Transport in Oslo

How to get around in Oslo

With Oslo’s public transportation system Ruter, it is easy to travel around in Oslo.

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How to Use Public Transportation in Oslo (a guide)

Tram in Oslo

Are you visiting Oslo? Most likely you’re wondering how to get around to explore the many sights and attractions that Oslo has to offer.

There are many ways to get around, Oslo is very walkable, there are many bike rentals, car rentals and scooter rentals, but in my opinion your best bet would be to use public transport. Here is a guide to how you can use and enjoy the public transportation system in Oslo.

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Public Transportation Ticket

Before getting onto any public transportation you’ll need a ticket. In order to avoid a fine (USD 100), you need an active validated ticket. You can get a ticket before you get on (with an app), or if you have a paper ticket scan it where the driver is, or on one of the many small scanners onboard (only bus and tram).

Standing on the tram in Oslo

How to buy a ticket

For visitors with European VISA/Mastercard you can use all apps for bying tickets. However, for those with non-European bank cards it is (still) not completely straightforward. There are different apps you can use, but not all payment methods are available. (see below)

Anyways, the main ticket app is called Ruter . This is the one that locals use to buy tickets in Oslo and surrounding regions. Another apps are ENTUR & VY . See description below for how to pay for the ticket with various apps. Know that all these three apps can buy you a public transportation ticket i Norway.

  • The Ruter App only accepts VISA/Mastercard from European countries. If you are from a non-European country you can use Apple Pay. (some non-European credit cards might work, check with your bank to see if they support 3-D Secure).
  • The VY App only accepts VISA/Mastercard from European countries. They offer payment through PayPal
  • The Entur App only accepts VISA/Mastercard from European countries

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If you have the  Oslo Pass , this pass gives you free access to all public transportation in Oslo Zone 1.

You can purchase a single or 24 hour paper ticket in any kiosk (7-11, Narvesen, Deli de Luca, Mix).

On the tram and metro you have to pre-purchase a ticket in an app or get a paper ticket from a kiosk. On buses and ferries you can buy tickets onboard, but at a higher cost.

Find route maps for Oslo here .

Google Maps works well for journey planning in Oslo, but personally I prefer using the Ruter app.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for public transportation in Oslo chance in February every year. But at the moment (March 2023), the price for a single ticket is 40 NOK (4 USD). This is for one zone, but for traveling in Oslo that is all you need (Zone 1).

For up to date prices head to Ruter’s website .

Check out the zone map below. Notice that Oslo is in Zone 1. If for instance you came from the Oslo Lufthavn (airport), you would need 4 zones and prices increase with how many zones you choose.

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Options for Public Transportation

The Ruter App Journey planner, or one of the other apps, will give you options for which public transportation method to take in order to reach your destination as fast as possible.

Basically there are four main ways to get around, and you’ll probably find yourself connecting from one to the other. These four are trikk (tram), t-bane (metro), buss (bus) and ferge (ferry). I could also mention the train, but the train is mostly used for connecting Oslo to the rest of the country.

For planning your trip check out the Ruter Journey Planner (same as in the Ruter app)

Trikk – Tram

Tram in Oslo

In Norway we call the tram for trikk. You see, it went electric back in 1894, so someone thought Electric TRIKK!

The trikk might not be the fastest option, but its quite reliable, and is often found running in narrow streets where it takes up less space than a bus.

For tourists in Oslo I recommend hopping on a trikk and doing some sightseeing.

Taking #12 from downtown in either direction is a great way to see the city. Just sit back relax and watch Oslo as it glides by. If you take the #12 west towards Majorstuen you’ll ride through parts of the downtown areas, past the Akershus fortress, the Oslo City Hall and the Oslo fjord on your left. You continue on to enjoy the views of the westside and then get off at Vigelandsparken to enjoy this number one tourist attraction in Oslo.

Heading in the other direction you can ride east to the hip and trendy neighbourhood of Grünerløkka. Get off at Olafs Ryes plass and you’ll find a ton of nice little shops, restaurants, bars and perhaps try out the best waffles in town at Haralds Vafler.

Trikk #13 & #19

I also recommend that you check out the #13 and #19. Both will take you to the Barcode area, stopping nearby the Oslo Opera House and also continues up to Ekeberg. You can hop off at Ekebergparken, which a sculpture park with contemporary art inside a forest, and you also get some great views of Oslo from up there.

Remember that you need to pre-purchase a ticket for the trikk. Tickets can not be bought onboard. If you have a paper ticket you validate it by scanning it once on the trick.

T-bane – Metro

Metro in Oslo

In Norwegian we call the metro for T-bane, T-line, because of the T sitting on top of it (not anymore though).

The T-bane shifts between running underground and overground. The T-bane is very reliable and mostly runs on time. It covers a lot of the suburbs of Oslo, and is therefor popular for commuting.

For travelers to Oslo, The t-bane is great if you are going to the outskirts of Oslo. For instance you can take the #1 up to Holmenkollen to see the Ski Jump, or stay on it until you are basically inside the forest at Frognerseteren. Or ride the #5 to Sognsvann, another forest area.

If you are in a rush, the metro is the fastest way to get from one part of the city center to another. A ride from the Nationaltheater to the Central station only takes you 3 minutes.

I think it’s good to know that when inside metro stations with escalators, remember to always stand on the right and walk on the left.

Remember that you need to pre-purchase a ticket for the t-bane. Tickets can not be bought onboard. If you have a paper ticket you validate it by scanning it when you enter the station.

Buss – Bus

Buss in Oslo

The bus might not be as charming as the tram or fast as the metro, but they are plentiful, cover large areas of Oslo, and certain lines have departures every 5 minutes.

Especially bus #81 and #32, which runs through downtown, are great for riding to the Barcode area where you find the Opera House and the Munch Museum. For travelers who want to go to Bygdøy, the museum Island, with the folk museums and maritime museums, then bus #30 is the only way to get there with ruter public transport.

You can buy a ticket from the driver, but it will cost you more than buying it at a kiosk or in the app.

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Ferge – Ferry

Oslo ferry

Oslo is surrounded by islands, which are connected together with electric ferries departing from Aker Brygge just in front of the City Hall.

They are electric, they have both outdoor and indoor seating and is a great way to get out on the Oslo fjord, and the best thing, they are included in the public transport system, so you can ride them with a ruter ticket.

So for a cheap but nice fjord cruise buy a single ticket for the public transport in the ruter app. Hop on ferry number B1, it takes about 1 hour, cruises around the islands and drops you off just where you started.

This is an excellent option for a 40 NOK (4 USD) fjord cruise . Bring some food onboard and you can have a little picnic while enjoying the views.

Use Public Transport!

I hope this article gave you a better understanding of the public transportation system in Oslo. It’s a great system which can quickly get you around Oslo to a fairly low cost.

Thanks a lot, tusen takk for reading & welcome to Oslo!

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Getting around Oslo with public and private transport.

For many years there has been a focused effort in Oslo to increase the use of public transportation, in favor of private cars. The goal is for as many people as possible to walk, cycle or use public transport.

Public transport

Provides tickets and schedules for all public transport within Oslo. Find trams (trikk), subways (T-bane), ferries (ferge), local trains (lokaltog) and busses (buss) on the website or in the Ruter app. You can also buy travelcards and tickets in some kiosks (Narvesen, 7-Eleven, Deli de Luca and Mix).

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Entur finds journeys across all transport options in all cities in Norway. The goal is to make it easier to choose public transport for travels.

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If you want to travel beyond the Oslo area, you can buy tickets to long distance trains and busses through Vy. They also have a pool of electric cars to rent. You can buy tickets and book a car in the app.

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Long distance busses

Go to kollektivterminaler.no to see the bus companies operating from Oslo Bus Terminal (Oslo Bussterminal) (in Norwegian)

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There is a continued effort to make Oslo as bicycle friendly as possible.

  • Go to the City of Oslo’s information about bicycle trails (sykkelkart), bicycle hotel, city bicycle (Oslo bysykkel) and various projects (in Norwegian)
  • Go to University of Oslo (UiO) for information about Norwegian bicycle rules

Oslo City Bikes is a cheap option where you can buy a subscription for city bikes, available in many locations around Oslo.

Go to oslobysykkel.no

Find bicycle trails and trips:

  • Go to Google Maps to see all the bicycle routes in Oslo.
  • Go to Visit Oslo’s information about biking in Oslo
  • Go to VisitNorway’s information about experiencing Oslo by bike
  • Biking is a great way to explore Oslo's outdoors

Privately owned cars

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesenet) has information about traffic rules, driving licences and everything to do with roads and cars in Norway. You have to check the rules for using your driving licence from abroad while living in Norway.

  • Driving licences from EU/EEA countries are valid, so look into the rules for exchanging them for a Norwegian driving licence. It is an easy process where you fill out a form and use your original driving licence.
  • Driving licences from EU/EEA countries must exchanged for a Norwegian driving licence within 12 months. Please note that only a few countries are elligeble for an exchange, proven you pass a new practical driving test, and in some cases also a theory test.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (vegvesen.no):

  • Further information about exchanging driving licences

Go to The City of Oslo’s information about

  • street, transport and parking
  • street, transport and parking (more extensive information in Norwegian)
  • charging electric vehicles

Keywords in your research about driving in Oslo:

  • Parking fees (parkeringsavgifter), parking apps, handicap parking (handikapparkering), beboerparkering (parking in your neighborhood inside ring road 3)
  • Road tax (veiavgift), studded car tyre fee (piggdekkavgift) and toll roads (bomring, bomstasjon)
  • Electric cars (elbil), hybrid cars (hybridbil), charging (ladestasjon)

Other helpful links:

  • Go to autopass.no for information about automated road and ferry tolls.
  • Find the owner of a vehicle at vegvesen.no
  • Go to norden.org for information about driving licenses, customs and owning a car in Norway

Other local transport options

Carpools and car sharing.

There are several options if you need to rent a car for a shorter or longer period of time. You have ordinary car rentals, but you also have various carpools, or car sharing systems. The City of Oslo has dedicated parking spaces for car sharing services. Most of these services allow you to open the car through an app so you don’t have to pick up a key.

Keywords: Car sharing (bildeling), carpool (bilpool), car rental (billeie, leie bil)

Here are some Car sharing options:

  • Getaround : Rent a car from a private person, cars can be found all over Norway.
  • Bilkollektivet : A collective where all the cars are owned by the members. You have to be a member to rent cars.
  • Hertz BilPool : Short and long term var hire.
  • Hyre : Short and long term var hire.

In Norwegian: taxi, drosje.

There are several taxi companies operating in Oslo. Prices vary somewhat between the companies, and charges go up at evening and night.

Electric scooters (elsparkesykkel)

You can rent electric scooters from many providers. You get access to these through the individual providers’ apps. The same rules apply for electric scooters as for ordinary push bikes.

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The best way to get around Oslo is on the trams or buses, as they're widely available and conveniently connect passengers to points throughout the city. When you arrive at Oslo Airport (OSL), you can take a train, bus, taxi or rental car into the city center. The T-bane metro system is also available downtown, though its network is limited compared to the trams and buses. Meanwhile, walking and biking are viable (and affordable) options for shorter treks on warmer days.

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Ticket Prices For Public Transportation In Oslo Explained (2022 Numbers)

There’s no doubt that using the public transportation system in Oslo is the best and easiest way to get between the different tourist attractions and areas in the city, but how much does it cost exactly?

A single ticket at the public transportation system in Oslo for adults are 39 NOK, and 20 NOK for children, while 24 hour tickets cost 117 NOK for adults and 59 NOK for children. It’s also possible to buy extended time periods and get get student discounts to make it cheaper.

We’re going to be looking closer at the ticket prices for public transportation in Oslo in this article, and looking at the 2022 numbers. So keep reading if you want to find out how much you should expect to pay for transportation when visiting Oslo no matter how long you are staying.

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Table for ticket prices for the public transportation system in Oslo city (Zone 1)

Below are the 2022 costs for ticket prices for the public transportation system in Oslo, including several different time frames.

This is the cost of public transportation system in Oslo city, in what we call the “ Zone 1 ” area. Zone 1 includes Oslo city, and will be enough to get you to all the major tourist attractions in the city.

I think that most tourists will be fine with the Zone 1 tickets , since the Zone 2 tickets are mainly for residential areas outside of the city, thus making it the preferred option for workers who commute to Oslo city to work. You can see a map of the different zones at Ruter’s website here .

There is an additional fee of 20 NOK for adults and students, and 10 NOK for children if you choose to buy the tickets on board the transportation . This is to encourage people to buy tickets in advance at the ticket booths or even from the app before boarding the train, tram, bus or subway.

The Ticket Prices For Public Transportation In Oslo includes both buses, trains, trams, ferries and the metro.

Table for ticket prices for the public transportation system in Oslo Zone 2

Some of you might need to have tickets for Zone 2, especially if you are staying at a place in the outskirts of Oslo, like at Sandvika, Lillestrøm, Nittedal, Asker or Kolbotn.

Below is a table of the ticket costs for the Oslo Zone 2. These includes use of the public transpiration within both Zone 1 and Zone 2.

What is included in the public transportation ticket in Oslo?

The public transportation system in Oslo is run by Ruter, and the tickets mentioned above for Zone 1 includes unlimited use of public transportation within the selected zone and time frame.

There are several options for different types of public transportation in Oslo, and the ticket includes use of:

  • Local trains within Zone 1.
  • Ferries (with the exception of the Bygdøy ferry).

So a single ticket can let you ride the tram down to the pier to get on a ferry, and then return later in the day.

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How good is the public transportation in Oslo really?

The public transportation system in Oslo is generally considered to be good , but there will occasionally be delays and problems.

From a tourist’s point of view, you’re unlikely to run into any big problems . The transportation to and from the popular tourist attractions tend to run every 5 minutes, so you won’t need to wait for long even if they are a few minutes delayed.

Many trains, buses and trams can be very crowded, especially during the morning or afternoon rush when people are going to and from work or school. You might not always be able to find free seating, so be prepared to stand for at least a certain part of the ride.

The metro tends to be the fastest option for getting between different areas in Oslo, but it’s usually less scenic and cozy as getting on a tram or the train.

Where to buy the tickets for public transportation in Oslo

The company responsible for the public transportation system in Oslo is called Ruter, and you can buy the tickets from them.

There are a few different options of where to buy the public transportation tickets, such as:

  • From Ruter’s website .
  • From the Ruter app ( Google Play Store , or from App Store ).
  • At a ticket booth on certain bus stops and train or metro stations .
  • From certain kiosks (7-Eleven, Narvesen, Deli de Luca or Mix), visitor centers or at Ruter’s service station at Oslo S.
  • On board the bus, train or ferry (Note: not on the metro or tram ).

So you actually have quite a few options for where you can buy the public transportation tickets.

Most people use the Ruter app, since it’s very quick and easy to use. You get full information about how long there’s left on your ticket, and can renew it at any time by using your credit card.

Just make sure to buy the ticket just before boarding, and not wait until you are actually on board of the vehicle.

It’s also worth mentioning that you get free access to all the public transportation in Oslo if you buy the Oslo Pass . So this might be a good deal if you are visiting Oslo and intends to visit multiple museums.

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Looks nice but functionality is lacking

The new app looks more modern but the travel routes it gives just don’t make sense or reflect timed bus connections that well, so will suggest routes that take 30 minutes longer than necessary. It also has very poor walking directions when trying to connect from one bus/tram to another. I essentially only use it to see when my late bus is actually arriving. Otherwise quite fussy to use with a thousand buttons that make simple tasks feel overly complicated. Hopefully improves with time since it’s so new :)
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Love the application and how easy it is to purchase fares. I just wish it had offline proof of fare support like Vy does. Sometimes my phone's connection cuts out, which makes me worried if I need to show proof of fare to inspectors which requires an active network connection. The Vy application does not have this issue as it pre-loads the proof each day.
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Jutting out from the westxa0 side of Oslo into the Oslo Fjord, the Bygdøy Peninsula is known for its clutch of museums highlighting Norwegian culture and history of exploration. A one-stop cultural and leisure destination, the stunning area has sand beaches and hiking and cycling trails, and an organic farm at Royal Manor, the King of Norway's summer residence.

and the views of the pretty countryside and coast. One of the best ways to visit Bygdøy is with the Oslo City Pass, which drops you off and allows free admissions to many of its must-visit museums, plus extras such as free public transportation in select zones, discounted meals, and more. Or explore the area as part of a full-day walking, biking, or Segway tour that includes additional city attractions. If you have more time, take a full-day tour that adds on a cruise in the fjord.

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Come to the peninsula to enjoy the beaches and museums and to mingle with the relaxing locals, especially on weekends. During the summer, a ferry from the Oslo City Hall quayside is available. Visit the museums in the morning until the afternoon when they are less crowded then hit the beach and watch the sunset.

Bygdøy is home to the Neo-Gothic castle Oscarshall, the Holocaust Center and a smattering of important museums. The Viking Ship, Polar Ship Fram, Maritime and Kon-Tiki museums deal with Norway’s illustrious nautical heritage, while the open-air Norwegian Folk Museum delves into Norway’s cultural past through a collection of Sami national costumes from Lapland and some 150 reconstructed buildings including traditional Sami goahti and a magical 13th-century wooden stave church from Gol, a small town north of Oslo.

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1) Is the Airport Express (train/bus) quickest way to the Hotell Bondeheimen? If you have a better suggestion of hotel that has a better view and convenient to sights, please let us know.

2) We will probably take it easy, catching up with nap on May 30. At most we will walk to enjoy the scenery/harbor, or take a hop on hop off bus, or use Rick Steve's public tram tour to survey the city.

3) We will have one full day of touring in Oslo. Unless it rains, we will probably not visit the museums (except may be Munch, especially if weather is bad).

4) We are used to taking walking tours in European cities. We are interested in walking around and on the Opera House.

5) If it is convenient, we would like to visit the stave church in the folk museum. We will not need to spend great deal of time to hang around the folk museum, since we have been to the one in Stockholm . What is the quickest way to get there?

6) Is there a good walking tour in Oslo? We may not have time to take the Opera House tour, but would consider that if schedule fits.

7) I am in architecture and have interest in that in particular.

We are grateful for any suggestion or comment.

Thank you very much in advance.

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1) yes, or local train

2) treat out-of-date populist TV guides with caution.

5) the Folk museum is huge and will take time anyway, and won't be the same as Skansen. From Oslo S or Nationalteatret station take bus 30 in direction Bygdøy to Folkemuseet stop.

4+6) Confused - you talk about walking tours but the Opera house tour is tour inside the Opera house. If you don't have time to visit outside and walk on roof then you hardly have time for anything. See tourist office info - https://www.visitoslo.com/en/search/?q=walking%20tour

7) https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/visit/locations/national-museum-architecture/

Thank you all for your help.

1) Where does the Airport Express drop off?

2) Where would we board public transport to Folk Museum. Also, we heard that taking a ferry may be nice to the Folk Museum to see the ave church. However, due to our tight schedule, wonder how convenient would that be. Where would we catch the ferry? How far is the pier to the hotel?

3) We could look for another hotel more convenient to public transport that we need.

Sorry, I realize that Airport Express and bus to Folk Museum etc all are in and out of the Central Station.

We do not need to take a walking tour if time does not allow. We can just walk around the Opera House, and harbour.

I am still trying to decide if seeing the stave church would be worth while. If we do, we would allow Friday for that, probably using the ferry.

2) Bus stops are outside both stations - use GoogleMaps - bus stops are shown there.

The ferry goes from Aker Brygge to Bygdøy (first stop) - there is a little walk from there to the museum, mostly slightly uphill.

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Architecture, some key points:

* The new city, named Christiania, was after 1624 built behind the fortress and this now known as Kvadraturen because of grid

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:141_b._Bevaringsplan_Kristiania_1974.jpg

* Oslo expanded rapidly in the 19th century (just like US east coast cities I guess) and the result is many neighbourhoods in the masonry style, typically 3 or 4 levels, still dominates for instance Grünerløkka and Frogner

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Murbyen_Kristiania_kart_over_bebyggelse_f%C3%B8r_1915.pdf

https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murbyen_(Oslo)

* Modern Oslo has many interesting projects, notably Barcode, Opera, Munch, National museum and Deichman library

I had a look at Rick Steve's video on youtube, and IMHO a bit trivial and quite superficial, just mentions the obvious.

Thank you ALL!

2) Book Opera House English tour May 31 13:00?

3) Immediately take a bus to Folk Museum, visit Stave church etc. Return on Ferry.

Question: Is there a bus schedule that I can plan? What about ferry schedule on return. The Museum opens until 17:00, but we can remain on ground until 20:00. I assume that we need to finish visiting anything indoor by 17:00, including the Stave church? Any comment to help us plan would be greatly appreciated. Rest of the time in Oslo , we will just wander around and enjoy the harbor and scenery.

Thank you very much!

Travel planer for buses - https://ruter.no/en/

Timetable for ferry (not included on public transport ticket) - https://norwayyachtcharter.trekksoft.com/en/widget/tours/book/126531?referral=NORWAYYACHTCHARTER

Tourist office answers all these type of questions - https://www.visitoslo.com/en/

Thank you for the architecture checklist. Definitely interested in modern architecture! The lists are very helpful! Greatly appreciated!

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