People and ships have come to Gothenburg’s harbour for centuries; to load and unload, trade, find a job or start a company. Many visitors stayed to set up home and the harbour, ships and seamanship remain important parts in life in the region.

It is easy to get around by tram, bus or boat.

Arendal Cruise Terminal:

Right next to the quay in Arendal lies The World of Volvo, an impressive 6,000 m² museum. There is also a café and shop where you can buy souvenirs, postcards and other interesting merchandise. It takes around 15–20 minutes to central Gothenburg by shuttle bus or taxi.

America Cruise Terminal:

When you arrive at the America Cruise Terminal, you are right in the centre of town. It takes just 5 minutes to get to the city centre by shuttle bus. Alternatively, a pleasant stroll along the river side or through the Linnéstaden neighbourhood into the city takes around 20 minutes.

Store Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 10.00–19.00, Sat 10.00–16.00, Sun 11.00–16.00

Distance to the City Centre:

From Frihamnen: 1,5 km (20 minutes walk, 5 minutes by taxi)
From Arendal Cruise Terminal: 10 km (15 minutes by taxi)

Distance to Airport from the city centre:

Göteborg Landvetter Airport: 25 km

Tourist Information:

Gothenburg Visitor Centre at the Kungsportsplatsen square
Phone: +46 31 368 42 00

Opening hours:

Nearest Pharmacy:

For example at Linnégatan or in Nordstan Shopping Centre

Local Transport – Tram, Bus and Boat:

The first tram line in Gothenburg started 1879 and today there are more than 200 trams serving 13 different lines. It is a comfortable way of travelling and a pleasant way to experience the city. To cross the Göta Älv River you can take the Älvsnabben harbour ferry, the tram or the local bus.

You need to buy a ticket before you start your journey. You can buy tickets from Västtrafik Customer Service, from Pressbyrån and 7-eleven kiosks. You can not buy tickets directly from the driver. On the tram you can pay with your credit card in the ticket machine. Read more »


Taxis accept major credit cards as means of payment. Always check the fare before departure. Aprox rate from Arendal Cruise Terminal to the city centre is 30 € one way.


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