Looking down on to the spor/tracks/platforms from the Flytoget concourse at Oslo S station

Oslo to Trondheim by train



From Oslo S to Trondheim Sentral

Travel Information

The Dovre Railway Line used by these trains has suffered storm damage in multiple locations, including the collapse of a river bridge.
As a result there will be no direct trains to Trondheim from Oslo for some time.
Here are the details of the alternative travel arrangements.

Final Destination: Trondheim

All trains also call at : Dombås (connect for the spectacular Rauma Line to Åndalsnes)

These daytime trains to Trondheim, operated by SJ NORD, are usually scheduled to depart from Oslo at:

  • Mon to Fri only at 05:50
  • Daily at 08:02; 14:02
  • Mon to Fri and Sunday at 16:02 and 18:02.

There is also an overnight train which is usually scheduled to depart at 23:06 and arrive in Trondheim at 06:40.

If you want to connect into the daytime train from Trondheim to Bodø in the Arctic Circle you will need to take this overnight train.
The 16:02 from Oslo to Trondheim connects into the overnight train on to Bodø.

2 - 5 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 €2 fee can now be avoided by using the Entur rail pass reservation service.

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;

  • opt to reserve prior to arrival in Norway and pay the reservation fee NOK 200/300 (plus the admin fees),charge
  • or avoid the fees, if you wait until you are in Norway and book at an Entur travel desk in the major stations.

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.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Entur *

Entur Guide

Norway has a national public transport ticketing service, named Entur which sells all rail tickets, regardless of whether the train service will be operated by Vy, SJ NORD or Go Ahead.
It also sells tickets for buses so it can handle tickets requests for journeys which involve a combination of trains and buses.

When using it to book journeys, you will be offered the full range of tickets per route and can access the core terms and conditions for how each type of ticket can be used.

Though something to look out for on Entur is that when booking rail tickets from and to Oslo, you need to select Oslo S, the city's main station, as a location in the From and To search boxes.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLake views

Good to Know

These day and night trains from Oslo to Trondheim and the trains on to Bodø are now operated by SJ NORD.

This is a journey with multiple scenic highlights,

  • After departure from Eidsvoll there are views across the valley carved by the River Vorma
  • Then to the north, after the train swings across a brudge there are lake side views on the left, but what is unusual is that this waterside section of the railway has recently been constructed for higher speeds, so this is the part of the trip with a wow factor!
  • As the train arrives in Hamar it crosses a spectacular bridge
  • North of Hamar there are views there on the left when facing the direction of travel over the Mjøsa, which is the largest lake in Norway
  • Then for 20 mins (ish) south of Lillehammer there are some further views over the Mjøsa.
  • After Lillehammer the railway spends hours travellling through the valley carved by the Gudbrandsdalslågen river, with views from both sides of the train until Dombas.
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