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Local Prices etc

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Local Prices etc


Will soon be visiting various Norway stops on a forthcoming cruise. Could anyone give me a rough idea of the current costs of say, a coffee and perhaps a snack or sandwich at a café in town?

Also, if we use a taxi, is there a minimum charge?


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11. Re: Local Prices etc

Cards must be linked to Visa or MasterCard, an ordinary UK bank debit card wouldn't work. Costs are normally around 2%, plus a fee for cash withdrawals - check with your bank. Costs of cash exchange 5 - 8% or more, hidden in exchange rate. Check middle exchange rates on http://www.xe.com/

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My UK debit card works fine abroad. All UK debit cards I have had are Visa debit. I have a Santander Zero card which means no charges/loaded rates. I need to phone my bank if I am going abroad so they don't get suspicious and block it. We use 2 no-extra-charges cc accounts for normal spending and the debit card for cash (we did need some, even in Norway!!). This is a very good guide to travel money for UK people moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-mo…

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13. Re: Local Prices etc

hey, was wondering for bus transport in bergen and stavanger, are we allowed to use card? or only cash is allowed?

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14. Re: Local Prices etc

I do not know about Stavanger, but in Bergen you can buy tickets at vending machines at certain stops and pay by card. Tickets are valid for 90 minutes after purchase. Central Bergen is very compact, you may not need the bus or tram.

There is also the application for smartphone where you can buy single tickets


Single tickets are also available at outlets accepting cards:


Deli de Luca






Edited: 9:07 am, August 07, 2013
Stavanger, Norway
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15. Re: Local Prices etc

Cash and Kolumbus bus cards are the only payment options for local busses in Stavanger. No vending machines. The airport buses accept VISA and Mastercards, not sure about other types of cards.

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