Travel to Bodø

By air

Bodø Airport has a range of national and international flights and is an easy gateway to Bodø and the surrounding region.

From Oslo (the capital of Norway), it only takes 80 minutes to get to Bodø Airport. The airport is located 1.2 km from the city, so many choose to walk the short distance to the center.

Bodø Airport has daily connections to Oslo (Gardermoen, OSL), Trondheim (Værnes), Bergen (Flesland), Tromsø and Lofoten. SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe, and Finnair have regular flights to Bodø Airport.

By train

Nordlandsbanen, one of the world’s most beautiful train routes, winds its way 730 km northward from Trondheim to Bodø.

Bodø Station is the northern end station of the Nordland Railway, and is located in Bodø city center. The station is served by long-distance traffic to Trondheim, regional traffic to Mo i Rana and Mosjøen, and local traffic to Fauske and Rognan.

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Long-distance traffic

There are two long-distance trains between Bodø and Trondheim each day, one day train and one night train. The travel time varies somewhat, with day trains taking around 9 hours and 50 minutes, while the travel time for night trains is about 20 minutes shorter, as they stop at fewer stations.

Regional traffic

There are two regional trains between Bodø and Mosjøen Station daily in both directions, in addition to the long-distance traffic’s two daily departures. This train journey takes around 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Local traffic

The local traffic between Bodø – Fauske and Rognan, consists of eight daily departures from Bodø to the neighboring towns of Fauske and Rognan, of which half of them stop at Fauske Station. The route, under the name Saltenbanen, runs from Bodø Station to the Mørkved neighborhood in Ytrebyen, the village of Tverlandet, the village of Valnesfjord, Fauske and Rognan Stations.

By sea – Hurtigruten coastal route

Hurtigruten, also known as the Norwegian Coastal Express, stops in Ørnes and Bodø in the Salten region before continuing to Lofoten. The northbound route stops in Ørnes in the morning and Bodø at midday, while the southbound route stops in Bodø and Ørnes in the middle of the night or early morning.

You can find the schedule for the Hurtigruten on their website.

The Hurtigruten terminal is located in the center of Bodø, opposite the train station.

By car

With a car, you can reach Bodø and Salten along the E6 highway or the scenic Coastal Route.

The car journey between Trondheim and Bodø takes approximately 10 hours (about 700 km).

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The E6 European route is the longest and most important road in Nordland county, running through the county from South to North. The National Road 80 is the road connection between Bodø and E6 at Fauske. County Road 17 is the Coastal Route from Steinkjer through Ytre Helgeland to Bodø.

The 650 km long Coastal Route is a popular “detour” for those visiting the region. Here, you can follow the impressive coastal landscape and take small detours along the way, for example to Svartisen in Meløy, the church site in Gildeskål, or to Saltstraumen.

Read more about The Coastal Route

If you need a rental car, you can get one at Avis, Budget or Hertz in Bodø. They have pickup locations in several places in the city, including at the airport.

See charging stations for electric cars in Bodø & Salten

By bus

For more information about bus timetables and information about the regional buses, visit the external site.

By taxi

Bodø Taxi is the taxi company that serves the Bodø area. The company is affiliated with Nordland Taxi for tour booking and related services.

Phone number: +47 07550


All licensed taxis display their rates and charge according to the meter.