Oslo Pass

On this page you will find all the important information about the Oslo Pass: What services does this City Card offer and who is it suitable for? How long is it valid and where can you buy it?

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Oslo Pass
  • Visit top sights for free
  • Free public transport in Oslo
  • Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • Pick up your Oslo Pass in town
  • With the card you save money in Oslo!

How the Oslo Pass works

The Oslo Pass is the official city card of the Norwegian capital. It entitles the holder to free or reduced admission to numerous museums and sights and also serves as a ticket for public transport.

  • Free admission to museums and attractions
  • Free use of public transport in Oslo
  • Discounts on city tours, restaurants and various other offers

The Oslo Pass is available as a physical card at the many points of sale in Oslo or can be used as a mobile ticket on your smartphone. In this case, the purchase must be made via the official Oslo Pass app (Oslo Pass - Official City Card). If you buy the Oslo Pass locally, it is best to check with the point of sale beforehand whether the pass is available during your stay, as some points of sale only offer the pass seasonally. The Oslo Pass is also valid as a mobility ticket and entitles you to use the entire Ruter public transport network in tariff zones 1 and 2, including the ferries to the islands in the Oslo Fjord.

Who is the Oslo Pass suitable for?

The Oslo Pass is suitable for travellers who want to explore the city by public transport and visit some museums and sights.

If used regularly during the validity period, the Oslo Pass quickly pays for itself.

How much does the Oslo Pass cost?

The price of the Oslo Pass depends on the period of validity. The following prices are currently valid for persons 18 years and older:

  • 24 hours: NOK 520 (approx. 46 €)
  • 48 hours: NOK 760 (approx. 67 €)
  • 72 hours: NOK 895 (approx. 79 €)

A reduced price applies for children aged 6 to 17 and senior citizens aged 67 and over. In addition, students under 30 years of age with a valid student ID receive a discount of 20%. Please note: The discount is only available at the Oslo Visitor Centre and Ruter Customer Centre.

All services of the Oslo Pass

With the Oslo Pass, many museums and attractions can be visited for free. Some attractions also offer reduced admission. A selection of the offers and more information can be found here.

Of course, you can also use public transport free of charge.

Free Museums, Attractions & Experiences

The Oslo Pass gives you free admission to the following museums and attractions:

  • Akershus Castle
  • Fram Polar Ship Museum
  • Munch Museum
  • Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump
  • National Museum
  • Frognerbadet outdoor pool
  • Kon-Tiki Museum
  • Oslo Reptile Park
  • Oslo Transport Museum
  • Various city tours
  • Norwegian Open Air Museum

A very clearly designed complete overview of all offers as well as more detailed information, such as opening hours and directions, can be found on the official website: www.visitoslo.com

Discounts with the Oslo Pass

Here you get discounts on the regular purchase price:

  • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (-20% on tickets purchased at the Oslo Concert Hall ticket office).
  • Skimore Oslo (-15% on ski rental)
  • Boat tours on the sailing ship (-15% on the tours "Fjord Sightseeing" and "A Summer Evening on the Fjord")
  • TusenFryd Amusement Park (-20%)
  • Norwegian Opera (-20% on tours and many products in the Opera House shop)
  • The Viking Planet (-15%)
  • Oslo Climbing Park (-20% on the Climbing Pass)
  • Various bars and restaurants (different discounts)

In addition to the website mentioned above, this brochure provides a good overview of all discounts and reductions: Oslo Pass Flyer

Public transport with the Oslo Pass

With the Oslo Pass you can use all means of transport in zones 1 and 2 of the Reuter public transport network. This includes metros, trams, regional trains, buses and the ferries to the islands in the Oslo Fjord.

All sights included in the Oslo Pass can be reached this way.

Public transport in Oslo
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For timetable information, you can use the "RuterReise" app or the journey planner on the Ruter website.

Depending on the validity period of your Oslo Pass, you can use the transport for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Simply show your activated Oslo Pass at the ticket control.

Is the Oslo Pass worth it?

The Oslo Pass gives access to a wide range of sights and museums, as well as participation in sightseeing tours and guided walks. This City Card grants free or discounted entry to all these activities.

By using public transport and visiting some of the sights, the Oslo Pass is a convenient way to save money.

The following table shows how much you can save using the 48h Card as an example:

AttractionWithout Oslo PassWith Oslo Pass
Oslo Pass: 48hNOK 760
Public transport: 48hNOK 199Free of charge
Akershus CastleNOK 100Free of charge
Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Ski JumpNOK 190Free of charge
Munch MuseumNOK 180Free of charge
Fram Polar Ship MuseumNOK 140Free of charge
City tourNOK 280Free of charge
TotalNOK 1,089 (approx. 96€)NOK 760 (approx. 67€)

In two days, you can discover a lot in Oslo and save a few hundred kroner (NOK 100 currently corresponds to approx. 9€).

The more you use your Oslo Pass, the more it pays for itself!

Buy & Collect Oslo Pass

The Oslo Pass is available online from various suppliers - for example from Tiqets.com. You will receive a voucher after purchase, which you must then exchange for a physical pass at the Oslo Visitor Centre. Alternatively, you can buy the pass directly in Oslo at one of the many sales points:

  • Oslo Visitor Centre
  • Ruter Customer Centre
  • Some hotels and museums 

Some outlets only offer the Oslo Pass during the summer months and only in limited quantities. We therefore recommend that you check in advance whether the Oslo Pass will be available during your stay there.

After collection, the Oslo Pass can be used immediately. The validity period of 24, 48 or 72 hours starts with the first use of the card on public transport or at an attraction.

Another option is to buy the Oslo Pass as a mobile ticket for your smartphone via the app "Oslo Pass - Official City Card". In this case, you can activate the pass at the desired time via the app.

If your travel plans change, you can cancel your purchase free of charge up to 23:59 on the evening before your visit. To do this, you must purchase the refundable ticket.

Oslo Pass

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages of the Oslo Pass

  • You get free entry to many popular attractions and museums.
  • Almost all of Oslo's major attractions are included.
  • Free use of public transport in zones 1 and 2 in Oslo.
  • Discounts on many other attractions and restaurants.
  • The price-performance ratio is good: the card pays for itself quickly if you visit several sights.

Disadvantages of the Oslo Pass

  • The card must be collected after your arrival in Oslo.
  • The card does not give priority entry to the attractions.
  • The Oslo Pass is hardly suitable if you are only visiting the city for one day.

More offers in Oslo

If you don't opt for the Oslo Pass, you can also book individual tickets for many sights and tours. We would like to introduce some of them here:

Oslo Pass FAQ

How does the Oslo Pass work?

You buy the Oslo Pass online, receive a voucher and collect the card when you arrive in the city. This allows you to use public transport in Oslo for 24, 48 or 72 hours. You also get free entry to many museums and attractions. There are also discounts at many sights, museums, guided tours and restaurants.

Can I use public transport with the Oslo Pass?

Yes, with the Oslo Pass you can use public transport in Oslo. This applies to all means of transport such as metro, suburban train, regional train, tram and bus. The ferries to the islands of the Oslo Fjord are also included.

Can I cancel the Oslo Pass free of charge?

Yes, if your travel plans change, you can cancel your Oslo Pass free of charge until 23:59 the day before your visit begins.

How is the Oslo Pass activated?

The Oslo Pass is activated the first time you use it on public transport or at an attraction. When you use the physical Oslo Pass, you must enter your name and the date on the card. You can then use it on 1, 2 or 3 consecutive calendar days.

Is the Oslo Pass worth it for families?

In principle, the Oslo Pass is suitable for adults as well as children and young people. Especially as there is a reduced price for the Oslo Pass for children between 6 and 17 years.

Author: Patrick

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona. Here he writes about the most important City Cards. His aim is to present detailed and up-to-date information for the official tourist maps of popular cities.

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