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Skyss (bus and Bergen Light Rail)

Skyss provides public transport in the county Vestland (including Bergen). With the Bergen Card you can travel for free by bus, boat or the Bergen Light Rail!

You can travel by the Bergen Light Rail to visit Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church, or by bus to visit for example Old Bergen, Lysøen Island, the Hardangerfjord or Odda.

Pubilc transport within the city center:
Bergen city center is compact and best explored by foot. Within the city center it is easier to walk than to take the bus. From Bryggen it takes 5 minutes to the Fish Market and another few minues to the Fløibanen funicular by foot. The Tourist Information is also located centrally on the Fish Market.

To and from Bergen Airport Flesland:
You can travel with Bybanen (Bergen Light Rail) line number 1 to and from Bergen Airport Flesland (zone A) to Bergen city center (zone A). Tickets can be purchased at a Skyss ticket machine, by SMS or with the mobile app Skyss Billett. You can not buy a ticket on board the train. See below for more info on how to buy tickets with Skyss.

Bergen card holders can make use of public transport (buses) with Skyss for free in Bergen (including the Light Rail to and from the Airport) and in the county Vestland. The card does NOT include the Airport bus from Bergen city center to Bergen Airport Flesland. The card is valid for public transport with the operator Skyss to places like Flåm, Voss, Odda, and all of the Hardangerfjord area. The boat to Askøy and Nordhordland is also included. (Boats only in zone A)

How to buy a ticket:

Skyss Ticket App:
Payment with a debit/credit card (Visa/Mastercard/AmEx), Vipps or charge to your phone bill. All zones are available in the app.

Skyss billett App on App store: https://itunes.apple.com/no/app/skyss-billett/id589500678?l=en&mt=8&ign-mpt=uo=2
Skyss billett App on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.wtw.mobillett.skyss

Ticket machines:
Buy a single ticket at Skyss' ticket machines at all Bergen Light Rail stops, at some bus stops in central Bergen and at bus terminals in the Bergen area. (only zone A available at the machines. Zone A includes Bergen Airport Flesland). Pay using bank card (Visa, Mastercard or Maestro), smartphone or smartwatch.

On board the bus:

You can purchase a single ticket and a 24-hour pass from the driver. You can pay with cash or a debit card. We recommend that all passengers purchase tickets in advance. (It is not possible to buy a ticket on board the Bybanen)

Cash fee: In zone A you will incur a cash fee when you use cash to purchase a single ticket on board. The cash fee is NOK 16 for adults and students, and NOK 8 for children and seniors. (No foreign currency accepted).

With SMS:
Send an SMS to telephone number 2412 with the code word for the ticket you want:
Vaksen (adult)
Honnør (senior)
Barn (child) 
Make sure to only write the norwegian word. 

The tickets for zone A is valid for 90 minutes from purchase time. 

Read more about how to buy a ticket at Skyss.no

Prices 2024 if you buy the ticket beforehand:
Adults from 18 years old: NOK 44
Children accompanied by a paying adult are free. (4 children per adult). If you travel with more than 4 children, the price is NOK 22 per child from 6 years old.
Senior: NOK 22

Prices 2024 if you buy the ticket on board:
Adults from 18 years old: NOK 60
Children accompanied by a paying adult are free. (4 children per adult). If you travel with more than 4 children, the price is NOK 30 per child from 6 years old.
Senior: NOK 30

Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen) and buses uses the same ticket system and the ticket is valid for 90 minutes.

Bus to Odda:
If you are travelling from Bergen to Odda for the Trolltunga hike, you can take bus number 930 from Bergen Bus Station (bay O). The bus takes about 3 hours. Please note that it is not possible to take the bus from Bergen and do the hike up Trolltunga on the same day. (The hike is about 12 hours). If you have the Bergen Card, the bus journey is free. Passangers are free on the ferry crossing between Tørrvikbygd and Jonal. 

Skyss Bergen Timetable:
For timetables when travelling in Bergen and the region, you can download the App called Skyss Reise.
Skyss Reise on App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/no/app/skyss-reise/id740517682?mt=8
Skyss Reise on Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.skyss.planner&hl=no

Skyss map for Bergen:
Bergen and the region are devided into different zones. All of Bergen city center and the whole of Bergen municipality is zone A.

Zone A: Zone Bergen includes the municipalities of Bergen (incl. the airport), Askøy, Øygarden, Osterøy, Alver, Austrheim, Fedje and previous Os.
Zone B: The areas around the Bjørnefjord.
Zone C: Sunnhordland
Zone D: Odda, Eidfjord and Rosendal
Zone E: Voss, Granvin and Ulvik
Zone F: Samnanger, Kvam, Vaksdal and Modalen
Zone G: Masfjorden

Source: Visit Bergen

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Skyss (bus and Bergen Light Rail)

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