Norway by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Norway.

Here you will find information for Norway about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 5.3 million

Currency: Norwegian Krone

Language: Norwegian

Capital: Oslo

Country Code: +47

Time Zone: Central European Time

Train Companies

Most of the country’s trains are operated the national railway VY formerly known as NSB.

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Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Norway online on the Norwegian Railway (VY) official homepage.

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Rail Passes

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TrAIN tYPES

The major rail network in Norway is composed of the following trains:

Regional Trains

Lokaltog (LT) connects larger cities such as Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, and Stavanger to its neighboring towns.

  • 2nd Class only
  • No reservations required
  • Some trains are equipped with electrical plug-ins, free WiFi, and air conditioning.

Regiontog day trains (RT) links the larger cities of Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, and Stavanger.

  • 1st Class (Komfort/Plus) and 2nd Class are offered
  • 1st Class includes larger seats, complimentary tea, coffee, and newspapers
  • Trains are equipped with electrical plug-ins, free WiFi, and air-conditioning. Trains are equipped with a bistro car offering a range of food and drinks. For shorter distances, some amenities may not be available.
  • Some services run on scenic train routes.
  • Reservations not required, but recommended especially during high season and on the scenic routes.

Snabtåg (S) operated by Swedish Railway SJ, They offer the quickest way to travel from Oslo and Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1st Class: Rows of three seats (2+1), offering more leg room,
  • 2nd Class: Rows of four seats (2+2)
  • Trains are equipped with electrical plug-ins, free WiFi, and air-conditioning. Trains are equipped with a self-serving bistro car offering a range of food and drinks.
  • Reservations required

Regiontog night trains (REG)

Routes:

    • Oslo – Bergen
    • Oslo – Stavanger
    • Oslo –Trondheim
    • Trondheim – Bodø
  • Reservations required
  • Restaurant car available for meals and drinks in the middle of the train
  • Sleeping Carriage:
    • 2-bed compartments available with washbasin, bedding, and power sockets
    • Keys are picked up for compartments from the departure station or from the restaurant car.
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 2nd Class offered, no 1st Class
    • Rows of four seats (2+2)
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Complimentary “Night Pack” with an eye mask, earplugs, pillow, and blanket included 

SJ Night Train (NT)

Routes:

    • Narvik – Sundsvall – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Reservations required
  • Sleeping Carriage:
    • 2 and 3-bed compartments with an en suite, shower, toilet, and washbasin.
  • Couchette Carriage:
    • 6-bed couchette
    • Bathrooms are located at the end of every car, additional showers are located at the end of most sleeping carriages.
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 2nd Class offered, no 1st Class
    • Bathrooms are located at the end of every car
  • Most services have a bistro car offering drinks, small meals, and snacks.

Flåm Railway
Bergen Railway
Dovrebahn

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Norway

National

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Oslo to Bergen14:172Train & Bus
Oslo to Trondheim6:47DirectTrain
Oslo to Stavanger7:48DirectTrain
Oslo to Trondheim6:47DirectTrain
Trondheim to Bergen14:231Train & Bus

International

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Oslo to Stockholm, Sweden8:452Train
Oslo to Gothenburg, Sweden4:421Train
Oslo to Copenhagen, Denmark9:192Train
Stavanger to Hirtshals, Denmark7:131Train & Ferry

Norway travel routes

Trip To Nordic Metropolises

Trip To Nordic Metropolises

Norway By Train And Ship

Norway By Train And Ship

Main Train Stations

  • Oslo
  • Bergen
  • Trondheim

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Norway

We recommend traveling anytime between May to September because of the warmer temperatures, little rainfall, and longer days of sunlight. It is the perfect temperature for all outdoor activities that Norway offers, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, and more. As for city tours, these may be best in the springtime and autumn with fewer crowds and lower prices.

In the winter, there is plenty of snow all over the country except for the coast.  Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are options to explore in the winter whilst also searching for the Northern Lights.

High Season: July – August
Low Season: October – April
Northern Lights Season: November – February

 

Accommodation In Norway

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Guidebooks For Norway

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