(Photos courtesy of VisitOSLO/Sabine Zoller and Linn Saxund Johansen)
Getting around the City
The Metro and Tram systems in Oslo are both coordinated by Ruter AS and operate the same ticketing and pricing system. Some basic information about both systems is below, more detailed information can be found on the website.
Public transport tickets and passes
Ticktets are available to buy at the Ruter’s Customer Service Centre (in front of Oslo Central Station), from many 7-Eleven shops, or at ticket machines at metro stations, etc.
If you download the RuterBillett app, you are able to buy tickets via your smart phone.
The metro operates on six lines (Lines 1-6), each colour-coded. Trains run from approximately 05:00 (06:00 at weekends) to 01:00 the next morning.
See their website to view a map of the metro system.
There are six tram services (11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19) which operate daily. Below are the main destinations of each Line
- Line 11 - Majorstuen–Homansbyen–Torshov–Storo–Disen–Kjelsås
- Line 12 - Majorstuen–Frogner–Aker Brygge–Jernbanetorget–Torshov–Storo–Disen–Kjelsås
- Line 13 - Bekkestua-Lilleaker–Skøyen–Nationaltheateret–Jernbanetorget–Torshov–Storo–Grefsen
- Line 17 - Rikshospitalet–Ullevål–Stortorvet–Carl Berners Plass–Sinsen–Grefsen
- Line 18 - Rikshospitalet–Ullevål–Stortorvet–Jernbanetorget–Holtet–Ljabru
- Line 19 - Majorstuen–Briskeby–Nationaltheateret–Jernbanetorget–Holtet–Ljabru
A map of the tram lines can be found on their website
City bikes - Oslo Bysykkel
City bikes are available from over 100 bike stations in and around the city centre between 06:00 and 00:00 every day in the summer season (April to November). To use the bikes you need an electronic smartcard. Visitors can rent city bike cards for the day at the Oslo Visitor Centre. The price is NOK 100 for 24 hours but you must also pay a deposit of NOK 250 per card. The bike card must be returned to Oslo Visitor Centre within 24 hours or at the agreed time. It is not possible to reserve a card in advance.
You can use the same bike for up to three hours before you need to park it at a city bike station. You may then pick up another bike at the same or any other bike station. Bike locks are not allowed and the bikes can only be parked at the city bike stations. Full terms and conditions can be found here.