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Line NW194 Oslo–Drammen–Sundbyfoss–Siljan–Skien Line NW184 Skien-Ulefoss-Lunde (The Canal bus)

The perfect route for commuters between Grenland (Skien area) and Oslo, with further correspondence to Oslo Airport.

Skien station has a large, free parking space and is served at all departures.

The timetable does not contain any deviations that occur on holidays. We therefore recommend that you use the webshop when you plan your trip.

The information in the webshop is updated with planned changes and deviations.

NW194 valid from 09.09.2019

The Telemark Canal is called 'the Fairytale Waterway' and can be reached from Skien by bus with a transfer to the canal boats. The Canal bus is active during summer season, May through to September. 

More information about the Canal boats M/S Henrik Ibsen and M/S Victoria is available on the Telemark Canal webpages.

Travel cards issued by Telemark Bilruter

To purchase electronic travel cards which is valid for Telemark County (Youth Card, Student Card, Period Card) you must have a bus card issued from Telemark Bilruter.

Information regarding local travel cards, see

Grendlandsekspressen runs daily to Oslo Bussterminal with further correspondence to Oslo lufthavn (airport), Gardermoen.

When your journey consists of more than one bus route / change of buses, it is important to know about NOR-WAY Bussekspress' transfer rules.

When you are going to catch a flight, you should calculate plenty of travel time to the airport and include in the calculation that there may be a queue at the check-in and the security check. Also follow the recommendations of the airlines and airports.

You can easily take the bus to and from a mini cruise, as the bus runs daily to the ferry docks at Filipstad and Vippetangen.

  • Color Line from/to Kiel at Filipstad (Hjortnes)
  • DFDS Seaways from/to Copenhagen at Vippetangen
  • Stena Line from/to Fredrikshavn at Vippetangen

Please fill out the Lost and Found-form and we will contact you, or contact Grenlandsekspressen:

phone: (+47) 35 06 54 00

Line: NW194

Traveltime between Oslo and Skien: ca. 2 hours

Corresponding routes:

Corresponding routes and further connections, see the travel planner.

Siljan knutepunkt: A light-regulated bus stop. The bus runs via the stop only on light signals.

Embarking out of Oslo: Sjølyst (close by Cirkle K), Vækerø (Hydro), Lysaker bus stop (at station) and Ramstadsletta (Esso, Høvik).

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