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How to get from Gothenburg Airport to the City Center

The city of Gothenburg has established itself as one of the top city travel destinations in Sweden. Home to the world famous Volvo car brand, Gothenburg exudes the feeling of a quaint small town with its cobbled streets and its 17th century canals, while maintaining the modern flair of a city, with its vibrant art galleries, contemporary fashion outlets and exciting gastronomy.

Gothenburg (Landvetter) airport is located 25km from the city centre and travelling between these two destinations is a straightforward process. There is no direct public transport from Gothenburg airport to the city centre. However, there is a regular private bus service run by Flygbussarna and travellers can also take a Gothenburg airport taxi or private transfer.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €47 25min 24/7
Bus €25.50 35min 07:10–00:40

How to get from Gothenburg Airport to the City Center by taxi

Getting from Gothenburg airport to the city centre by taxi is the practical option and the most comfortable way to travel. Taxis at the airport are available 24/7, and the airport itself is a modern and well organised transportation hub. Even though there are more affordable transport methods, a taxi will be the fastest and simplest way to get to Gothenburg city centre, especially when travelling with children or a lot of luggage.

How much is the taxi fare from Gothenburg Landvetter airport to the city centre?

A taxi from Gothenburg Landvetter airport to the city centre will cost approximately €47 (SEK 500). Taxis in Sweden are deregulated so there is no standard rate for a taxi fare. Taximeters are still used to calculate the cost of a transfer but the rate is determined by each taxi company. Fixed rate fares are available to many popular destinations, and you can be guaranteed a fixed rate fare with no hidden costs when you book your Gothenburg airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€47

Trip Duration

25 minutes

Taxi transfers between 15:00-9:00 fall into the night fare category, and are charged at a higher rate.

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Taxis at Gothenburg airport are available 24/7

Where do I get a taxi from?

Taxis at Gothenburg airport can be found at the designated taxi rank that is located outside the arrivals hall of the airport terminal building.

Convenience

The travel option of a taxi from Gothenburg airport to Gothenburg city centre, is certainly the most convenient and hassle free way to travel. You will travel in privacy and comfort and will arrive at your hotel faster than any other travel option. It is also the most practical option when travelling with children or a lot of baggage.

Editor’s Note

Taxis in Sweden are deregulated and most taxi companies set their own rates. It is therefore essential to be made aware of these rates before your transfer. Look for a yellow sticker which is usually placed in the side window of each taxi that displays the comparative prices of the current taxi. Alternatively you may also ask the driver.

Useful Tips

Whenever possible ask the driver for a fixed rate fare to your destination, as they are usually more affordable than transfers calculated by taximeter.
You are not obliged to take the first taxi in line and may choose your taxi based on the comparative prices displayed by each taxi.
Make sure to receive a payment receipt at the end of your transfer as it contains important information related to your transfer, which you may need if for example, you forget one of your belongings or want to make a complaint.

How to get from Gothenburg Airport to the City Center by bus

The other direct travel option to get from Gothenburg Landvatter airport to the city centre is by bus. There are a number of bus companies (including Flixbus, Nettbus) that cater for this route, all with comparable prices and travel time, but the Flygbussarna airport coach service is probably the most practical option as they run their service every 20-30 minutes (depending on the time of day). The route makes four stops in the the city of Gothenburg and travel time to the city centre is 35 mins depending on traffic conditions.

How much is the bus fare from Gothenburg airport to the city centre?

There are two price options for an adult ticket on the Flygbussarna airport coach service, an online advance purchase price of €10.95 (SEK 119), or a day of travel purchase price from the airport at a cost of €12.75 (SEK 139). A youth ticket is also available for children aged 8-17 at a cost of €10.95 (SEK 119), or online purchase price of €10 (SEK 109). Children up to the age of 7 travel for free when accompanied by a full fare paying adult (up to two children/per adult). Tickets are valid for 3 months and for any departure of this specified route.

Cost

€12.75

Trip Duration

35 minutes

Tickets can be purchased at a small discount when bought online in advance. An online Adult ticket costs €10.95 (SEK119).

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The Flygbussarna airport coach service from Gothenburg Airport runs every 20-30 minutes from 07:10 to 00:40 daily.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus station at Gothenburg airport where you will be able to board the Flygbussarna airport coach service, is located directly outside of the check-in hall of the airport terminal building.

Convenience

The Flygbussarna airport coach service from Gothenburg Airport to the city centre is a convenient and affordable transport option. It is, however not a door-to-door service, so passengers will still have to arrange their transport to their hotel or final destination after their trip from Gothenburg Airport to the Central station or another nearby bus stop in the city centre. This isn’t necessarily a problem for sole travellers but can be difficult when travelling with children or a lot of baggage.

Editor’s Note

If you intend to also travel back to the airport from the city via the Flygbussarna coach service, a return ticket is also available at a slightly lower cost.

Useful Tips

Each passenger is allowed one piece of hand luggage in the seating area of the coach. All other luggage will be placed in the luggage compartment.
Tickets can be purchased on the coach, directly from the driver but can only be paid for by card.
The Flygbussarna airport coach service offers free Wi-Fi and the use of charging ports to all its passengers.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the cost of a taxi from Gothenburg airport to the city centre?

The cost of a taxi from Gothenburg airport to the city centre will be approximately €47 (SEK 500). Taxis in Sweden are deregulated therefore each company sets their own prices. For a guaranteed fixed rate fare book your Gothenburg airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

How do I get from Gothenburg airport to the city centre?

There are two main travel options to get from Gothenburg airport to the city centre. You may either take one of the airport bus services like Flygbussarna, that travel directly (no changes to other bus routes is necessary) to the city, or for a more convenient,  door to door service,  you can take a Gothenburg airport taxi or private shuttle.

What’s the distance from Gothenburg airport to the city centre?

The distance from Gothenburg airport (Landvetter) to the city centre of Gothenburg is 25 km. Travel time by taxi is approximately 25 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

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