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. Also referred to as the Flesland Air Station, the airport sits about seven and a half miles (12km) from Bergen on the coast of Norway.
Bergen Airport is the second-biggest airport in Norway, after Oslo International, which is much busier. It provides 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
The Bergen Light Rail and an airport bus service the city centre. There are also boats to a number of locations from Flesland Pier, 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: (067) 03 11 00
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 20 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.
There's ample parking space available at Bergen Airport. Online booking is important, whether it's making use of the indoor parking close to the terminal or long-stay bays.
Free wifi is available in four-hour increments.
The airport has business facilities such as phones, fax machines, printers, and internet connections. Both the Clarion Hotel and the Comfort Hotel at the airport have conference facilities, with the former hosting up to 700 people.
Bergen Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.