Public transportation in Oslo
- There are several alternatives when it comes to public transport in Oslo: Buses, trams, subways (T-bane), local trains and bicycles are all efficient ways of getting around the city.
- Information on public transportation is available at the Ruter’s Customer Service Centre and Service Points (public transport in Oslo and Akershus) (ruter.no) and on its website (ruter.no).
- Single tickets, ticket coupons and transportation passes can be used on all public transport within the city limits, including NSB local trains and boats to the local islands, Bygdøy and Hovedøya, see overview of tickets and fairs (ruter.no).
- Single tickets can be bought directly from the driver at an extra charge of NOK 20 (possible on buses, trams and trains but not on subways).
- Ticket coupons (flexikort) can be bought at ticket machines located at all stations and stops. Ticket coupons and transportation passes can also be bought at 7-eleven shops, Narvesen kiosks and at major subway stations (e.g. Central Station, National Theatre, Majorstua).
- For NOK 299 a year you can use Oslo City Bike (oslobysykkel.no). The bicycles are placed at over 200 locations within Ring 3, i.e. the larger city area. You use an app on your phone or an SMS code to get your bike. This bicycle is yours to use for up to 3 hours at a time. Check out where you find City Bike stands on UiO campuses.
- Familiarize yourself with the Norwegian bicycle rules before mounting a bike for the first time in Norway!
Published June 11, 2010 7:49 AM - Last modified Sep. 26, 2017 10:25 AM