The Railway Connection from Flam
The Flåmsbana in Norway ranks highest on Europe’s list of most beautiful train rides. The setting in the unique landscape of Flåmsdalen Valley, is the reason why a Flåm Railway trip is a must for every visitor to Norway. It branches off from a highly scenic route at the Bergen Line, and then the railway descends to Flåm on the Aurlandsfjord, from the small station of Myrdal.
Flåm is almost at sea level, resulting in an extraordinary steep with its many twists, turns and tunnels. Not to mention, Flamsbana sways along the World’s steepest train line. Trains on the Flåm Railway are operated by Norwegian Railways, on behalf of Flam Utvikling.
Regular fare tickets, and tickets with discount are available and the payment is possible with cash or credit card, only at the station in Flåm. You may also purchase the tickets online. Group discounts are available at 10% from May to September, and 25% from October to April.
320 NOK (Adult), 160 NOK (Children 4 – 15 years), 220 NOK (Interrail and Eurail pass)
420 NOK (Adult), 160 NOK (Children 4 – 15 years), no InterRail or Eurail discount
Flamsbana sways along the World’s steepest train line
The Flam Railway is one of the steepest train lines in the world. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the steep valley to the high mountain plateau. This incredible journey runs through the Rallar Road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls and 20 tunnels offering incomparable viewpoints.
The line’s elevation difference is 863 meters with 10 stations, 20 tunnels and 1 bridge. The Flam Railway is announced as one of the most visited tourist spots in Norway because of it’s stunning waterfalls and the amazing engineering of the steep climb up a mountain.
This party train even takes a photo stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall. Additionally, you can stay over in Oslo, Tromsø, Bergen, Voss, Flåm, Vatnahalsen, Finse, Geilo to watch northern lights.
The Norway in a Nutshell Tour
You can also buy “Norway in a Nutshell” tickets, for your trip with Flåm Railway. A combination of rail, ferry and bus tickets are available for 5 different routes between Oslo and Bergen.
No matter which route you take, they all include the Flåm Railway, and the Nærøyfjord ferry trip. If you are travelling with a rail pass, consider purchasing separate single tickets for all three legs of the route. Below is the estimated cost.
Myrdal – Flåm: 220 NOK
Flåm – Gudvangen: 153 NOK
Gudvangen – Voss: 110 NOK
When travelling from Flåm, try and get yourself a window seat if possible.