HiPEAC 2008: Travel Information
Getting there by air
Göteborg's two airports are served by around 40 airlines and are conveniently located close to the city centre. There are daily direct flights from many of Europe's major cities. Intercontinental travel generally goes through a major hub such as Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, or Amsterdam.
- Göteborg-Landvetter Airport (airport code: GOT) is Göteborg's main airport, located 25 km east of the city centre. There is a bus service from the airport to the city centre, with a one-way fare of SEK 70 (Euro currency is accepted). During peak hours, buses depart every 15 minutes.
- Göteborg City Airport (airport code: GSE) is served by Ryanair, Wizz Air, and Air Berlin. Schedules of the airport coaches fit in with the timetables of all regular flights.
Most taxi companies offer fixed rates from the airport to the city centre. Always ask the driver for the price before the journey (maximum SEK 350).
Getting there by train
Swedish Railways (SJ) provides frequent train connections between Göteborg and the rest of Sweden. Total travel time to/from Stockholm by high-speed trains is approximately three hours from city centre to city centre. Göteborg also has daily high-speed connections to both Oslo and Copenhagen, which each take approximately three hours.
The main railway station in Göteborg, 'Centralstationen', is located right in the city centre.
More information: SJ
Getting there by car
The E6 and E20 freeways pass through Göteborg, as do national highways (riksväg) 40 and 45. The most convenient route from Stockholm is to follow the E4 freeway South to Jönköping and then follow highway 40 West. Approximate distances and traveling time:
- Malmö: 300 km, 3h
- Oslo: 320 km, 4h
- Stockholm: 500 km, 5h
More information: Road map
Getting there by ship
Stena Line operates ferries from continental Europe along two routes. Fredrikshavn (Denmark) can be reached in 2h on a high-speed craft and in 3.15h on a car ferry. Kiel (Germany) can be reached in 14h. The terminals are situated near the city centre in Göteborg.
More information: Stena Line