How to get from Oslo to Bergen

20/03/2024

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. 

Bergen
Bergen

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.

Latest posts in our Oslo Tips Blog

I'm an Airbnb Superhost helping other hosts and vacation rental owners succeed. Connect with me and get $25 Airbnb credits to spend on your next trip.

Even in Oslo there are mighty waterfalls. Take a walk along Akerselva River to discover the many parks and waterfalls.

Vigeland Park

30/04/2024

The Vigeland Park, located in the heart of Oslo, Norway, is a renowned outdoor sculpture park and one of the city's most popular attractions. Created by the acclaimed Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943), the park is an expansive showcase of his life's work, featuring over 200 stunning bronze and granite sculptures.

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.

In 2019, a brand new main library building was opened in Bjørvika, called Deichman Bjørvika. This library replaced the former main library in Kvadraturen and has become an architectural and cultural gem in Oslo. Deichman Bjørvika offers a wide range of books, magazines, audiobooks, films, and other media available to the public. Additionally, it...

The Fjord City is an urban renewal project for the waterfront part of the centre of Oslo. Here you'll find several facilities for recration and swimming, bars, pubs and cafes.

Oslo, the capital city of Norway, offers a plethora of hiking opportunities surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Oslo hiking tours provide locals and visitors alike with the chance to explore the beautiful scenery, rich cultural heritage, and diverse terrain that the area has to offer.

On this page you'll find information on how to park in Oslo. Parking in the city center can be challenging, so it would be wise to familiarize yourself with the parking options prior to your arrival

Oslo Apartments for rent, for every taste and budget. Looking for affordable accommodation in Oslo? Take a look at the options below, or send us an inquiry and we'll do our best to find a place that suits your needs.