Photo: Skyss


Written by: Utdanning i Bergen

Photo: Skyss

The public transport in Bergen is operated by Skyss and consists of bus lines and a light rail. 

Bus and light rail

The light rail (Bybanen) runs every 4.-5. Minute during rush hours (7.00-9.30 and 13.30-18.00), and runs frequently the rest of the day. The light rail serves the areas south of the city center, including Fantoft Student Village, Kronstad and Danmarksplass.

The rest of the suburb areas in Bergen are served by bus. Along these main lines the bus runs at least every 5. Minute during rush hours, and also frequent the rest of the day.

  • City center - Sandviken - Norwegian school of Economics/Breiviken (North): Line 3, 4, 5, 6, 36, 39, 83.
  • City center - Haukeland - Landås (South): Line 2, 3, 12, 80.
  • City center - Gyldenpris (West): Line 4, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19.


The price of public transport (bus and light rail) is flat inside Bergen municipality. Note that there is an extra fee if you buy the ticket on the bus. Prepaid single tickets can be bought in many shops and kiosks, from Skyss ticket app or from ticket machines located on all light rail stops and at the larger travel hubs. The machines only accept bank cards and coins, not banknotes. 

Students (under the age of 32) can buy a 30 day travel card with 40% off normal price. This can be bought from the ticket app or with a personal Skyss travel card. The Skyss travel card can be purchased online at or at the Skyss-office in the city center, located at Bergen Storsenter. The card can be refilled at the ticket machines. A 10 journey ticket is also possible to buy with a Skyss travel card.

Information about timetables and ticket prices:


Traveling by taxi is expensive in Norway. Even short trips can easily cost 200 NOK. We strongly recommend travelling by official taxis only, like Bergen Taxi (07000), Norgestaxi (08000) or Christiania Taxi (02365).

Airport bus

The best way to get to and from the airport is by bus. Flybussen operates the route and it is possible to buy both singel and returntickets, online, on the bus and with a mobile app. 


From autumn 2017 the Bergen Light rail will run from the airport as the new terminal opens in August. 


The trains departing from Bergen Railway Station is operated by NSB (Norwegian State Railways). There are local trains to Arna and Voss, and regional trains to Oslo.


Long distance bus

To Haugesund and Stavanger (south): Kystbussen or Nettbuss

Other destinations (Oslo, Sogndal, Ålesund, Trondheim): NOR-WAY

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