How to buy a ticket

Here you can find information on how you buy a ticket or travel card for bus, tram, metro, ferry and train in Oslo and Akershus.

Remember to buy a ticket before boarding. It's cheaper for you and helps us keep our schedules.

RuterBillett app

Download the RuterBillett app and buy tickets on your mobile. This is the easiest way to buy tickets. You can buy all our tickets with the app, except from the Rufus ticket.

Download RuterBillett

For iPhone, Android or Windows Phone:

Download RuterBillett for iPhone on the App Store. ButtonDownload RuterBillett for Android phones from Google Play. ButtonDownload RuterBillett for Windows Phone from Microsoft. Button

 

See how the RuterBillett app works

See all of our ticket types

Travelcard

The travel card is a plastic card you top up with tickets or pay-as-you-go credit, and which you validate using a card reader when you travel. You may order travel cards online, or you may buy them at staffed sales outlets. A new travelcard will cost NOK 50 from 30 September. Take good care of your card. It can be reused.

You can also get automatic renewal of the 30-day ticket and automatic top up of pay-as-you-go credit.

Find your nearest sales outlet

Order a new travelcard online (the webshop is only available in Norwegian)

See how the travelcard works

See how you can get automatic renewal of the 30-day ticket

See how you can get automatic top up of pay-as-you-go credit

Ticket machines

If you have a travelcard, you can buy all Ruter's tickets (except from the Rufus-ticket and 365-day ticket) and top up your pay-as-you-go credit by using a ticket machine. If you don't have a travelcard, you can buy a single ticket and a 24-hour ticket on the disposable Impuls card at the same ticket machines.

You will find ticket machines at Metro stations, the larger bus and tram interchanges, and in train stations.

Kiosks and Service Points

You can buy all our tickets and obtain a travelcard at the following sales outlets:

  • The kiosks Narvesen, 7-Eleven, Deli De Luca and Mix, as well as some selected shops.
  • Ruter's Customer Service Centre and Service Points.
  • The bus terminals in Oslo and Lillestrøm.
  • NSB's staffed train stations.

Find your nearest sales outlet

On board

Buses and ferries

If you are unable to buy a ticket before travelling, you may buy single tickets on board buses and ferries. You must pay with cash, and we accept no denominations larger than 200 kroner.

See how our onboard surcharge works

Trams and Metro

It is not possible to buy tickets on trams and metro carriages. You must either buy a ticket beforehand or pay with pay-as-you-go credit on board without a surcharge. It is not possible to activate the ticket on board the metro. This must be done at the station.

Trains

See how NSB's onboard surcharge works on nsb.no