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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 Days for autumn 2018 are Saturday 25 and Tuesday 28 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 2018

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 25 or 28 August can sign up for the pick-up service. The last shuttle bus leaves the airport at 8pm.

Arrival Days, 25 and 28 August 2018

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 (25 or 28 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.

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


Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20A

Page Manager: Welcome Services|Last update: 7/5/2018

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