Norway car hire - Car rental offers Bergen Airport
Bergen Airport is also known as Bergen Flesland Air station and in Norwegian Bergen Flesland Flyplass. Initially Bergen Airport was built by Nato for military purpose, but has since converted into an almost entirely commercial passenger airport. Bergen Airport – BGO is the second busiest airport in Norway measured on passenger traffic. One of the busiest routes is Bergen-Oslo where alone there are more than 30 daily departures by various flight operators between Bergen and Oslo.
Offers on car hire in Bergen Airport in Norway
Apart from its spectacular nature and wildlife, do not expect much to come for free as a visitor in Norway. Just as in Iceland and Denmark, car hire is relatively expensive from a British point of view and Bergen is no exception. The cheapest hire car in Bergen is often around £270 for a week’s car hire. In most cases uncapped mileage is included, which is rarely the case in Scandinavian countries. On “Premium” car hire in Bergen it is not unusual to see mileage capped at 250 km per day if you book car hire whilst on location. So even though most cars booked through Cartrawler comes with unlimited mileage, always do check “Rate details” first, to make sure whether or not mileage is unlimited – also in Bergen. The Norwegian translation for car hire is “bilutleie”.
Bergen car hire is mostly “cheapest” during fall and winter seasons, but prices can still fluctuate. Summer is generally the most expensive period to get car hire in Bergen. The cheapest car hire in Bergen is typically a Nissan Micra, Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107, Citroen C1 or similar, which in some periods are in excess of £300 for one week rental. If travelling more than two people and there is more than one piece of luggage, it’s worth considering the Ford Fiesta, which we’ve come across for only a fraction more at £314 for a week’s car hire (July 2012). It comfortably fits 4 adults and a couple of small suitcases, it has far better torque for driving in mountains and much lower noise levels for A-road and motorway journeys in Norway.
If not booked well in advance, Christmas and New Year holiday season is the most expensive period for car hire in Bergen Airport, as the selection of car hire companies in Bergen Flesland is limited to 5 major providers which are Avis Rent A Car, Hertz Rent A Car, Europcar, Budget and Sixt Frydenbø Bilutleie.
Hire a Mercedes or Audi in Bergen - premium car hire Norway
Considering the cost of entry level car hire in Norway; premium car hire will occasionally be relatively cheap. In the “Full size” and “Premium” car hire groups, you may find the Mercedes C-Class or or Audi A4 from around £500 for a week’s car hire in Bergen. From a British tourist’s point of view this may not sound like a bargain, but considering the rate of the previously mentioned Aygo, C1 and 107 city cars costing around £300, the Audi or Mercedes car rental offers suddenly seems like good value in Norway.
People carrier, Minivan and MPV car hire isn’t cheap in Bergen
If a minivan is a requirement during your stay in Bergen, you may be in for a bit of a surprise. A Minivan which will accommodate for 9 people or a full size MPV with room for 7 adults is usually priced in excess of £800 for one week’s rental in Bergen Norway. Please note that on Minibus hire in Norway, you may be limited to an average distance of 250 km (155 miles) per day during the hire period. Any distance in excess of this will typically be charged at 4.50 NOK per km.
Car hire insurance excess in Norway
Furthermore, insurance excess on hire cars in Norway is exceptionally high in comparison to the UK or south of Europe. It is not uncommon to see car hire insurance excess of more than £2,000 (or 20,000 NOK).
If a CDW isn’t included in the Cartrawler “Rate details” it is strongly recommended to opt for the third party Mondial excess waiver which is only around £5 extra per day and in some cases may be a more extensive cover than the standard cover offered by the car hire companies in Norway themselves.
Flights from the UK to Bergen - fly low cost with Norwigian Airlines
Bergen Flesland is well connected to the UK from a variety of operators. They are low cost airline Norwegian, British Airways, Widerøe, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Flybe, which operate services from: London Gatwick, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Aberdeen, Manchester and Newcastle airports.