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.

The Ruter app

Plan your journey, buy tickets and set up a personal profile in the Ruter app.


You may buy travelcards with tickets or pay-as-you-go credit in kiosks, service points and at our customer service centre Ruter S. A new travelcard costs NOK 50. Take good care of your card! It can be reused.

You can top up your card in kiosks, at Ruter S or service points. You cannot top up your card here at

Find your nearest sales outlet

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
  • Our customer service centre Ruter S and Service Points
  • Staffed train stations (365-day ticket not available).

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.

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.

If you're travelling from a Metro station with a control zone line, you must scan your travelcard before boarding the train. From stations without a control zone line, you may scan your card on board the Metro.