About in-the-city public transport in Norway
Norway is considered to have one of the best-organized public transports systems in Europe in terms of efficiency, schedule and safety. The country boasts a broad network of bus routes, trains as well as water transport.
Speaking of public transport within city limits, it’s safe to say that you can surely count on easy to use transport to help you get around town. Nevertheless, Norway public transport prices are quite costly when compared to prices for such services in other European countries. On the bright side though, buses and other transport are noted by travelers to be clean, on time, and fast.
Public transport costs in Norway may bite, but you can definitely make use of the variety of options, as apart from buses there are trams, trains, underground metros, boats, and even ferries.
Tickets range from single tickets to options for 24 hours, 1 week, 1 month, as well as a Norway public transport pass. For example, a single bus ticket for an adult costs around 35-55 NOK (about 4.3 - 6.8 USD in equivalent), depending on whether it was bought from a ticket machine or from the driver. Tickets for children from 4 to 15 and for seniors over 67 are almost half as cheap. Obviously, 24-hour and 7-day tickets cut the cost of a single ride and are a wiser option to buy if you plan to move around a lot.
What is more, for the convenience of tourists there exists an option of purchasing a special pass which usually includes the fares of museum entrances and unlimited public transport usage. As such, the Oslo pass is a highly popular budget-saving option which allows you to travel for free on Oslo public transport in several zones, where most landmarks and attractions are located, enter many museums, and get discounts for a range of services.
Finally, it should be mentioned that traveling without a valid transport ticket may cost you a fine of over 1150 NOK (approximately 141 USD).