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Public transport

Norway has a well-established public transport system and a large network of buses, ferries, trains and planes. There are many different transport companies in Norway, some of which specialise in local services, while others run long-distance services.

Within a county, you can travel by train, bus, underground train, tram or ferry – depending on local services. At en-tur.no you can search for journeys and find options using public transport throught Norway.  

At www.ruter.no, you will find information about trains / the underground / buses / trams in the counties of Akershus, Buskerud, Hedmark, Oppland, Oslo, Vestfold, Telemark and Østfold. The information is available in Norwegian and English.

Oslo has a well-established network of buses, trams and underground trains, operated by Ruter.

If you are travelling by train, tram, bus or on the underground, it is cheaper to buy a ticket beforehand than on board. Tickets for the underground, trains, boats and buses in greater Oslo area are available from kiosks such as Narvesen, MIX and Deli de Luca, from ticket machines and/or from staffed ticket windows at the stations. There are many different kinds of tickets: single tickets, day passes, weekly passes, travel cards and monthly passes. Further information about tickets and fares is available at www.ruter.no

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your ticket is stamped and valid for the entire journey when you are using public transport in Norway. Failure to present a valid ticket at a ticket inspection on a train, the underground, or a bus, results in a fine of NOK 950 (if you pay at once) or 1150 NOK (if you pay with giro). Attempting to forge a ticket is a criminal offence and can lead to a fine of NOK 1,500. Invalid tickets will be confiscated.

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