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Norway By Train


The dazzling fjords and mountains of Norway offer the most spectacular views in Europe, and they’re all yours to discover on scenic train routes. Make your trip complete with a visit to these exciting towns and cities. Norway is the ideal destination for an adventurous European holiday.


Train types in Norway

Expect to be impressed by trains operated by VY Railways, GoAhead Norge, and SJ. Modern, comfortable, and ready to carry you across the country at all times of the day, they're pretty awesome. You can check times for trains in Norway using the Eurail Timetable.


Reservations for most Norwegian trains are shown as optional in the Timetable. However, we advise you to always make reservations in Norway, because trains often get fully booked. 


The German railways are run by Deutsche Bahn. You can check train times on the Interrail train timetable or on the DB website.


Map with main train connections in Norway

Regional and intercity trains in Norway

Local trains and short distance commuter trains in the Oslo area (SUB)

  • Regional trains linking larger cities to surrounding towns on various short-distance routes.

  • 2nd class carriages only.

  • No reservation required.

VY Tåg trains (REG / RE)

  • Regional trains linking bigger cities and smaller towns around Oslo and Bergen 
  • Main routes:
    • Oslo – Myrdal - Bergen
    • Oslo – Oslo Airport – Hamar – Lillehammer – Dombås 
    • Oslo – Drammen – Larvik – Skien 
    • Oslo – Lillestrøm – Kongsvinger
    • Oslo – Moss – Fredrikstad – Halden
  • Reservations on some routes are mandatory.

Go-Ahead Norge trains (REG/ RE)

  • Regional trains linking bigger cities and smaller towns between Oslo and Stavanger 
  • Operating on 3 routes: 
    • Oslo – Kristiansand – Stavanger 
    • Stavanger – Egersund 
    • Nelaug – Arendal 
  • Reservations on some routes are mandatory.

SJ Norge trains (REG)

  • Regional trains at Dovrebanen, Rørosbanen, Raumabanen, Nordlandsbanen, and local trains at Trønderbanen and Meråkerbanen. 
  • Main routes are: 
    • Oslo – Dombås – Trondheim 
    • Hamar – Røros – Trondheim 
    • Trondheim – Mo I Rana – Bodø 
    • Trondheim – Hell – Storlien (Sweden) 
  • Reservations on some routes are mandatory.

Gjøvikbanen AS (REG)

  • Regional train from Oslo, through Nordmarka, to Gjøvik.
  • Reservations are optional.


With a Eurail Pass valid in Norway, you only have to pay the reservation fee.


Bus services in Norway

Veøy Buss

  • Service from Åndalsnes to Molde.

  • Tickets can be bought on the bus.

  • 50% discount for holders of an Eurail Pass.

SJ high-speed

  • Trains from Oslo to Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Reservations are mandatory

VY Regiontog day trains (REG)

  • Trains from Oslo to Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Reservations are optional

SJ Norge trains (REG)

  • Trains from Trondheim to Storlien (Sweden)
  • Reservations are optional

Night trains in Norway

Domestic night trains (REG)

  • Domestic overnight trains on the routes:

    • Oslo - Stavanger (GoAhead Nordic)
    • Oslo - Bergen (VY Tog)
    • Oslo - Trondheim (SJ Norge)
    • Trondheim - Bodø (SJ Norge)
  • Sleep in a cosy compartment and awake to inspiring scenery passing your train window.

  • Keys to sleeping compartments are collected from the on-board cafeteria (Meny Kafé).

  • You must reserve a bed or seat in advance.


Go-Ahead Norge night train (REG)

  • Domestic overnight train on the route Oslo - Stavanger 
  • Comfortable beds,  maximum 2 adults and 2 childre per compartment 
  • Complimentary voucher for free water and earplugs 
  • You must reserve a bed in advance

Tourist trains in Norway

Flåm Railway (RE)

  • Very wild and scenic train route.

  • Connects mountain railway station Myrdal to Flåm, located in the magnificent Aurlandsfjord, 865 meters below.

  • Not covered by rail passes, but holders of a Eurail Pass do benefit from a 30% discount.

  • Buy your ticket in advance by calling the Entur customer centre: +47 61 27 90 88


Popular connections

Here are the routes between major cities using regional trains in Norway, all covered by the Eurail Pass.


Route Duration

Oslo to Bergen


Oslo to Stavanger

7h 45m

Oslo to Trondheim

6h 40m

Trondheim to Bodø 10h

You can travel to and from Norway from popular cities in the following European countries:

Route Train / ferry Duration Reservations
Bergen, Kristiansand or Stavanger to Hirtshals (Denmark) Fjordline ferry 2h to 17h Required
Oslo to Gothenburg (Sweden) VY Regiontog 3h 30m Optional
Oslo to Stockholm (Sweden) SJ High Speed 5h 30m Required
Trondheim to Storlien  SJ Norge 1h 40m Not Required
Narvik to Stockholm VY Night train 18h 15m Required

To travel overland from Denmark to Norway, you can take a regional train from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Gothenburg (Sweden). Then take the direct VY Regiontog listed in the above table. In total, this will take under 9 hours. Reservations are recommended on the trains between Sweden and Norway.



We strongly recommend that you reserve a seat on the long distance trains because these trains can fill up quickly, especially in high-season. 


How can I make reservations for trains in Norway?

Eurail reservation self-service system

Administration costs when booking through Eurail self-service

  • € 2,- p.p.per train
  • Additional € 9,- per order (for paper tickets)

With railway carriers

Locally at the train station in Norway


By calling the Entur call center:

  • +47 61 27 90 88 (press 9 for services in english)

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 23:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 08:00 – 23:00
Opening hours during bank holidays are shorter.


Entur Call Center handles bookings on behalf of all Norwegian train operators (except Flytoget AS). You may book tickets or seat reservations for the following train operators: Vy (Vygruppen AS), GAN (Go Ahead Nordic AS), and SJ (SJ Norge AS).


Seat reservations are usually available up to 90 days in advance and are not compulsory in Norway. However, seat reservations are highly recommended where available. Popular trains to and from popular destinations tend to be full during holiday seasons (i.e. the Oslo–Bergen Line during summer).



We only accept payment by card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). Payment is required when you book.


Ticket collection

  • The easiest way to get your travel documents and receipts is to choose a home print solution. You will receive an e-mail with details and an attached PDF including your travel documents. You can either show the digital documents on your smartphone or tablet, or print your tickets at home and bring them onboard to show the train manager (note: If you choose the home print option, your tickets will not be available for print at TVM’s).
  • As an alternative to home print tickets you can request to get your tickets printed at self-service ticket vending machines (TVM’s). You will receive an e-mail with details of your travel, the receipt of your purchase and a booking reference/Order ID that can be used at the TVM’s for pick up.
  • TVM’s are available at many of the train stations in Norway. For more information and station details, please see Bane NOR for a list of stations in Norway. Manned train stations in Norway are Oslo S, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Bergen, Trondheim, and Stavanger.

Good to know:

  • On domestic day routes, there's no reservation fee for 1st class Pass Holders. However, 1st class Pass Holders need to have a seat reservation in upgraded compartments (Komfort, Pluss, Premium - depending on the train company). You can book this for free, but you must book locally.
  • On night trains there is no difference for 1st class or 2nd class.
  • The Komfort Night place is only offered on the Sørlandsbanen (Oslo–Kristiansand–Stavanger–Oslo) night train. It is available all nights except for Saturday night to Sunday morning and the fee is 230 NOK (approximately €25), which can only be booked in Norway.


Get your Pass for Norway

Norway Pass


Spend your whole vacation exploring Norway by rail.


Standard prices from $ 184

Global Pass


Have the freedom to visit Norway and up to 32 other European countries.

Standard prices from $ 233

Scandinavia Pass


Explore Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland with one Eurail pass.


Standard prices from $ 207


Tips and tricks for Norway

The main Norwegian train stations

You'll find the hub of Norway's rail traffic in its capital city. Oslo Central Station, "Oslo S" for short, connects Norway's major cities as well as international destinations.


Railway stations in Norway have top facilities:

  • Lockers

  • ATMs and foreign exchange desks

  • Cafés, restaurants, shops

  • Tourist info

  • Elevators, escalators

  • Good access for disabled travellers

Railway companies in Norway

There are 3 railway carriers in Norway that are included in your Interrail Pass: VY, Go Ahead Norge, and SJ. 


You can book all trains from these 3 carriers through Entur, either by phone or at their ticket desks at the train station. Reservations are mandatory on VY Tog regional trains between Oslo and Bergen. For other long distance and regional trains, reservations are not mandatory, but they are recommended since trains can fill up quickly!



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