Team USA Bus Transport To/From Beitostølen MWC2019
(last update: August 22)
This is what you need to know about Bus Transport to/from Beitostolen for the MWC2019.
Arrival Bus Transport
--> When you have a firm arrival plan (meaning you've booked flights to Norway), email JD with your flights if arriving on March 5 or if you are arriving early.
--> All members of the USA contingent that need bus transport will be charted and a bus schedule created (months from now) based on your arrival times. For folks that arrive early (say someone that flies into Oslo on the 4th and spends the night at an airport hotel), those folks will be placed on the earlier buses going from Oslo airport to Beitostolen on March 5.
--> We will not know the exact price or schedule of arrival buses until JD can meet with Beitostolen organizers this fall. Thank you for your patience on this. We can tell you that in both directions, the direct bus ride does take 3-3.5 hours.
--> In general you should be able to book flights to arrive into Oslo Gardermoen Airport pretty much any time in the morning or afternoon on Tuesday, March 5 and you should have a bus option within a couple hours. But if you pick a flight arriving in the evening of the 5th -- we might not have a bus option for you. Be advised.
--> If you want to get to Beitostolen earlier or later than March 5, you will have to manage ground transport on your own. AXCS will provide some general assistance notes in coming months on your best options (pretty much regular bus lines or rental car) -- but you'll need to take the lead on setting stuff up logistics.
Departure Bus Transport
--> Everyone doing one of the AXCS Birken extension options will automatically be placed on departure buses on Friday, March 15 for either Lillehammer or Oslo Gardermoen. Price and departure times will be coming this fall.
--> Everyone else will be automatically factored into departure buses on Friday, march 15 for Oslo Gardermoen based on the time you give JD for your departing flight. It is important to book your departing flights for after 12pm (noon) to make sure we can get you to the airport in time for international check-in. Please note that the bus ride will take 3-3.5 hours and then you need at least 2 hours for airport check-in. Once again, price and exact bus schedules will be coming this fall.
--> If you are leaving Beitostolen earlier than Friday, March 15 it'll be the same situation as arrival irregular dates. AXCS will provide assistance info, but the actual logistics of ground transport will be your responsibility.
--> If you are sticking around Oslo for a day or two but not doing the Birken, you can just email JD if you prefer a USA departing bus from Beitostolen early, mid-morning, or mid-day depending on your preferences. The bus trip takes 3-3.5 hours.
--> If you will take care of your own transport (pretty much that means renting a car), then email JD so that info can be placed on the chart.