Timetables of major government operated (or commissioned) national-level public transport services (specifically bus and train). The focus here is on national level services (not those which operate only at a municipal or city level and which are not controlled or regulated by the national government). A 'yes' in any question will refer to both types of transport. However, if there is no national level service operated or regulated by the government for a given type of transport (for instance busses), then this type is ignored in this data category. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Time of operating
  • Time of leaving first station and arriving to the last station
  • Updated at least once a year

Data Location



NRI took over the responsibility of providing national travel data in 2013, and they're still in a process of getting more data (accessibility, realtime etc), more frequent updates, expanding their API etc. All public and private companies providing personal transport are required to export data to NRI, and they as of 2014-11-19 have 214 companies in their database, according to their API.

Whether data is available in bulk is uncertain. This depends on the definition. I've been strict here, since it was not trivial to download the raw base data for all routes in Norway with the current API-documentation. You can however easily list all transport companies, the routes they provide, search to/from and get trip-results, query for further details on each journey etc.

Note1: the license is not prominently mentioned on the website. It is mentioned on the form you have to fill out to get an API-key.

Note2: many of the local providers have their own APIs with more functionality, real time data etc. Most notably labs.ruter.no

(Reviewer-comments, 2014)

Reviewer comments

Disagree with the submitter on changing status from Yes to Unsure on whether data is available. However, the entry points to transport timetables for the Oslo (capital) area. I changed it to point to the national transport timetable database which is open data and has an API. All providers of person-transport are required to export their data to this database.

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • ? Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   JSON, XML
Reviewer   Bergheimivar L
Submitters   Geirmund Knutsen
Last modified   Sun Oct 26 2014 17:16:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)