The Ministry of Transport and Communications has overall responsibility for
postal services, telecommunications, civil aviation, public roads, rail transport and ferry services forming part of the national road system.

The core responsibilities of the Ministry of Transport and Communications include long-term planning, research and analysis, preparation of legislation and regulations, licensing and budgetary matters in the above sectors.

The ministry also manages the government owner interests in Avinor AS, Norway Post, Norwegian State Railways and Railway Contractors.