The Dovre Railway runs between Oslo and Trondheim through the beautiful Gudbrandsdalen valley and across the mighty Dovrefjell mountain range. The whole trip takes 7 hours, and the train has frequent departures. If you prefer to travel at night the Dovre railway also runs as a night train service with sleeping compartments.
The Dovre Railway takes you to some of Norway’s best national parks, mountains and scenic attractions. If you spend a few days or a week on the journey, you can explore some great destinations along the route.
Map and stations on the Dovre Railway
The Dovre Railway stops at these stations between Oslo and Trondheim:
Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen
At Dovre there is a connection to the Rauma Railway – a nice detour that you should not miss – the Rauma railway is one of Norway’s most popular train rides with stunning views.
In Trondheim the Dovre Railway intersects with Meråkerbanen running to the Swedish border and the Nordland Railway that can take you to Northern Norway.
Timetables for the Dovre Railway
The Dovre Railway has at least six daily departures. Below you can find timetables and traffic information for the most popular stretches:
|Oslo - Trondheim||Trondheim - Oslo|
|Oslo - Lillehammer||Lillehammer - Oslo|
|Oslo – Hamar||Trondheim – Oppdal|
|Oslo - Lillestrøm||Trondheim – Stjørdal|
If you are travelling to or from other stations you can search for timetables here.
Attractions and destination along the Dovre Railway
From Trondheim the train runs along the Gaula, a river teeming with salmon. There is a sharp incline as the train passes the mountain slopes of Oppdal through Drivdalen. The train continues across the mountain of Dovrefjell, with easy access to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Rondane.
Take the train to the slopes - Oppdal, Dombås, Hafjell
In winter you can take the Dovre Railway to some of Norway’s best areas for skiing. The train stops in Oppdal, Norway’s largest ski resort. You can also take the train to Dombås ski resort or the Olympic resorts by Lillehammer/Hafjell.
The Rauma Railway from Dombås
From Dombås you can take the stunning Rauma Railway to Åndalsnes. The railway is known as one of Norway’s wildest and most beautiful train rides. The journey takes you through beautiful Romsdalen to famous natural attractions like the Trollveggen cliff face and the Kylling bridge. The whole trip takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, and is a nice detour if you are travelling between Oslo and Trondheim. Read more about the Rauma Railway .
The train passes the Dovrefjell mountains famous for musk oxen, myths and trolls. The area is perfect the active or adventurous traveler with plenty of possibilities for hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, canoeing or climbing. Take a walk along the beautiful Pilegrimsleden or climb the Snøhetta mountain.
Jotunheimen & Rondane
The train runs through the Gudbrandsdalen valley with its cultural treasures. From here you have easy access to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Rondane. Try the popular hike to Besseggen or if you are fit – climb Galdhøpiggen – Norway’s highest mountain. The river Sjoa is a popular river for white rafting. There are suppliers offering white water rafting fitting all levels.
Rondane has marked trails available year round with great opportunities for hiking, cross country skiing and cycling.
Read more about Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen and Rondane at turistforeningen.no .
Lillehammer & Hunderfossen
Lillehammer is a popular destination all year round. Get a feel for Norwegian history at the outdoor museum at Maihaugen, visit the Olympic venues from the Winter Olympics in 1994 or the ski resort in Hafjell. There are also plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and cross country skiing in and around the town.
Are you travelling with children? The Dovre Railway stops at the popular amusement park Hunderfossen with more than 50 fun rides.
Visit Trondheim and Oslo
The cities of Trondheim and Oslo have a lot to offer. Trondheim is the town where Norse saga and high technology live together in perfect harmony. Norway’s capital Oslo is essential on a holiday in Norway. Read more and plan your trip at Visit Trondheim or Visit Oslo.
Sightseeing tour with the Dovre Railway - Fjord Tours
Fjord Tours organize popular tours by train to Norway’s best attractions. The Dovre Railway is part of the round trip “Hurtigruten and Norway in a nutshell” – a tour that combines the stunning Hurtigruten coastal voyage, the Flam Railway, the Bergen Railway and a cruise on the fjords. Read more about the tour “Hurtigruten and Norway in a nutshell”
Facilities on the Dovre Railway
You have access to the following facilities on the Dovre Railway:
- Night train between Oslo and Trondheim
- NSB Komfort (comfort class) – Comfortable seats, power outlets & free coffee/tea
- NSB Family –Travelling with children on the train?
- NSB Meny – Our food and refreshment service
- NSB Stille – a quiet zone for a peaceful journey
- Internet (wifi) on the train You need to register on our website in order to use the wifi. You will use the e-mail adress and the password you create to log on
Prices and tickets
Find fares and book your tickets on the top right hand side of the page.