This page explains how to travel by train from Oslo & Norway to other key European cities, and how to buy the cheapest tickets.  Click here to for journeys starting in another city.  Train information current for 2017.

I want to travel from Oslo to...

      Bergen   Stavanger   Kristiansand   Other destinations in Norway
  Stockholm   Gothenburg   Copenhagen   Cologne
  Amsterdam   Brussels   Paris   London

Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Switzerland, Italy & all other European destinations

Before you buy your tickets...

I recommend taking a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, such as "Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up & buy at the station?", "How far ahead can I book?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just go online & buy a €35 point-to-point ticket?".

Answering your questions about European train travel...

An introduction to European train travel


Senior fares (over 60)


Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)


Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits


Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains


Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations


Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train


Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train


Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train


Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network


What to do when things go wrong...

Oslo to Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim & other destinations in Norway...

Oslo to Stockholm
125 mph tilting 'X2000' from Copenhagen to Stockholm, at Copenhagen station 2nd class seats on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm The self-service buffet on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

SJ2000 trains now link Oslo & Stockholm...


2nd class seating on the SJ 2000.  All seats have power sockets for laptops & mobiles...


Self-service buffet car on the SJ 2000 to Stockholm.

More information about SJ 2000

Oslo to Gothenburg & Copenhagen...

Option 1, by train overland...

Option 2, by overnight cruise ferry to Copenhagen - comfortable, scenic and time-effective...

The Norwegian train from Gothenburg to Oslo, arrived at Oslo Central   Komfort class (1st class) on the Norwegian Gothenburg to Oslo train

Option 1: Oslo to Gothenburg by train...  This is the Norwegian train from Gothenburg to Oslo, arrived at Oslo Sentral.  Photos courtesy of Ivor & Ines Morgan.


NSB Komfort class on the train to Oslo.

Seats on an Oresund link train   An Oresund link train from Copenhagen to Gothenburg at Malmo   DFDS overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo

...then Gothenburg to Copenhagen by train.  Take an Öresund Train (Öresundtåg, pictured above) from Gothenburg to Copenhagen.  The train crosses from Denmark to Sweden on the 1999-built Öresund Link tunnel & road/rail bridge...


Option 2:  Oslo to Copenhagen-Oslo by overnight ferry:  Cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo on the daily overnight DFDS ferry.  This is the m/v Crown of Scandinavia.

Oslo to Cologne, Brussels & London...

Oslo to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Zurich & other European destinations...

Option 1, via Copenhagen...

Option 2, via the overnight Color Line cruise ferry from Oslo to Kiel in Germany - easy, comfortable & time-effective...

Find hotels in Oslo & other cities


◄◄ Hotel search & price comparison. checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It was named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site at the World Travel Awards 2013 and I highly recommend it, both to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling your hotel for less! is my favourite booking site.  It's really clear and you can usually book with free cancellation and so confirm your accommodation at no risk months before train booking opens.

Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...


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