Gothenburg Airport (GOT), officially known as Göteborg Landvetter Airport, is located 20 kilometres south-east of the city centre and you can travel in from various destinations around Europe and the rest of the world.
It’s easy to get to and from the airport with shuttle bus services 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.
Taxi or rental cars are also available at the airport.
SJ, Västtrafik, Öresundståget, Tågab, NSB and MTR Express run 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.
Trams and Buses
The bus, tram and boat network is operated by Västtrafik. This means it’s possible to hop between the different modes of transport. For most trips within the central part of Gothenburg, trams are the easiest option. They pull up at stops throughout the city centre – often right outside museums, restaurants and hotels.
There are more than a dozen numbered lines that criss-cross the city and run out towards the suburbs. Usually you won’t have to wait more than 10-15 minutes for a tram to arrive, though be aware that services are a lot less frequent at night.
The European highway routes E6, E20 and E45 pass through Gothenburg, making it easy to arrive by car. Swedish roads are toll free, with the exception of a congestion charge in Gothenburg and Stockholm. The charge is applicable to all cars, driving in/out or through Gothenburg on weekdays and the car-owner is automatically invoiced.