Traffic information

For up-to-date information about events, road work etcetera that might affect traffic in Gothenburg, see (or their Facebook page) and (both in Swedish). You can also download the traffic app for Android and iPhone.

Luggage storage

At the central station, and in the shopping centre Nordstan next to the station, you will find luggage lockers. Check their websites for updated opening hours and prices.


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

More information about the tourist and visitors card is available at

Single tickets

A single ticket is available from 35 SEK and can be purchased in the app Västtrafik To Go. If you do want to buy your ticket on board the following applies:

  • You can travel with your payment card in zone A: Gothenburg, Mölndal, Partille and Öckerö. Simply tap your card for the card readers on board to purchase your ticket. Read more at
  • On the southern archipelago boats (boats from the stop Saltholmen and Stenpiren): Pay in cash or by 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

Apps and services

Västtrafik To Go

Västtrafik To Go makes it easier than ever to buy tickets right on you smartphone. You can buy both peroid and single tickets. For more information regarding available payment methods, see

The app is free and available for Android and iPhone.  

Reseplaneraren (Travel Planner)

With the app Reseplaneraren you can easily look up routes, departures and schedules for trams, buses, boats and trains.

Reseplaneraren as a web app at

Cykelstaden (Bike route planner)

The bike route planner is available in Swedish and English and includes maps, bike rental stations and basic service stations etcetera. The app is mainly icon-based and easy to use.

Cykelstaden for iOS (iPhone)
Cykelstaden for Android
Bike route planer as a web app at

Parkering Göteborg (Parking in Gothenburg)

The app Parkering Göteborg can be used at the visitor parking lots that are marked with Göteborgs Stads (the city of Gothenburg’s) parking company. With Parkering Göteborg you can pay for your parking via your phone, find parking and start and end your parking in the app.

The app is free and is available for Android and Iphone.


Below you’ll find a map of the Gothenburg city centre, complete with landmarks and parking garages. Perfect to print and bring with you or download in your phone. If you’re looking for maps of the public transport system, you can find them at the Västtrafik website here.

Detailed map over the city centre

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 and Stenpiren, 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 Stenpiren 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 Stenpiren, Lindholmspiren, Slottsberget and Eriksberg. The ferry is included in your regular bus and tram ticket.
– From Saltholmen and Stenpiren there are 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.


The bike rental system Styr & Ställ makes it easy to rent a bike in Gothenburg.

Electric scooter

With the app Voi, you can locate and rent electric scooters in the city. The starting fee is 10 SEK and after that it costs you 3 SEK per minute. When you’ve located a scooter, you scan the QR code to unlock it and then you kickstart it to activate the throttle. Remember to ride in bike lanes or close to the side curb and always wear a helmet.

You can also find several similar services available around town such as:


If you want to get around Gothenburg in a taxi, there are several options available to you. Either call and book your taxi, hail one on the street or grab one from one of the designated taxi stops around the city. Approved taxis always carry yellow number plates. We’ve provided links to a few taxi operators below.

Important: Taxi prices in Sweden are not regulated. That means that prices can vary greatly between operators. It’s your responsibility to check the prices beforehand. You can do so by checking the yellow and white label on the backdoor window of the taxi car. The unit price is usually between 290 kr and 390 kr.

The price indicated on the label is based on a 10 km, 15 minute taxi ride.

Read more: Taxi KurirTaxi GöteborgMinitaxi. 

Car and parking

Electric vehicle charging

Electric cars are popular in Gothenburg and there are plenty of stations to charge them. Go to one of these maps to find your closest station.

Public stations from Göteborgs Energi.

Charging stations from Eniro map service (click search).

Charging stations registered at

Car rental

If you need to rent a car while in Gothenburg there are several car rental companies to choose from. We’ve listed four located in the city centre below. 


In Gothenburg, all parking meters at street parkings are labelled with the word TAXA, followed by number 1-7, 22 or the letter A. For more information, please visit Göteborg Stads webpage.

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 your debit or credit card, some parking meters also accept 10, 5 and 1 SEK coins but not all.

In 2019, a 16 parking spots reserved for mobile homes and caravans opened on Medicinaregatan. It’s not a camping site, but rather a space for parking the vehicles while visiting the city. Read more here (swedish website).

A map over parking garages and other paid parking spots are available (in Swedish).

Congestion charge

In Gothenburg there is a system of congestion taxes. The tax applies to vehicles registered in Sweden and outside Sweden.

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