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Country info: Norway (Norge)

Rail companies: NSB (Norges Statsbaner)

Norwegian Rail Network Map 

Currency: 1 euro = app. 9,50 Norwegian krone (NOK)



Train travel in Norway: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info

 
National Train Service:

Train types in Norway: Local (Lokaltog) & InterCity (Regiontog) trains

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  • Local (marked as 'Lokaltog' on NSB website): suburban service around major Norwegian urban areas (Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim), no seat reservation required
  • InterCity (marked as 'Regiontog' on NSB website): long-distance intercity service (daytime & overnight) all over Norway, seat reservation not required (unless sleeper), but can be made

 

NSB Overnight (RegionTog) Trains: at the moment NSB operates 4 pairs of overnight trains (on routes from Oslo to Trondheim, from Oslo to Kristiansand & Stavanger, from Oslo to Bergen and from Trondheim to Bodø), sleeper compartment (2 berths) reservation is 900 NOK (per entire compartment) no matter whether one or two passengers are traveling

Passengers should take into consideration that NSB charges additional supplement (40 NOK) for purchase of trains tickets on board of a train (unless passengers boards a train on the station without working ticket counter)

 

 Discounts, special offers & ways to save money for passengers traveling by train in Norway (NSB):

  1. Passengers purchasing train tickets in advance can take advantage of NSB offer - Minipris - discounted low price one-way tickets for long-distance intercity (Regiontog) trains available for multiple routes & connections. Minipris tickets are limited in number per each departure and start from only 249 NOK (once all the 249 NOK tickets are sold out, minipris fares rises to 299 NOK, then 399 NOK & finally 499 NOK, thus when passenger was not able to catch cheapest 249 NOK minipris tickets he or she still have a chance to buy minipris tickets from a higher price level). Minipris tickets must be purchased at least one day before the journey & can't be exchanged or refunded
  2. Passengers traveling with children can take advantage of special NSB Family Offer - any child <16 years old travels free when accompanied by an adult having standard full fare ticket (2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. child of >4 & <16 years old qualify for 50% discount)
  3. Those who had no chance to catch discounted minipris tickets or didn't want to purchase tickets months in advance can think about purchasing Eurail (non Europeans) or Interrail pass for their rail trips in Norway (and neighboring countries), it can actually make sense even if you plan to make only couple journeys
  4. Passengers planning multiple train trips in Norway might consider purchasing SCIC-NRT international ticket for use on domestic journeys in Norway (more info about use of international tickets for domestic train trips can be found 'Western Europe-how cheap it can be?'). For example, SCIC-NRT ticket from Oslo to Bergen valid for 15 days & allowing unlimited stopovers on the way costs 99,60 euro in total, basically such type of SCIC-NRT international ticket becomes a rail pass for the predefined route of your choice.
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International Train Service:

a) Regular discounts

Not available

b) Special offers (SparSchiene)

Ticket offers with limited number of tickets per each departure (purchase in advance required):

Sweden (Minipris International): from Oslo (and other destinations in Norway) to Sweden (Gothenburg, Stockholm, etc.), seats from only 199 NOK

(NB: discounted tickets from Norway to Sweden can be also purchased via Swedish Railways (SJ) website - www.sj.se)

c) CityStars:

Not available



Youth & Senior passengers holding Rail Plus Cards eligible for 25% discount on all NSB international tickets (issued using standard fares)

SCIC-NRT tickets can be as well used for international journeys to/from Norway (more details about such tariff 'trick' at 'Western Europ-how cheapt it can be? section). For example, SCIC-NRT ticket from Oslo to Copenhagen (via Sweden) valid for 15 days & allowing unlimited stopovers on the way costs 132,40 euro in total. Basically such type of SCIC-NRT international ticket becomes a rail pass for the predefined route of your choice.

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How to Buy Train Tickets in Norway:

National (domestic) & international tickets (including offers) can be purchased online via NSB website Ticket Shop - www.nsb.no

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