NSB, which stands for Norges Statsbaner, is a government-owned railway company that operates in Norway. It is a popular transport company in the Scandinavia and it is responsible for about 60,5 million journeys per year.
NSB baggage allowance policy clearly states that “a passenger may take up to 30 kg of luggage, comprising a maximum of 3 items, which he/she embarks himself/herself and stows in the appropriate place”. The same applies for other items, such as prams and strollers. As with every European train company, passengers are responsible for the safety of their own luggage and should make sure that their belongings do not obstruct aisles, entrances or occupy other passengers’ seats.
As for the NSB restricted items, it goes without saying that inflammable or explosive materials or other luggage which may obviously represent a safety risk may not be carried on the train. Certain weapons might be allowed on board only if they have been obtained legally and after inspection from the train manager. If you want to travel with a weapon, you should contact the train company in advance and make sure you follow their instructions carefully.
NSB baggage allowance:
Up to 3 pieces of luggage;
Up to 30 kg of luggage (in total).
Can I bring my sports equipment or musical instruments?
Maybe you are planning on exploring the magnificent Preikestolen hiking trail. Or maybe you are invited to play at this year’s Sørveiv music festival in the small coastal city of Kristiansand. In both cases, bringing your musical instrument and sports equipment is essential.
When traveling with the Norwegian State Railways, passengers can bring sports equipment, such as skis. Finding a complete list of items that are allowed on board of the NSB trains might be difficult. However, , as long as the equipment can be stored safely in a bag or case, there should not be a problem. Of course, you should always keep in mind that you can only bring 3 pieces of luggage and that their added weight should not be more than 30 kg. The same applies for musical instruments. Some items that are not allowed on board are the following: surfboard, double bass, big bicycle bags, kayak or canoe.
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Are bikes allowed on NSB trains?
Maybe you are planning on following the “Rallarvegen” cycling route. Or you simply want to take your bike to Oslo, so you can move easily around the city. In both cases, you probably ask yourself whether you can take your bike on an NSB train.
When traveling with Norwegian State Railways trains, most of the time, passengers are allowed, , to bring their bicycles on board. However, if you are planning to do so, you should make sure that you check whether the train you are traveling with has a storage place for bikes. Trains on which you can reserve a space for a bicycle are marked with a bicycle symbol at NSB‘s timetable and you should also purchase a ticket for your bike. The bicycle fare is usually up to 209 NOK (21,88€).
Can I bring my pet on board?
You might be very close to your dog, cat, parrot or even pet tarantula and you want to travel with them across Norway. We assume that you are wondering whether the Norwegian State Railways have specific rules concerning your pet’s transportation.
NSB pet policy states thatdogs, cats, caged rodents, caged birds and small turtles are allowed on board. However, other animals, such as insects, spiders, snakes and other reptiles cannot be brought on the trains. We can imagine that a puppy that sneaks out of its cage will not cause the panic that a tarantula would.
Guide dogs accompanying blind passengers and trainee guide dogs always travel free on NSB, trains when on service. The same applies for other pets with a shoulder height of less than 40 cm. However, when it comes to bigger animals, the passenger should purchase a ticket for them. This will be the equivalent of the 50% of a ticket for adults.
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