Landvetter Airport (http://www.lfv.se/en/Goteborg/Traveller-information/) is located 26km east of Gothenburg. Most international flights are accessible from Copenhagen. The flight time from Copenhagen to Gothenburg is 35 minutes.
The Flygbuss (Airport Bus www.flygbussarna.se) travels into the city every 15 minutes during peak hours. Taxis usually have a fixed rate to the city center. The journey takes 20 – 30 minutes.
Gothenberg City Airport is located approximately 15 km from the centre. It operates business, charter and scheduled airline flights. The Flygbussarna bus is ready after each flight to take passengers to the bus and train terminal. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
The website of the Swedish rail company (SJ) is located at: http://www.sj.se/sj/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=10&l=en. The company is the major rail travel company in Sweden providing train service throughout Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The Central Station is situated in the center of Gothenburg on Drottningtorget square. Many tram and bus routes also stop at the station.
Swebus (www.swebus.se) is Sweden's largest bus company. The main bus stop in Gothenburg is located at Nils Ericson Gate.
There are ferries to Gothenburg from Denmark, Germany and the UK with several departures a day. SeaCat and Stena Line (www.stenaline.com) operate ferries to Frederikshavn, Denmark. The Stena Line terminal is located near Masthuggstorget, which can be reached by trams 3, 4 or 9.
DFDS Seaways (www.dfdsseaways.com) travel to Kristiansand, Norway and Newcastle, UK. DFDS ferries depart from a terminal located at the foot of the Gota Alvs bridge in Hisingen. Buses to this terminal depart from the central bus terminal.
The roads E6, E20 and E45 pass through Gothenburg. Approximate distances:
- to Malmö (E6/E20 south): 300km, 3hrs
- to Oslo (E6 north): 320km, 4hrs
- to Stockholm (40 east, E4): 500km, 5 to 6hrs
- to Copenhagen (E6/E20 south): 317km, 3,5hrs
Free parking in the city is included in the Gothenburg pass.
TRAVEL INSIDE GOTHENBURG
The city is compact and easily navigated by foot.
The Gothenburg Card ‘Goteborgskortet’ is a cheap way to get around the city as it offers unlimited access on local trams, buses and ferries as well as discounts on parking, taxis, tourist attractions and tours. 24 or 48-hour tickets are available at hotels, kiosks and the tourist office.
Gothenburg has 204 trams covering 11 routes. The main tram hub is Brunnsparken. It is located only a couple of minutes walk from the train station. The trams run every 10 minutes during the day and once every hour at night, at weekends the night-trams run every 30 minutes.
Busses travel the same routes as trams. Note that all passengers enter the bus through the front door.
The ferries Älvsnabben and Älvsnabbare travel across and along the riverdocking at several ports on the other side (Hisingen). They can be a nice way to see the city from the river. Ferriescan also be taken from Saltholmen where you can take trips out to the archipelago. The city public transport ticket can be used for the ferries.
Gothenburg is a wonderful bike town with plenty of scenic and safe bike paths. Blue traffic signs with a white bicycle indicate the cycle paths. Note you must have bicycle lights if you ride your bike when it is dark.
For further travel information please visit: www.goteborg.com and www.vasttrafik.se/en/Startpage/