Our college age grandson and a friend will be travelling from Copenhagen to Oslo at the end of June/first part of July. Is there a train from Copenhagen to Oslo, and if so, how does that work to get across the water?
There are trains going from Copenhagen to Oslo, but they are not direct. You will need to switch trains at least twice, in Malmö and Göteborg. The trains cross from Denmark to Sweden over the Öresund bridge.
The trip takes about 8.5 hours and costs anywhere from 499 SEK ($61) for an advance-purchase, non-refundable ticket, to 1058 SEK ($132) for a full-fare ticket. They can be purchased ahead online through the Swedish Rail website - www.sj.se
While it's a nice train ride up the west coast of Sweden to Oslo, I'd probably fly, as it's much faster and cheaper. Norwegian Air has several flights a day for under $50, taking a little more than an hour. Prices vary by date and how far in advance you buy them. See www.skyscanner.com for options.
Thank you so much for that great information! We'll be checking on that.
If they are under 26, they can buy youth tickets on SAS, which include a free bag. I don't think those fares show up except on the flysas.com website: http://www.flysas.com/en/us/?cep=242825