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How to get from Bergen Airport to the City Centre

Bergen is both an exciting city to explore and a perfect gateway to the world-renowned fjords of Western Norway. It only takes a short walk to amaze oneself in the picturesque alleys of the Bryggen area, visit the peaceful harbour and get atop the seven hills surrounding the city to admire the views.

Once you land at Bergen International Airport (BGO), you can reach the city centre in three ways; taxi, bus and light rail. The light rail is the most cost-savvy transportation option and will take you to the centre in about 45 minutes. The bus is an equally cheap alternative to get from Bergen Airport to the city, needing 30 minutes to reach the centre. Lastly, a Bergen airport taxi is the most convenient way, as it will take you directly to the doorstep of your accommodation in 20-25 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €80 20min 24/7
Taxi €47.65 20min 24/7
Bus €28.50 32min 07:50–23:20
Train €7.70 45min 00:11–00:08

How to get from Bergen Airport to the city centre by taxi

A private transfer or taxi from Bergen Airport to the city centre is the most convenient and speedy way for door-to-door transportation to your hotel or accommodation. Taxis are available 24/7 outside the terminal. If you visit the city during the winter months, your city transfer will start immediately without having to wait long outside in the bitter cold.

What's the cost of a taxi from Bergen Airport to the city centre?

Bergen taxis are equipped with a taximeter and charge fares based on the time and distance travelled. Although no official rates are set by the city authorities, all taxi operators in the area offer similar prices. Overall, a taxi ride to the city centre will cost you around €47.65 (NOK 500).


€47.65 (NOK 500)

Trip Duration

20 min

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Bergen Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Getting a taxi at Bergen Airport could not be any easier. Taxis are lined up in front of the terminal exit. So, as soon as you claim your luggage and exit the arrivals building, you will see the rank right in front of you. Head to the front of the line and board the first available vehicle.


A Bergen Airport to city taxi is the most convenient way for a personalised drop-off at your accommodation’s doorstep – even if you’re staying outside the city ring. Overall, Bergen is a relatively compact city but finding a particular address the first time you visit can be daunting. After all, nobody wants to arrive late at night or during bad weather and have to walk with luggage to their hotel.

Editor’s Note

Taxis offer undoubted easiness and convenience. However, as Norway has an elevated cost of living and taxis could not possibly be an exception, the bus or the light rail might be a better option for you if you are on a tight budget.

Useful Tips

Taxi prices are slightly higher at night and on weekends.
Taxi drivers in Bergen do not necessarily expect to be tipped. Yet, a roundup is always appreciated if you receive outstanding service.

How to get from Bergen Airport to the city centre by bus

The Bergen Airport Bus (called Flybussen) takes passengers from Bergen airport to the city, with many stops on the way. Buses run all year round, and the ride to the city centre takes 32 minutes.

Bus fare from Bergen Airport to the city

The cost of a one-way bus ticket from Bergen Airport to the city centre is €14.25 (NOK 149) if you buy it online in advance. There is also the possibility of purchasing a ticket onboard, but that will cost you an extra €2.87 (NOK 30) per person.


€14.25 (NOK 149)

Trip Duration

32 min

The bus runs from Bergen Airport to the city centre every 30-60 minutes.

Value for money

Buses are available seven days a week and start running at 07:50 on weekdays and 09:30 on weekends. The final departure depends on the day, but it's usually at 23:20.

Where do I get the bus from?

The Flybussen stop is conveniently located just outside the arrivals terminal. You will see the bus sign as soon as you leave the main exit and turn left.


The bus is a reliable and cost-effective option for budget-aware travellers and those who do not carry heavy luggage. The travel time is a comfortable 32 minutes, and the frequent departures do not make for excessive wait times.

Editor’s Note

Airport buses run up until midnight. A taxi might be your only option if your flight arrives late at night.

Useful Tips

If you have a Bergen Card, there is a 20% discount on ticket prices.
Each passenger is allowed up to 2 pieces of luggage (30 kilos max.), placed in the luggage compartment under the bus. You can take your hand luggage if it fits under the seat or on the dedicated overhead shelf.
Family discounts are available.
There is available WiFi onboard most buses.

How to get from Bergen Airport to the city centre by light rail (tram)

The Bergen City Light Rail (Bybanen) Line 1 takes you all the way to and from the airport. It is the most budget-friendly transportation option, at only €3.85 (NOK 40) per one-way ticket. Travel time is 45 minutes, and there are several convenient stops for travellers along the way.

Light rail fare from Bergen Airport to the city

A one-way light rail ticket from the airport to Bergen city centre costs €3.85 (NOK 40) for adults and €1.92 (NOK 20) for children. If you are the holder of a Bergen Card, transportation with Bybanen is free of charge.


€3.85 (NOK 40)

Trip Duration

45 min

Light rail carriages run from Bergen airport to the city centre every 5-15 minutes (depending on the day).

Value for money

The Line 1 light rail service is available seven days a week and runs 05:11-00:08 on weekdays and 00:11-23:56 on weekends.

Where do I get the light rail from?

The light rail departure point is right outside the terminal building. Once you are out of the exit, you’ll see the stop in front of you.


The light rail is a very convenient way to travel from the airport to the city centre. Departures are reasonably frequent, though the ride time is longer compared to the other options.

Editor’s Note

Light rail Line 1 does not run from 00:08 until 05:11 on weekdays. So, if your flight happens to land during that timeslot, the light rail will not be an available option, and you'll have to take the bus or a taxi.

Useful Tips

Byparken, the last Line 1 stop in the city centre, is the most convenient spot to reach the harbour area and central hotels.
Paying in cash on board incurs an additional €1.91 (NOK 20) fee.
Family and group tickets are available for the light rail.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Bergen. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Bergen Airport to the city centre?

There are three ways to get from Bergen Airport to the city centre; taxi, bus and light rail. You’ll need around 20 minutes to reach your destination by taxi. The bus and the light rail take 32 and 45 minutes, respectively.

What's the average taxi cost from Bergen Airport to the city?

The final cost of a taxi from Bergen Airport to the city depends on the rate applied, the number of passengers, excess luggage etc. Yet, on average, you will be required to pay about €48 (NOK 500).

If you want to take advantage of a competitive set rate without hidden fees, you can always -pre-book from Bergen airport to city transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Is there a direct bus from Bergen Airport to the city centre?

Yes, the Bergen Airport Bus (Flybussen). The trip lasts 32 minutes, and a single one-way ticket will cost you €14.25 (NOK 149).

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