You can find on this page the Oslo buses map to print and to download in PDF. The Oslo bus system map and the Oslo trolley map present the network, stations and lines of the buses and trolley of Oslo in Norway.

Oslo bus map

Map of Oslo buses

The Oslo bus map shows all the stations and lines of the Oslo bus system. This bus map of Oslo will allow you to easily plan your routes in the buses of Oslo in Norway. The Oslo bus system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The buses are single or articulated and their routes are connected to countryside buses, which are distinct from the Oslo public transportation system buses and use a different fare system as its mentioned in Oslo bus map. In 2012, buses accounted for the highest share in total journeys made through public transport, followed by the metro at 28 per cent, and trams at 16 per cent. In 2012, Ruter provided 37 million departures with a capacity of 7,336 million seat-km. The average seat occupancy including standing room places was 23 per cent. Route length covered 3,300 km with more than 3,000 stations and stops. The number of daily journeys made on the public transport system has grown from 244 million in 2008 to 295 million in 2012.

You will find two types of public bus in Oslo. The red ones are local buses, criss-crossing Oslo and providing links to all areas not served by one of the other forms of transport. The green buses are regional buses as its shown in Oslo bus map. They travel much further afield and generally start and end at Oslo bus terminal. City bus line 30 to Bygdøy is the most popular for tourists. This service takes visitors to many of Oslo best museums, including the Viking ship museum and Kon-Tiki. An important distinction to note is on the green regional buses you must enter at the front and show your ticket. On the red local buses you can enter using any door. You only need to scan your card if you need to validate it or use it to pay for a single journey. There is also a network of express buses to the airport that means the proportion using public transport to the airport is high (approximately 65-70 per cent).

Further priority has been given to improved access for buses and trams through signal prioritisation, dedicated bus lanes, electronic ticketing (in progress), bus stop upgrades, and real time information. This has paved the way for increased frequency. Bus lines lace the city and extend into the suburbs and services are reliable. There is no central bus station for local routes, but most buses pass through Jernbanetorget in front of Oslo S. Most westbound buses, including those to Bygdøy and Vigeland Park, also stop immediately south of the National Theatre as you can see in Oslo bus map. A handful of bus routes run a 24-hour service, but service frequency drops dramatically at night. A network of night buses fill in the gaps to run a skeleton service in the wee hours.