Lavprisekspressen (lit. "Low price express") offers 2 depratures a day between Oslo and Trondheim. One at daytime and one at night. If you order in advance you can tickets from 49 NOK!! Lavprisekspressen also offers busses between Oslo and Bergen, Oslo and Kristiansand S, Oslo and Copenhagen (Denmark).
At this point the webpage is only available in Norwegian, but it is possible to navigate around the page is you use your intuition :)
Trondheim and Oslo are the last two cities in Norway where you can still find a tramway.
There's one last tramway left in Trondheim, which reopened in 1990, after lots of debate pro and against.
The slope of the Gråkall-banen is 8,8 km long.
Trondheim's got a good bus service with a good coverage of the city. The buscompany has a good website where you can browse for routes and "next bus from" search engine. Very helpful if your'e staying in Trondheim for some time :)
PST! When bying tickets the bus company offers family tickets and 24h valid tickets. Regular tickets are valid for transfer for aprox. 40 minutes after you by them. Single tickets costs 22 for adults and 11 for children and seniors.
For more info: http://www.team-trafikk.no/
also available in English
Yes, Trondheim also has one remaining tram line, despite all economic studies showing it not being profitable and some rather loud voices saying it should stop operating. The “Gråkalbanen” starts at St. Olavs gata and runs to Lian lake in Bymarka. This really isn’t like the usual European urban tram line, but feels more like the suburban railway running through the area of woods, houses and cottages. From some points of the line there are nice views of the city from the west.
Trams leave every 20 – 30 minutes and the ride to Lian lake takes approximately 30 minutes.
Local buses in Trondheim are slow, rare, somewhat confusing and expensive. The booklet showing the routes and schedules has 115 pages, but once you start looking for the right route you might notice that you have to wait more than 30 minutes for a bus that will then run as fast as 30 km per hour (due to local traffic regulations). For this comfort you’ll be charged 25 kr (autumn 2003).
All bus lines stop at one of the bus stops at Munkegata / Dronningens gata. Note that some lines at certain departures also end here. Some lines have circle routes and use different numbers for each direction (i.e. if you took bus No. 36 to town center than on your return you have to figure out that the same route in the opposite direction is served by bus No. 66).
On each bus stop there are schedules showing the exact arrival of the bus at that specific station. Or you can use BusOrakel program by sending a query (in Norwegian) at the TeamTrafikk website, or by SMS message from your mobile.
Note that not only you have to press the “stop” button inside the bus if you want to leave at certain station, but you also have to wave to the bus driver if you’re waiting for the bus, otherwise he’ll just ignore you being at the bus stop and simply pass by. (Be careful not to develop a habit like I did - after eight months in Trondheim I was waving to tram drivers in Zagreb, most people probably thinking I was crazy.)
The public transportation network in Trondheim is quite good. It covers most of the city and the surrounding area. Busses go regularly to and from the city centre from 6 AM until about midnight on weekdays and until 3.40 AM in weekends. It costs NOK 20.
All bus routes have stops in Munkegata and Dronningens gate in the centre of the city.
Or you can take the tram for a great view over the city from Lian.
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