All taxis must have a taximeter mounted. The final amount for the fare is calculated based on distance and duration.
There are 14 different taxi companies available at Oslo Airport, and each with different prices. The companies are obligated to display their prices with a sticker on the vehicle, as well as on the company website.
On July 1st 2018 the authorities introduced new requirements as following: The Taxi-driver is obligated without question to forward a price-offer amount when received a destination before starting the fare. At the end of the fare the mentioned price-offer amount should be printed on the receipt. If the company has multiple price offers for a given fare, either a fixed price or a price calculated by the taximeter, as a customer you have the right to only pay as much as the lowest amount.
The law outlines requirements for information about a standard price comparison, not unlike what consumers are presented with at the grocery store, where price per kilograms or price per liters are shown in addition to the price for the actual product. For a taxi-fare the standard comparison price is comprised of distance and duration where the authorities has set a point of comparison at 8km and 13minutes included any extras.
The standard comparison price is to be displayed on a yellow background for easy recognition of differences. Prices will noticeably fluctuate due to subtle differences in price per kilometer or price per minute.
Taxi-fares to the local airport area generally approximate the standard comparison price, while a fare to Oslo (apx. 50 km) is a longer and might be experienced as a high cost, specially if one travels alone, a fare with multiple people traveling together will not necessarily be higher cost than public transport if there should be need for additional means of transport to get to the final destination. As such a taxi directly to the final destination is an excellent option.
Depot fee. The fee covers the operation of Taxi Depot AS, and is today at 90,- NOK. Examples of operation are as follows:
Depot/ parking lot is approx. 500 meters from the airport terminal where the taxi stand, booking machines and the staffed Taxi Guide desk is.