Oslo Metro Information
The Oslo Metro has a lot of history linked with it. Way back in the year 1898, the first line of the metro network began operations when most of the other countries didn’t have a metro system to complement their public transportation system. Thirty years later, it became the first metro system in Norway to have an underground line. Since then, it has been a popular means of public transportation among the people of Oslo, Norway, with the network having an annual ridership of nearly 100 million.. It operates on 5 lines, serving 101 stations along its 85 km long track length. Sporveien T-banen are the ones who are responsible for the operations of the T-bane, as the locals call it.
Oslo Metro Map
Map of Oslo Metro System showing various lines and Stations. Click on the Map to enlarge it.
Oslo Metro Hours
The metro has different timings for weekdays and weekends. On weekdays, the first train leaves the station at around 05:30 am and the network runs till nearly 01:00 am, the next day. The trains follow similar timings on weekends as well, with the only exception being a late start at around 06:00-06:30 am.
For information with regard to the schedule of the trains, you can visit the official website at: https://ruter.no/globalassets/rutetabeller/oslo/t-bane-rutetabell-03042016.pdf
Oslo Metro Fares, Ticket Prices and Cards
The ticket prices are zone based. A Single ticket for Zone 1, for adult costs 32 NOK. For two and three zones, adult ticket costs 52 NOK and 72 NOK respectively. For four zones, an adult ticket costs 92 NOK, while the ticket which can be used to travel through all zones costs 112 NOK. This ticket is available at half price for children, and senior citizens too enjoy a special concession. The price of all single tickets is higher when these are purchased onboard.
A 24-hour ticket can be purchased for unlimited travel in a day. A 1 zone ticket for adult costs 90 NOK. For a 2 zone ticket 140 NOK is charged and for 3 zones and above, the ticket is priced at 190 NOK. This ticket is available at half price for children and senior citizens.
A 7-day ticket can be purchased for unlimited travel for seven consecutive days. A 1 zone adult ticket costs 240 NOK. A 2 zone ticket is for 440 NOK and an all zones ticket is priced at 640 NOK. Children again enjoy paying just half the fare for this type of ticket as well.
A monthly ticket or 30-day ticket can be used for unlimited travel in a month. For 1 zone, this ticket is priced at 690 NOK, for an adult. While travelling through 2 zones, the ticket costs 1224 NOK whereas, a ticket for 3 zones and above costs 1758 NOK. For children and youth, a 1 zone and 2 zone ticket cost 345 NOK and 445 NOK, respectively. While the all zone ticket is priced at 545 Nok.. For students, 1 and 2 zone tickets cost 414 NOK and 734 NOK respectively, while an all zone ticket is priced at 1055 NOK. Senior citizens have a separate set of fares to refer to.
A yearly ticket or 365-day ticket can be purchased for unlimited travel in one year. A Zone 1 adult ticket and Zone 2 adult ticket cost 6900 NOK and 12240 NOK, respectively. The All Zone ticket which is valid for an entire year costs 17580 NOK. Senior citizens are applicable for the concessionary fares.
A Rufus ticket can be purchased for group of kindergarten and elementary school students. This costs 150 NOK and 300 NOK for Zone 1 and Zone 2 tickets. Zone 3 and above tickets are priced at 450 NOK.
Tourists and visitors can purchase Oslo Pass, which provides free public transport inside Greater Oslo and also free admission to various museums. It can be purchased for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
Children up to 4 years can travel free.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at: https://ruter.no/en/buying-tickets/tickets-and-fares/
Oslo Metro Parking
Park and ride facilities are available at most metro stations. Metro riders will be required to pay parking fees to park their vehicles.
Oslo Metro Rules and Tips
Bicycles and other such vehicles are allowed on board the metro. During peak hours, a children’s ticket needs to be purchased for a bicycle, this fee is not applicable during off peak hours. Other similar articles like foldable bicycles etc. aren’t subject to these rules. Naturally, explosives, flammable substances, loaded weapons etc. are prohibited on the metro. There is no objection on travelling with skis as well but they should be positioned in such a way that it doesn’t disturb the other passengers. Dogs are allowed to travel on the metro but their owner’s must take responsibility of them and make sure they don’t cause a nuisance. No extra ticket needs to be purchased for them. For the disabled, the stations and trains are extremely accessible, even for those on wheel chairs.
Oslo Metro Lines and Stations
The rapid transit network system consists of 6 lines which also serves the neighboring areas of Baerum. Each line are numbered from 1 to 6 and recognized by different color.
Line 1: Frognerseteren – Stortinget – Helsfyr (– Ellingsrudåsen)
Frognerseteren • Voksenåsen • Lillevann • Skogen • Voksenlia • Holmenkollen • Besserud • Midtstuen • Skådalen • Vettakollen • Gulleråsen • Gråkammen • Slemdal • Ris • Gaustad • Vinderen • Steinerud • Frøen • Majorstuen • Nationaltheatret • • Stortinget • Jernbanetorget • Grønland • Tøyen • Ensjø • Helsfyr • (Brynseng • Hellerud • Tveita • Haugerud • Trosterud • Lindeberg • Furuset • Ellingsrudåsen)
Line 2: Kolsås – Avløs – Smestad – Stortinget – Ellingsrudåsen
Kolsås • Hauger • Gjettum • Valler • Avløs • Haslum • Gjønnes • Bekkestua • Ringstabekk • Jar • Bjørnsletta • Åsjordet • Ullernåsen • Montebello • Smestad • Borgen • Majorstuen • Nationaltheatret • Stortinget • Jernbanetorget • Grønland • Tøyen • Ensjø • Helsfyr • Brynseng • Hellerud • Tveita • Haugerud • Trosterud • Lindeberg • Furuset • Ellingsrudåsen
Line 3: Storo – Ullevål – Stortinget – Mortensrud
Storo • Nydalen • Ullevål stadion • Forskningsparken • Blindern • Majorstuen • Nationaltheatret • Stortinget • Jernbanetorget • Grønland • Tøyen • Ensjø • Helsfyr • Brynseng • Hellerud • Godlia • Skøyenåsen • Oppsal • Ulsrud • Bøler • Bogerud • Skullerud • Mortensrud
Line 4: Ullevål stadion – Stortinget – Bergkrystallen
From line 6 • Ullevål stadion • Forskningsparken • Blindern • Majorstuen • Nationaltheatret • Stortinget • Jernbanetorget • Grønland • Tøyen • Ensjø • Helsfyr • Brynseng • Høyenhall • Manglerud • Ryen • Brattlikollen • Karlsrud • Lambertseter • Munkelia • Bergkrystallen
Line 5: Østerås – Smestad – Stortinget – Grorud – Vestli
Østerås • Lijordet • Eiksmarka • Ekraveien • Røa • Hovseter • Holmen • Makrellbekken • Smestad • Borgen • Majorstuen • Nationaltheatret • Stortinget • Jernbanetorget • Grønland • Tøyen • Carl Berners plass • Hasle • Økern • Risløkka • Vollebekk • Linderud • Veitvet • Rødtvet • Kalbakken • Ammerud • Grorud • Romsås • Rommen • Stovner • Vestli
Line 6: Sognsvann – Ullevål – Stortinget – Carl Berners plass – Nydalen
Sognsvann • Kringsjå • Holstein • Østhorn • Tåsen • Berg • Ullevål stadion • Forskningsparken • Blindern • Majorstuen • Nationaltheatret • Stortinget • Jernbanetorget • Grønland • Tøyen • Carl Berners plass • Sinsen • Storo • Nydalen •
Note: Line 4 and 6 serve the Ring Line, continuing in a loop once they leave the Common Tunnel.