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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:
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 Day for spring 2019 is Saturday 19 January.

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 spring 2019

The Welcome 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 January can sign up for the pick-up service. The last shuttle bus leaves the airport at 8pm.

Arrival Day, 19 January 2019

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

How to sign up for pick-up

Students living in a student housing residence

On the Arrival Day, 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 during December with information about how to sign up for the pick-up service. If you have not received the e-mail by 17 december, 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 Welcome Services office. If you want to receive your keys on Saturday 19 January, 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 by 7 January.

Renting private accommodation

All international students arriving on 19 January sign up for the pick-up service, even if they have not been allocated a room by Welcome Services. You sign up for the pick-up service by sending an email with your arrival information to by 7 January.

Sending out the pick-up schedule

We will send you detailed information regarding the pick-up schedule the week before Arrival Day.

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

Contact Information

Welcome Services

University of Gothenburg
Box 100, SE 405 30 Gothenburg


Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20A

Page Manager: Welcome Services|Last update: 10/11/2018

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