Bergen International Airport, also known as Flesland Airport, is located in the village of Flesland, which gives the airport its second name, and is 12 km from the centre of the Norwegian city of Bergen, which is very popular with tourists from all over the world.
It is Norway’s second busiest airport after Gardermoen. In addition, air traffic between Bergen and the Norwegian capital, Oslo, is one of the busiest in Europe.
Bergen Airport has one passenger terminal, which has run out of capacity, and so work is currently underway to expand it. Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available in the terminal building for the first two hours of use.
The Bergen airport is categorised by the International Air Transport Association as ‘BGO’.
The airport’s official website is www.avinor.no/flyplass/bergen/.
From the airport to Bergen
Downtown is accessible by bus and light rail.
The easiest way, of course, is to take the Flybussen bus, which travels all the way through Bergen, including the city centre. The fare is 100 Norwegian krones (about €11) if you buy on the carrier’s website – www.flybussen.no – and 115 Norwegian krones from the driver.
The journey will take 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic. This bus leaves every 20 minutes from the main terminal entrance, so it shouldn’t be hard to find.
As for the tramway (Bybanen), it is planned for the airport in the near future. In the meantime, Bybanen connects downtown Bergen with the Birkelandsskiftet bus station, which can be reached by bus 1F, which stops near the terminal building, between the Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport and the multi-storey car park.
Buses leave in 10 minutes. You can buy your ticket at the Narvesen kiosks and 7 Eleven shops in the terminal building. You cannot buy one directly from the driver! Bus and tram fares depend on the number of traffic zones to be crossed. Read more here – www.skyss.no/en/tickets-and-prices/Prices/.
If you decide to take a taxi, prepare for a sum of 350 Norwegian krones, which is the equivalent of €40. The journey time is 30 minutes.