I’ve seen old discussions about difficulty buying online tickets with some European rail systems using US credit cards on Lonely Planet. I had no trouble booking on the Swedish rail site. But the Norwegian site says “The creditcard information entered is not valid, or you have tried to use a credit card we do not accept.” for two credit cards.
I am going to try telephoning Norway on Monday, but wondered if anyone has gotten around this. The online minipris price is around US$60pp roundtrip, the full price on nsb.no (if I could book it) is $90, and when I try other sites I get as high as $220+ for full fare second class tickets. So you can see my interest in getting the minipris. The website says for full price tickets I can go to scandanavian rail site which has a submit request for tickets.
We don’t need a railpass—we would pay $220pp for the shortest Norway pass for 2 traveling together, so that doesn’t help much unless the point-to-point end up being more.
I could have purchased a 4-day Norway-Sweden pass, but I’ve already purchased the Swedish tickets online for a great discount. Guess I could have started with the Norwegian site and when experienced the problem the pass may have been as good as point-to-point, but I didn’t know one site would work but not the other.