Transport – If you are going to Oslo,
then you will want to know how to get around the city
as public transport is very efficient and convenient.
Some people prefer to hire a car for getting around
but if you don't want the hassle of traffic and parking
you'll find that many tourists, as well as residents,
use Oslo transport and this way you can get a feel
for the city and a real essence of what it's like
to live in Oslo.
There are many options for moving around Oslo and
you can ride a bus which covers most parts of the
city and outlying parts. You'll find there are about
50 bus routes, some of the,m run at nightime and of
course there is a comprehensive service at the weekend
too. Tickets can be purchased from the driver.
You can have the wonderful experience of going by
ferry boat - used extensively by commuters but it
makes a great tourist trip aswell.
Oslo transport also offers seven t-Bane underground
train lines to use and these all go through Stortinget
station. For tickets, you can purchase them at the
For more detailed information on Oslo transportation,
contact Trafikantan, found Jerbanetorget and this
is at Oslo Central Station - the telephone numbert
is +47 815 00 176.
One of the easiest ways to travel around is by using
the Norwegian State Railways (NSB)
and this links all parts of the country. Dating back
to the opening of the first railway in Norway in 1854,
NSB is still one of the country’s biggest operations.
Taxis also ply around the city center and are quite
easy to come by and you can also get taxis from the
Hire in Oslo is simple and this will give you
some freedom especially if you want to go out side
the city to see attractions further afield. However
travelling by Oslo public transport is always a joy
and will make your holiday feel that little bit more
authentic. If you decide to use Public Transport,
If you are going to use Oslo transport the Oslo Pass
is a great idea and gives you unlimited free travel
on city buses, tramways, underground, some boat and
local trains within Zone 4, with Oslo Sporveier A/S,
Stor oslo Lokal Trafikk and NSB (Norwegian State Railways).
One place you can't use The Oslo Pass is on night
buses. Also the TusenFryd bus is excluded. The Pass
also includes free entry to several Oslo museums and
there are also discounts for sightseeingtours.
Norwegian State Railways (Regular
Phone: +47 8150 0888
Tel: (+47) 23 23 23 23 or call 02323.