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There are 5 ways to get from Bergen to Kristiansand by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Bergen busstasjon to Stavanger bussterminal Nw400 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stavanger stasjon to Kristiansand stasjon F5

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Bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Bergen busstasjon to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon Vy190

3 alternative options

Train  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the train from Bergen stasjon to Hokksund stasjon F4
  2. Take the train from Kongsberg stasjon to Kristiansand stasjon F5

Drive  •  7h 59m

  1. Drive from Bergen to Kristiansand 524.8 km

Fly  •  3h 53m

  1. Fly from Bergen (BGO) to Kristiansand (KRS) BGO - KRS

Bergen to Kristiansand by bus and train

The journey time between Bergen and Kristiansand is around 8h 16m and covers a distance of around 426 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Nor-Way Bussekspress, Vy Buss and Go-Ahead Nordic, the Bergen to Kristiansand service departs from Bergen busstasjon and arrives in Kristiansand stasjon. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

41 Weekly Services
8h 16m Average Duration
kr 776 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Bergen to Kristiansand is to bus which costs kr 650 - kr 1000 and takes 8h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Bergen to Kristiansand is to fly which takes 3h 53m and costs kr 850 - kr 2400.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bergen busstasjon and arriving at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bergen to Kristiansand. However, there are services departing from Bergen stasjon and arriving at Kristiansand stasjon via Hokksund stasjon and Kongsberg stasjon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 2m.

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The distance between Bergen and Kristiansand is 292 km. The road distance is 524.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bergen to Kristiansand without a car is to bus and train which takes 8h 16m and costs kr 750 - kr 1200.

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It takes approximately 8h 16m to get from Bergen to Kristiansand, including transfers.

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Bergen to Kristiansand bus services, operated by Vy Buss, depart from Bergen busstasjon station.

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Bergen to Kristiansand train services, operated by Norwegian Railways (VY), depart from Bergen stasjon station.

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The best way to get from Bergen to Kristiansand is to bus which takes 8h 49m and costs kr 650 - kr 1000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs kr 1000 - kr 1700 and takes 11h 2m, you could also fly, which costs kr 850 - kr 2400 and takes 3h 53m.

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  • Distance: 292.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 16m

What companies run services between Bergen, Norway and Kristiansand, Norway?

Vy Buss operates a bus from Bergen busstasjon to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon twice daily. Tickets cost kr 650 - kr 1000 and the journey takes 8h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bergen to Kristiansand via Hokksund stasjon and Kongsberg stasjon in around 11h 2m.

Airlines
Widerøe
Website
wideroe.no
Flights from Bergen to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
kr 950 - kr 3400
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Bergen to Kristiansand via Oslo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
kr 850 - kr 2300
Train operators
Go-Ahead Nordic
Phone
+47 61 25 80 00
Email
kundeservice@go-aheadnordic.no
Website
go-aheadnordic.no
Train from Stavanger stasjon to Kristiansand stasjon
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
kr 430 - kr 650
Website
Go-Ahead Nordic
Train from Kongsberg stasjon to Kristiansand stasjon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
kr 450 - kr 700
Website
Go-Ahead Nordic
Bus operators
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Phone
+47 815 44 444
Website
nor-way.no
Bus from Bergen busstasjon to Stavanger bussterminal
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
kr 360 - kr 550
Schedules at
nor-way.no
Online Ticket
kr 360 - kr 550
Vy Buss
Phone
+47 407 05070
Email
buss@vy.no
Website
vybuss.no
Bus from Bergen busstasjon to Stavanger bussterminal
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
kr 340 - kr 550
Website
https://www.vybuss.com/
Bus from Bergen busstasjon to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
kr 650 - kr 1000
Website
https://www.vybuss.com/

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The quickest flight from Bergen Airport to Kristiansand Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Bergen to Kristiansand bus services, operated by Vy Buss, arrive at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon station.

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Bergen to Kristiansand train services, operated by Go-Ahead Nordic, arrive at Kristiansand stasjon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bergen to Kristiansand is 525 km. It takes approximately 7h 59m to drive from Bergen to Kristiansand.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe offer flights from Bergen Airport to Kristiansand Airport.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Kristiansand. Prices start at kr 766 NOK per night.

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The best way to get from Bergen to Bergen Airport is to line 1 tram which takes 43 min and costs kr 35 - kr 60.

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