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Many travelers opt to rent cars when they get to Oslo, but it isn’t necessary for travelers to have a car during their stay in the city. The public transportation system ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g19... ) is excellent and it is always possible for visitors to get a taxi if they wish to avoid public transportation for any particular part of their trip. Downtown Oslo is relatively compact and large parts can be done on foot. A rented car is particularly convenient for tourists visiting the country side.Parking and navigation downtown Oslo can be difficult and confusing.
Taxis can be hailed on the streets of Oslo or hired at one of the taxi ranks located throughout the city. Because hailing taxis on the street is not costumery in Norway, don't expect taxis to stop (don't shout or whistle as this is regarded as rude) but you can also use Taxibeat App ( www.taxibeat.no ) for iPhone and Android to hail a taxi. There wil you find all the Taxi copanies of Oslo in one place.
The most popular taxi ranks are those located at the main shopping center and those near the Oslo Center Station. Visitors should be aware that if they are trying to hail a taxi within one hundred meters of a taxi rank, drivers are instructed to ignore them. Visitors who want to hire a taxi for pick-up at a specific time can do so by calling one of the local cab companies.
Visitors who do opt to rent a vehicle can do so through one of the major national car rental companies. Popular choices include Budget ( www.budget.no ) and Hertz ( www.hertz.no ). It is also convenient to choose brokerage sites, e.g., Decode Car hire Oslo, they usually sum up the best deals in each location.
Some of the best brokerage sites are below: