Transportation in Oslo
The Oslo underground, or T-Bane, system is the fastest way to get around the city centre. It has six lines, which all pass through Stortinget station in the centre. The network runs from 5.30am to 12.30am.
The central parts of Oslo, where the majority of attractions are, can easily be explored on foot. Walk the entire stretch of Karl Johans gate from the royal palace in the west to the central train station in the east in about 20 minutes.
Buses are quicker than the trams and go further into the outskirts than the underground. There are 70 routes, many of which start and end at the Oslo Bus Terminal next to the railway station, east of the city centre.
Taxis are available throughout the city centre, but expect prices to be high. They cannot be hailed on the street.
Rent your car
Oslo is set on the northern banks of Oslofjord, with several main roads leading to its centre and three ring roads around it. Tolls are charged when driving into the city; foreign-registered cars are invoiced via London-based company EPC. With an Oslo Pass, you can park at municipal car parks.
The Oslo Pass tourist card, available for one, two or three days, covers travel on all public transport (except night buses) as well as free admission to museums and discounts on other activities. The pass is sold at tourist offices. Tickets for all forms of public transport are available in machines at underground stations.