Sleeping in Airports

Bergen Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bergen Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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

BGO Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bergen Airport.

What to Expect

Bergen Airport (code: BGO) consists of a modern, mid-size, two-level terminal. While described as exceptionally busy, the terminal only hosts a dozen or so shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, only one of which offers 24-hour service. WiFi is available to help pass the time, and there are reportedly plenty of power outlets with which to charge mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Bergen Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of Fredrik / 21Jan2018)

Sleeping in Bergen Airport

The airport reportedly has plenty of space, good chairs, is relaxing, and was described by one reviewer as a “pure pleasure.” Landside, on the ground floor (arrivals), security doesn’t allow the use of the couches in the Espresso House Café. Elsewhere, there are hard seats, some reclined, with power outlets. Airside, on the first floor, there are more hard seats where is is possible to lie down. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to the airport, and several others nearby. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Bergen Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport – This hotel is connected to the airport by covered walkway. Day rooms are available. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport – 2 minute walk from the airport.  No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Scandic Flesland Airport – 4 minute walk to the new terminal. » Check Rates
  • Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg – An airport shuttle is available for a fee. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bergen Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door.

  • Bergen Lounge  – Location: is open to all passengers for a fee of NOK 350,-. Children NOK 140,- (4 up to 12 years). Hours: Monday-Sunday: 05:00 – 17:10. LOunge Access: Pay at the Door (NOK 350 Adult/NOK 140 Children ages 4-12.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bergen Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network and select “Free”. You will need to enter your email address. Access is provided for 4 hours but you can log in again for more free time or pay for a faster service.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Nordea Bank, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside: Arrivals area, 1st Floor • Airside: Departure/Arrival Hall, 2nd Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – A Nursing Room can be found Airside, across from Gate B20 and beside the Play Area. Diaper changing stations are available in both the men’s and women’s bathrooms.

Children’s Play Area – A play area is provided if your children need to burn off some energy before boarding. Location: Airside, across from Gate B20.

Drinking Water – The airport offers drinking fountains both Landside and Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside to passengers departing and arriving on international flights. Additionally you will find these shopping options:

  • Domestic Airside: Travel Value • Aera clothing • ARK book shop • 7 – Eleven • Point • Narvesen
  • International Airside: Duty Free • a Kiosk
  • Landside: Ting (home and souvenir items)

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Dining options include:

  • Landside: Northland • Espresso House • Deli de Luca
  • Airside: Bølgen & Moi • Starbucks • Fiskeriet • Joe & The Juice • Northland • Altitude • O’Learys • Upper Crust • Point

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.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Police – Location: 2nd Floor, Landside. Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones; however, a reader tells us “there are nine reclining benches across from gate B15 which are nice for sleeping”. (August 2022)

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 6.5 – 8.5% of the purchase price for food purchases and 12- 19% 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.

Airport Hours

The terminal is closed at night. Hours: Opens at least 1 hour before first departure, closes after last arrival.

Travellers with a valid ticket/travel documents are permitted to stay in the terminal overnight.

Airlines

Bergen airport is served by the following airlines: Air Baltic • Air France • Atlantic Airways • Airwing • British Airways • Danish Air Transport • Finnair • Flybe • Flyr • Icelandair •  KLM • Loganair • Lübeck Air • Lufthansa • Norwegian• SAS • Swiss • United.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Bergen Airport provides a few connections to the bus system (the stops are just outside the terminal). Whether you are looking for a local bus to get you the centre of Bergen or you need to get to the Flesland docks, the airport provides several options. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Bergen Airport website. Some routes provide timetables on monitors within the airport.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Light Rail

There is light rail service between Byparken and Bergen Airport. Tickets can be purchased using the Avinor Flights app, at the Light Rail stop, or at the ticket machine in the baggage claim area (credit cards will be accepted). For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Bergen Airport website.

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 BGO airport and city center takes about 20 minutes.

Last updated: 2022-10-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.