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.
Newest trams on lines 17 and 18
The newest trams (SL18) are currently being trialled on lines 17 and 18. By the four middle doors, you will find spaces dedicated for wheelchairs and prams. As the trams have low floors, the other two doors are also accessible.
Trams on lines 17, 18 and 13
These 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.
Trams on 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.
Buses in Oslo
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.
Buses in Akershus
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 and B2 to and from the islands
You may wheel the wheelchair/pram on board and to the quays on the islands, but in the case of extremely low or high tides, boarding and disembarking can be difficult. On some of the islands, in particular Gressholmen, there are only footpaths, and they are thus not particularly well-suited for prams and wheelchairs.
Travelling by train? Accessibility on trains at vy.no
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.
- If you are travelling with a wheelchair, the journey planner and Ruter app will mark trams that do not have a low floor for easy boarding with a white "info"-symbol.
- In the Ruter app, you will find accessibility information for our stops, such as gaps, stairs, ramps and guidelines. We will add more stops in the time to come.
- The Metro, new trams and more than half of our bus fleet have outdoor speakers announcing the route number and destination.
Any questions? Get in touch, and we'll help you!