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Plan your trip and arrival

Make sure to arrange your travels to Gothenburg well in advance. We encourage you to arrive during the official Arrival Day in order to benefit from our pick-up service and Welcome Programme.

Ways to travel to Gothenburg

Göteborg Landvetter Airport is Gothenburg’s airport. Another option is to fly to Copenhagen and take the train from there to Gothenburg.

You can also reach Gothenburg by ferry.

The airport shuttle can take you from Landvetter to the central bus station, also known as Nils Ericson terminalen. For schedule and fares visit: www.flygbussarna.se/en
You can purchase your tickets in advance on the website. Otherwise it is possible to buy tickets at a vending machine at the airport or directly on the bus (major credit card only). If you wish to purchase a ticket with cash, you can do so at the convenience store located in the check-in hall.


Dates to keep in mind

The official Arrival Days for Autumn 2017 is Saturday 19 and Tuesday 22 August.

For official dates for the autumn and spring terms, see the Academic Calendar

Available dates for picking up keys and signing housing contracts (if you rent housing via the University) can be found at: Student Housing - Arrival

Pick-up Service autumn 2017

The Student Housing Services, together with numerous Student Buddies, organise a pick-up service from Landvetter airport (GOT), the central station and the ferry terminals.
All international students arriving on 19 or 22 August can sign up for the pick-up service. The last shuttle bus leaves the airport at 8pm.

Arrival Days, 19 and 22 August 2017

A Student Buddy will meet you at your arrival point and help you get on the bus that will bring you to the Student Housing Services' office located at Medicinaregatan 20A.

If you arrive after the last shuttle bus leaves or on any other day, you need to arrange your own transportation from your arrival point. Free transportation from the airport to Gothenburg is available on 21 August, through a co-operation with the Chalmers University of Technology (see below).

Arrival 21 August 2017

Through our collaboration with the Chalmers University of Technology, you have the option to join their arrival day on Monday 21 August. Phadders from CIRC (Chalmers International Reception Committee) will be at the Landvetter airport between 9:00am – 8:00pm to welcome you to Gothenburg. You will get a map of the city and a free ticket for the Airport coaches. When you enter the bus, show your airport coach ticket and ask the driver for a one-time ticket for the trams and buses in Gothenburg city. You will get the bus and tram ticket for free and it will allow you to travel to your accommodation.

How to sign up for pick-up

Students living in a Student Housing Services residence

On the Arrival Days, you can pick up your keys and at our office. You will then be dropped off at your residence.

You will receive an e-mail in the end of May or beginning of June with information about how to sign up for the pick-up service. If you have not received the e-mail yet, please contact us and we will send it to you again.

Nordplus/Nordlys students

If you are a Nordplus/Nordlys student, you can join the pick-up service but cannot pick up your keys at the Student Housing Services office.

If you want to receive your keys on Saturday 19 August, you will need to make arrangements to have someone pick them up in advance from the local SGS office.

You sign up for the pick-up service by sending an email with your arrival information to studenthousing@gu.se by 6 August.

Not renting from Student Housing Services

All international students arriving on 19 or 22 Augustcan sign up for the pick-up service, even if they have not been allocated a room by Student Housing Services. To sign up, please fill in this registration form by 6 August at the latest. If you have problems with the form, please write to studenthousing@gu.se.

Sending out the pick-up schedule

We will send you detailed information regarding the pick-up schedule in August.

Important: The last shuttle bus leaves the airport at 8pm. 

Contact Information

Student Housing Services

University of Gothenburg
Box 100, SE 405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20A

46 (0)31 786 2162


Page Manager: Welcome Services|Last update: 7/3/2017

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