Trains in Norway

Travel by train in Norway, train passing a lake

Trains in Norway transport you comfortably to every corner of the land of trolls and Vikings. Travel by day or night between deep blue lakes, frozen plains and misty mountains to amazing cities including Oslo, Trondheim and Stavanger.

The Rauma, Bergen and Flåm Railways are attractions in their own right. It's time to experience them for yourself!

Train types in Norway
Reservations for trains in Norway
Domestic connections in Norway
International connections to and from Norway
Norway rail passes
Train stations in Norway
Example train route in Norway

Map with main train connections in Norway

Train types in Norway


Expect to be impressed by trains operated by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB). Modern, comfortable and ready to carry you across the country all times of the day, they're pretty awesome. You can check times for trains in Norway using the Interrail timetable.


Image of a Norwegian train speeding through a hilly landscape | Trains in Norway Regional and intercity trains in Norway


Local commuter trains (SUB)

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

  • 2nd class carriages only.

  • No reservation required.


NSB Regiontog day trains (REG / RE)

  • Super comfy trains connecting larger cities such as Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim.

  • These trains operate on some scenic routes including the Bergen and Rauma Railways.

  • Reservations are optional. We highly recommend making a reservation to ensure you get a place on the train.

  • There's an additional international service from Oslo to Gothenburg (Sweden). You can use this service with a rail pass valid in Norway or Sweden.


SJ High Speed Train (HST)

  • Provides a fast connection between Oslo and Stockholm (Sweden).

  • Run by Swedish railway company SJ.

  • Reservations are required.

  • With an Interrail Pass valid in Norway or Sweden, you only have to pay the reservation fee.


Night trains in Norway Map with night train routes in Norway


NSB Regiontog night trains (REG)

  • Domestic overnight trains on the routes:

    • Oslo to Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim

    • Trondheim to Bodø

  • 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.


The Flåm Railway 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 an Interrail Pass do benefit from a 30% discount.

  • Buy your ticket in advance by calling the NSB Customer Service (+47 8145 00 888)


Bus services in Norway


Veøy Buss

  • Service from Åndalsnes to Molde.

  • Tickets can be bought on the bus.

  • 50% discount for holders of an Interrail Pass.

Reservations for trains in Norway


How can I make reservations for trains in Norway?

  • At a train station: Ticket desks and self service machines are available. NSB staff speak English and are Norwegian train experts, making this your best option.

  • By phone: Contact the NSB call center, weekdays between 8:00 and 20:00 and weekends 9:00 to 15:00.

  • Online: Use the Interrail Reservation Service.


Good to know:

  • On domestic routes, there's no reservation fee for 1st class pass holders.

  • Fees for night trains vary per sleeping accommodation type.

  • You can reserve trains for other countries at larger Norwegian train stations and through the NSB call center.


What can I expect when calling the NSB call center?

  1. Call the NSB contact center on +47 815 00 888

  2. Select ‘9’ in the menu to be put through to English speaking staff.

  3. There is an admin fee of 50 NOK (€ 6.50).

  4. Payments can be made by credit card or by cash when collecting them in person.

  5. You can pick up the reservations from a ticket machine or office at a railway station in Norway.

  6. You should pick them up at least 7 days before the departure of your train.


Get further info about reservations.

Domestic connections in Norway

Map with popular connections in Norway

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




Oslo to Bergen

7 hours

Oslo to Stavanger

7 hours 45 mins

Oslo to Trondheim

6 hours 40 mins

International train connections to and from Norway


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

Country Cities Train / ferry Duration Reservations
Sweden Stockholm to Oslo SJ High Speed 6 hours Required
Gothenburg to Oslo NSB Regiontog 4 hours Optional
Denmark Hirtshals to Bergen, Stavanger or Kristiansand Fjordline ferry 2 to 17 hours Required

To travel overland from Denmark to Norway, you can take a high-speed train from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Gothenburg (Sweden), changing trains in Malmo (Sweden). Then take the direct NSB Regiontog listed in the above table. In total, this will take under 9 hours. Reservations are required on the trains in Sweden.

Norway rail passes


A Norwegian rail pass turns your visit to Norway into a real adventure. Not only can you simply hop on trains crossing this magnificent country, you can jump off them at places along the way to take in the breathtaking landscapes.


Interrail Pass options for Norway


Interrail Norway Pass

  • Offers you rail travel in Norway

  • Youth, senior and family discounts

  • Additional benefits include discounts on the Flåm Railway and ferries to and from Denmark

  • Prices from € 131


View Norway Passes


Interrail Global Pass

  • Travel by train as much as you like in 30 European countries including Norway

  • Youth, senior and family discounts

  • Additional benefits include discounts on the Flåm Railway and ferries to and from Denmark

  • Prices from € 200


View Global Passes

Image of a railway track in a scenic Norwegian landscape of green valleys and rapid rivers

Train stations in Norway

Train station in Norway

What is the main train station in Norway?

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

Example train trip in Norway

Map with example route in Norway

You can cover vast distances using trains in Norway!



Stavanger > Bergen > Myrdal/Flåm > Oslo > Trondheim


  1. Stavanger: The perfect place to start exploring the majestic Norwegian fjords.

  2. Bergen: Take the cable car up Mount Fløyen for an amazing view.

  3. Myrdal and Flåm: See Norway’s most dramatic scenery on the railway to Flåm.

  4. Oslo: Norway’s chilled out and colourful capital has great museums and plenty of outdoor activities nearby.

  5. Trondheim: Has much to offer in terms of culture, Viking history and summer festivals.


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Example itinerary

Fancy visiting Norway in winter? Then check out our ideas for the perfect Norwegian winter train trip!


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