Final Destination: Stavanger
These trains are now operated by Go Ahead Nordic
All trains also call at : Kristiansand
Mon - Fri = 5 x trains per day
Sat/Sunday = 4 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 90 days ahead of the travel date.
Two types of Flex tickets will typically be offered for sale, which are:
1: Non Flexible tickets - They live up to their name as they can't be refunded or exchanged, hence they are the cheapest type of ticket, when first placed on sale they are typically less than half then price of Flexible tickets.
Seats will be assigned when booking these tickets, but you cannot choose specific seats from the seating plan.
Also note because they cannot be exchanged or refunded, once purchased, you can only travel by the specific departure you chose when making a booking.
Non-Flexible tickets for travel in Standard (second) class can sell out before the travel date.
2: Flexible tickets - They are most expensive because unlike Semi-Flexible tickets, they can be refunded, in addition to being exchanged to an alternative departure.
They also allow the purchaser to select specific seats on a seating plan.
Using Rail Passes on this journey:
Reservations are required, but as all those travelling with journey tickets will have had their seats assigned, reserving as soon as possible is particularly recommended.
Seat and bed reservations are usually available up to 90 days in advance
You can book reservations online by using the Eurail reservation service or the InterRail reservation service though you will be charged a €2 booking fee per reservation, per person.
Though this now a cheaper than the other pre-travel option, which is calling the national Entur booking service, as it now charges a €5 admin fee, it be can be reached on +47 61 27 90 88.
Entur does not sell rail pass reservations online.
Reservations can be arranged at the Entur ticket desks in stations
On day trains the terms differ depending on whether you have a first class or second class rail pass.
Second class passes = the costs per seat in the Standard (second class) seating areas is NOK 50, but holders of second class passes can also opt to to travel in the equivalent of first class seats at a cost of NOK 200/300.
First class passes you can either;
For travel on the Sove night trains, regardless of operator, the reservation fees are the same for both first and second class pass users.
The rail pass reservation fee for the sleeping cabins is a flat rate of NOK 1000 (approx €100) so if you are travelling solo you will have the cabin to yourself, but couples /pairs can pay the one fee, but then double occupancy.
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There is also an overnight train which conveys sleeping cabins, it is typically due to depart Olso S at 22:25 (except for Saturday) and arrive in Stavanger at 07:20.
There are views from either side of the train, but rarely of the coast.
The train will reverse direction on departure from Kristiansand.
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