Getting around in Norway is easy and comfortable

Getting around in Norway is easy and comfortable

VISITOSLO/Sabine Zoller

VISITOSLO/Sabine Zoller

Getting around in Norway


Domestic Flights

All the large cities and towns have airports catering for both international and domestic flights. In fact, there are more than 50 airports in Norway serviced through regular routes, making even remote places such as the Lofoten Islands, the North Cape and Spitsbergen (Svalbard) easily accessible by plane.

Airlines that operate domestic flights within Norway is SAS, Norwegian and Widerøe. The largest airport is Oslo Gardermoen Int. Airport .From here you can also reach many domestic regions and airports in the country.


Trains

In Norway, the railway lines stretch for more than 3,000 kilometres including in total 775 tunnels and over 3,000 bridges. Many of the routes go through scenic countryside, captivate with panoramic views of suburbs, mountains, lakes and fjords.

Some of them are world famous such as the Bergenbanen that runs over the mountain plateau Handangervidda from Oslo to Bergen. Another one is the spectacular Flåm Railway, is one of the world's steepest railway lines.  If you want to discover the amazing midnight sun or northern lights the Nordlandbanen is a good choice between Trondheim and Bodø.

The national train operator of Norway is NSB.(LINK for price and timetable to Site). In Norway, you will find special combined package offers including train, buses and boats, which give you great value for money. One of them is “Norway in a Nutshell”


Ferries

In Norway express boats and car ferries sail up and down the coast, in sheltered waters and across open seas, to towns and villages, and islands large and small.

Regarding a holiday where you can hop from island to island, they provide perfect logistics for planning an itinerary of your own choice. Popular routes like Geiranger - Hellesylt and Lauvvik – Lysebotn can be very queued in the summer months.

The most beautiful sea voyage it is called-Hurtigenruten. From Bergen in the south to Kirkenes in the north on an 11 days journey showing the unique picture of the nature beauty of Norway. Departures are daily and there are frequent stops along the coast. The ships can accommodate cars, making it easy to combine the cruise with a holiday in different places ashore.


Buses

In Norway´s the largest cities, you will find bus stations and public transport information centres. If you want detail information you can go to the local Tourist information offices to provide information about public buses.

You can buy your ticket on board, by telling the driver where you are going. One-day and weekly travel cards are available in some towns/cities, and these can be bought from the driver, kiosks and bus stations.

In Oslo however, you will find a better price by buying the ticket before entrance the bus. Norway Bus Express operating all over Norway except Northern Norway. Coach travel is usually a lot cheaper than travelling by plane or train but takes longer. Most companies offer student, child, senior, and family discounts.


Car Hire

Best time of the year to rent a car and driving around beautiful Norway is from May to September because of the amazing famous light, longest day hours and the weather. Scenic coastal highways and zig zagging mountain roads making your trip unforgettable.

To experience the country car rental is one of the best ways.  You will find more companies in Norway offering car hire package to buy. (LINK). See more information about driving in Norway at our Norway Travel Guide.

All car rental agencies that operate at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport are located in the Arrivals hall, on the west side towards the railway station. Most are open 07:00 - 23:30 daily.


Taxi

You can take a taxi at the many taxi ranks throughout the cities and towns. You are free to use which taxi company you want and do not have to choose the car that is first in line at the rank. You can also hail a taxi on the street or simply phone for one.

Pay in cash (Norwegian kroner only) or by credit card. If you want to pay by credit card, please inform the driver at the start of the trip. Taxis in Norway accept the most common cards such as VISA, American Express, Eurocard and MasterCard. Please be aware that non-chipped cards may not always be accepted.

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Scenic Train Rides in Norway

Bergen Railway

Bergen Railway

Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is one of the most beautiful train experiences presenting continous panoramas of unspoilt scenic beauty.

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Rauma Railway

Rauma Railway

A trip on the Rauma Line gives you a unique opportunity to experience at close hand some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer.

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Flåm Railway

Flåm Railway

Explore one of the most beautiful train rides in the world by the Norwegian Fjords.

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