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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bergen Flesland Airport Car Rental
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
$43.60 per day
Bergen Flesland Airport Car Rental
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
$44.17 per day
Bergen Asane Car Rental
Economy Elite
Renault Zoe or similar
Renault Zoe
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
$51.57 per day
Bergen Flesland Airport Car Rental
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
$52.57 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bergen Flesland Airport Car Rental
Toyota C-HR or similar
Toyota C-HR
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
$80.86 / per day
Bergen Flesland Airport Car Rental
Skoda Octavia STW or similar
Skoda Octavia STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
$89.89 / per day
Bergen Flesland Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite
Volkswagen ID.3 or similar
Volkswagen ID.3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Auto.
$108.06 / per day
Bergen Flesland Airport Car Rental
Jaguar XE Aut. or similar
Jaguar XE Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
$64.85 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 23:05 on 2023-03-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
Average car rental price
$48.01 / per day
Average car rental length
1 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 90 km/h
50 - 56 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
Average gasoline price
$2.04 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.48 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.83 / 1 liter

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. There are also many a number of picturesque small towns, archipelagos, and hiking 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 $49.22 per day
  • From Bergen to Alesund - 14 offers from $60.00 per day
  • From Bergen to Tromso - 21 offers from $94.53 per day
  • From Bergen to Trondheim - 27 offers from $55.69 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.

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 illustrates how the Hanseatic merchants lived, worked and made their mark on Bergen over the course of 400 years; the Theta Museum of the Norwegian resistance movement during World War II; 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 and is one of the most popular outdoor markets in Norway. The fish market has been a meeting place since the 1200s and today sells fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables. There are also several restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty lunch. The indoor market is open all year round and the outdoor market is open from 1 May throughout summer.
  • Bryggen. The old dockland of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one the most popular things to do in Bergen. 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.
  • KODE. The Kode Museum complex includes four museums which feature everything from modern art to music, arts and furniture. Visit the museum’s interactive website to learn more about collections, admission, and events held by the museum during your visit.
  • Leprosy Museum. Despite its grim subject matter, this is another really interesting museum to visit. Located in a wooden building known as St. Jurgen’s Hospital, it explains the history of leprosy in Norway, as well as advances in science and medicine that helped to eventually overcome it (the treatment was found by Gerhard Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian physician who was a Bergen native). This museum is only May to September.

Traffic and parking

  • 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. You should ensure you have winter tyres and snowchains for driving in Norway in winter.
  • 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 license 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 or taken from your deposit. 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 day trips

  • 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 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 $83 per day
  • Large cars - from $75 per day
  • Medium cars - from $59 per day
  • Premium cars - from $88 per day
  • Small cars - from $52 per day
  • SUVs - from $90 per day

Money-saving tips

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.
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This article was reviewed and updated by Hannah, the adventurer behind That Adventurer, a travel blog for active travellers. If you like exploring new places by hiking, biking, kayaking or paddleboarding, then you’ll enjoy That Adventurer’s travel guides. Originally from the UK, Hannah has lived in Canada, Norway and France.

Top 14 Cities near Bergen

  1. Oslo Car Rentals from $47.53 per day
    324.7 km / 201.8 miles away
  2. Sandefjord Car Rentals from $65.90 per day
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  3. Bodo Car Rentals from $79.29 per day
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  4. Trondheim Car Rentals from $42.16 per day
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  5. Stavanger Car Rentals from $51.53 per day
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  6. Svolvaer Car Rentals from $79.29 per day
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  7. Alesund Car Rentals from $46.87 per day
    256.5 km / 159.4 miles away
  8. Leknes Car Rentals from $68.48 per day
    961.5 km / 597.5 miles away
  9. Kristiansand Car Rentals from $76.59 per day
    283.7 km / 176.3 miles away
  10. Haugesund Car Rentals from $63.07 per day
    105.4 km / 65.5 miles away
  11. Molde Car Rentals from $34.69 per day
    293.3 km / 182.3 miles away
  12. Sogndal Car Rentals from $75.23 per day
    141.7 km / 88.1 miles away
  13. Larvik Car Rentals from $75.15 per day
    303.2 km / 188.4 miles away
  14. 322.9 km / 200.6 miles away

Top 10 Locations near Bergen

  1. 10.5 km / 6.5 miles away
  2. 113.6 km / 70.6 miles away
  3. Alesund Airport Car Rentals from $46.87 per day
    247.5 km / 153.8 miles away
  4. Oslo Airport Car Rentals from $47.53 per day
    317.8 km / 197.4 miles away
  5. 450.9 km / 280.2 miles away
  6. Bodo Airport Car Rentals from $79.29 per day
    884.2 km / 549.4 miles away
  7. Leknes Airport Car Rentals from $68.48 per day
    951.6 km / 591.3 miles away
  8. Svolvaer Airport Car Rentals from $79.29 per day
    982.3 km / 610.4 miles away
  9. 1050.9 km / 653.0 miles away
  10. Tromso Airport Car Rentals from $76.62 per day
    1210.4 km / 752.1 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
The best month to rent a car in Bergen is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $43.77). This is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 78% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $199.82 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 May, travelers rent a car for an average of 7 days in November, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Bergen

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Bergen is September, and the least popular is March.
Popularity of Car Rental in Bergen by Monthly Searches

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 5
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers SIXT, Keddy, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Station wagons
Lowest price $44 per day
Cheapest supplier SIXT

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
SIXT Toyota Yaris 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Toyota Corolla STW Aut. 4 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Golf 5 1 Medium cars
SIXT VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Europcar Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
9.26 / 10
Lowest rated company
8.46 / 10
Total number of reviews
Total rental companies
Average daily price
Lowest daily price
Total cars available

Top 9 Suppliers in Bergen in 2023

Exceptional 9.3 / 28 reviews
1 location
$44 - $148
Exceptional 9 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$49 - $62
Exceptional 9 / 7 reviews
2 locations
$66 - $119
Excellent 8.9 / 3 reviews
1 location
Excellent 8.7 / 4 reviews
5 locations
$49 - $65
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
1 location
$68 - $166
Excellent 8.5
1 location
$71 - $184
Excellent 8.5
2 locations
Excellent 8.5 / 3 reviews
2 locations
$44 - $46
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