Göteborg Transportation

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    Nils Ericson-terminalen

    by Henrik_rrb Updated Jul 21, 2012

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    The next way to come to Gothenburg is by bus. Located right behind the train station is "Nils Ericson-terminalen". It was built as late as 1996, and is still seen as a very modern building. From here arrives and departs buses to the whole area (although not the local buses that goes inside the city center), and about 100 meters away you'll also find the long distance buses that takes their passengers to Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and further down in Europe.

    There are in total 29 bus stops in the building, so make sure you know from which number your bus will take off from.
    It's also from here you'll take the airport shuttle when you're going to Landvetter Airport. Although there also are stops at other parts of the city for that one.

    From Nils Ericson Terminalen there are about 1000 buses leaving every day.

    In the Terminal you'll find quite many shops, small supermarkets and souvenir shops. Here is also "Tidpunkten" located, small office where you can get any information you need about the bus traffic.

    The terminal is named after Nils Ericson, who was the one who projected "Västra Stambanan", the stretch that goes from Gothenburg to Stockholm. In 1862, when the track was built for the first time, the trip took 14 hours. Compare that with today's 3 hours...

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    From Goteborg City Airport to the city centre

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 17, 2012

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    Goteborg Airport bus
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    Probably the best option to get into town from Goteborg City Airport is by airport coach (Flygbussarna). The trip to the Nils Ericsson Termin in the city centre takes 30 minutes.

    The coaches leave just in front of the airport terminal building about 50 minutes after the arrival of a flight. The coaches leave Nils Ericson Terminal in the city centre approximately 2 h 20 min before the departure of a flight. The fare is 50 SEK (2006), which has to be paid directly to the driver. Payment by credit card is possible.

    There is also a bus stop of the local public buses in walking distance to the airport. It is called Kongahallavagen, but a change of buses on the way to the city centre is necessary.

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    Explore Goteborg by public transport

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 17, 2012

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    Blue Goteborg tram
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    The public transportation in Goteborg consists of blue trams and buses. Tickets can be bought from the driver or from several shops all around the town.

    A single ticket costs 20 SEK and is valid for a period of 90 minutes. If you plan to travel a few times on public transportation, then the 24 h ticket for 50 SEK can be useful.

    Just make sure to always validate your ticket when boarding a vehicle. Ticket controls are carried out quite often.

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    To Goteborg by plane

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 17, 2012

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    Germanwings plane at the City Airport
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    Goteborg has two airports: The international airport Landvetter and the much smaller City Airport. I flew with the German budget airline Germanwings to Goteborg's City Airport.

    It is is located about 15 km north of the city centre. In 2006 this airport was only served by three airlines: Ryanair, Germanwings and Wizzair.

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    Day Ticket

    by JohnnySpangles Updated Jun 1, 2011

    A day ticket for Gothenberg public transport (buses and trams) costs around 7 euros and is by far the best way to do it...it last 24hrs from when you activate it (either in the shop (Pressbyrn)) you buy it or when you activate it by swiping on the reader on the bus/tram...hence you could make it last most of the weekend. Note: a youth can travel free with you on your ticket..so an even better bargain. This took me some time to work out as the gothenberg transport website (Vasttrafik) does not have great English!...make sure you do have a valid ticket as they do check quite frequently.

    The trams are great by the way.

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    Bus from Landvetter Airport

    by JohnnySpangles Updated Jun 1, 2011

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    There is no option for getting from the airport other than a taxi (expensive) or the Transit Bus (Flygbussarna), whch is around 15 euros return and takes around 20 mins...its fast and frequent but there is no cheaper option (i.e. public transport)...Note you cannot pay cash on the bus, you have to use your credit card ...quick swipe and no pin required so its quite painless.

    You can get off at Liseberg, the Art Gallery or the Nils Ericcson Bus Depot

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    Commuter ferries

    by maria_hz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The public transportation system in Gothenburg is well developed and well integrated. If you are planning to cross the Göta River in your trips out and about, you can plan your trip so you cross the river with Älvsnabben, the ferry boat criss-crossing the part of the river close to the city centre. It is part of the public transportation system, so you can use the same ticket as for the trams and buses. But it's definitely more fun! :)

    With the Göteborg Pass, you travel for free on the public transport.

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    Getting there

    by Leipzig Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We went there by car. There were enough parking lots but quite expensive.
    We spent there just a few hours but I highly recommend to stay longer and you should buy the Göteborg Ticket for getting around!

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    Ferry

    by SwedeSarah Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    DFDS ferry

    Because Goteborg is by the coast, many ferries go here. You can go here from Newcastle (UK), Fredrikshavn (DK), Kiel (DE) etc. It's also much cheaper than flying, for instance. Entering Goteborg by seaway, you'll get a beautiful first impression of the city and the archipelago.

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    City Airport

    by albert34 Written Jun 23, 2010

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    Never had I seen that kind of "airport".It seems a workshop in the middle of nowhere.I found an ATM outside but it was broken.And it was compulsory to buy the bus ticket before at the only little shop-kiosk.At least my VISA card was OK.
    No complaint about the airport bus (Flybussarna).In 30 minutes I was in Central Station,5 minutes to the hotel.

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    Trams and buses

    by Joacim Written Sep 16, 2009
    The trams in Gothenburg
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    The best way to move around in Gothenburg is the trams and the buses. You are allowed to go on both of them with the same ticket. The company in charge of the operations are Västtrafik and on their website you can find all the relevant information to make your public transport jurney a pleasant and interesting one.

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    Tickets: Maxirabatt 100

    by marielexoteria Updated Aug 9, 2009

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    Maxirabatt ticket

    Västtrafik takes care of the transportation by tram, bus and ferry in Gothenburg (and neighboring cities within Västra Götalands county).

    Depending on how much you're using public transportation, there's several tickets that you can use. The one I use the most is called Maxirabatt 100. It costs 100 SEK and allows free travels in bus, tram and ferry within the counties listed here for 90 minutes if traveling within 1 zone, or 180 minutes if traveling within 2 zones. A big plus is that several people can use the same card at the same time, only by punching it once per person.

    Edit Aug 09: so I got this Maxirabatt card in Feb 09 and didn't use it completely. I took it with me the last time I was there and it was still working, so I guess there's no time limits for it as of yet, as long as you still have enough money to cover the fare.

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    Vintage trams

    by Joacim Written Sep 17, 2008

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    The vintage trams
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    This is a lovely way to get around in Gothenburg during summertime. The vintage trams are kept and managed by voluntary staff and all the money you pay for the ride goes back to the keeping of the trams!

    If you are a bunch of people you can hire one of the old trams and go around Gothenburg. They even has a tram with a nice bar so you can have a drink at the same time that you enjoy the sights of Gothenburg.

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    Local transport for 24 hours

    by Durfun Written Jul 16, 2008

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    Inside Nils Ericsson Terminalen

    You can purchase 24-hour travel within the city, including some outer regions such as Marstrand. We paid 150SEK per head, which covered a return trip to Marstrand, and local trams for other sight-seeing.

    Available from Nils Ericsson Terminalen, 411 03 Goteborg

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    Trams from Poseidon

    by Durfun Written Jul 16, 2008

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    Sweet, polite Swedes ;)
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    With the day ticket, one can travel on the trams in the city.

    It is quite fun to hop off around the canals, take a few photos, and then board anothertram enroute to the central station.

    What made my day was a lovely, sweet Swedish ticket inspector who quite cheerfully posed for a photograph!

    And the other bonus was a tram bearing my DOB 304 [3rd o(f) April]. Wow!!

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