Bergen Airport (BGO) is for some travellers the preferred entry-point into Norway, a land of outstanding natural beauty characterised by fjords, snow, glaciers and awe-inspiring landscapes. The airport, also referred to as the Flesland Air Station, is situated 7.5 miles (about 12km) from Bergen on the coast of Norway. Bergen Airport is the second-biggest airport in Norway, after Oslo International (which is much busier). Bergen Air Transport, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Wideroe all use Bergen Airport as a hub, providing good links to other European destinations. The city of Bergen itself is a picturesque place filled with quaint wooden houses and a beautiful harbour - you can, in fact, take a boat directly from the airport into the city. This is a highly recommended activity, and the perfect introduction to the significant beauty of the city and its natural surrounds.
The airport is situated 12 miles (19km) southwest of Bergen.
Getting to the city
An airport bus services the city centre. There are also boats to a number of locations from Flesland Quay, which is connected to the airport by a shuttle bus.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +47 67 03 15 55
Car rental companies in Bergen Airport include Avis, Europcar, Budget, Sixt and Hertz.
There is a taxi stand near the main entrance to the terminal building. A taxi ride into Bergen takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
There is a selection of shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include a bureau de change, ATMs, left luggage, duty-free shopping, child facilities, tourist information and business facilities with fax and internet access. Disabled facilities are good.
With 4,500 parking bays, there's ample parking space available at Bergen Airport. Parking lots P0, P1 and P2 are all short-term parking lots. P0 is only available for drop-offs and pick-ups. Long-stay parking lots include P4 to P9.
Flights to Bergen Airport are available from many cities across Europe, including Palma de Mallorca, London, Aberdeen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Prague, Manchester and Paris. Airlines offering flights to Bergen Airport include Air Europa, KLM, Air Berlin, Atlantic Airways, Finnair, and Spanair. Many budget airlines fly to Bergen Airport; these include Wizz Air, Lufthansa CityLine, Flybe, City Airline and bmi. There are also many domestic flights from Bergen Airport to a number of destinations in Norway ranging from Oslo to Trondheim.
Free wifi is available in two-hour increments; however, a mobile phone is needed to receive a username and password.
The airport has business facilities such as phones, fax machines, printers and internet connections. Meeting rooms and medium-sized conference facilities are easy to locate in the arrivals hall. The largest conference room can host 27 people. Catering facilities are also available, but must be organised in advance.
Bergen Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.