Long-distance bus services connect Tromsø with Alta, Narvik and Fauske all year round and Rovaniemi (Finland) during the summer months. There is no train service to Tromsø. The nearest train station is in Narvik (for the Swedish railway connection through to Abisko, Kiruna and Stockholm) and Fauske (for the Norwegian railway line through to Trondheim and Oslo).
There is a daily train service from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim to Fauske, from where there is a long-distance bus to Tromsø via Narvik.
For more information about trains and booking, please visit: www.nsb.no
Bus from Bodø/Fauske to Narvik
There is a daily bus departing from Bodø at 07:15 (7.15 am), Fauske at 08:15 (8.15 am) and arriving in Narvik at 13:30 (1.30 pm). The bus departs for Tromsø at 15:20 (3.20 pm) and arrives in Tromsø at 19:50 (7.50 pm).
Bus from Narvik to Tromsø
There are three departures from Narvik to Tromsø on weekdays at 05:20 (5.20 am), 12:50 (12.50 pm) and 15:20 (3.20 pm), two departures on Saturday at 12:50 (12.50 pm) and 15:20 (3.20 pm) and three departures on Sunday at 12:50 (12.50 pm), 15:20 (3.20 pm) and 18:40 (6.40 pm).
The travel time is 4.5 hours and the fare is approximately NOK 400.
Tickets may be purchased on the bus only and it is possible to pay by cash (NOK) or credit card for regional buses.
There is a NOK 60 surcharge per bike. Dogs are not permitted (working dogs only).
The bus service is limited on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and other public holidays such as Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Day and Pentecost. There is generally a reduced service for buses during the weekends.
Train from Sweden
Trains from Stockholm and Kiruna connect to Narvik, from where there are bus connections to Tromsø.
For more information about Swedish trains, please visit: www.sj.se
Bus from Finland to Tromsø
There are bus connections from Helsinki/Rovaniemi/Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø during the summer.
For more information about Finnish buses, please visit: www.eskelisen-lapinlinjat.com