Getting Around

Getting around in Gothenburg is fairly simple thanks to the city's organised layout. The city centre is pedestrian-friendly, and walking is considered the best way to take in all the sights. Bicycles are also available for hire, and a network of bike paths make it a pleasant and convenient mode of transport.

Public transportation is made up of a network of buses, trams, and ferries. Tickets are sold at 7-Eleven shops, transport service centres, and Pressbyran shops and online. Single tickets are also available on trams; however, more economical options for busy travellers would be the one, three, or 30-day tickets, or the Gothenburg City Card.

Bicycle and tram traffic can make driving in Gothenburg a bit confusing, and renting a car is generally only necessary for trips outside the city centre. Taxis are available by phone, but they are not regulated and can be quite expensive. Uber and Lyft are options as well.


Gothenburg Airport

The airport is located 15 miles (24km) east of Gothenburg.

Gothenburg Airport (GOT)


The airport is located 15 miles (24km) east of Gothenburg.

Getting to the city

An airport bus departs frequently to the city centre; a local bus network is also available. Tickets are available from self-service machines.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car rental agencies at the airport include Hertz, Avis, Budget and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall. Fares to central Gothenburg are usually charged at a fixed price.

Transfer between terminals

The airport used to have two terminals, but they have now been combined.


A full banking service and foreign exchange are offered; ATMs are available in the Arrivals and Departures halls. There are several bars, cafes, and restaurants in the airport. Other facilities include safe deposit boxes, children's playgrounds, tourist information and various stores and duty-free shops. Those with disabilities are well catered for.


Long and short-term car parking options are available. Lots P2, P3 and P4 are adjacent to the terminal while P5, P6 and P7 are a bit further away.