The RuterBillett app is closing
From 29 May you can no longer buy tickets in the old RuterBillett app. Valid tickets in the app will still be visible until they expire.
How to use the app
- Download RuterBillett on your mobile phone
- Select the right ticket, and follow the steps for payment in the app
- You may board when the countdown has started, and the ticket's status is "Valid".
For iPhone or Android:
Conditions for the use of RuterBillett
You may pay in the following ways:
- The payment app Vipps (the page is only in Norwegian)
- Apple Pay
Please note: Stricter rules for identity verification means that you more often will have to confirm your payments with 3-D Secure / BankID. The most common way to do this is via Bank ID, either via code and password or Bank ID on mobile. We recommend having this available when you add a new card and when you buy a ticket.
Register your phone number
You can store your phone number in the app to easily retrieve your tickets should you get a new device.
- Go to «Settings» and «Personal information».
- Select «Phone number», press «Add» and enter your number.
- A code will be sent via sms. Enter the code and press «Add». Your phone number is now stored.
Countdown, boarding and validity
Always buy a ticket before boarding or entering the control zone in Metro stations. You may board or enter the control zone when the ticket displays the status "Valid" and the countdown has started.
You may change to other means of transport for the duration of the countdown.
Replaced mobile phone or deleted app
Transfer the ticket to a new app or mobile phone
Frequently asked questions
Notifications - I have an Android phone, but I don't receive notifications
Some newer Android devices come with a standard battery saver setting. The battery saver can cause notifications to be disabled.
How you configure these settings depends on what kind of device you have. We reccommend that you read through the general notification settings on your phone, or the notification settings within the RuterBillett-app.
Overseas bank cards and phone numbers – do they work?
The app works for overseas phone numbers, and is also available in English. Customers with an iOS device, may use Apple Pay.
You can only use Visa and MasterCard from these European countries:
- Czech Republic
- Svalbard and Jan Mayen
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Start time – can I buy a ticket and use it later?
- Single tickets, 24-hour tickets, 7-, 30- and 365-day tickets can be purchased up to seven days before you use them.
You can choose when you want to activate the ticket in the display window "Confirm purchase". The ticket is activated automatically at the time you entered when you purchased it. You can change the start time up to three times. Non-activated tickets can also be cancelled.
Several phones – can I have the same ticket on more than one phone?
No. It isn't possible to have the same ticket on several devices.
Lost my phone - what to do?
If you have stored your bank card number, call Ruter on 177. We will remove the payment reference and prevent any new tickets from being purchased using your phone.
Refund – can I get a refund for a ticket purchased using the app?
A ticket which has been downloaded and activated (with boarding permitted) is regarded as having been used. Non-activated (non-started) tickets can be cancelled in the app.
Normally we do not provide refunds on our tickets, but there are some exceptions.
Receipt – how do I get a receipt?
If you want a receipt produced automatically every time you buy a ticket, enter your e-mail address under «Settings». You can choose which types of ticket you want a receipt for.
You can also get a receipt for both valid and expired tickets manually after the purchase. Go to «My tickets», select the ticket you want a receipt for and press the three dots in the upper right corner.
We encourage all our customers to obtain receipts by e-mail. A receipt contains important information which you will need if you lose your ticket. This might happen, for example, if you change or lose your phone, de-install the app, or reset to factory settings.
App-ID – where do I find it?
How to find your app ID
- Open the menu in the app
- Go to "Settings"
- Scroll to the bottom of the page
- There you will find an ID comprising ten digits or letters (xxxx-xxxx-xx)
Did you lose your phone or delete the app? You can find the app ID for the previous app on the receipts you received by e-mail when buying tickets. Don't have the receipt? Contact our customer centre on phone no. 177, and we'll assist you in finding your app ID. All we need is information on your payment method for buying tickets.
When do you need the app ID?
- When transferring 7, 30 or 365 day tickets to a new app or mobile phone.
- When you contact us in the event of errors, so that we can assist you.
Note that the app ID is unique to your phone. Never post the app ID on Facebook or Twitter where others may gain access to it. Get in touch on phone 177 or the contact form if you are required to provide your app ID.
How you transfer tickets to a new app or mobile phone
Network – does the phone have to be online?
Your phone must be online when buying the ticket. The phone must also be online for a ticket inspection, if today's picture and control code have not already been downloaded locally to your mobile phone.
Buying for others or a group with the app - does it work?
You can buy tickets for your entire party and store all the tickets on your phone. Note that you will have to travel as a group so that everyone can present their ticket in the event of a ticket inspection.
You can also buy tickets to another phone, if you are not going to travel together. Buy the ticket first, and then choose which channel (SMS, Facebook messenger or similar) you want to send the ticket with. Remember that the person you are sending the ticket to must have a smartphone.
The ticket app is out of order – will I receive a fine?
If there is a fault in our ticket app, ticket inspectors, drivers and ticketing personnel will be notified and you will be permitted to travel. If you are unable to obtain a valid ticket by other means, you will not receive a fine. If the app is out of order due to technical faults for which Ruter is responsible, a message will appear in the app allowing you to travel ticketless during the following 30 minutes. You must show this message to the driver (on buses and trams), ticketing personnel (on ferries) or the ticket inspector.
I forgot my travelcard or mobile - will I receive a fine?
Yes. You must always carry your ticket when you travel. If not, you will risk receiving a fine during a ticket inspection.
Ruter's tickets, both on mobile and travelcard, are non-passenger-specific. For this reason it is not possible for you to prove whether you have forgotten your card at home, or whether it is being used by someone else.
Privacy when using the RuterBillett-app