Accessibility on board
Most buses, trams, metro carriages and ferries in Oslo and Akershus are accessible so that it is easy to board with wheelchairs and prams. However, in order to wheel straight on board, you are also dependent on the platform/stop being adapted for this for both boarding and disembarking.
All metro carriages have low floors with no steps. At certain stations there may be differences in levels between the carriage and platform, for example Nationaltheatret. There may be parts of the platform that are more accessible and that are better suited to boarding than others.
The Metro stations have ramps or lifts to the platform (with the exception of Frøen station), in addition to stairs.
Do you have any questions? Call the Metro on phone no. 952 58 000.
New trams (lines 17, 18 and 13)
The newest trams (SL95) have low floors to facilitate easy boarding. Use the wheelchair/pram button to notify the driver. Ordinarily there is space for one wheelchair or two prams at each middle door.
Old trams (lines 11, 12 and 19)
Unfortunately, it is not possible to board the older trams (SL79) with a wheelchair, as they have steps. If you are travelling with a pram, we recommend using the left side of the tram's two middle doors. This is wider and doesn't have a post blocking the way.
All city buses have low floors, so that they are easy to board. Use the middle doors for as much space as possible. Ordinarily there is space for one wheelchair or two prams at each middle door. Use the wheelchair/pram button to notify the driver when boarding or disembarking.
Most buses have low floors to facilitate boarding. Certain buses may nevertheless have higher floors, making it more difficult to board alone. If travelling with a pram, wheelchair or similar, you may require assistance from the driver or other passengers to board. This concerns express buses, certain school buses and some of the buses that travel to and from Drøbak.
B10 between Nesodden and Aker brygge
All ferries are adapted at both ends, so it is easy to board and disembark.
B11, B20, B21 and B22
The ferries have a ramp that can be hoisted up and down, but at low tide the ramp can be very steep and can pose a problem for prams and wheelchairs. The crew will be of assistance for boarding and disembarking.
B1, B2, B3, B4 to and from the islands
You may wheel the wheelchair/pram on board, but apart from Rådhusbrygge 4, none of the quays are particularly well adapted. There are mobile ramps that are used as required, but in the case of extremely low or high tides, boarding and disembarking can be difficult. At some of the islands, in particular Gressholmen, there are only paths as well, and it is thus not particularly well-suited for prams and wheelchairs.
Hearing and sight impairments
We are constantly working to make information accessible to everyone who travels with us.
- All buses are equipped with screens displaying the next three stops, and the arrival time at the stops.
- All means of transport have announcements stating the next stop.
- The RuterReise app for iPhone has a text-to-speech solution.
- If you are travelling with a wheelchair, the journey planner and RuterReise app will mark trams that do not have a low floor for easy boarding with a white "info"-symbol.
Any questions? Get in touch, and we'll try to help you!