Oslo Metro Information
The Oslo Metro also known as Oslo T-bane and it is a popular means of Public transportation in Oslo in Norway. The system began operations on 31st May 1898 as suburban train. On 28th June 1928, the system started operations as underground tram, and on 22nd May 1966, it started operations as T-bane. The system presently has 6 lines that serve 97 stations. The network has a total track length of 86 kilometers. It is operated bySporveien T-banen and is owned by Sporveien, which is the main owner, Ruter which looks after administration and management and Oslo Vognselskap, which looks after the rolling stock. As per 2013 statistics, the metro had an annual ridership of 85 million passengers.
Oslo Metro Map
Map of Oslo Metro System showing various lines and Stations. Click on the Map to enlarge it. You can also Download Oslo Metro Map in PDF.
Oslo Metro Hours
The metro starts operations around 5:30 am and runs until midnight. The frequency of trains during day time is 10 minutes, and during night time, is 30 minutes.
Oslo Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
The ticket prices are zone based. A Single ticket for Zone 1, for adult costs 30 NOK. For two and three zones, adult ticket costs 50 NOK and 70 NOK respectively. For four zones, adult ticket is for 90 NOK. An all zone adult ticket costs 110 NOK. This ticket is available at half price for children, and under concessionary fares. 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 20 NOK. A 2 zone ticket is charged 40 NOK. For 3 zones and above, the ticket is priced at 190 NOK. This ticket is available at half price for children, and under concessionary fare.
A 7-day ticket can be purchased for unlimited travel for seven consecutive days. A 1 zone adult ticket costs 230 NOK. A 2 zone ticket is for 420 NOK. Tickets for 3 zones and above are priced at 610 NOK. These tickets are available at half price for children, and under concessionary fare.
A monthly ticket or 30-day ticket can be purchased for unlimited travel in a month. For 1 zone, this ticket is priced at 650 NOK for adult. For 2 zones, it costs 1160 NOK. For 3 zones and above, the ticket costs 1670 NOK. For children and youth, a 1 zone and 2 zone ticket costs 325 and 425 NOK respectively. For 3 zones and above, the ticket is priced at 525 NOK. The concessionary fare for zone 1 and 2 is 325 and 580 NOK respectively, while 3 zones and above are priced at 525 NOK. For students, 1 and 2 zone cost 390 and 700 NOK respectively, while 3 and above zones are priced at 1010 NOK.
A yearly ticket or 365-day ticket can be purchased for unlimited travel in one year. Zone 1 and 2 adult ticket costs 6500 and 11600 NOK respectively. For 3 zones and above, the ticket is priced at 16700 NOK. The concessionary fare for Zone 1 and 2 is 3250 and 5800 NOK, while 3 zones and above cost 8350 NOK.
A Rufus ticket can be purchased for group of kindergarten and elementary school students. This costs 150 and 300 NOK for Zone 1 and 2. Zone 3 and above 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.
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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
The tickets need to be validated before travelling in the metro. Transit of bicycles is allowed, for a fee. Park and ride facility is also available at various stations, for a fee.
Oslo Metro Lines
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.
- Oslo Metro Line 1 – Line 1 is known by the name Holmenkollen and the metro line was opened in 1898. Line 1 operates between Frognerseteren and Helsfyr serving 34 stations. Line1 has been running through the city tunnel since 2005. Line 1 is 18 km long.
- Oslo Metro Line 2 – Line 2 is known by the name Roa and the metro train operates between Gjonnes and Ellingsrudasen. Line 2 opened its branch in 1912 with a length of the line 7.5km. The first part of the line is a light rail system opened in 1912 and the line received a connection to the city center in 1928. The first extension of Roa line was made in 1935. In 1995, the line was upgraded to rapid transit and became a part of metro.
- Oslo Metro Line 3 – Line3 is known by the name Ostensjo and the metro line operates between Storo and Mortensrud. The line was opened by suburban tramway in 1923 and since 1937, line 3 offers direct services to the city center. The line serves 13 stations and the length of the line is 11.5km.
- Oslo Metro Line 4 – Line4 is known by the name Lambertseter and the metro line operates between Ring and Bergkrystallen. Line4 has a length of 8.4km and the line serves 12 stations. The line serves neighboring areas of south eastern Oslo and in 1957 the line was opened as a tram line. Line 4 only runs towards northward.
- Oslo Metro Line 5 - Line 5 is known by the name Grorud and the metro line operates between Osteras and Vestli. Line 5 is 13 km long and the line was opened in 1966 serving 16 stations. Line 5 is the busiest branch of metro with daily riders of about 40,000.
- Oslo Metro Line 6 – Line 6 is known by the name Kolsas and the rapid transit system operates between Sognsvann and Ring. Line6 is 12.2km long serving 21 stations and the line runs towards city center.