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Bergen Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Bergen Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

After a couple of minutes, a kindly security woman asked us if we planned to spend the night in the airport. She just suggested us to use the Relax Room. -a traveller

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Bergen Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small and very busy international airport with two terminals (Domestic and International) and a limited variety of shops and restaurants. A 24-hour convenience store has ready-to-eat food and snacks available.
  • It’s no secret that this airport is undersized for the amount of passengers that travel through. Reviewers describe the airport as cramped, crowded, outdated, inefficient and at times, chaotic. Good thing that at the time of this update, a third terminal is near completion and is expected to be opened in August, 2017.
  • Power outlets are hard to find, so power up your electronics when you can. Have a power bank handy, because you may need it!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Bergen Airport is open 24 hours a day, but travellers are not allowed to wait or sleep airside after the last flight of the night. Passengers already airside are required to go landside until security reopens, and will need to clear security to re-enter. This is strictly enforced!
  • The international terminal is small and cramped with no floor space, so try the domestic terminal, where food concessions and lots of padded, armrest-free seating can be found. Many reviewers suggest going to one of the airport’s two “Comfort Zones”, where you will find recliners, bed-like furniture and ample power outlets. Show up as early as you can to snag a seat! One reviewer mentioned there is one between the ground and first floors, on the way to Departures, while another reviewer mentioned a location that was above the Narvesen shop in the middle of the departure lounge, with ball-shaped light visible from below.
  • Have a sleep mask handy, as the terminal remains brightly lit at night.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to the airport and other nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Bergen Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Bergen Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bergen Airport. Connect to the "Airport" network and select “FREE WI-FI”. You will need to enter your email address. Access is provided for two hours but you can log in again for more free time or pay for faster services.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bergen Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport - (2 minute walk to the airport) This hotel is connected to the airport by covered walkway. Day rooms are available. No airport shuttle.
  • Thon Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) No hotel shuttle, but the hotel can be reached by Flybuss, the airport express bus
  • Scandic Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) No hotel shuttle, but the hotel can be reached by Flybuss, the airport express bus.
  • Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg - (6 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service from hotel to airport available Monday - Friday at 6:40AM, 7:00AM, 7:30AM, 8:00AM and 9:00AM.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bergen Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Nordea Bank ATMs are available landside in the Arrivals area, and airside in both Domestic and International Departures. The foreign currency ATM in Arrivals can change foreign currency into NOK (Norwegian kroner).
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available airside to passengers departing and arriving on international flights. A book store and clothing retailer is available in the Domestic Departures, and Narvesen newsstands are located in both Domestic and International Departures. Landside, there is a Narvesen newsstand and a 24-hour 7-Eleven.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: 7-Eleven (Arrivals Hall).
  • Key Storage - Car key storage is available for 50 NOK at Europark, located inside the terminal building, to the left of the entrance. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available at the airport.
  • Police - Location: 2nd Floor, Landside. Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM.
  • Showers - Not available
  • Tax Refund - If you live outside Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, you can claim a refund for the taxes you paid on purchases in Norway. The refund is 13% of the purchase price for food purchases and 20% on other purchases. Approximately 4000 Global Blue or Tax Free Worldwide affiliated stores offer tax refund on departure.
    • Refunds through Global Blue are handled at Tanum Bookstore. Location: Airside, Domestic Departures. Hours: vary according to day.
    • Refunds through Tax Free Worldwide are handled at the Aviator service center. Location: Departure Hall. Hours: vary according to day.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Local bus 23 offers weekday service between the airport, Loddefjord and Storavatnet. Local bus routes 56 and 57 run to Nesttun, with a bus change t Birkelandskrysset. Bus service is also available from the airport to Flesland Pier. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Skyss website.

Airport Express Coach TIDE offers two different bus routes between the airport and Bergen; via Lagunen/Fjøsanger or Oasen/Fyllingsdalen. Both routes end at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotell in Bergen city center. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Flybussen website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the taxi stand located in front of the main entrance. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. A one-way journey between the airport and city center takes about 30 - 40 minutes.

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Last Updated: 26 July 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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