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About Bergen

Bergen, which is tied to the Hordaland municipality, is a city located on the west coast of Norway. After Oslo it is the second largest city and was founded by King Olav Kyrre. Fishery, the oil industry, television industry and tourism are quite advanced in the city. As it is geographically located on the coastal region there is a significant amount of rainfall, averaging around 2,250 mm a year. The Gulf Stream affects the temperature. The Hanseatic wooden houses, Fantoft Stave Church, Troldhaugen (composer Edvard Grieg’s old house), Bergen Aquarium, and Floyen Mountain are among the city’s most visited places.  

Due to its coastal location the city has an advanced fishing industry, which is also reflected in its cuisine. Restaurants offer menus from all around the world as well as conventional Norwegian flavors. Some of the most popular dishes are the deer kebab, smoked salmon, and Bergen fish soup.

Bergen has a very vibrant nightlife, home to Northern Europe’s oldest known rock bar. There are many nightclubs and live music venues located in the city center and the city hosts many events throughout the year. The Hole in the Sky Metal, held in August, and the Rock Music Festival attract a fairly large amount of people. The Nattjazz Festival brings jazz music lovers together. The Fish and Flower markets in the city are among the most popular outdoor markets. For shopping centers in the city Xhibition, Oleana, and Galleriet are the most preferred.  Reaching the city from the Bergen Airport, Flesland, located on the coast, is quite easy. 

Transportation to Bergen City Center from Airport

 

Bergen Flesland - Flesland Airport

On your travels from Bergen Airport to the city center you are able to take advantage of bus, suburban train, and taxi and car rental services. It is very easy to get around the city with buses, minibuses, trolley buses, boats, sea taxis, ferries, suburban trains and trams.

Train

It takes only 10-15 minutes to get from the airport to the city center with the suburban trains that provide fast and comfortable transportation in Bergen. This suburban train, which has only one line but stops at the central parts of the city like the main bus and train station, departs from the airport with 15-20 minutes intervals.

Bus

Buses departing from the bus stops at the exit of the Bergen Airport terminal building pass through Olav Kyress Gate, Torgallmenningen and the Target region (opposite the fish market at the town square). The most practical and quick way to reach Bergen from the airport is the Flybussen (airport bus) buses located outside the terminal. You can book your tickets online (ww.flybussen.no/en/bergen).

Flybus buses depart every 15 minutes. There is a common ticket system valid in Bergen buses, trams and trolley buses, which is called "Bergen Card". Bergen Card is available for single use, 24, 48 and 72 hours, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly uses. It offers discounts in various parks and museums in the city. As well as city buses, there are also private buses and vehicles that provide shuttle service, offering tourists economic options.

From the airport you can take the shuttle bus number 100 and go to Bergen train station in city center for free. Express buses called Skyss Bus have frequent services between Bergen Airport and the city center. All information buses on current routes, departure points and times, stops, and ticket costs are available at Skyss.no website. In addition, you can find out information about public transportation 7/24 by calling line 177.

Single-use Skyss bus tickets in 2016 cost 67 Norwegian krone for adults. Cost of daily tickets is 95 krone, while weekly tickets cost 335 krone and tickets valid for 10 times cost 555 krone. Skyss bus tickets need to be purchased at the ticket sales points at the airport.

Taxi

In general, it is not possible to use taxis in Bergen, where taxis are expensive, at distances less than 300 meters. A more expensive fare for night travels and weekends is valid in Bergen in the taxis, which is a quick way to go from airport to city.

The average cost for this journey is 250-300 Norwegian krone (36-43 dollar). Some of the city's most reliable taxi companies are Bergen Taxi (07000), Taxi1 (+4755700000), Bryggen Taxi (+4755708090) and Norgestaxi (08000).

Car Rental

If you make a reservation with the car rental companies in Bergen Airport before your travel, you might be able to catch some opportunities in terms of fares. You can arrive to the city center, 19 kilometers from the airport, in 25-30 minutes with the car you rented.

Weather in Bergen

DayMin - Max
WednesdayMin 14ºC - Max 17ºC
ThursdayMin 14ºC - Max 20ºC
FridayMin 15ºC - Max 21ºC
SaturdayMin 17ºC - Max 24ºC
SundayMin 15ºC - Max 29ºC

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