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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

Gothenburg lies on the west coast of Sweden with great connections to the rest of Europe. Rather than flying, consider travelling here more sustainably by taking the train, bus or ferry. If you choose to stay on the ground you will also see much more of the country on your journey here!

Travel by ferry: www.aferry.se

If you need to travel by aeroplane, and have a connecting flight, you can choose another mode of transportation for the last leg of your journey. For example, you can fly to Copenhagen and take the train from there to Gothenburg.

The closest airport to Gothenburg is Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT).

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/landvetter. 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 (most major credit cards will work). 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 2019 are Saturday 24 and Tuesday 27 August.

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

Available dates for picking up keys and signing housing can be found at: Student Housing - Arrival

Pick-up Service autumn 2019

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 24 or 27 August can sign up for the pick-up service. The last shuttle bus leaves the airport at 8pm.

Arrival Days, 24 and 27 August 2019

A Student Buddy will meet you at your arrival point and help you get on the bus that will bring you to your accommodation.

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. 

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 to your accommodation and be dropped off at your residence.

You will receive an e-mail after mid-June with information about how to sign up for the pick-up service. If you do not received that e-mail, please contact us and we will send it to you again.

Not renting from Student Housing Services

All international students arriving on one of our two Arrival Days (24 or 27 August) can sign up for the pick-up service from the airport, even if they have not been allocated a room by Student Housing Services. Sign up for filling in the online pickup service registration form here (NB! The Autumn 2019 form is now open for registrations).

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

Welcome Services

University of Gothenburg
Box 100, SE 405 30 Gothenburg
SWEDEN

E-mail:
studenthousing@gu.se

Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20A

Page Manager: Welcome Services|Last update: 6/28/2019
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