Domestic Transportation in Norway

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Norway has an excellent transportation system. Public transportation is generally safe and the condition of roads is mainly good. Taxis are expensive, but usually easily available. Taxis can be hailed from the street or picked up from a taxi rank. All taxis accept common credit cards. Oslo has a well-functioning underground service and trams.
Maps of Urban Networks
Network maps for public transportation in Oslo
Urban Transport Agencies
Oslo Sporveier
NOR-WAY Busekspress
Vestviken Kollektivtrafikk
Find an Itinerary
The Subway navigator website lets you find an itinerary in all the largest urban centers in all the countries in the world
Taxi Companies
Taxi Help

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL) 38 km / 24 miles NOK 540-900 / 30 min NOK 120 NOK 160 / 19-22 min Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Trains can be used to get from city to city. Local transport in the cities is generally efficient and served mainly by public buses at reasonable prices. Road transportation is the dominant form of transport due to long distances and low population density.

Extensive system of ferries and express boats link Norway's coastal towns, fjords and islands. Ferries are mostly roll-on, roll-off car ferries. Small islands are served by water buses.

Rail Companies
Norwegian State Railways
Airport Express Train (runs between Gardermoen and Oslo)


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Norwegian Air Shuttle low cost Yes Yes
Scandinavian Airlines Major Yes Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

Car rentals are expensive, but easily available. Roads can be narrow and winding in the mountainous areas. Winter tires are mandatory on all motor vehicles from November to April. Road conditions can vary greatly, depending on weather and time of the year. Roadside assistance can be limited in the rural areas. Headlights should be on at all times when driving.

Norway is not ideal for cycling due to the long distances and hilly terrain.

Driver's License
If your licence is not issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country, an International Driver's Permit (IDP) may be required.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
Full valid licence issued in the country of residence and held for at least a year is required. Minimum age for car hire is 19, but companies may require a higher age.
Rental Agencies
Auto Europe
Avis (in Norwegian)
Budget (in Norwegian)
Tolls or Taxes
Highway tolls are common in Norway. The fees are normally between NOK 15 - 30 for a light vehicle (under 3 501 kg ). Detailed information can be found here.
Road Maps
Google Maps
Find an Itinerary
Norwegian Public Road Administration
Via Michelin Norway
Parking Facilities
Parking is not allowed on main roads, but there are many municipal parking lots.

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
Side of the Road For Driving
Speed Limits
Motorway: 90kph or 56mph
Town: 50kph or 31mph
Open road: 80kph or 50mph
Safety Belts
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
The maximum legal blood alcohol content level is 0,2 promile. Strict penalties for driving while intoxicated.
National Roads Organizations
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration

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