, Sweden). Color Line calls daily at Larvik (shuttle from Hirtshals, Denmark) and Sandefjord (shuttle from Strömstad, Sweden).

Getting here – by plane

The closest airport is Sandefjord Airport Torp (TRF) 55 minutes by car from Hjellebrygga pier in Skien, the starting point for a boat trip on the Telemark Canal.