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. Tickets are NOK95, and two children under 16 may accompany an adult for free. There are also boats to a number of locations from Flesland Quay.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before 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 are a selection of shops, bars and restaurants at the airport, other facilities include a bureau de change, ATMs, left luggage, duty-free, a post office, child facilities, tourist information, hotel reservations and business facilities with fax and Internet access. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
With close to 3,500 parking bays, there's ample parking space available at Bergen Airport. Parking lots P0, P2 and P4 are all short-term parking lots. P0 is only available for drop-offs and pick-ups and costs NOK 40 for 30 minutes. P2 and P4 start at NOK 25 for 30 minutes and go up to NOK 50 for an hour and NOK 325 per day. Long-stay parking lots include P5, P6, P8 and P9. Rates here are about NOK 190 per day and NOK 600 for the first week.
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.
Sixty minutes of free wi-fi internet access is available at the airport. Simply pick up a free voucher from the 'voucher stations' and follow the directions on the back of the voucher. Staff members are usually quite relaxed about supplying passengers with extra vouchers once the initial 60 minutes has run out.
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.