How to get from Oslo to Bergen


Many guests ask us how to get from Oslo to Bergen. Traveling from Oslo to Bergen, two of Norway's most popular cities, offers several transportation options, each with its own unique experience. 

Whether you choose to travel by train, bus or plane, it's recommended to buy tickets in advance. You can purchase tickets here or read more about the different options below. 


How to get from Oslo to Bergen

1. By Train

One of the most scenic and popular options is to take the train. The Bergen Railway (Bergensbanen) is considered one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.

  • Duration: Approximately 6.5 to 7.5 hours.
  • Frequency: Several departures daily.
  • Operator: Vy (Norwegian State Railways).
  • Highlights: Stunning landscapes, including mountains, forests, and fjords.

2. By Plane

Flying is the fastest way to travel between the two cities.

  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour flight time.
  • Airlines: SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe.
  • Airport Transfer: Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) and Bergen Airport (BGO).
  • Total Travel Time: Including airport transfers and security, around 3 to 4 hours.

3. By Bus

Taking a bus is another option, often chosen for its lower cost compared to the train or plane.

  • Duration: Approximately 9 to 10 hours.
  • Operators: Nor-Way Bussekspress, Nettbuss.
  • Comfort: Modern buses with amenities like Wi-Fi and restrooms.

4. By Car

Driving offers the most flexibility and allows for stops along the way to enjoy the scenery and attractions.

  • Duration: Approximately 7 to 8 hours, depending on the route and traffic.
  • Routes: The most direct route is via the E16 highway, but there are alternative routes with scenic detours.
  • Highlights: Opportunity to visit places like Flam, Voss, and various fjords.

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