Car Hire from Bergen Airport
Bergen in the south west of Norway is known for its quaint architecture, natural sights and vibrant atmosphere. Considered the gateway to Norway’s fjords, hiring a car from Bergen Airport one of the easiest ways to reach everything on offer within the region. Searching for your car hire with Skyscanner can help you find the best deal available.
Where to hire a car at Bergen Airport
Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz and Sixt all operate from Bergen Airport. All of the desks are located in the arrivals hall. Four wheel drives are recommended between October and May due to the winter weather conditions.
Petrol stations near Bergen Airport
If you hire a car from Bergen Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.
Statoil petrol station is less than a kilometre from the airport terminal. Drive straight ahead from the rental car park until you reach a small roundabout and take the 3rd exit.
Driving Around Bergen Airport
The airport is itself at the tip of a fjord meaning your journey from Bergen Airport to your destination in Norway will feature plenty of natural beauty.
There are a number of toll roads in Norway however all of the major car hire companies will have your car fitted with an AutoPass for the automatic toll system. You will then be charged for any fees incurred when you return the car.
Getting to your destination
Here is a guide to some of the most popular destinations for visitors south west Norway which can be easily reached from Bergen Airport.
Many people visit Bergen to see the quaint wooden houses, dramatic scenery and take in the youthful atmosphere. Bergen is known by Norwegians as the base of the country’s film industry and is notorious for its metropolitan culture.
Driving from Bergen Airport to Bergen will take 25 minutes, at 17km via the 580 and E39, alternatively you can take a more scenic route on the 557 which crosses the Nordasvannet Fjord.
Congestion is uncommon but traffic jams can occur during rush hours on the E39.City centre car parks typically charge 100-175 Krone for a 24 hour period.
Hardangervidda is the largest national park in Norway. The region has a wide array of flora and fauna and natural beauty.
Driving to Hardangervidda from Bergen Airport takes around 2.5 hours and there are some tolls on the main route. Follow the E16 to Vossevagen and then take the 13 road right to Kinsorvik at the edge of the park. Hardangervidda is a large area and it is advised to look up directions to accommodation online before making the journey.
Claimed to be the adventure capital of Norway, the village of Voss is a popular ski destination. There are a number of other attractions such as rafting, paragliding and fjord excursions.
To drive from Bergen Airport to Voss follow the E16 past Vossevagen to Borstrondi, then take the small Fv309 road to your destination. This road can be quite narrow at times and visibility can be difficult during harsh weather so take all necessary precautions. This will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes.