Easy options

A three-day ticket entitles you to free use of buses, trams and boats in Gothenburg. Purchase your ticket at the nearest Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven kiosk.

The Göteborg City Card includes free use of buses, trams and boats in Gothenburg. The card also includes free entrance to many attractions, such as the amusement park Liseberg, the science and discovery centre Universeum as well as most of the museums and much more.

Don’t forget to download the travel planning app Reseplaneraren, available on iOSAndriodand Windows Phone.

Tickets

In Gothenburg, trams, buses and boats are always included in you public transport ticket/card. All tickets and travelling cards can be purchased at any of the public transport operator Västtrafik’s sales outlets. They’re recognised by their blue flags and façade décor. Most of them are kiosks like Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven, or grocery stores.

Tourist and visitors card

With a tourist and visitors card you travel as much as you want with trams, buses and boats. The card is available in three types.

  • The 1-day ticket and the 3-day ticket are valid for 24 and 72 hours respectively and can be bought at any Västtrafik sales outlet.
  • The 5-trip card gives you five trips and each time you use the card one trip is removed. The card is purchased at any Västtraik sales outlet.

More information about the tourist and visitors card is available at vasttrafik.se.

Single tickets

A single ticket is available from 25 SEK and can be purchased at any of the Västtrafik sales outlet or on board most times. If you do want to buy your ticket with cash or card on board the following applies.

  • On the trams: Buy your ticket on board with coins or card from the ticket machine.
  • On the city buses: You can’t buy tickets on board. In other words please pre purchase your ticket.
  • On the southern archipelago boats (boats from the stop Saltholmen): Pay in cash or card to the staff on board.
  • On the river boats: Pay the staff on board. They only accept cards, not cash.

More information about single tickets at vasttrafik.se.

Apps and services

Reseplaneraren (Travel Planner)

With the app Reseplaneraren you can easily look up routes, departures and schedules for trams, buses, boats and trains right in your phone. The app is free to download and available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone in both English and Swedish (it automatically adapts to your phone language settings).

Cykelstaden (Bike route planner)

The bike route planner is unfortunately only available in Swedish. However, it includes maps, bike rental stations and basic service stations. The app is mainly icon-based so might be useful when biking in Gothenburg, even though in Swedish.

Maps

Below we’ve listed a handful of maps over bus, tram, boat and bike routes as well as parking garages. Perfect to print and bring with you or download in your phone.

Boats and ferries

There’re two routes which takes you across and along the river Göta älv. Boats to the southern car-free islands depart from Saltholmen in west Gothenburg while the car ferry to the northern islands depart from Lilla Varholmen in north-west Gothenburg

  • The Älvsnabbare ferry takes you across the river between Rosenlund and Lindholmspiren. It’s free, so you don’t need a ticket.
  • The Älvsnabben ferry takes you along the river, from Lilla Bommen to Klippan, via Rosenlund, Lindholmspiren, Slottsberget and Eriksberg. The ferry is included in your regular bus and tram ticket.
  • From Saltholmen there’re several boats departing for the south archipelago islands and the regular tram and bus ticket is valid, on all boats.
  • From Lilla Varholmen there’re car ferries heading for the northern archipelago islands. These are free, so you don’t need a ticket, even if you bring your car.

You’re allowed to bring a bike on all boats and ferries, both in the archipelago and on the river.

Read more on how to get to the archipelago.

Bicycle

The bike rental system Styr & Ställ makes it easy to rent a bike in Gothenburg. There are over 50 rental stations around the city and you can pick up and leave your bike at any of them.

The 30-minute rule

When you rent a bike, the first 30 minutes are always free, no matter how many times you rent a day. The second half hour cost you 10 SEK and the third 20 SEK. The fourth half hour and longer thereafter costs you 40 SEK for every started half hour.

3-day card

The 3-day card is usually suitable for most visitors. The card costs 25 SEK and is purchased at any of the rental stations using a debit or credit card. Apart from the 25 SEK there will be a deposit of 140 SEK on your card and you’ll be charged in case you exceed the 30-minute rule. In other words, if you keep within the rule you’ll only pay 25 SEK, in total.

Read more about Styr & Ställ.

Car and parking

Parking

In Gothenburg, all parking meters at street parkings are labelled with the word TAXA, followed by number 1-7, 22 or the letter A. The table below shows the fee applicable at a certain time of the day, as well as how long you’re allowed to park at each TAXA.

TAXA

Fee

Time

Weekdays except weekdays before Sundays and holidays

Time

Weekdays before Sundays and holidays.

Other times

Max parking time

A

20 SEK/30 min

08:00-22:00

08:00-22:00

2 SEK/h

30 min

1

30 SEK/h

08:00-22:00

08:00-22:00

2 SEK /h

 

2

30 SEK/h

08:00-18:00

08:00-15:00

2 SEK /h

 

3

20 SEK/h

08:00-22:00

08:00-22:00

2 SEK /h

 

4

20 SEK/h

08:00-18:00

08:00-15:00

2 SEK /h

 

5

15 SEK/h

08:00-18:00

08:00-15:00

2 SEK /h

 

6

10 SEK/h

08:00-18:00

08:00-15:00

1 SEK /h

 

7

5 SEK/h

08:00-18:00

08:00-15:00

1 SEK /h

 

22

30 SEK/h

08:00-18:00

08:00-15:00

2 SEK /h

2 h

You’ll find several parking garages and other paid parking spots in and around Gothenburg.

No matter if you park your car in a garage, street parking or any other paid parking spot you can always pay using coins, 10, 5 and 1 SEK coins are valid. Some parking meters also accept debit or cred card, but not all.

A map over parking garages and other paid parking spots are available (in Swedish) at p-bolaget.goteborg.com.

Congestion charge

In Gothenburg there’s a congestion charge for vehicles registered in Sweden, if your vehicle is registered outside of Sweden you can skip the following text.

The congestion charge applies when driving in/out and through Gothenburg on Monday-Friday between 06:00 and 18:29.

In other words you don’t have to pay on Saturdays, weekends, the day before holiday or during July, which is an exemption and also free of charge.

The car-owner is automatically invoiced

Read more about congestion charge in Gothenburg at transportstyrelsen.se.

Göteborg City Card

Göteborg City Card gives you free admission to lots of entertainment, sights, excursion and museums. Parking and travel with trams, buses and boats are included. You'll also get a shopping booklets with discounts in selected stores. Maximise your stay in Gothenburg.

Read more about Göteborg City Card