Passports and regulations
Sweden is a member of the European Union and a part of the Schengen agreement which facilitates visits to Sweden. A valid passport entitles EU and North American citizens to a three-month stay in Sweden. Please find more information on passports, customs and more at Visit Sweden's homepage.
Gothenburg has great train connections to all parts of Sweden but also to Oslo and Copenhagen. From Oslo and Copenhagen it takes 3,5 hours and from Stockholm only about 3 hours to get to Gothenburg. All trains stop at Gothenburg Central Station which is located in the very heart of the city.
Bus is a cheap, and often comfortable, alternative. Bus companies like Swebus, Nettbus and Bus4you will take you from Oslo and Malmö in 3.5 hours, from Stockholm in 6.5 hours and from Copenhagen in 5 hours. The bus terminal (Nils Ericssonterminalen) is located in direct connection to the Central Station. From here, you can also take regional buses.
If you have a lot of freight or want to combine your meeting with a holiday - taking the ferry might be a good idea. From Kiel in Germany and Fredrikshavn in Denmark, you can take the ferry to Gothenburg. Both terminals are located close to the city centre and it is easy to get to the tram/bus stop to continue the journey with public transportation. The Stena Line ferries and the harbours in Gothenburg are environmentally certified according to ISO 14001.
Many large cruise ships stop in Gothenburg and central quays like Frihamnen make it possible to even walk to the city centre in around 20 minutes. The outer harbour is further away, but shuttle buses are available at the quays.
The Öresund Bridge connects Sweden to Denmark and the rest of Europe. 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 congestion charge in Gothenburg and Stockholm. The charge is only applicable to cars registered in Sweden, driving in/out or through Gothenburg on weekdays and the car-owner is automatically invoiced.
You’ll find several parking garages and other paid parking spots in and around Gothenburg. For electric cars there are hundreds of charging stations - available to everyone.
From an environmental perspective, it is always better to choose other transportation before flying. But if you arrive here by airplane it is good to know that Göteborg Landvetter Airport is carbon-certified at the highest level. With only one terminal but approximately 80 direct routes and great access from major European hubs, Göteborg Landvetter Airport truly combines the flight schedule of a metropolis with the convenience of a small town.
It’s easy to get from and to the airport with the shuttle bus service Flygbussarna and the journey time is between 20 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. The buses also stop very close to The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and many other venues. Taxi or rental cars are also available at the airport.
- Landvetter airport.
- Flygbussarna - time table and tickets to the airport shuttle.
- Swedavia - Taxi from the airport.
- Swedavia - Airlines flying to Landvetter.