Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden and you can travel here in a number of ways. We have gathered useful information for getting here from around the world.

By air

The international airport Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT), Landvetter, is located 20 kilometres south-east of the city centre.

Copenhagen airport, Kastrup (CPH), and Stockholm Arlanda airport (ARN) is within train distance to Gothenburg.

Airport bus

Airport buses is the cheapest way to travel to the city centre. It takes about 30 minutes from airport. The buses leaves from right outside the terminal building and the final stop is the main bus station Nils Ericssonterminalen in central Gothenburg.

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Taxis can be found just outside the arrival hall. Always ask if the taxi company applies fixed prices. If you have received a fixed price, it should be entered and visible in the taxi meter before your journey starts. The taxi meter must be activated throughout your journey.

By rail

SJ, Öresundstågen, MTRX, Västtrafik, Tågab and Vy trains (formerly NSB/Tågkompaniet) 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.

Take the train to Gothenburg

By sea

There is a direct ferry between Kiel, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden. Stena line ferries sail to Gothenburg with a crossing time of 14 hours during an overnight sailing. Kiel is within one hour train distance from Hamburg.

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