Scenic Flamsbana Railway
If you have been looking into Norway train travel, there's no doubt that you've come across the most scenic rail journey in the world - Flam Railway. Let us tell you why it's worth the hype.
The Flamsbana train takes you from Flam (situated at sea level) to the mountain station Myrdal (867 meters above sea level) and offers breathtaking views throughout the thrilling ride.
In the course of an hour, while your train is moving at 40km/h prepare to witness spectacular scenery including mountainsides, tiny, charming villages, foaming waterfalls, go through 20 tunnels and take pictures at many viewpoints. The hour will fly by!
What is more, 80% of your journey Flamsbana train will be running on a gradient of 5.5% proving Flam railway's title of being one of the steepest railways in the world. Many travelers believe that one return ticket for Flam railway is not enough to really appreciate the scenery.
Travel Classes Onboard Flamsbana Train
Flamsbana train only offers only a single class tickets - Economy. But don't worry, you won't need much else as the views from the passenger window will ultimately make up for the lack of advanced amenities. Sit back and immerse yourself in the marvellous landscapes of Norway as you pass them by on an unforgettable railway.
Facilities onboard Flamsbana train:
How to get here?
Myrdal station is on a Bergen line, which is the line you'd need if you are traveling from Oslo or Bergen. The distance between Bergen and
Flamsbana railway is 168 km.
A regular NSB train will take you from Oslo to Myrdal in about 4.5 hours. Upon arrival in Myrdal station, begin your Flam Railway adventure onboard the authentic Flamsbana train.
You will arrive in Flåm in less than an hour.
To book your return tickets for the Flåm Railway, click here.
What to know?
Line: 20.2 km (12.6 mi)
Speed: 40 km/h (24.8 mph)
Operated by: Norwegian State Railway
Departures: During May - Sep there are 9 - 10 trains running to both directions, off-season only 4 per day.
Fares: Considerably higher than other Norwegian train routes. InterRail tickets are not valid, but offer 30% discount.
The ticket price starts from 53 USD.