How to get to Gothenburg?

How to get to Gothenburg?

Beyond the Obvious 2015: How to get to Gothenburg?

October 15, 2015, 12:00 am | October 17, 2015, 12:00 am
15 - 17 October, 2015
Gothenburg | Sweden
Gothenburg | Sweden

You can travel to Gothenburg in a number of ways.


The international airport Landvetter (GOT) is located 20 kilometres south-east of the city centre and you can travel from various destinations in Europa and the world. Please note that the smaller Göteborg City Airport (GSE) is no longer in use for commercial flights.

Airport transfer

It’s easy to get to and from the airport with the shuttle bus service Flygbussarna and the journey time is between 25 and 30 minutes. Buses leave from right outside the terminal building and the final stop is the main bus station Nils Ericssonterminalen in central Gothenburg. Tickets may be bought on board with credit or debit cards, cash is not accepted.  Otherwise, tickets can be purchases at the kiosk in the domestic arrival and departure hall and at ticket machines by the bus-stop.

Taxi or rental cars are also available at the airport.



SJ, Västtrafik, Öresundståget, Tågab, NSB and Blå tåget are running frequent services to and from the central station in Gothenburg, connecting the city with the Scandinavian capitals Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The journey times are just under 4 hours from Oslo, around 3 hours from Stockholm and 3,5 hours from Copenhagen. The trains from Denmark stop at Copenhagen international airport, making it a convenient option to fly there and catch the train to Gothenburg.



The bus terminal Nils Ericssonterminalen is serviced by long distance and express bus companies like Swebus, Nettbus and Bus4you. You can easily get travel to Gothenburg from major cities in Sweden and Scandinavia. The journey time is around 3,5 hours from Oslo, 6,5 hours from Stockholm, 3,5 hours from Malmö and 5 hours from Copenhagen. Travel by bus in West Sweden with public transport company Västtrafik.


Travelling within Gothenburg

Trans and buses are a great option to move around Gothenburg. You can find information on itineraries at Please notice that tickets cannot be purchase on board. Single and three-day tickets can be bought at Pressbyrån or Västtrafikbutik at the Central Station and in Nils Ericson bus terminal.


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