The most affordable way of getting around is buying a single ticket if you are going to visit a place or a town for a short time. The duration of the cheapest tickets around the world is different in every country and in every city. In some countries they only work for one trip, while in others they work for many hours. So, in these series on Distrita we will go through the most affordable tickets that you can buy and how long they last and if they support using other types of transportation possibilities.
Our guide for Oslo reveals single ticket prices and relevant info that you need. So with this first guide you should have a view about single ticket prices in the capital of Norway which is Oslo. Here about 650.000 inhabitants lives with more than 1 million in the surroundings of the city. You can travel in Norwegian cities without using lots on TAXI. Because we really don’t recommending to use them at all if you are thinking of traveling on a smaller budget. Just forget TAXI in Norway. Your wallet will scream!
So, here is our guide to Oslo that got public transportation. If you however are thinking of staying for more than just a few days. You should consider other types of tickets. This guide is meant for people visiting for a very short period.
Oslo Public Transportation FAQ
Cost of a Single ticket in Oslo?
Price is 37 kr, which is about €3.60 for adults. For children under 18 years old it is 19 kr, which is about €1.85
How long does a Single ticket last in Oslo?
Ticket always lasts for 1 hour within one zone. Then a further 30 minutes is added for each extra zone that you travel to.
Where do buy the tickets in Oslo?
You can buy them at kiosks such as Narvesen and 7-11. Then there are ticket machines in most parts of the town. You can also use the Ruter app which you find for iOS and Android.
Is it possible to use several public transportation options in Oslo with a single ticket?
Yes. With one ticket you can travel with the metro, tram, buses, ferries and trains within the zones that Ruter operates in.
Important Maps for Oslo
Map of Oslo
It is worthy to mention that you should look at the Oslo map that Ruter got. The entire Metro network is within ticket Zone 1. Also the buses that goes to Fornebu is also part of the Oslo fare system. So do not pay double here. Check out the Zone map here:
Map of the Zones around Oslo that Ruter covers
Here you can see that Zone 1 looks quite small but it is here where most of people lives. As you can see Zone 1 stretches from Fornebu in the west to Lørenskog in the east. So now when you come to Oslo. You know a bit more about the whole system.
A nice tip from us is that if you arrive to Oslo Airport you should buy a 24 hour ticket. When buying it you get a discount for the train trip to Oslo. Also then you can use the 24 hour ticket in Oslo. Buy both of the ticket in the Ruter app.