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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!

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: 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 2020 is Saturday 22 and Monday 24 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 Arrival autumn 2020

Pick-up Service autumn 2020

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

Arrival Day, 22 and 24 August 2020 

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 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 mid-June with information about how to sign up for the pick-up service. If you have not received the e-mail by 22 June, please contact us and we will send it to you again.

Renting private accommodation

All international students arriving on 22 and 24 August can sign up for the pick-up service, even if you 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 9 August.

Sending out the pick-up schedule

We will send you detailed information regarding the pick-up Schedule latest on 20 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: 2/28/2020

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