The express bus does the new road with a tunnel, the local bus on NiN route takes the old hairpin postroad, Stalheimskleiva - breathtaking!
I will be travelling with a 6 year old bringing rather large suitcases. Will it be too much of a hassle to change at Voss? and what is the local bus no.?Edited: 14 July 2017, 12:19
Does that bus run in late December? and what is the number?
No hassle, the bus is waiting right next to the train. No. 950, but it is signed "Norway in a Nutshell". Runs all year.
Late December? Do you mean Christmas - at that time of year exact dates are necessary for advice.
The bus does not do Stalheimskleiva in winter, but neither is a 500m walk along an icy road suitable for suitcases and a 6 yr old.
Please update profile with location as this helps with advice.Edited: 14 July 2017, 12:40
Thank you for the advice. The exact date would be 21st December.
If 500M walk is not feasible, which bus should I take to stop at the dock (minimise walking). Oh and I reckon it would be difficult to carry large suitcases in a local bus?
How about the express bus like NW162 and NX 450?
The express buses stop at the main road and you would have to walk from there to the ferry. The local bus is not at all rickety and has large luggage holds.
You take the earøy morning train from Bergen to Voss and the 10 am bus from Voss to Gudvangen. This is the bus that corresponds with the ferry. Any other schedule is NOT recommended with a child and luggage in winter contiditions. You must plan tight connections to avoid waiting around in the middle of nowhere in the winter cold.
Your advice has been very helpful. Does the No.950 bus take the old post road with the hairpin turns when traveling from Gudvangen to Voss, namely the 18:05 from Gudvangen Kai? I believe Google Map shows that road as a oneway route going past Stalheimskleiva. Thanks.
Yes the bus does a loop through the tunnel to Stalheim, down the kleiva then back through the tunnel and on to Voss - only from about 1st May to end of season.
Thanks, dyoll. Wow! Two for the price of one. I forgot to mention that I was looking at mid-July. Thanks for your concise information. Now all we have to do is wait for the printed schedule to match the on-line search results. I'm looking forward to experiencing all the smooth transfers you have been re-assuring everyone about.