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Scheme Design

The Oslo toll ring is located 5-8 km from the city centre. It has been in operation since 1990, with only minor changes. There are 19 toll plazas. Some of them are placed on the main roads into Oslo, whereas some smaller plazas are placed on smaller roads to create a water-tight toll ring (see figure below). All car drivers must pass the toll ring when they drive in the direction of the city centre. The toll must be paid 24 hours a day all year round including weekends and holidays. There is no extra peak surcharge.



In March 2008 a new road user charging system, step 1 of Oslo package 3, passed Parliament. Fares were increased in the existing toll ring, and some new toll plazas were put up west of the existing ring. The new toll plazas started operation in October 2008. Following Oslo package 3, all toll plazas have been made fully automated.



The fee is collected from all vehicles with the following exceptions:

  • buses in regular service
  • emergency vehicles
  • motorcycles and mopeds
  • electric vehicles
  • people with a disability parking permit (must apply)