Located 19 kilometres south of Bergen, Bergen Airport Flesland is the second busiest in Norway. The departures board features daily flights to major European cities like Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, along with a number of destinations in the UK. There are also daily flights to New York and domestic services to Oslo and several destinations across Norway. Both SAS and Norwegian Air Shuttle use this airport as a hub.
There is a single terminal with 11 gates. Half the airport is taken up by domestic flights, which include multiple departures to capital city Oslo every hour. In addition, a helicopter terminal provides flights to offshore oil platforms. The airport runs to capacity during the summer, with seasonal holiday charters added to the year-round schedule.
A frequent airport bus leaves from directly outside the arrivals hall and is the cheapest way to travel the 19 kilometres into the city centre. It’s also possible to walk out of the airport and catch a local bus from the main road, although these services have limited space for luggage. Private taxis can also be found outside arrivals. Any journey by road will take less than 40 minutes into the heart of the city.
It’s over 100 years since the first plane was seen in Bergen. The “flying Baron”, Carl Gustaf Cederstrom soared above the city in 1911, nine years before Norway’s first passenger service was established between Bergen, Haugesund and Stavanger.