Transport in and around Bergen

The public transport in Bergen is operated by Skyss and consists of bus lines and light rail.

Bus and light rail

The light rail (Bybanen) runs every 4-5 minutes during rush hours (7.00-9.30 and 13.30-18.00), and runs frequently the rest of the day. The light rail serves the areas south of the city centre, including Bergen's airport (Bergen lufthavn), Fantoft Student Village, Kronstad and Danmarksplass.

The rest of the suburb areas in Bergen are served by bus. Along these main lines the bus runs at least every 5 minutes during rush hours, and also frequent the rest of the day. Here is the journey planner for Skyss.

Skyss Prices 

  • Students (under the age of 32) can buy a 7-, 30-, or 180-days travelcard with a discount off the normal price. This can be bought from the ticket app or with a personal Skyss travel card. The Skyss travel card can be purchased online at skyss.no or at the Skyss-office in the city centre. The card can be refilled at the ticket machines. Information about buying tickets.
  • The price of public transport (bus and light rail) is flat inside Bergen municipality. Note that there is an extra fee if you buy the ticket on the bus. It is not possible to buy a ticket on the light rail. Ticket machines only accept credit cards and coins. 
  • Information about timetables, price zones and ticket prices.

Taxi

Traveling by taxi is expensive in Norway. Even short trips can easily cost 200 NOK. We strongly recommend travelling by official taxis only. You can order a taxi by using the telephone numbers liste, or click the links to use the online booking service. To compare taxi prices, use the taxi calculator.

Airport bus

The light rail now offers a route from the airport to the city centre. However, the airport bus is faster and offers a dedicated luggage area. Flybussen operates the route and it is possible to buy both single and round trip tickets, online, on the bus and with a mobile app (note: it’s cheaper when you buy the ticket beforehand + and there’s a student discount!). 

Train

The trains departing from Bergen Railway Station is operated by NSB (Norwegian State Railways). There are local trains to Arna and Voss, and regional trains to Oslo.