It is highly advised that travelers rent a car during their time in Bergen simply so they can take advantage of the extra mobility. With a car it is easy to traverse the gorgeous Norwegian countryside and is also much cheaper than paying to join a tour. For instance, say you want to see some of Norway’s famed fjords, Hardangerfjord is one great option as it is just 102 km (63.3 miles) away from the city.
Visitors to Bergen who are arriving by air and are flying into Bergen Airport will find the rental car offices located in the main terminal’s arrivals area. Rental car companies operating here include Budget, Europcar, and Sixt, among others.
If you are visiting Bergen during the winter months, make sure you are prepared for snowy roads. Though the streets and roads are very well maintained in Bergen, the roads can still get snowed over during inclimate weather. Drivers are recommended to check the weather conditions ahead of time before embarking on any long drives and to be prepared for sudden changes in the weather if there is snow in the forecast.
Nobody loves rush hour but, fortunately for drivers in Bergen, there isn’t much congestion to worry about here. The limited rush hour in Bergen typically runs from 6:30 a.m. and finishes up at around 9:00 a.m. The afternoon rush hour starts up a bit earlier than in most cities at 2:30 p.m. but it also finishes up early, with rush hour normally cooling down by around 4:30 p.m.
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Standard rental cars in Bergen are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Bergen
Some car rental companies in Bergen which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Dollar
On average a hire car in Bergen costs C$ 106 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Bergen. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Bergen is C$ 9.81 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 118 and C$ 157, depending on the car size.
Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bergen.
A Compact car rental in Bergen costs C$ 103 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Bergen costs C$ 97 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Bergen costs C$ 87 per day, on average.
In Bergen, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Airport (13 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Bergen costs C$ 742 per week (C$ 106 per day).
On average a rental car in Bergen costs C$ 3,178 per month (C$ 106 per day).
Bergen is best suited for small to medium-sized vehicles such as coupes, sedans, compacts, and mid-sized SUVs. This is because many of the streets in Bergen are on the narrower side. Having a smaller car is also an advantage when it comes to parking, as many of the parking spaces will be on the smaller side. Hatchbacks are one of the more common choices for Norwegian drivers, meaning it is also something to keep in mind.
Built-up areas and residential areas in Bergen typically feature speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph), while in less populated areas they go up to 80 km/h (50 mph). Additionally, on major motorways the speed limit goes up to 110 km/h (68 mph).
Gas prices in Bergen are somewhat high, with the average price per liter at 16 NOK ($1.87), or 60.56 NOK ($7.06) per gallon of gas. Compared to gas prices seen elsewhere in Europe, such as Cork, where gas is €4.73 ($5.36) per gallon, and Brindisi, where gas is €6.39 ($7.23), Bergen’s gas is expensive but not abnormally so.
Parking is a very simple affair in Bergen, thanks to the abundant parking spaces in the town. Streetside parking, parking garages, and lots are all readily available for drivers. In general, streetside parking is the most common choice, especially in residential areas. In the central business district, however, parking garages reign supreme and are often the best choice.