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Car Rental in Bergen

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Bergen, Norway
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$49.59 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$50.60 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$52.27 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$52.59 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Standard
VW Passat Sedan or similar
VW Passat Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$55.40 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Ford Mondeo Aut. or similar
Ford Mondeo Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$56.81 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
BMW i3 or similar
BMW i3
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$63.65 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Mercedes Benz A-Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A-Class
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$66.08 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 22:33 on 2020-07-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Norwegian
Currency
NOK
Country code
47
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$70.22 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 90 km/h
50 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%

Why rent a car in Bergen?

Norway’s second city, Bergen, is a great place to visit. The city is home to many heritage sites, well-preserved wooden architecture, and many cultural centers. A number of picturesque small towns, archipelagos, and hiking trails are also nearby. And with a rental car, Norway’s mightiest fjords and wildest national parks are within easy reach.

Bergen Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Bergen

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Bergen and drop off in another city include:

  • From Bergen to Oslo - 53 offers from 51.36 USD per day
  • From Bergen to Alesund - 14 offers from 62.61 USD per day
  • From Bergen to Tromso - 21 offers from 98.64 USD per day
  • From Bergen to Trondheim - 27 offers from 58.11 USD per day

Top ways to enter Bergen

  • Bergen Airport: Also known as Bergen-Flesland, the second-busiest airport in Norway handled 6.3 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a large hub for Norwegian Air, Scandinavian Airlines, Widerøe and also has a number of flights by the low-cost carrier Wizz Air. Located 17km (11 miles) southwest of Bergen city center, the airport can be reached in about 20 minutes.
  • Stord Airport: A tiny airport, Stord-Sagvag serves flights to Norway’s capital, Oslo, as well as to Billund in Denmark. Located 82km (51 miles) south of Bergen, it can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Haugesund Airport: Located in Rogaland county in Southern Norway, Haugesund Airport has flights by ten different airlines (although some are only active during the summer months). The airport has flights to and from Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and a number of other European countries. Located 152km (94 miles) south of Bergen, the airport can be reached in about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Stavanger Airport: Serving Norway’s fourth-largest city, Stavanger Sola Airport handled 4.5 million travelers in 2018. The airport has flights by around 15 different airlines. Located 220km (137 miles) south of Bergen, Stavanger Airport takes about five hours to reach by car. 

Useful city facts

  • Bergen has a temperate oceanic climate with mild summers, cool winters, and small variations in temperature between the seasons. The average high temperature is 21°C  (70°F) in July, the warmest month, and 4°C (39°F) in January, the coldest. With 13-20 rainy days per month, Bergen is one of the rainiest cities in Europe. The high amount of precipitation is caused by the mountains that surround the city. 
  • Bergen is home to many interesting museums. These include the Hanseatic Museum relating to the city’s past as the member of the Hanseatic League, a trading and military union of cities across Northern Europe; the Theta Museum of the Norwegian resistance movement during World War Two; Bergen Museum which has cultural and natural history sections; and the Bergen Maritime Museum which has many impressive Viking boats on display.

Top destinations and activities

  • Bergenhus fortress. Overlooking the Port of Bergen, Bergenhus is perhaps the most famous building in the city. Built in the 13th century, it has experienced many historic battles and has been renovated a number of times but has always remained a symbol of the city. Nowadays, the fortress is occupied by the Norwegian navy, but parts of it, such as Haakon’s Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower, are open for travelers.
  • Bergen fish market. Known as Fisketorget in Norwegian, the market is one of the historic centers of the city. For centuries, fishing was one of the main occupations, means of survival, and cornerstones of the economy for local residents. Nowadays, the market is much smaller than it used to be, but it’s still an awesome place to visit, even if you’re not interested in buying the latest catch. The market is open all day long year-round, but the working hours are slightly longer during the summer months. 
  • Bryggen. The old dockland of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of its most popular areas with tourists. The former Hanseatic trading quarter of the city, Bryggen is nowadays home to beautiful, renovated wooden buildings and a number of museums and heritage centers. Other areas of Bergen where you can see Bergen’s famous wooden architecture include Marken street and the Skuteviken and Sandviken neighborhoods.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Norway drives on the right-hand side of the road.
  • The speed limit is 90 - 110km/h (54 - 68 mph) on some highways, 80km/h (50 mph) on all other intercity roads, and 50km/h (31 mph) within populated and urban areas.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.02% for both experienced drivers and novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to hefty fines and even imprisonment. 
  • Headlights must be on at all times.
  • Drivers are only permitted to use a mobile phone via a hands-free system.
  • Although Norway has many scenic roads, a large number of mountain passes are closed for the winter months due to high amounts of snow. If you plan to drive in the mountains in the wintertime, do your research in advance to find out if the roads you plan to use will be open. 
  • Outside of the big cities and especially in the northern part of the country, the population density can be very low. It is possible to drive long distances without encountering a gas station or even a populated settlement. Getting stuck in an unpopulated area in wintertime can be life-threatening, so plan your route in advance and make sure you always have extra gas to reach the next service station.
  • Although Norway generally has very good roads, driving in the mountains can still be quite a challenge, especially after dark and in snow or rain. Extra caution is advised, especially for drivers with no prior experience in mountainous areas.
  • Wildlife crossings in Norway are a serious road hazard, with moose (or elk) responsible for a large number of accidents every year. It’s especially important to drive carefully during dusk and dawn, after dark, and in sparsely populated areas surrounded by nature. 
  • The car’s registration and insurance documents must be in it at all times.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The fire brigade phone number is 110, the police number is 112, the ambulance number is 113, and the accident and emergency numbers are 116 and 117.

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads in Norway. The toll amounts depend on the road and on the type of vehicle (cars that are more environmentally friendly have to pay less). All toll payments in Norway are cashless. There are no toll booths on the roads - instead, the vehicle’s license plate number is automatically photographed and registered. The only exception is the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel where you need to stop and pay the toll upon entering the tunnel which is about 520km (323 miles) north of Bergen. 

Most drivers use the AutoPass system for paying tolls. AutoPass offers two payment options - using the electronic onboard unit or paying via the AutoPass Visitors Payment.

Most rental cars are pre-equipped with an onboard unit. In this case, your rental car provider will receive the payment request each time you use a toll road; the payment will be later billed to your credit card. Some rental car providers might charge an additional fee for providing the transponder or for administering the tolls. Ask your rental car provider in advance about toll roads and fees in Norway.

If you are coming to Norway in a rental car from a neighboring country like Sweden or Finland, you (or your rental car provider) need to register your vehicle in advance. Since your rental car won’t have the Norwegian onboard unit, you can use the AutoPass Visitors Payment. In this case, you’ll need to connect your credit card with your rental car’s license plate number. You will then need to make a prepayment of 300 NOK or about 30 EUR; the toll will be automatically subtracted from this amount each time you will use a toll road. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you to cross the border with Norway and what would be the best method for paying the Norwegian tolls.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Voss. Voss might seem like a quaint and sleepy rural community, but it also happens to be one of the extreme sports capitals of Norway. Paragliding, base jumping, and skydiving are just some of the available means of getting your adrenalin rush here (the city hosts an annual extreme sports festival). Even driving here is a thrill - Voss is near Stalheimskleiva, one of the steepest roads in Europe. If you’re up for something less challenging, you can enjoy the view of the picturesque Voss church or simply go for a hike in the surrounding nature. Located about 105km (65 miles) east of Bergen, Voss can be reached in two hours or slightly less.
  • Hardangervidda National Park. The largest national park in Norway, Hardangervidda is a great place to escape the city and explore the Norwegian wilderness. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, and bouldering, and if the weather permits, you can stay in a mountain hut. Coming from Bergen, the nearest entry point of the national park is Ullensvang. Located 160km (100 miles) east of Bergen, it can be reached in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Odda. The small town of Odda’s claim to fame is the spectacular Trolltunga cliffs and the other impressive rock formations that surround it. But there are other attractions, too, such as the Odda glacier, nearby Folgefonna National Park, and Tyssedal, arguably the prettiest power plant in the world which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and doubles as a museum. Located 135km (84 miles) southeast of Bergen, Odda can be reached in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Bergen is the Mercedes Benz, followed by the Mazda CX-3 and the Volkswagen Polo. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and intermediate.

Further destinations

  • Sognefjord. Stretching for more than 200km (125 miles) from the small village of Skjolden all the way to the North Sea, Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Europe. It is a truly majestic place - if you’ve ever seen a documentary on Norway’s nature, it probably had Sognefjord in it. As if the spectacular fjord system was not enough, the area is surrounded by towns with picturesque wooden architecture, scenic forests, and Europe’s largest glacier. The cozy town of Lavik on the northern side of the fjord is 115km (71 miles) north of Bergen and can be reached in 2 hours and 20 minutes - you can explore the rest of the area from here.
  • Stavanger. Although best known as the hub of Norway’s extractive industries, Stavanger also has its fair share of things for a visitor to enjoy. Some of those are the Norwegian Canning Museum, Stavanger Cathedral, the Maritime Museum, and the Norwegian Oil Museum. Located 210km (130 miles) south of Bergen, Stavanger can be reached in about five hours. Most of the road takes you across a number of islands and peninsulas joined together by bridges.
  • Ålesund. Located in Møre og Romsdal region, Ålesund is like a smaller and, according to some, more picturesque version of Bergen. In addition to beautiful landscapes and Instagrammable colorful architecture, the city is also home to the Art Nouveau Center and the Atlantic Sea-Park. Located 420 km (260 mi) north of Bergen, Ålesund can be reached in about seven hours.

Car Rental Prices in Bergen

  • Station wagons - from $90 per day
  • Large cars - from $89 per day
  • Medium cars - from $84 per day
  • Premium cars - from $89 per day
  • Small cars - from $69 per day
  • SUVs - from $118 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Try these simple tips to see if you can land a cheaper rental car in Norway:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Bergen is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 62% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 85% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Top 16 Cities near Bergen

  1. Oslo Car Rentals from $69.83 per day
    324.7 km / 201.8 miles away
  2. Sandefjord Car Rentals from $61.66 per day
    308.0 km / 191.4 miles away
  3. Stavanger Car Rentals from $76.56 per day
    157.7 km / 98.0 miles away
  4. Trondheim Car Rentals from $68.68 per day
    461.4 km / 286.7 miles away
  5. Bodo Car Rentals from $78.80 per day
    894.4 km / 555.7 miles away
  6. Alesund Car Rentals from $36.54 per day
    256.5 km / 159.4 miles away
  7. Svolvaer Car Rentals from $69.40 per day
    992.3 km / 616.6 miles away
  8. Kristiansand Car Rentals from $43.56 per day
    283.7 km / 176.3 miles away
  9. Leknes Car Rentals from $69.40 per day
    961.5 km / 597.5 miles away
  10. Drammen Car Rentals from $50.60 per day
    283.4 km / 176.1 miles away
  11. Haugesund Car Rentals from $42.56 per day
    105.4 km / 65.5 miles away
  12. Bronnoysund Car Rentals from $98.33 per day
    674.5 km / 419.1 miles away
  13. 145.7 km / 90.5 miles away
  14. 80.3 km / 49.9 miles away
  15. 83.4 km / 51.8 miles away
  16. Sagvag Car Rentals from $51.60 per day
    56.2 km / 34.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Bergen

  1. Downtown Car Rentals from $49.59 per day
  2. 10.5 km / 6.5 miles away
  3. Stord Airport Car Rentals from $51.60 per day
    63.7 km / 39.6 miles away
  4. 113.6 km / 70.6 miles away
  5. Downtown Car Rentals from $76.56 per day
    164.6 km / 102.3 miles away
  6. 166.2 km / 103.3 miles away
  7. Alesund Airport Car Rentals from $36.54 per day
    247.5 km / 153.8 miles away
  8. 278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
  9. 286.2 km / 177.8 miles away
  10. 304.5 km / 189.2 miles away
  11. Oslo Airport Car Rentals from $69.83 per day
    317.8 km / 197.4 miles away
  12. 450.9 km / 280.2 miles away
  13. 664.2 km / 412.7 miles away
  14. Bodo Airport Car Rentals from $78.80 per day
    884.2 km / 549.4 miles away
  15. Downtown Car Rentals from $79.48 per day
    885.7 km / 550.3 miles away
  16. Leknes Airport Car Rentals from $69.40 per day
    951.6 km / 591.3 miles away
  17. Downtown Car Rentals from $69.40 per day
    979.1 km / 608.4 miles away
  18. Svolvaer Airport Car Rentals from $69.40 per day
    982.3 km / 610.4 miles away
  19. 1050.9 km / 653.0 miles away
  20. Downtown Car Rentals from $79.14 per day
    1057.0 km / 656.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Bergen?

Car rental prices in Bergen vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Bergen
$74.78
January
$68.59
February
$102.70
March
$92.66
April
$159.00
May
$338.96
June
$390.63
July
$144.04
August
$65.39
September
$56.76
October
$129.41
November
$129.41
December
The best month to rent a car in Bergen is October (when prices for an Economy class start from $56.76). This is 61% cheaper than the yearly average and 85% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $390.63 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Bergen?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in February, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Bergen
10
January
4
February
4
March
4
April
5
May
6
June
5
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
7
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Bergen?

While travelers visit Bergen year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Bergen by Monthly Searches
88%
January
283%
February
331%
March
35%
April
46%
May
43%
June
54%
July
43%
August
19%
September
29%
October
27%
November
202%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
SIXT VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Golf 5 1 Medium cars
SIXT Ford Fiesta 2 1 Small cars
Avis VW Passat STW 4 4 Station wagons
Budget Hyundai I20 4 1 Small cars
Avis VW Golf 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Golf STW Aut 4 2 Station wagons
Europcar VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Ford Mondeo Aut. 4 2 Large cars
SIXT VW Passat Sedan 4 2 Large cars

Top 7 Suppliers in Bergen in 2020

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
+4798205852
Flyplassvegen 555, 5869 Bergen
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.2
+47004755227320
BERGEN AIRPORT FLESLAND (BGO)
Working hours
Mon:07:00-15:00
Tue:07:00-15:00
Wed:07:00-15:00
Thu:07:00-15:00
Fri:07:00-15:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
4745844494
Lonningsvegen 12 Blomsterdalen
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+4745844494
LONNINGSVEGEN 12
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4755227320
BERGEN AIRPORT FLESLAND (BGO)
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4755116430
Flesland Lufthavn Po Box 31
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+4755116430
Bergen Flesland LufthavnPo Box 31
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00

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