The Floyen Funicular will take you all the way from downtown to the top of the Floyen mountain. I think its about 8 or 10 euro return ticket, which is absolutely normal price in Norway for local transportation of 5 minutes.
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I don't know if it is the best way, but i would recommend going to Bergen by train, what a nice trip!
Bergen is a small city, walking will do. The old part of Bergen is especially nice to walk through. If you have enough time, i could advise you to rent a car (or find someone with a car who is willing to show you around) and go to the fjords, Norway is famous for them, and not without any reason, they are a wonderful piece of nature!
By car: See my Oslo page for rout tips Oslo-Bergen.
By plane: Flights via Oslo, Copenhagen or Amsterdam.
By boat (ferry):
From Hanstholm (Denmark)and
From Newcastle (UK) with Fjordline
If you come by train, you go via Oslo. More info at NSB:
You can fly into Bergen and land at 'Bergen Airport Flesland'. From here you can take the bus into town, it costs 55,- kroner and takes less than 30 minutes.
You can take the Train from Oslo to Bergen. If you take the daytrain you have some beautifull views going over the mountain. It's north Europes highest railway crossing. It's ranked amongst the top 20 railwayexperiences in the world. The trip takes about 7 hours. Fares and timetables at www.nsb.no/EN
For a cool experience take a look at www.nsb.no/en/travelplanner/products/article.jhtml?articleID=100577&language=en This really gives you many impressions of Norway in just one day. And it's a fun way of getting from Oslo to Bergen!!!
You can take the bus from Oslo to Bergen. It takes about 10 hours. More information at www.nor-way.no/nbeweb/show.do?implId=3
Of course you can drive yourself if you have a car, or plan to rent one. There's a few different routes you can take. Most of them includes crossing Hardangerfjorden with a ferry.
It's easy to get there.
Communications by air, road, rail, and sea between Bergen and the Continent, as well as with the rest of Norway are excellent. There are many regular direct flys from major international centres.
There are also direct ferries from UK, Denmark. Iceland etc.
The most scenic train ride you'll ever take goes from Oslo to Bergen, stopping in Flam. You simply must take this trip during the daylight hours because in goes from sea level to snow capped peaks of the Fjords! Do not miss this!
It is easy to walk Bergen from end to end in an hour. If you want, you can try the buses but walking allows you to experience this beautiful city the best.
We flew in to Oslo from Amsterdam. In Oslo we made reservations for 'Norway in a nutshell' (Norge i ett Notteskal), a trip to Bergen via train, train, boat, bus and train. Beautiful sights indeed. Took the whole day but was very nice and provided views of the mountains and the fjords from the boat and trains. I think the 'Norway in a nutshell' was around $90 or so. The airfare on SAS was around $120, maybe plus taxes, a special deal flying into Oslo and out of Bergen.
either by plane from Oslo to Flesland( the airport of Bergen)
or by train from Oslo (a really lovely train trip! you'll se the beautiful norwegian nature, but you'll be stuck on the train for 6h)
this is also where to Coastal Express starts its journey
the easiest way to get around is by bus
By the Bergencard and the transport is included
more info at www.bergen-travel.com
Why not combine transportation with scenery? Coming from Oslo, the train is ofcourse a nice trip. If you are a student, amke sure you go on the 'green' trains (in Norwegian: 'grønn avgang'). These give you a 60% discount! And there are plenty of these every day. If you plan to use the train alot whilst in Norway, and you are NOT a student: consider buying the 'Kundekort'. It's valid for 1 year, and costs about NOK 400. But it gives you 40% discount on train travel in Norway.
Coming from Stavanger or Haugesund the boat is a nice way to get to Bergen. Although the bus is getting increasingly convenient you don't see as much, and you can not walk around. Bear in mind it's at least 3 hours...
The train stops almost in the center of the town. If you're arriving by plane, take the airport shuttle bus to the center.
Bergen is a compaced city. You'll get around to most of the sights just by walking around. This way you'll be able to see everything on your path.If you for some reason don't want to walk you could always take the bus. People are generally helpfull if you ask them which bus to take and from where. You can also ask at the touist office (near the fishmarket). Parking isn't easy in this town, so unless you're traveling further you'd be better of without a car. If you absolutely must have a car yolu can park at 'Bygarasjen' beside the train station, but beware of the prices.
Use the railroade, fly or boate
Use buses rail boat or rentà car
The boat going from the harbour is wery easy to get around whith. If going to the fjords and islands using this acomandation is to prefer.
Norway in a Nutshell. See my Norway page for more details. Very cool and great way to get across the country.
WALK. Its a small town and the streets are all cobble stone. Their are loads of little shops with hand made stuff. So get off yer BUTT and WALK
You can get to Bergen either by car, coach, train, plane or boat. If you come by car or coach, you're going to have to go through an abundance of tunnels on your way. The most scenic way is by boat, and the Norwegian Coastal Express starts its journey alongside the entire Norwegian coast from here. If you have some money to spend, this is a way to spend it. You can get on or off wherever you want on the route, and either you travel by summer or winter, I guarantee you that this is something you'll never experience again. In summer, you get a chance to see the midnight sun if you go that far north, that is... Incredible!! This picture I took on my way from Bergen to Geiranger. It was 11.30 pm
It's easy to get around by bus in Bergen. Gaia trafikk is the biggest company, and it costs you around NOK 20 to get from the suburbs to the city.
If you are traveling there from another country (i.e. England), boat is the best way to get there. IMO
Driving. I truly recommend going way up into the hillside where there's all this fog and then looking down on the city. It's beautiful.
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