The Flam Railway, Flam
The Flam Railway, Flam - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Flamsbana 5742, Flam 5742, Norway
Ticket Price: 420 NOK
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About The Flam Railway, Flam
Enjoy the 20 kilometer long train journey through the village with spectacular views of the waterfalls and snow crowned mountains. The Flam railway is a remarkable journey in which one can get a glimpse of Norway’s wildlife, rivers, mountain farms and exquisite scenery. It is recommended to take this journey twice in a lifetime one during summer and the other during winter. The view undergoes a drastic change during both the seasons and accounts for an exceptionally different experience. The entire rail route has 20 tunnels of which 18 were hand built.
The Flam Railway Information
- During winters schedule your trip early during the day as the days are shorter.
- Visit the official website for details regarding departure time.
- Children between the ages of 4 to 15 get concession.
- Children under 4 do not need a ticket. Their travel is free.
- Open tickets are not inclusive of seat reservations for a specific train or time.
- There are 9 departures from May to September (high season) and only 4 departures during the rest of the year.
The Flam Railway Ticket Prices
- Adults- kr 420
- Children(age 4-15) – kr 160
One Way Trip:
- Adult - kr 320
- Child (4-15 years)- kr 160
- Eurail / InterRailpassengers
- Flam-Myrdal -kr 220
How To reach The Flam Railway by Public Transport
- Bus: Habakken v.kr Bus stop
- Lardal v/Radhuset Bus stop
- Train: Flam Railway
Restaurants Near The Flam Railway
- Aegir Brewery & Pub
- Flam Marina and Appartement Café
- Aegir Microbrewery
- Green Norway
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The Flam Railway, Flam Reviews - Write a Review
The historic train that passes up through the mountains is without a doubt the best thing to do in town. The train is wonderfully restored and feels just like it must have when it was the only way to get into town. From town, it passes up through the mountains, along rivers and even through a tunnel through the mountain, finally arriving at the top. It even stops at the waterfall for pictures along the way. Make sure to get a window seat for the best views, though you’ll only get good pictures through the open windows in the reserved seats. The journey up and back takes about an hour each way and you can even stay on. Don’t miss it in Flam. Book ahead to make sure you can get on.
Good fun. Really enjoyed the trip up and down (especially if you like your trains and photography). However, it gets VERY busy with tourists as the day goes or or when there's a cruise ship in....I'd advise going early or late accordingly if you can. Also make sure you get there with plenty of time to spare...we booked tickets and nearly missed our train owing to a road tunnel being closed!
Don't worth the money. There are no special views. I would call it a tourist trap. But the place is overall charming.
I rode the train with my wife and son while on a cruise through Norway. We booked directly with the railroad saving considerable money. The line is used by commuters from the coast to transfer to the Bergen rail line. It's about 30 minutes each way. A video with audio plays to point out highlights. As many groups book rides the audio is in multiple languages based on nationality of groups onboard. There are multiple waterfalls with a stop at an observation platform adjacent to the largest. It is very impressive. You are encouraged to visit the museum. It is free (don't even have to ride the train). Don't skip it. It's small but well done. It is also the gift shop at which we bought some gifts as it had a good selection and prices.
If I could give Zero stars, I would. This was an overpriced tourist attraction; a train ride at least 60% of which is through tunnels totally obstructing views of anything. The train never stops for any photography until you reach the end of the line at the top (Myrdal Station) at which time you have approximately 10 minutes before the train leaves on its return to Flåm. Perhaps the best photo opportunity is some pictures of the outskirts of Flåm as the train nears the end of the return trip. This is basically a working train, dropping people off along the trip up the mountain, that someone decided would be a money-making tourist attraction Save your money and perhaps take a cruise through some of the Fjords or use the money to stay an extra day or night in your favorite city!
- Nearby Attractions
- Flamsbana / The Flam Railway