Students (boat)

On boats, students get a 40% discount on single tickets and season tickets.

Tickets and prices for boat

Students/apprentices/pupils up to the age of 29 get a 40% discount on single tickets and season tickets.The student discount applies to people studying full-time at upper secondary schools, universities, university colleges and equivalent educational institutions that qualify for financial support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. Norwegian students studying abroad are also covered by this scheme. The student discount is also given to full-time apprentices and trainees, based on the definition in chapter four of the Education Act, whose goal is ordinary education, and who do not receive pay or other remuneration in connection with their education. The exception is apprentices/trainees who are given a discount during their apprenticeship/traineeship. Grants and student trust funds are not considered pay. If you are under 21, it pays to buy a 30-day youth ticket instead.

The study programme must have a duration of at least three months, and for higher education, the study programme must be equivalent to 30 credits or more per semester. For upper secondary school, the student work load must be a full-year course (upper secondary level 1, 2 or 3) or equivalent. If a student takes longer than normal to complete a course or he/she does not follow the teaching in all subjects, he/she will be deemed to be a part-time student and will not qualify for a discount.

Discounts are only given to students participating in ordinary education, not specialist courses or internships. Adult non-native speakers under the age of 30 taking part in the 'Norwegian language and social studies' course are nonetheless entitled to a discount.

Part-time upper secondary school pupils/visiting trainees and adults who are also in full-time work do not come under the student discount scheme. The scheme does not apply to government agency schools (under the Armed Forces, Post Norway, the Norwegian Correctional Service), correspondence schools and short-term evening courses.

The following are valid as additional proof of identity for students: 

  • Student card, student ID on a mobile phone or school ID card for apprentices, confirming that you are a student/apprentice this semester.
  • Documentation from the school or training enterprise, confirming that you are in education this semester - together with a bank card, driver's licence, passport or other form of photo ID.
  • ISIC cards are accepted as student ID cards. ANSA cards are not accepted.
  • Foreign students must present proof of identity and a letter of admission from the school.
  • The proof must state their name and date of birth, the educational institution and that it is valid for the relevant semester.
  • Student IDs for the spring semester are valid up to and including August, and student IDs for the autumn semester are valid until the end of January. For those concluding their studies, the last date on which they can activate a new student ticket is 31 July and 31 December.

The following are valid as additional proof of identity for apprentices and trainees:

  • A personal ID card from an enterprise, marked 'Apprentice' or 'Trainee', or
  • A personal ID card and a copy of the apprenticeship/trainee contract, or
  • A personal ID card and confirmation from the enterprise that you are an apprentice/trainee, stating the duration of the apprenticeship/traineeship contract and your name and date of birth.

Persons who are unable to present valid additional documentation during inspections must pay the applicable penalty charge. 


If you do not already have a Skyss Travelcard, you can order one now.

Please note: Remember to fill in your P.O. Box number in the address field if you live at Fantoft or other student halls of residence, and mark your mailbox clearly.

Ticket inspections

Remember to always carry proof that you have paid the semester fee!

Ticket inspections