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OSLO TRANSPORT - TRAINS, TRAMS, TAXIS

Oslo tramOslo 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 stations.

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 airport.

Car 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 railway)
Phone: +47 8150 0888
http://www.nsb.no

Oslo Taxi
Tel: (+47) 23 23 23 23 or call 02323.