Transportation in Oslo

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  • NK Annamária
    Oslo, Norway303 contributions
    I was very surprised at first to see that on every metro line there is a train only every 15 minutes. It seems like a very high time gap for a capital city metro. But when you get used to it and memorize the schedule, you can find that it is a reliable system. Trains are very rarely late. During the worse moths of pandemic people did not use the public transportation very much so the trains were not crowded but getting back to normal you can expect a much bigger crowd. I have not seen or experience any pickpockets so I must say the Oslo metro is a safe place, I know I don't have to always watch my backpack, whereas in other capitals you easily get robbed if you don't hold on tight to your belongings. The stations are regularly cleaned and the trains are only dirty because many uneducated people put their feet on the seats, sadly it seems to be a local specialty. Do take into consideration that the Norwegian culture is one of keeping the distance, so you should never sit next to anyone on the metro. If you sit down, then you know you directly have to occupy two seats. Note that most of the lines are not under the surface so it is not a traditional metro system (more like a train track) and the end of the lines usually take you directly into nature which is amazing. The stations in the city center are common for all 5 lines. There is frequent control on the trains so it is not worth not buying a ticket (fine is about 1000 kroner - almost 100 euros). The ticket machines have just been deactivated so your can now only buy your travel card online or at the shops that sell them (7 eleven, Narvesen etc.). If you buy a renewable period pass you still have to activate it every time the previous period expires, I find this very annoying to keep track of.
    Written 4 June 2021
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  • Kronhjorth
    Malaga, Spain7 contributions
    You simply just take the route B1 from the city hall and experience the beautiful Oslofjord. This is probably one of the cheapest activities in Oslo...
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • Beendrdundat
    Ottawa, Canada62 contributions
    Use this ferry for travel to get to the museums on Bygdoy Peninsula. The ride is smooth and duration is about 10-15 minutes. The museums are within walking distance from the ferry dock there. Make sure to buy your round trip ferry ticket at the stand before you board the ferry - they do sell tickets onboard the ferry (but only for one way - and they are more expensive here). Also keep in mind that there is a convenient bus service on Bygdoy Peninsula (you can pay the fare with cash on the bus) to combine with ferry for a variety of convenient transportation to/from downtown Oslo.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • REDMAN
    Egaleo, Greece4,149 contributions
    Very beautiful nature and landscapes. Smooth ride and everything worked like a good clock!
    Beautiful area.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • llsg
    Panama9 contributions
    In reading the preceeding reviews, I note that many complaints seem to stem from people booking through rail.ninja, which is an intermediary. Cannot choose seats on a seat map, unclear as to whether tickets are refundable, and they seem to overcharge. Booking directly through vy.ne worked like a charm for me.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Orabi
    Doha, Qatar503 contributions
    The local train was a better option for me to go to Oslo Airport with less crowd and a little bit longer time. I had a problem with my train platform/track and one of the nice guys at the information desk sorted it out right away for me
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • SDSoccerWmn
    San Diego, CA2 contributions
    I booked with Flyo for my group from California and was absolutely impressed with their service! Daniel was our driver and he made sure that he was on-time, flexible to our needs, and made our days easier. He was helpful and considerate every time. Flyo drove our group of 16 to 24 people on 6 trips between the airport and hotels and to the fields and back. Will reserve with them again!
    Written 21 August 2018
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  • Denis H
    Eltville am Rhein, Germany2 contributions
    If you are looking for expert know how and entertainment, you will be happy with with scout. Very sympathic and every time the „perfect nose“ to catch the best fishes in the Oslo fjords.
    Written 22 September 2020
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  • john m
    3 contributions
    These trains are now called XY (not NSB). The speed of the trains is a bit slow because of the topography but the service is excellent and the scenery is amazing. The whole experience is a delight. A neighbouring passenger lost her wallet. It was found and returned to her with minimum fuss.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Peter F
    10 contributions
    We bought tickets Oslo Geilo both ways and also Geilo Flåm both ways. I booked Plus when possible, the system refuse this on the way back to Oslo. With plus you get coffee or tea, a bit more room. Now common sense is missing at VY. Because to travel this first class you have to walk all the way to the front or back of a very long train. And they placed the food department NOT as normal trains do, right in between first and second class, no. They place it as far away from first class as possible!

    The rides are very rough and rather slow but we reached Geilo almost on time. Also the daytrip to Flåm taking the great scenic ride went fine. Now Geilo-Oslo, the train arrived late and from then onwards, everything became crazy! There were at least eight announcements regarding delays, the train had to wait for all other trains on the one track. We even had to wait for a train COMING BEHIND US!!! I have never seen that anywhere on the planet.

    We had planned two hours in Oslo before dinner and because we arrived an hours late, despite promises that we would pick up lost time so we would only be 25 minutes behind. We found sitting 5 hours on rather hard seats (compared to Danish trains) very very irritating.
    Written 30 March 2022
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