Timetables and fares for most public transport services in Norway can be found at
www.nriguide.no . Please note that timetables may be very different between winter
and summer and are often only published a few weeks before the start of the next
There are not many long distance rail lines in Norway, but they do include some of
the most famous in the world, including the Oslo - Bergen line, and the Flam railway.
Trains are mostly modern and comfortable, particularly the long distance services,
and they are much more spacious than trains in the UK. Due to the nature of the terrain
trains run fairly slowly, but they normally keep to time very well.
We can plan train journeys for you and book rail tickets at standard fares without
booking fees. Booking with us will make sure your itinerary is practical and will
give you confirmed seat reservations on long distance services. Tickets are issued
in Norway, which means reservations can be amended if your plans change. It is possible
to make your own non-changeable, non-refundable bookings online if you wish, and
we are always happy to book accommodation only. The Norwegian railways web site is
www.nsb.no , and you will also find all their timetables there.
These services cover all the main towns in Norway and the main roads in between.
Express buses in Norway are very comfortable with plenty of legroom and on board
WCs, and there is usually free coffee available . The huge windows enable you to
fully appreciate the stunning scenery. The times of all express buses can be found
at www.nor-way.no . Times of airport buses can also be found there. Seat reservations
are not required (except for large groups) as one of the principals of the express
bus travel in Norway is that you are always guaranteed a seat. We can include express
bus times in our itineraries, but for complicated journeys we may charge a planning
Scheduled express boat services connect many towns and villages on the coast and
also far inland on the major fjords . These operate much like buses though they are
much larger. Seat reservations are not required. They are generally high speed catamaran
type vessels seating 200 people or more. Operating at approx. 30 knots it is impractical
to be outside, but large windows enable you to see the scenery and you are free to
walk around and buy food and drink from the cafeteria. Timetables and fares can be
found on the web sites above. We can include express boat journeys in our itineraries,
but for complicated journeys we may charge a planning fee.
Local bus services are designed more for the benefit of the local community than
tourists, with some running only on school days for example. They can be useful for
getting to some of the more remote spots however, but unfortunately timetables are
rather difficult to find online. We can help on request.