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Stockholm - Oslo Train Replacement Bus

Hi All,

I will be going to Europe for the first time and am planning a trip between Stockholm and Oslo at the end of May. The SJ site lists an itinerary of a train + bus with a transfer at Karlstad C- which I assume is due to track work. What are these buses like? Are they like city buses or more like Greyhound/coach style that will take you directly to Oslo? While it's still a few months away, would it make a difference if I purchase tickets now vs at the end of March? (or will there be any schedule/itinerary changes between now and then?) TIA!

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It will be a coach. There would be an outrage if SJ tried to use city buses between Karlstad and Oslo. And I don't think it would make a huge difference if you wait a month to buy tickets.

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SJ just updated some of their train routes in the late spring through mid-June. You may want to check again to see if there are any changes. I booked a direct high-speed train from Stockholm to Oslo in June yesterday.