SSB: In the last ten years, it has become more expensive to use public transport in Norway

Ruter busPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Prices for using public transport in Norway rose more than the general price growth from 2010 to 2020. Prices for passenger transport by road and water rose the most.

The number of passengers in public transport has continuously grown since 2010. The exception was 2020 when the corona pandemic led to a significant decline for all types of public transport.

But prices have also increased, and this applies to all types of public transport from 2010 to 2020, according to new figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).

Rising prices

Prices for passenger transport by boat have risen by around 50% since 2010. That is well above the general price increase, measured by the consumer price index (CPI), which was just under 22%.

For the bus and taxi industry, inflation was around 42%, while prices for trips by rail, tram, and metro/urban rail rose by around 28%.

Statistics Norway figures also show that prices for flights in this period rose by just under 28%. Prices have risen for both domestic and international flights.

The SSB writes that prices for public transport have risen more in Norway than in the eurozone, Denmark and Sweden.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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