Car Hire at Bergen Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to explore the medieval heart of Bergen, try your hand at all manner of adrenalin sports in Voss or escape to the rugged natural landscapes of Hellesøy, you can find the best car hire at Bergen Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Bergen Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at Bergen Airport: Sixt, Avis, Hertz, and Europcar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Bergen Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Statoil petrol station located just 15 minutes drive from Bergen Airport. Head east on the Flypassvegen/Rv580 taking exit E39 towards Stavanger. Take the exit onto the Rv582 and turn right. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Bergen Airport
Bergen Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. From Oslo, take the European road E16 toll road. Between Lærdal and Flåm, the road goes through Lærdalstunnelen, the longest road tunnel in the world. Alternatively, the RV7 (the Hardangervidda route) is the most scenic route across the mountain plateau Hardangervidda and along the innermost parts of Hardangerfjorden. From Eidfjord, continue over the bridge to Voss where the RV7 meets E16 or take the beautiful "Hardangerfjord route" from Granvin via Norheimsund. The Haukeli route via mystic Telemark through the southern part of Hordaland county on E134 is another beautiful journey.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Bergen Airport.
The island of Hellesøy is in the North Sea and boasts stunning rugged landscapes. Here you can hike or rent a fishing boat before feasting on fresh seafood in a local open air cafe. Stroll the harbour with its floating docks and shimmering boats for idyllic views and fresh sea air. From here you can take boat trips to some of Norway’s more remote and eerily beautiful islands.
Hellesøy is just over an hour’s drive from Bergen Airport. Get on the Rv580 and exit on to the Rv557 toll road. From here get on to the Rv555, exiting for the Rv561. Merge with the Fv229 and follow signs to Hellesøy.
Adventure abounds in Voss in summer and winter. The extreme sports capital of Norway is the place for paragliding, rafting, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, sky diving and alpine skiing in the magical snow capped mountains. Walk the mountain roads past waterfalls and panoramic views. Experience the jazz festival or take a high rope course at the Klatrepark. Whether it’s for adventure or relaxation, Voss’s natural beauty will have you coming back for more.
Voss is a one hour and forty minute drive from Bergen Airport. Get on to the Rv580 exiting for the Rv582 then the E39. Merge with the E16 toll road and follow signs to Vossvangen.
Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords, Bergen oozes magic. At its heart is Bryggegn, a Unesco World Heritage–listed centre with stunning medieval churches and the eerie Rosenkrantz Tower. Dive into the arts scene, visit the Edward Grieg Museum, while away afternoons in coffee shops and cosy cafes, explore the local delis, malls, fish markets and book shops. Take the kids to the local aquarium or take the cable car up the highest mountain; Ulriken. Those with the fitness levels can hike up this giant peak, past cascading waterfalls, for breath-taking views. Visit the beautiful wooden houses in nearby Utne or come at Christmas time when the festival markets and gingerbread town are in full, magical swing.
Bergen city centre is just 25 minutes drive from Bergen Airport. Take the Rv580 from the airport and continue on to the E39 toll road following signs for Bergen centre.
The largest car park in Bergen is Bystasjonen which costs 175 NOK for 24 hours. Another is the cheaper Klostergarasjen which is 100 NOK for 24 hours. On street parking in Bergen is nigh on impossible due to very narrow roads, limited space and pedestrianised zones. Caravans shouldn’t even attempt it. Some shopping areas and hotels in Bergen also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change