New fare and zone structure in Oslo and Akershus
On October 1st 2011, Ruter introduced a new fare and zone structure for all of Oslo and Akershus. The new zones were implemented to simplify daily public transport for passengers in Oslo and Akershus. The result is fewer and larger zones.
The changes mean that the previous boundary stations of Lysaker/Lørenskog/Rosenholm will now be in zone 1, and zone 1 is being extended to Stabekk and Bekkestua in the west. Our season tickets with transfers to Fornebu can now be bought electronically at nsb.no or from ticket machines, and the transfer is valid throughout zone 1.
The ticket options will now be single tickets, 24-hour tickets, and 7-day and 30-day tickets. Passengers can purchase single tickets for up to five zones and season tickets for up to three zones.
The new fare and zone structure means that nearly everyone will pay the same or a cheaper fare for his or her usual journey. However, shorter trips that cross zone boundaries may be more expensive than before, when the short-hop lokalbillett option is discontinued.
Smartbillett replaces Flexikortet in Oslo
A new Smartbillett scheme is to replace the old Flexikortet fares in Oslo. Printed Flexikort tickets are discontinued. As a replacement, you can use Smartbillett on your travel card. To use Smartbillett, you charge up your travel card at one of our automatic ticket machines with the amount you want. The Smartbillett fare is then deducted automatically from the travel card when you swipe the card – NOK 27/13.50 per journey. This ticket is only available for zone 1 (Oslo).
Ticket supplements are used when you already have a valid ticket but want to extend your journey.
You pay NOK 20/10 for each new zone, up to 5 zones in all, including the zones you have already paid for. For example: you have a 2 zone season ticket from Spikkestad (3V) to Asker (2V) and want to travel to Gardermoen (4N). In that case, you pay a ticket supplement for 3 zones.
You can charge up your travel card at one of our automatic ticket machines, in multiples of NOK 100. Money on your travel card can be used to pay for tickets from ticket machines or for a Smartbillett ticket from a card reader (validator).
24 hour tickets can now be bought in the same way as other season tickets and are valid for all of Oslo and Akershus.
Ruter is viewing this change as a rationalisation and discontinuing many of the old special fares, including the short-hop lokalbillett.
How to calculate new fares:
1. Count up the number of zones you will be travelling in, including the start and end zones.
2. Use the fare calculator or table to find the zones, tickets and prices.