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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage), Norway  - Photo: Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage), Norway Photo: Hurtigruten

Getting to Bergen and around

It is easy to travel to Bergen from the Continent and the rest of Norway - whether you choose air, road, rail or sea, connections are excellent.

By plane

You can fly to Bergen Airport Flesland direct from more than 30 central destinations in Europe. From the biggest transport hubs, such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Helsinki, Tokyo, Stockholm, Reykjavik and Oslo, you only need to change planes once to get here from other more distant cities. You can also fly direct to most Norwegian towns and cities from Bergen.

Airport bus
A shuttle bus departs from/to the airport every 15 minutes Monday - Friday, and every half hour at weekends. The bus stops at the following places in the city centre: Radisson Blue Royal Hotel at Bryggen, Radisson Blue Hotel Norge and the bus station (platform 17). Departures also to/from Åsane and Fyllingsdalen. Travelling time approximately 40 minutes. It may take longer in the rush hour.

By ferry/express boat

Ferries to Bergen from Hirtshals in Denmark operated by Fjord Line.
Modern express boats go along the coast and into the fjords.

Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage)

Bergen is also the turn-around port for the world-famous Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage). Departure from Bergen every night. The journey Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen takes 11 days.

Transport between Bergen and Oslo

By plane
Daily departures with SAS and Norwegian. Approximate travel time: 50 minutes.

By train
The spectacular train journey between Oslo and Bergen should not be missed. Many people consider the Bergen Railway to be the world's best train ride. There are four daily departures operated by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB). Approximate travel time is seven hours.

By bus
Nor-Way Bussekspress has daily departures between Oslo and Bergen operated by Nor-Way Bussekspress. Approximate travel time: 10 hours.

By car
Bergen - Eidfjord - Gol - Oslo: Rv. 7 Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau. Ferry connection between Bruravik and Brimnes (a 10-minute crossing).
Bergen - Lærdal - Fagernes - Oslo: E16 via the Lærdal Tunnel (no toll).
Distance: 478 kilometres.

Round trip
Enjoy the beautiful scenery between Oslo and Bergen as part of a round trip. For tickets and information about the famous Norway in Nutshell®, Sognefjord in a Nutshell or Hardanger in a Nutshell, contact the Tourist Information in Bergen or visit visitBergen.com.

Getting around

With the Bergen Card, you can enjoy free bus travel within the city limits, free admittance to most museums and attractions and discounts on a variety of cultural and sightseeing attractions and parking.

Travel by bus or Light Rail when you want to enjoy Bergen and Hordaland! Visit Skyss for timetables and further information.

There are also plenty of fjord tours & round trips from Bergen.

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Last updated:  2013-01-07
 - Photo: Fjord Norway/ Terje Rakke
 - Photo: Rolf M. Sørensen

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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage), Norway  - Photo: Hurtigruten

Getting to Bergen and around

It is easy to travel to Bergen from the Continent and the rest of Norway - whether you choose air, road, rail or sea, connections are excellent.

Getting to Bergen and around

Source: Visitnorway


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About Bergen


Bergen is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

Key facts on Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city with 240.000 inhabitants. The city was founded more than 900 years ago.



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