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How to live a sustainable life in Oslo: Transportation

The public transportation system in Oslo is the best way to get around the city, and best of all - it's good for the environment.

Written by: Anastasiia Ponomarenko

In 2019, Oslo received the prestigious title – European Green Capital. This achievement resulted because of combined efforts of the city council and citizens, who support green initiatives and behave accordingly.

Why did Oslo receive this prestigious award? And how are we, students in this city, contributing? Here are some explanation of local policies and small tips on how to make your experience of studying in Oslo more sustainable.

The award “European Green Capital” is given based on 12 indicators such as Climate Change, Local Transport, Energy Performance, etc. Since it will take us forever to go through every single indicator, we decided to concentrate on two of the most concerning topics for students: how to get to the university (in this article) and where to eat (in the following one).

Getting around Oslo

Public transportation

The most popular mean of transportation around Oslo is – public transportation. For only 462 NOK a month students get unlimited access to busses, trams, metro (aka T-bane), and even ferries. Tickets can be purchased either in specialized kiosks or through the mobile RuterBillett app! Read more info about helpful apps for life in Oslo in this post.