Free travel on buses and Light Rail in Bergen and the region.
Either you are traveling by plane, boat, bus or train, it is easy to travel to and from Bergen with public transport. And when you finally get to Bergen, public transportation makes it easy to get around in the Bergen region. All sorts of tickets can be bought at the Bergen Tourist Information next to Fisketorget in downtown Bergen, and with the Bergen Card you get to travel with Bybanen and the busses in the region all for free.
To and from the airport:
When you land at Bergen airport Flesland, there is always a bus waiting for you outside the terminal building. Flybussen (the airport bus) is the quickest public transport to and from the airport and downtown Bergen, and it departs every 15 minutes. Tickets to the Airport Bus can be bought online here on visitBergen.com and is valid for any departure on the selected date.
Bybanen (Bergen Light Rail):
Bybanen is a light rail that stretches from Byparken in the city centre to Lagunen in the Fana district. Since Bybanen mostly is separated from the ordinary traffic, it is a more effective way of travel than regular city trams. During 2016, Bybanen will open its final stretch from Lagunen to Bergen airport Flesland. With stops within short distances from the big tourist attractions like Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg Museum), Bybanen is frequently used by locals, tourists and travelers. Many of the stops have good connection to the city buses, like the terminal stations at Lagunen and Byparken, making it easy for travelers to get to their final destinations. In many cases, the quickest way to get to downtown Bergen is to hop off a bus and take the Bybanen to Bergen city centre.
Local busses in Bergen:
The local busses is probably the most flexible public transport in Bergen. Due to a well-developed route network in the region, it is easy to get from A to B without too many change of buses. Tide Buss is running the routes in the downtown area, Osterøy, Bergen North, Bergen South, Os, Hardanger, Voss and Austevoll. The city routes and the stem routes is covering a large part of the Bergen region, and the express busses takes you quickly to the terminals in the different areas. The tickets can be bought on board the busses, at the kiosks or at the Tourist Information next to Fisketorget in Bergen.
Getting to Bergen from the sea:
Many people chose to travel to Bergen by Fjord Lines comfortable ferries from Hirtshals (Denmark). The sea ways are also often the most effective way of getting around in the Bergen region, especially if you are traveling across fjords and mountains. Nordled has many high speed boats going from Bergen, Askøy, Austevoll, Nordhordland (north of Bergen) and Sunnhordland (south of Bergen). Norled also has many tourist routes in the region from 1st of May to September 30th.
Just like most other big European cities, it is easy to get around in Bergen by taxi. Both Taxi 1 and Bergen Taxi operates the whole region, and taxi stations are located in all districts, by shopping centres, bus terminals and at Bergen airport Flesland. Taxi is a safe and effective way of traveling in Bergen, and the two operators have good information and easy booking systems from telephone, mobile apps and websites.
Take the world’s most beautiful train ride!
The Bergensbanen has several times been named the World’s most beautiful train ride, and is one of Europe’s highest and most spectacular train rides (reaching 1222 metres above sea level). Chosing the railway to Bergen, takes you between Norways two biggest cities in seven hours, and you will see some of Norways most beautiful sceneries. And when you arrive in Bergen, you step out of the coupé right into the heart of Bergen. Many tourists take the Bergen railway to Myrdal station, and hops onto the Flåmsbana to the picturesque village Flåm. The Lonely Planet Traveler has named Flåmsbanen "The World’s most incredible train journey" in 2014, and the Flåmsbana train ride is one of Norways most popular tourist attractions.
Travel for free with the Bergen Card:
With the Bergen Card you can travel for free on the Bybanen and busses in Bergen and the region. You also get significant discounts and free access to museums, attractions, restaurants, sightseeing and parking in downtown Bergen. The Bergen card is sold in 24 hour, 48 hour and 72 hour editions, and can be bought online here at visitBergen.com. You can choose to receive it by post or to pick it up at the Tourist Information.
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Take the Airport Bus from Bergen Airport Flesland to Bergen city center. Buy your ticket in advance here. Valid on all departures on selected date.
Bergen Card benefits:20% discount
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Ferry across the harbour, from Dreggekaien to Munkebryggen Monday to Fridays.
Bergen Card benefits:20% discount
Bergen Card benefits:20% rabatt
Bergen Card benefits:20% Ermäßigung
The FJORDcard gives you unlimited travel for 5 days on express boats by Norled in the Sogn and Fjordane county.
Travel by bus or the Bergen Light Rail to explore Bergen and the fjords! Skyss provides public transport throughout the entire region of Hordaland.
Bergen Card benefits:Free travel in Bergen, Sotra, Fjell, Sund, Øygarden, Askøy (incl. boat Kleppestø-Strandkaien), Osterøy, Lindås, Meland, Radøy and Os. Not including the night bus and airport shuttle.
Bergen Card benefits:Gratis reiser i Bergen, Sotra, Fjell, Sund, Øygarden, Askøy (inkl. båt Kleppestø-Strandkaien), Osterøy, Lindås, Meland, Radøy, Os. Ikke inkludert nattbuss og flybuss.
Bergen Card benefits:Freie Fahrt in Bergen, Sotra, Fjell, Sund, Øygarden, Askøy (inkl. Boot Kleppestø-Strandkaien), Osterøy, Lindås, Meland, Radøy und Os. Ohne die Nacht Bus und Flughafen-Shuttle.
The quickest way to the Hardangerfjord from Bergen. Daily departures from Bergen city center all year. Unforgettable adventures at Baroniet Rosendal, Folgefonna National Park and along the Hardangerfjord.
Tide is one of Norway's largest traffic companies supplying a wide range of travel services ranging from regular passenger services to airport buses, tour buses and coastal bus services.