The Bergen Railway
The Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is considered one of the world’s most scenic train rides. There are four daily departures from Oslo and Bergen The 7 hour journey brings you across one of Europe’s highest mountain plateaus, and takes you to through spectacular and varied nature. At Myrdal you can take a detour with the famous Flam Railway.
The Bergen railway is a comfortable and easy way to travel. Travelling by train is an excellent way of exploring Norway, and the Bergen Railway takes you to some of the country’s best natural attractions. If you prefer to travel at night the Bergen Railway operates as a night train with sleeping compartments.
Map and stations on the Bergen Railway
The Bergen Railway stops at the following stations between Oslo and Bergen:
Myrdal (connection with the Flåm Railway )
Timetables for the Bergen Railway
The whole journey between Oslo and Bergen takes seven hours, and there are four departures a day from Oslo and four departures from Bergen. Below you can find timetables and traffic information for the most popular stretches:
|Oslo - Bergen||Bergen - Oslo|
|Oslo - Gol||Bergen – Voss|
|Oslo – Ål||Bergen - Myrdal|
|Oslo - Ustaoset||Bergen - Finse|
|Oslo - Geilo||Bergen – Geilo|
|Oslo - Finse||Bergen - Drammen|
If you are travelling to or from other stations you can search for the timetables here.
Attractions and destinations along the Bergen Railway
The Bergen Railway brings you across one of Northern Europe’s highest mountain plateaus, and takes you through amazing and varied scenery.
From Myrdal you can take the popular Flåm Railway down a 20 km long side track to Flåm. The Flåm Railway is one of the world’s steepest railway journeys on a natural track, and takes you through spectuacular scenery down the steep mountain trails from Myrdal to the village of Flåm by the Aurland fjord. Read more about the Flåm Railway .
Finse and Rallarvegen (The navies Road)
At Finse you can visit Rallarvegen (the old navvies' road) and see the Hardangerjøkulen glacier. Rallarvegen is one of Norway’s most popular and scenic cycling routes. You can rent bikes at Finse station or bring your own on the train. Read more about Rallarvegen.
Take the “ski train” to the slopes
The Bergen Railway is the easiest way to get to popular skiing destinations like Geilo, Gol, Ål and Voss. The train takes you all the way to the slopes, and in winter the Bergen railway is popular among skiers. Fjord Tours offers discounted ski tickets including train tickets, a ski pass and accommodation. Read more about taking the train to the slopes.
Holiday in Bergen or Oslo
Norway’s two largest cities have a lot to offer. Bergen is famous for its fish market, the mountains surrounding the city, its culture and its history. Oslo is Norway’s capital with a range of attractions. Read more and plan your visit at Visit Bergen or Visit Oslo.
Norway in a Nutshell ® - Norway’s most popular tours - Fjord Tours
Fjord Tours organize popular tours by train to the fjords and Norway’s best attractions. On the “Norway in a nutshell” tours
you can explore the Bergen Railway, the Flam Railway and a fjord cruise all in one package.
We also recommend the FjordPass® that will give you a 20% discount on accommodation and activities in Norway
Facilities on the Bergen Railway
You have access to the following facilities on the Bergen Railway:
- Night train with sleeping compartments between Bergen og Oslo
- NSB Komfort (comfort class) – Comfortable seats, power outlets & free coffee/tea
- NSB Family –Compartments and play areas for families with children
- NSB Meny – Our food and refreshment service
- Internet (wifi) on the train (All trains on the Bergen Railway offer free internet, but with some instability due to a cable error). You need to register on our website in order to use the wifi. You will use the e-mail adress and the password you create to log on.
Prices and tickets
Find fares and book your tickets on the top right hand side of the page.