User fee and rates

The rates at which you are reimbursed for your patient travel expenses and the user fee you have to pay are determined annually by the Storting.

Rates for 2024

The following rates apply to patient travel from 1st of January 2024:

Type of rate ​Amount
​Standard rate  NOK ​3,00 per kilometre
​Standard rate for travel companion(only when travelling by public transport. Must be documented) NOK ​3,00 per kilometre
​Subsistence allowance NOK ​238 per day
​Accommodation allowance (must be documented) ​Up to NOK 683 per day
​Lost earnings for travel companion (must be documented) ​NOK 160 per hour for a maximum of eight hours per day
​Travel companion's expenses for hired assistance, as cover for their own work (must be documented. Hired assistance from a close relative of the patient or travel companion is not covered) ​Up to NOK 53 per hour for a maximum eight hours per day
​Lost earnings as a result of occupational injury NOK 82 per hour (up to a maximum of NOK 429 per day)

Amounts of less than NOK 100 will not normally be reimbursed. If you make several patient journeys within a period of six months and your total expenses for all journeys amount to at least NOK 100, you may still be entitled to reimbursement for these amounts collectively.

Rates for 2023

The following rates apply to travel from 1st of January 2023 inclusive:

Type of rate ​Amount
​Standard rate  NOK ​2,90 per kilometre
​Standard rate for travel companion(only when travelling by public transport. Must be documented) NOK ​2,90 per kilometre
​Subsistence allowance NOK ​253 per day
​Accommodation allowance (must be documented) ​Up to NOK 655 per day
​Lost earnings for travel companion (must be documented) ​NOK 153 per hour for a maximum of eight hours per day
​Travel companion's expenses for hired assistance, as cover for their own work (must be documented. Hired assistance from a close relative of the patient or travel companion is not covered) ​Up to NOK 51 per hour for a maximum eight hours per day
​Lost earnings as a result of occupational injury NOK 79 per hour (up to a maximum of NOK 411 per day)

Amounts of less than NOK 100 will not normally be reimbursed. If you make several patient journeys within a period of six months and your total expenses for all journeys amount to at least NOK 100, you may still be entitled to reimbursement for these amounts collectively.

User fees

You will have to pay a user fee for your travel if you do not have an exemption card. You must pay a user fee for both the outward and return leg of your journey. In the case of a return journey, you will have to pay two user fees.

The following user fees apply to travel in 2024:

Type of user fee Amount
Ordinary user fee Up to NOK 171 each way
Free treatment options Up to NOK 400 each way

The following user fees apply to travel in 2023:

Type of user fee Amount
Ordinary user fee Up to NOK 164 each way
Free treatment options Up to NOK 400 each way

You will be exempt from paying user fees if you:

  • are a child under the age of 16
  • are a travel companion
  • are travelling to an appointment for a medical investigation, treatment or assessment for an infectious disease which could endanger public health or safety
  • are travelling to an appointment for a medical investigation or treatment for an occupational injury or war injury
  • are travelling to day treatment in a compulsory mental healthcare institution
  • are to be admitted to a compulsory mental healthcare institution
  • are next of kin and are travelling to a psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and adolescents
  • are to act as a donor (applies to both pre- and post-medical investigations, in addition to the transplant itself)
  • are being transferred between two institutions within the same health trust
  • are travelling to attend an abortion board meeting which will consider a decision concerning abortion after pregnancy week 12

Exemption card

If you pay more than the stipulated user fee ceiling during a particular year, you will be entitled to an exemption card.

User fees for travel in connection with free treatment options do not count towards the basis for an exemption card.

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Content provided by Patient travel in Norway

Patient travel in Norway. User fee and rates. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Friday, May 10, 2024 [retrieved Sunday, May 26, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/patient-travel/about/user-fee-and-rates/

Last updated Friday, May 10, 2024