Christmas trains are selling out

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Christmas trains are selling out in Norway

If you are going home for Christmas by train, you need to hurry. Several departures are full already, NSB reports.


– We have a lot of inquiries and prepare several thousand extra seats on our regional trains. Departures are sold out on several stretches. If you are a little flexible considering the time of travel, there are still many possibilities, Communications Manager in NSB Person trains, Gina Scholz, tells NRK.

Figures from the Trade Union, Virke, show that 32 per cent of those who have a Christmas holiday will visit friends or family in Norway, while 15 per cent are going abroad.

Information manager at SAS, Knut Morten Johansen, says that it’s a good idea to book well in advance.

– There are still many seats left, although the most popular flights are pretty much sold-out weeks in advance. If you have the opportunity to be flexible on time, there are available seats to grab hold of, he says.

– When Christmas Eve is on a Monday as it is this year, Christmas traffic is spread over several days. The planes are already sold-out for Wednesday and Thursday before Christmas, Johansen concludes.


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