Flam Railway - Myrdal to Flam One-Way

I have a Norway-Sweden Rail Pass for this summer. How do I buy a one-way ticket on the Flam Railway from Myrdal to Flam? Can I do that at all? Thanks!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 09, 2016 21:39
    Hello,

    With a rail pass that includes Norway, you would be able to receive a 30% discount for a ticket on the Flåm Railway. However, this ticket can only be purchased locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention your pass, so that you receive the discount.
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  • That's not all that helpful because what happens if the train I need is sold out? I can go to the nsb.no site and buy a ticket in advance, but there's no provision to allow the 30% discount on their site. How often do these trains sell out? My guess is that during the summer they're pretty full.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 10, 2016 21:35
    I'm sorry, however, the local operator for this service has just not enabled these tickets be sold from anywhere outside of Norway at this time. If need be, you can book your ticket and reservation at the station in Oslo or the station in Bergen before you head to Myrdal (wherever you'll be first). The Flåmsbana trains do depart hourly throughout the day and have a lot of capacity, so I'd suspect it should help if you do just that.
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  • I’m frustrated
    I have called the Flåmsbana number and the NSB number. Neither will give me the 30% discount as promised on your site. Both say that the trains fill up quickly and that I should not wait until I get to Norway to book the ticket--that if I want a one-way ticket from Myrdal to Flåm that I must use the NSB site and pay full-price. Your website is misleading and you (Rail Europe) need to change your website to reflect that the discount doesn't really exist.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 19, 2016 21:15
    The information on our website regarding this discount is accurate. The discount is issued for purchases made directly at stations in Norway, and it should also even be offered through the NSB call center itself. If they still don't acknowledge the discount, then I would recommend that you request to speak with a supervisor. Otherwise, you can see if they'll allow you to purchase the seat reservation over the phone and then wait until after you arrive at the station to the get the ticket (the 30% discount applies to the ticket; not the reservation.)

    If you wish, you can also try sending them an email to ask how you should proceed. Their contact information should be on their website. In the email, be sure to emphasize that you are entitled to the 30% discount. Mention of the discount can be found in various sources online, so you can cite any of those sources in your email if you wish (just do a search online for "30% flam railway discount".)

    I'm sorry, since we are a separate company, we have no control over their booking processes, but the discount is valid for anyone in possession of a Eurail Pass that includes Norway.
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