Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen) offers transport between the center of Bergen via Nesttun to Lagunen shopping center. Rail line further to Bergen Airport is now under construction.
Going to Troldhaugen or Fantoft Stave Church?
If you are going to the Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum or the Fantoft Stave Church you may use the “Bybanen” for easy travel. However, we must tell you that from the nearest Bybanen stop to Troldhaugen Museum there is quite a walking distance, maybe a 15 minute walk. Fantoft Stave Church approx. 5 minute walk from the nearest Bybanen stop.
At the top photo you can see one of the train cars outside the Telegrafen, this is the starting point and end stop for Bybanen in the center of Bergen.
Bergen Light Rail Prices 2016
One-way ticket bought at station: NOK 36,-
Prepaid Value Card / Cell Phone App: NOK 30,-
Other tickets: Bike NOK 18,- Dog NOK 18,-
One-way ticket at night after around 1 AM: NOK 80,-
One-day pass 24 hours: NOK 95,-
30 Day Pass: NOK 765,-
Other discount pass and tickets also available.
Tickets must be bought at stations along the line, tickets not for sale on board at Bergen Light Rail. Please note that not all stations has a machine where you can buy a ticket, so it is a good idea to also buy a return ticket.
Insiders tip #1 for Bergen Light Rail
Remember to validate your ticket on board the Bergen light rail in addition to buying the ticket at a terminal/kiosk. The ticket control personnel shows no mercy, being on board without a valid ticket will cost you around 700 kroner (approx. 80 euro or 90 usd) in fine in case of ticket control. Now you know 🙂