Bergen Airport Flesland – all you want to know

Bergen Airport Flesland

Bergen Airport Flesland. Copyright © Bergen Guide.

Only one public terminal for domestic and international flights
Your plane will land at the “Bergen Airport, Flesland”, situated 12 miles (20 kilometers) south west of Bergen. It is only one public terminal for domestic and international flights. The airport bus stops just outside this main terminal. The second terminal is for helicopters only.

The Bergen Airport is about 25 minutes away from the center of Bergen, depending on the traffic. Modern, compact, well equipped, and has all conveniences, like duty free shops, souvenir stores. No voice announcing.

Taxis wait outside the airport. They do go faster than the airport bus, but they do cost a lot more. If you are traveling during the morning or evening peak periods you will need to allow extra time for sitting in stationary traffic (bus and taxi).

Bergen Helicopter terminal
The helicopter terminal is located next to the main terminal building, in the north direction. Located in walking distance to the main terminal. The helicopters use the same runways as the public flights for landing and take-off.

Bergen Airport bus
The best way to get into center of Bergen is by the frequent bus service. To the airport: leaving from Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at Bryggen, via Radisson Blu Hotel Norge and the bus station (platform 17) to the airport and return (the same route). Approx. 25 minutes bus ride at off-peak hours. For departure times, inquire the airlines or at the Tourist Information (roughly: departs three times per hour, less frequently on weekends). The Bergen Card does NOT include transportation from or to the airport.

Please note that the bus may use some time in the very center of Bergen to pick up passengers, especially at peak hours. Expect to add 20 minutes in the very center of Bergen at peak hours, counting from the starting point at Bryggen.

Read more about the bergen airport bus (including price information)
Read more about the airport bus stops in the center of Bergen

Bergen Airport Taxis
Almost all of the taxi drivers in Bergen speak English. If you are going elsewhere than the center of Bergen, a taxi might be a smart choice. You can ask the driver to tell you about Bergen, places to visit, etc. Most of the taxis are high standard cars, like Mercedes and Volvo.

Prices taxi to/from center of Bergen
Taxi: approx. NOK 300,- to the center of Bergen (rush hour approx. NOK 350,-)
Before 6am: around NOK 600,-

Other services at the Bergen Airport
Baggage Lockers.
Bank, also ATM.
Car rental: Avis, Europcar, Hertz.
Customs, tel. (+47) 55 99 81 75.
Meeting facilities, tel (+47) 55 99 81 62.
Parking, tel. (+47) 55 99 82 10.
Police, tel. (+47) 55 99 81 90.
Post office (at 7/eleven kiosk).

If you are at the airport in Bergen and want to eat something, get ready for the high prices. Bergen Airport Flesland is the most expensive airport in Norway. For a half liter of beer you have to pay approx. 10 EURO og 9 USD. For 10 EURO you will get one mineral water and a small piece of apple pie. Source: VG

Norwegian name: Bergen Lufthavn Flesland Flyplass.
Location: 20 kilometers south west of Bergen.

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