Oslo by Tram / First Stop  Primary Destinations 

 Arriving How to get to Oslo  

Oslo Central Station
Long distance trains (e.g. from Göteborg and Stockholm in Sweden, and Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim) terminate here. Most local and intercity trains and some of the 'Airport Express Train' from the airport (Gardermoen) ** pass through ** the station.

Oslo Bus Terminal
A cheaper and much slower means of transportation from Gardermoen to Oslo is the Airport bus 'Flybussen'. (There is also another bus link from the airport to other parts of the city, with a stop near Sinsenkrysset (Haraldsheim). See the 'Sinsenkrysset' page for more information.)

The bus from Torp Airport also arrives here. Note that this bus corresponds with Ryanair flights only.

 Tickets Where to buy them  

On Board
The tram and bus drivers sell single tickets for NOK 30 and the 8-trip Flexi-card for NOK 140 (giving a price of NOK 17.50 per trip).

Cheaper Tickets
The single ticket can be bought from the reduced price of NOK 20 from ticket machines in all the subway stations and a few tram and bus stops (Aker brygge, Stortorvet, Aker brygge, Jernbanetorget T, Sagene). The central part of the subway (from Majorstuen in the west to Tøyen in the East) has ticket offices that also sell tickets for NOK 20. Note that tickets bought from drivers or machines are printed with the current time, so that they must be used for travel imidiately.

Some private shops also sell tickets and passes; All 'Narvesen' kiosks, most '7-11' kiosks, and some independent ones. They are all clearly marked with a blue flag with the transport company's Akershus logo.

The Oslo Card

The 24 hour pass

A 7 day pass

A monthly pass

The ticket offices and the ticket machines sell all kinds of tickets. The tickets offer free transfers within one hour from the time printed on them.

(Prices for children (age 4 to 16) or senior 'citizens' (above the age of 67) are half price.)

 Sinsenkrysset (Haraldsheim) The Youht Hostel  

Take tram 15 from Jernbanetorget Strandgata or 15 or 17 from Brugata. The destinations Sinsen and Grefsen st. are ok, but only if the trams are marked with these line numbers or going via Carl Berners plass. The Sinsenkrysset stop is situated right after an S-curve, where the trams weave their way under a three level highway intersection.

Leave the tram at Sinsenkrysset and turn right. Follow the pedestrian walkways. The hostel is the beige house on top of the small hill.

By bus
It is also possible to reach the hostel by bus. The 31 and 32 bus lines follow the trams from Jernbanetorvet to Sinsenkrysset. Note that the buses don't stop at the tram stops in the city centre and at the hostel. The buses go to 'Tonsenhagen' or 'Grorud T'. Note that most tram drivers announce the stops, whereas most bus drivers don't.

 Holtet A Summertime Youht Hostel  

Take tram 19 from Jernbanetorget Strandgata or 18 or 19 from Jernbanetorget T in the Ljabru direction. (Trams going to Holtet (rare) or Bråten (even rarer) are also ok.)

Leave the tram at Holtet (site of a depot and former workshop), and turn right past the fast food shop. The hostel is about 150 metres along the road (to the next pedestrian crossing), on the right hand side.

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