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Travelling with disabilities

In general, airlines, trains, buses, ferries and shops in Norway are quite accessible. But some advance planning will make it easier for you to get around.

Air travel

If you’re flying in Norway, the airline can help you reserve seats with enough space, while ground staff can help you on and off planes. Please contact the airline or airport at least 48 hours in advance to notify them of your needs.

Travelling to and from airports

You can get to most airports in Norway by bus or taxi, and some have light rail and train connections, including Oslo Airport. Almost all airport buses are wheelchair accessible and equipped with lifts or ramps. HC toilet facilities are not always available on buses to and from airports but on most trains. 

If you have special needs for your journey to the airport, please contact the company you’re travelling with in advance.

Travel assistance on the Flytoget Airport Express Train to Oslo.


If you need any assistance on your train journey, please book your ticket from a customer representative at the station or by contacting your train operator's customer service.

Assistance is available for getting to and from your train at some stations. Assistance on your journey is free of charge and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Assistance getting on and off the train does not require advance notice, but it is still recommended to contact the operator beforehand.

If you bring your own assistant, they are entitled to a discount.

Most modern trains have lifts for wheelchairs, as well as wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, safety devices for wheelchairs and at least one wide sleeping compartment. These must be booked in advance. Stops are announced over the PA system and displayed on screens in the carriages.

Travel information for persons with reduced mobility from Vy (Trains in the Oslo region/Bergen railway)

Travel information for persons with reduced mobility from SJ (Train travel north of Oslo)

Bane Nor assistance for persons with reduced mobility Bane Nor offers a free assistance service at some of the busiest train stations in the Oslo region and at the main train stations in Bergen, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Hamar, and Tønsberg. 

Free public transport in Oslo

If you are in a wheelchair, travel on public transport is free in the Oslo region. 

Local buses

Newer local buses have ramps, either manual or automatic. In the larger towns, most buses have low floors and a button which will keep the doors open until everyone is on board. The newest buses display the next stop on screens, and stops are also announced over the PA system. Guide dogs are usually allowed on local buses.

Long-distance buses

Modern express and long-distance buses have a lift for wheelchairs, and attachment points to secure them in the bus. New buses have restroom facilities on board, accessible for disabled travellers. In newer buses, digital displays show the next stop, which is also announced over the PA system.

Nor-Way Bus Express and Vy Express Bus both operate a large network of bus routes in Southern and Western Norway. 

Trams and the Oslo metro

In Oslo, newer trams have low floors and are relatively easy to access for the mobility impaired. Older trams often have narrow stairs and can be challenging to access without assistance. In Bergen, all light rail carriages are wheelchair friendly.

Most metro stations in Oslo have lifts or ramps that make the trains accessible for wheelchairs but mind the gap between the train and the platform. Trains are announced over the PA system and displayed on screens and trains at the station. Stations are announced over the PA system on board trains.

Read more about public transport in Oslo and Akershus.
Read more about public transport in Bergen and Fjord Norway.

Express boats

As a rule, the express boats that traffic the Norwegian coastline are all wheelchair accessible. The boats between larger coastal cities and towns have bathroom facilities for wheelchair users and ramps for getting on and off the boat.

Car ferries

Most ferries in Norway are wheelchair accessible. Modern ferries are usually equipped with lifts, and most of the older ones have stair lifts for wheelchairs. Almost all ferries have ramps and handicap bathrooms available. Some ferry terminals are equipped with special queuing areas for passengers with mobility challenges. Using these will ensure that you are directed to the space on board that is best suited for your needs. If the terminal is not equipped with such spaces, the same assistance is often available by contacting members of staff.

While it is not formally required, it is strongly recommended that you call ahead to let the ferry crew know what your needs are.


The two most popular Norwegian coastal express cruise lines, Havila and Hurtigruten, welcome all passengers. They have a limited number of accessible rooms on their ships, so book well in advance and contact customer service to communicate your needs.

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