"If you live in the UK there..." Göteborg Transportation Tip by lillapenguin

Göteborg Transportation: 98 reviews and 108 photos

If you live in the UK there are cheap ferries from the east cost from around £40+ return, inc cabin but it takes almost a whole day to get there. DFDS Seaways are always running special offers in the off peak seasons.
Another way to travel from Europe is by plane. SAS have good connections to Landvetter (Göteborgs nearest airport) but can be expensive. Try RyanAir, they do great special offers that are half the price of normal flights, snag is that you have to travel to a different airport such as Oslo and fly from London Stansted. Still its only 195SEK (£28) return from Oslo-Göteborg by bus (Swebus are very cheap).
From other parts of Europe you can take the train, bus or drive. Trains are good if you are young or a student as you can find many special travel cards that offer cheap access around Europe or just scandiavia. Eurobus and eurobus passes are even cheaper, brochures should be availible from student travel agencies like STA, Kilroy etc.
Driving, if you have a car is another way. Göteborg has peak hour traffic like everywhere else but getting around by car is easy, remember for us Brits its the wrong side of the road....
Public transport is excellent around Göteborg and probably the easiest way is to use the trams (Spårvagns). All public transport uses a card system, although you can pay as you go on, but this is more expensive. (Rabattskort costs 100 SEK) and you can use them on all public transport. If you manage to find the tourist information office they can explain how it works. You can buy these cards there or in most newsagents. Just ask any Swede if your stuck, they are always helpful. On each tram/bus stop there is a small information section in English and German that explains how the system works also.
Trams are great because they have their own section of road so there is no getting stuck in traffic jams. You can travel almost anywhere with them. Another way to travel is by bike. Göteborg has excellent bike paths (even their own traffic lights) so it is really easy to cycle around the city. Lock up your bike good or take out insurance as many bikes are stolen, or parts of bikes. Don't be surprised to just see peoples front wheels still attached to the bike parking spot! and nothing else.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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