Transport & Availability

One of the main advantages of being in the middle of Norway is the good transport options Trøndelag can offer. The region is easy to travel to and around by train, bus, car, boat, bicycle and air.

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The tram in Trondheim. Photo: Tom Gustavsen / Visit Trondheim / trondelag.com

By air

Trondheim Airport Værnes is only 30 minutes from Trondheim and has direct connections to most Norwegian airports as well as several international destinations. Trøndelag also has several small airports with connections to Oslo: Ørlandet, Namsos, Rørvik and Røros.

Read more about Trondheim Airport Værnes

Kveldsutsikt i Børgefjell nasjonalpark. Foto: Bernartwood / trondelag.com

Photo: SJ

By train

Trøndelag is easily accessible by train from the south, east and north. The train trip from Oslo to Trondheim takes about 7 hours, while from Trondheim up to Bodø is just under 10 hours. SJ has new hybrid trains that operate on the Trøndelag Line (Steinkjer – Trondheim – Lundamo) and on the Røros Line (Trondheim – Røros – Hamar). These climate-friendly trains replace old diesel trains and mark an important step on the way to zero-emission trains. Book your train journey to Trøndelag today!

Bok your train journey at sj.no

By bus

AtB is responsible for public transport in Trøndelag and has a simple system for tickets and timetables. Several bus chains also operate transport services to and in the region. NOR-WAY Bussekspress is Norway’s largest express bus chain and, with around 40 routes, covers most of Norway. Thorleifs Bussreiser has a offers a wide selection of trips and can be chartered for private bus trips in Trøndelag. Værnesekspressen provides a regular shuttle service between Trondheim Airport Værnes and Trondheim city centre.

Buss in front of Nidarosdomen. Photo: AtB

Photo: Shutterstock

By car

Trøndelag has a good road network with good connections to every corner of the region, which makes it easy to travel around by car. The distances between the experiences are relatively short, and there are many opportunities for good round trips. The distance from Oslo to Trondheim is just under 500 km, while it’s about 700 km up to Bodø. You will find many rental car companies with good vehicles available from airports and towns/cities in Trøndelag. Options include HertzAvisBudget and Sixt.

By boat

Arriving in Trøndelag via the sea route is a wonderful experience that offers beautiful views. The voyage on Hurtigruten between Bergen and Kirkenes is often described as the world’s most beautiful sea voyage. Sailing along the Trøndelag coast forms part of this voyage. In Trøndelag, the northbound and southbound Hurtigruten ships call at both Trondheim and Rørvik. You can also take the Kystekspressen (AtB) from Kristiansund to Trondheim via the islands of Hitra/Frøya and Ørlandet. Options for self-arranged boat trips in the Trøndelag coastal landscape include Crazy Coyote.

 

 

Hurtigruten. Photo: Tom Gustavsen / Visit Trondheim

Innherred. Photo: R.R. Frontal/Marius Rua/Trøndelag Reiseliv AS

By cycle

The most climate-friendly transport option is cycling. Trøndelag has excellent cycle paths, and several places that rent out mountain bikes, e-bikes and city bikes. You will also find many electric scooters in Trondheim. Guided biking tours in the mountains, forests and countryside are offered in several places in Trøndelag.

Places you can visit