Discover the Best Hotels Near Bergen Airport
Explore the best hotels in Norway's Second City with Chris's Expert Guide
Experience the Gateway to the Fjords with the Best Hotels Near Bergen Airport
Bergen Airport, also known as Flesland, is your gateway to one of Norway's most beautiful regions, the Fjords. Whether you're arriving late or departing early, finding a hotel close to the airport can be a game-changer. That's why I've personally vetted and reviewed the top hotels near Bergen Airport to help you find the perfect place to stay.My carefully curated selection includes hotels that are not only conveniently located near the airport but also offer excellent connections to the city center and beyond. Many of my recommended hotels are within walking distance of the modern terminal and the Bybanen Light Rail, and I've made sure to include options to suit all budgets.
Hi, I'm Chris, and I'm here to help you discover the best hotels near Bergen Airport. My love for Bergen began when I was a young child visiting family on the nearby island of Askøy. With nearly two decades of experience in the hotel and tourism industry, I've created this guide to help fellow travelers find quality, comfortable accommodations near the airport.If you have any questions or need additional recommendations, feel free to connect with me by email or follow me on Instagram. I'm always happy to help make your stay in Bergen a memorable one.
Best Hotels near Bergen Airport Norway
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A short walk from the airport terminal, this is one of the newest hotels near Bergen Airport. With modern rooms and an excellent restaurant, Scandic hotels are famous for their superb breakfasts.
The opening of the new airport terminal at Bergen Airport lead to a number of new hotels opening nearby, with the Scandic Flesland being the most recent hotel to open in 2017. The hotel is practically brand new, especially when you consider that they were closed/minimally operating for nearly two years during the pandemic.Upon exiting the airport, turn right and follow the signage to the hotel it's around a 7-8 minute walk (I did it in 5 minutes, but only had a backpack and a small suitcase on my most recent stay), and once you arrive at the hotel you'll be greeted by a modern reception area with friendly staff who will efficiently check you in.The rooms at the hotel are very modern. I find them to be spacious, and offer everything you need for a short stay including a fridge, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, a kettle with tea/coffee, and plenty of fluffy towels.The beds are comfortable, and the modern TVs allow you to share your phone for things like YouTube and Netflix. The bathrooms are also very clean and modern, and all of the rooms have touch sensitive controls to set lighting levels throughout the bedroom, as well as do not disturb so that the housekeepers are aware of your preferences.The hotel also has two restaurants, one for breakfast and conference lunches, and another for dinner. If you are dining at the hotel, the Popolo Osteria & Bar, named after the famous Piazza del Popolo in the centre of Rome, serves an Italian menu using the freshest of ingredients. If you prefer a snack, there's a 24/7 shop in the hotel reception that offers sandwiches, light bites, crisps, chocolate, sweets etc.Scandic hotels are known for their excellent breakfasts, and the buffet that starts at 7am each morning has something for everyone. Eggs, meats, vegan options, cooked and continental, pastries, coffee, juice - I genuinely have never seen a better breakfast buffet in Norway. No doubt this is inspired by the Scandic Nidelven in Trondheim, which has recently been voted Norway's best hotel breakfast for the 14th time.Overall, I couldn't fault this hotel, and I am looking forward to my next visit.
Clean, modern hotel
Spacious rooms, some with terraces
Excellent buffet breakfast
Further to walk than the Comfort Hotel
Can be expensive if booking last minute
Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport
A short walk from the airport terminal, the Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport is a good choice if you're flying in late or departing early. After getting through passport control and picking up your luggage, you can be relaxing in your room in under 10 minutes.
A modern, no-frills hotel that is part of the Nordic Choice Hotels group, the Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport's rooms are tastefully decorated with wooden floors, comfortable beds, and excellent bathrooms. Check-in is available via an app, which includes an NFC room key, so you can completely bypass the reception desk if you choose to.The wifi is super fast, and each morning a breakfast buffet is served with plenty of hot and cold options, with the smoothies, yoghurts and overnight oats being my favourite additions.Additional facilities at the Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport include a 'Barception' area where you can relax, get a drink and a meal, and even play small games such as tabletop football, as well as a small gym which guests can make full use of.I have stayed in this hotel many times, overnight, for a few days, and even for a month on a discounted rate when I needed a base in Bergen for work. My parents also recently stayed at the hotel on the first flight from Newcastle to Bergen, and had nothing but positive things to say about their stay at this popular Bergen Airport hotel.
Modern, no frills hotel
Short walk from the airport terminal
Limited choice and service in the restaurant
The breakfast buffet isn't as good as Scandic's
Situated between the airport and the city centre, the Moxy is one of Bergen's newest hotels. Part of the international Marriott hotel group, the Moxy Bergen is a modern, funky hotel that focuses on sustainability at an affordable price.
There have been a number of hotel openings in Bergen lately, and the Moxy is one of the newest to open in a trendy area known as Solheimsviken, a short distance from the city centre. Although it isn't as close to Bergen Airport as many of the other hotels I recommend, it is easily reached by the Bybanen Light Rail directly from outside of the airport terminal.Moxy is a hip new brand from Marriott that focuses on modern design, sustainability, and affordability, and this hotel certainly ticks all of those boxes. When you first arrive you'll find a ground floor dedicated to meeting and socialising, an open space with plenty of seating area, communal tables and places to relax. You will also check in here at the bar, where the staff are very friendly and welcoming.Each of the hotel's rooms are spacious, modern and uncluttered. You won't find wardrobes and large desks here, but you will find space to hang your clothes and a small work area. The Sea View room that I stayed in had excellent views over Puddefjorden, and plenty of space to chill out with a seating next to the bed, and an egg shaped chair that hung from the ceiling that was perfectly placed for wafching Netflix on the TV through the Chromecast feature.I've also found the hotel to be very affordable for its location, with some excellent rates for under 1,000 NOK per night (room only).Moxy Bergen is only four stops from the city centre on the Bybanen (get off at Florida and walk over the short bridge), so I'd thoroughly recommend staying here if you're looking for a hotel close to the city but with excellent connections to the airport.
Moxy Hotels are committed to sustainability
Bedrooms are clean and modern
This hotel is one of the more affordable in Bergen, and you get a lot for the price you pay
'Social' concept on the ground floor isn't for everyone - you may wish to dine elsewhere
No self check in can lead to queues when checking in as staff are multi-tasking
Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport
Adjacent to the airport terminal complex, the Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport is a vibrant, design focused hotel that is inspired by modern architecture, art, and music.The hotel offers rooms for all budgets, including suites with runaway views, and the hotel's two restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner that offer a view of the airport like no other.
Close to the airport on the Bybanen, the Scandic Kokstad also offers free car parking if you're hiring a car while you're visiting Bergen.
Thon Hotel Bergen Airport
Two stops away on the Bybanen Light Rail, the Thon Hotel is an excellent choice for business travellers visiting the nearby business parks.
Bybanen Light Rail
The Bybanen Light Rail takes around 45 minutes to get from the airport all the way into the city, and is the easiest, cheapest and most eco friendly way to travel around Bergen.Download the Skyss Billett app to buy your tickets or use the ticket machines!
Flights from Newcastle to Bergen Norway
Newcastle Upon Tyne and Bergen have always enjoyed a deep connection thanks to a mutual understanding of culture, trade and support dating back decades, if not centuries. So much so that for over 70 years Newcastle has received the gift of a Christmas tree from the city of Bergen to symbolise the city’s gratitude to Newcastle for its support and friendship during the second world war.For many years there was a ferry connection between the cities, across the North Sea, but this was cancelled due to various economic issues. Since then, a number of airlines have tried to maintain a direct flight connection, without much success, most recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Now, Loganair have launched their long-planned route from as little as £101 per person with multiple weekly departures and generous luggage allowances. Additional flights to Bergen with a variety of airlines are also available from different regions of the UK, including London's major airports, but it's so good to see a direct flight connection restored.
Why stay in a hotel near Bergen Airport?
Since the redevelopment of the Bergen Airport terminal into the modern, purpose-built building that it is today, many new airport hotels have opened, which gives you plenty of choices when you're flying into Norway's Second City and the Gateway to the Fjords.The most compelling reason for booking an airport hotel is convenience, especially if you're flying in late or departing early. The Comfort Hotel is just a short stroll from the arrivals hall, as is the Scandic Flesland just a few minutes walk from that.Flights can be unpredictable, with frequent delays and often waits for your baggage to arrive on the belt, so instead of worrying about getting to your hotel in the city, you can simply check into your airport hotel and enjoy the leisurely journey the next day.Likewise, if you have an early flight and need to be at the airport 2-3 hours before your flight, then staying in an airport hotel means that you don't have to worry about public transport and taxis, and can simply walk into the terminal, drop your bags off, and be through security without the added stress of getting to the airport on time.
Things to do in Bergen Norway
There's no shortage of things to do and see in Bergen, Norway's second city and the gateway to the fjords. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, there's something for everyone to enjoy.One of the top attractions is Bryggen, Bergen's UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of beautiful and historic wooden houses that were once the home of the Hanseatic League. Strolling through the narrow alleyways and admiring the colorful buildings is a must-do when in Bergen.Another must-do is taking a trip on the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. This mountain, one of Bergen's seven, offers panoramic views of the city and is a popular spot for hiking and outdoor activities.If you're interested in history and culture, be sure to visit Christieparken and see Christie Mølle, a historic water mill near Brann football stadium. Another historic site to see is the Fantoft Stave Church, which was rebuilt in 1992 after being destroyed by a fire. You can take the Bybanen Light Rail to get there.When it comes to food, you can't miss trying traditional Fish Soup and Fishcakes at Søstrene Hagelin. This is where the locals head for lunch every day!If you're looking for more ideas on things to do and see in Bergen, head over to VisitBergen.com or message me on Instagram. I'm happy to offer suggestions based on my personal experience to help you make the most of your time in this beautiful city.
Flights from New York to Bergen Norway
United Airlines have also recently launched a direct flight from Newark New York (EWR) to Bergen Norway, with flights from as little as $586. Running throughout the Summer, this 3x weekly flight is now available to book.
Frequently Asked Questions about Bergen Norway
Is Bergen a big airport?
Although it is one of Norway's largest airports, by international standards Bergen is quite small. That's great news for passengers as the check-in and security lines are short, and you don't have very far to walk in the terminal. I've also hardly ever queued at border control, so from landing to leaving there's not much waiting around.
How early should I get to Bergen Airport?
For international flights, aim to be at the airport two hours before departure. For domestic flights, around one hour is fine, but always follow the recommendations of your airline.
Is there only one airport in Bergen?
Yes, there is. Bergen Airport is also known as 'Flesland' locally, so if you hear someone referring to that, it's the same airport. For the avoidance of doubt, the airport's address is Flyplassvegen 555, 5258 Bergen, Norway.
Can you stay in Bergen Airport overnight?
No, you can't. The airport is closed overnight after the last flight arrives, and re-opens in the morning in plenty of time for the first departure. If you need to stay near the airport, I recommend the Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport which is around 5 minutes walk from the terminal.
Where in the UK flies to Bergen?
You can fly to Bergen from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Manchester and London.
Can I fly from London to Bergen?
Yes you can. There are daily flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick currently, with airlines including Norwegian and Widerøe. From Summer 2023 you can also fly from London Stansted with Widerøe.
Do I need a visa to visit Bergen, Norway?
It depends on your nationality and the length of your stay. Citizens of EU/EEA countries can travel to Bergen with a valid passport or national ID card and do not need a visa. Visitors from other countries may need a visa or a residence permit. Check with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration to determine whether you need a visa or not.
What is the best time of year to visit Bergen?
The best time to visit Bergen is between May and September, when the weather is milder and the days are longer. However, be prepared for occasional rain showers even during the summer months. The winter season can be a bit harsh with limited daylight hours, but it can also be a magical time to visit if you are interested in winter sports and activities.
Is English spoken in Bergen?
Yes, English is widely spoken in Bergen and throughout Norway. You should have no problems communicating with locals, ordering food, or asking for directions.
What is the currency in Bergen?
The currency in Bergen, and throughout Norway, is the Norwegian krone (NOK). You can use cash, but the majority of shops, restaurants, cafes and attractions accept all major credit and debit cards. Be sure to check with your bank to ensure that you're not paying high exchange fees and you're getting the best deal.