Explore Bergen and the fjords

Published: 7/20/2017 12:49:43 PM Changed: 7/20/2017 12:58:37 PM

Travel by bus, Boat or the Bergen Light Rail to explore Bergen and the fjords! 

How we recommend you to travel around Bergen:

The Aquarium 

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 11 Nordnes from Småstrandgaten (platform L) or Olav Kyrres gate (platform H) in Bergen centre. Disembark at Nordnes (stop “Akvariet”). 
  • Travel time: approx. 10 minutes. 
  • Departures: approx. one every hour. 

Ulriksbanen 

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 2 Birkelundstoppen or route 3 Sletten, both from Småstrandgaten (platform M) in Bergen centre. You can also take route 12 Montana/Lægdene from Festplassen (platform K) or Bergen bus station (platform B). Disembark at “Haukeland sjukehus nord”. 
  • Travel time: approx. 10 minutes. 
  • Departures: approx. every 10 minutes.

Gamlehaugen mansion 

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 51, 53, 60 or 67 from  Nordahl Bruns gate (platform I) or Bergen bus station (platform J). Disembark at “Fjøsangerkrysset”.
  • Travel time: approx. 15 minutes. 
  • Departures: approx. 2 every hour. 

Fantoft Stave Church

By Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen):

  • Description: Take route 1 Bergen lufthavn (the Light Rail service) from Bergen centre (Byparken, Nonneseter or Bystasjonen). Disembark at the stop named “Fantoft” or “Paradis”. From the Light Rail stop, it is around a 10-minute walk.
  • Travel time: approx. 20 minutes. 
  • Departures: approx. every 5–10 minutes. 

 Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg’s home)

By Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen):

  • Description: Take route 1 Bergen lufthavn (the Light Rail service) from Bergen centre (Byparken, Nonneseter or Bystasjonen). Disembark at the stop named “Hop” and walk back in the direction you came from. Turn left and walk up the street named Troldhaugvegen. Follow the signposts from here. From the Light Rail stop, it is around a 30-minute walk.
  • Travel time: approx. 20–25 minutes with the Bergen Light Rail. 
  • Departures: approx. every 5–10 minutes. 

Horda Museum

By Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen) and bus:

  • Description: Take route 1 Bergen lufthavn (the Light Rail service) from Bergen centre (Byparken, Nonneseter or Bystasjonen) to Lagunen. Continue on route 60, 61, 62 or 64 to Stend. 
  • Travel time: approx. 40 minutes + transfer time.
  • Departures: approx. every 5–10 minutes with the Bergen Light Rail, the bus departures varies.

The Arboretum 

By Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen) and bus:

  • Description: Take route 50E Sandsli from Bergen bus station (platform E) or Olav Kyrres gate (platform B) to Birkelandsskiftet terminal and continue on route 53 Milde. Can also take route 1 Bergen lufthavn (the Light Rail service) from Bergen centre (Byparken, Nonneseter or Bystajonen) to Birkelandsskiftet terminal and continue on route 53 Milde.
  • Travel time: approx. 50 minutes. 
  • Departures: approx. every 5–10 minutes with the Bergen Light Rail, the bus departures varies.

 Lysøen island

By Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen) and bus:

  • Description: Take route 1 Bergen lufthavn (the Light Rail service) from Bergen centre (Byparken, Nonneseter or Bystasjonen) to Lagunen. Continue on route 62 from Lagunen (platfom D) to Buena quay. The boat “Ole Bull” departs from Buena quay to the island every hour during museum opening hours and when required.
  • Travel time to Buena quay: approx. 1 hour.
  • Departures: varies.
  • Important! Monday–Friday only.

Old Bergen

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 3 Støbotn from Småstrandgaten (platform L) or route 4, 5 or 6 from Festplassen (platform J), the fish market or Bryggen. Disembark at the stop named “Gamle Bergen” and take the passage under the main road. Follow the signposts from here. 
  • Travel time: approx. 15 minutes.
  • Departures: approx. every 5 minutes. 

Damsgård Manor

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 16 Nipedalen or route 17 Gravdal from Olav Kyrres gate (platform B) to Damsgård Manor. 
  • Travel time: approx. 10 minutes.
  • Departures: approx. every 15 minutes.

Vannkanten waterpark and ice rink

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 5/6 Loddefjord/Vadmyra from
  • Olav Kyrres gate (platform C). Disembark at “Loddefjord terminal”. 
  • Travel time: approx. 15 minutes.
  • Departures: approx. every 10 minutes.

Alvøen Manor

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 5/6 Loddefjord/Vadmyra from
  • Olav Kyrres gate (platform C) to Loddefjord terminal and change bus to 42 Alvøen. 
  • Travel time: approx. 40 minutes + transfer time.
  • Departures: varies. 

Meland golf course 

By bus:

  • Take route 320 Knarvik from Bergen bus station (platform C), Festplassen (platform J), the fish market or Bryggen to Flatøy. Continue with route 341 Rossland or Skjelanger to Meland Golf. Disembark at “Fløksand nord”.
  • Travel time: approx. 1 hour.
  • Departures: varies. 

The North Sea Traffic Museum in Telavåg 

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 450 from Bergen bus station (platform G) or Olav Kyrres gate (platform E) to Skogsskiftet. Continue with route 458/459 to Telavåg. 
  • Travel time: approx. 75 minutes + transfer time.
  • Departures: varies. 

Herdla 

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 495-499 from Bergen bus station (platform F) or Olav Kyrres gate (platform F), to Herdla. You will most probably have to change buses in Kleppestø or in Ravnanger. 
  • Travel time: approx. 70 minutes + transfer time.
  • Departures: varies. 

Fjell festning

By bus:

  • Description: Take route 450 from Bergen bus station (platform G) or Olav Kyrres gate (platform E). Disembark at «Søre Fjell».
  • Travel time: approx 30 minutes.
  • Departures: approx. one every hour.

Fonna Glacier Ski resort in Jondal

(April 29 – September/October)

By bus and boat:

  • Description: Take route 925 from Bergen bus station (platform O) to Norheimsund, continue by boat from Norheimsund quay to Herand quay. Take route 980 from Herand to Jondal and continue on route 982 to Fonna Glacier Ski resort. 
  • Travel time: approx 3 hours.
  • Departures: varies.

Trolltunga

By bus and taxi: 

  • Description: Take route 930 from Bergen bus station (platform O) to Odda. Take route 995 to Skogly snuplass or taxi from Odda. Continue by taxi from Odda.
  • Travel time: approx 3 hours.
  • Departures: varies. 

Fjord experiences

By bus Bergen – Norheimsund via “Steinsdal waterfall”

  • Description: Take route 925 from Bergen bus station (platform O) to Norheimsund (or disembark at «Steinsdalsfossen» a few minutes from Norheimsund to explore the Steinsdal waterfall).
  • Travel time: approx 1,5 hours.
  • Departures: varies.

By bus Voss – Gudvangen

  • Description: Take route 950 from Voss to Gudvangen.
  • Travel time: approx 1 hour.
  • Departures: varies.

We recommend to take the train between Bergen and Voss (see nsb.no).

Fjordsightseeing is possible from both Norheimsund and Gudvangen.

Sunnhordland (Bergen – Stord)

By boat:

  • Description: Take the boat from Strandkaien terminal (to Flesland, Hufthamar, Bekkjarvik, Rubbestadneset or Leirvik).
  • Travel time between Bergen and Leirvik: approx. 2 hours, (roundtrip is possible).
  • Departures: approx. 2 departures daily in each direction. 

Nordhordland (Bergen – Frekhaug – Knarvik)

By boat:

  • Description: Take the boat from Strandkaien terminal (to Frekhaug or Knarvik).
  • Travel time: approx. 30 minutes.
  • Departures: approx. 6 daily departures. Please note that the service on this route will be cancelled on the following dates: May 1, 17, 25, 26, June 5 and during the period between July 3 – August 4. 

Askøy (Bergen – Kleppestø)

By boat:

  • Description: Take the boat from Strandkaien terminal to Kleppestø .
  • Travel time: approx. 12–13 minutes.
  • Departures: 1–2 times an hour between 6.05 am and 18.00 pm (Mon-Fri), Saturday: varies. Sundays: no departures. 

Please note that the opening hours for the different attractions may vary throughout the season. 

For timetables, please se "Timetables and maps" in the menu. 

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