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Whether you live in the thick of things or further out in the suburbs makes no difference. The city has a modern transport network consisting of trams, buses and ferries. Generally speaking, you are never more than a half hour away from where you want to go.



Västtrafik- public transport in Gothenburg 

Västtrafik information sheet (pdf, 497KB)

Please note: The ticket fares on the information sheet are valid from January 2019. A printed out version will be available in the Welcome Pack that we hand out to all new international students. 

Trams, buses, ferries and trains are all operated by Västtrafik, the regional agency for public transport services. Their website offers information about fares and routes as well as a real time travel planner. If you have a smartphone, the Västtrafik app is a must-have.

Please note that you can’t buy tickets from the driver. Instead, you need to buy your tickets from the Tidpunkten shop at the Central Station or from convenience stores such as Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven. All shops displaying the Västtrafik logo sell tickets and period passes.

You can also buy your ticket via your mobile phone, provided that you have a Swedish mobile operator and a bank card.
Västtrafik operates public transport throughout much of western Sweden. If you want to discover the region beyond Gothenburg, there are plenty of rail and bus lines to choose from.

Västtrafik website

Styr och ställ- Public bikes

Students and locals are keen on bicycling. If you don't have your own bike, the city has a system of strategically located bikes that can be hired for a small charge.

Public bikes

Key locations in Gothenburg

Gothenburg Central Station is the city's main railway station. The main square outside the central station is called Drottningtorget. To book train tickets, go to SJ.

View on map — Centralstationen

Nils Ericson Terminal is the city’s main bus terminal and is located in the same building as the Central Station. From there you can take the bus to the airports as well as other destinations in Sweden and Europe. For information about routes, timetables and prices, go to: Västtrafik
For airport buses, go to: Flygbussarna

Brunnsparken is the open area outside Gothenburg's biggest shopping centre, Nordstan, located a 2-minute walk from the Central Station. Here you will find all types of restaurants, shops and services.

View on map — Brunnsparken

Avenyn, or more correctly Kungsportsavenyn, is Gothenburg's main boulevard. Besides numerous restaurants and nightclubs, this is where you will find Gothenburg’s main library, the Concert Hall, the Gothenburg Museum of Art and the Gothenburg City Theatre. At the south end of Avenyn, at Götaplatsen , stands the famous statue of Poseidon.

View on map — Avenyn

Järntorget is located in the western part of the city. It is close to both Haga and Linnégatan, which are popular meeting places for students. Järntorget and Haga are home to many cultural activities, including theatres. The Draken theatre hosts the world-famous Gothenburg Film Festival in January–February each year.

View on map — Järntorget

There are many restaurants along Linnégatan. At the south end of Linnégatan is the large, tranquil Slottsskogen park, with its zoo, cafés, music festivals, picnic areas and jogging trails. Don’t miss the Botanical Garden, situated opposite Slottsskogen.

View on map — Linneplatsen

Page Manager: Pontus Sundén|Last update: 4/5/2019

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