Göteborg Transportation

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    Trams

    by Sjalen Updated Oct 15, 2006

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    Göteborg is one of two tram cities in Sweden (the other being Norrköping) and the locals are proud of them. There are twelve lines (for some reason numbered up to 14) taking you to most places you want to go and where they don't, they are supplemented by a bus network. You use the same tickets as for all other public transport which means daily or monthly cards or a discount card which can be bought in the Västtrafik travel centres (Central station, Drottningtorget and many other places) as well as the Pressbyrån kiosks. See the site below to see what suits your visit. If you click on the second picture, you will see why the city has no underground system. See how that house sits in the clay? :)))

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    Enter the classical way

    by Sjalen Updated Oct 15, 2006

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    There is something special about approaching from the sea to Scandinavia's biggest harbour. Local ferry company (gone international) Stena Line has sailings from Frederikshavn in Denmark (3 hrs 15 crossing) and Kiel in Germany (overnight fun) and SeaCat sails from Frederikshavn with their catamaran ferry. Sadly, Scandinavian Seaways to Newcastle via a duty free stop in Kristiansand in Norway stopped running in early November 2006, ending a more than 100 year-old tradition of sailings between Gothenburg and England.

    If you come by ferry you also have the fun of watching the giant ships sail under the Älvsborg Bridge. The big ferries only just manage to go under the bridge, much to the amusement of passengers on upper deck watching the funnels (see second pic).

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    Take the tram

    by budapest8 Written Jun 28, 2006

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    Travel the Göteborg way by tram. Pleasant and environmentally friendly, with a fine view!

    Trams are a well-known part of Göteborg's urban scene. Taking the tram is a convenient and pleasant way of getting around. And it's environmentally friendly.
    Trams first started operating in Göteborg way back in 1879, when they were under British management. In those days they were drawn by horses.
    Electrified trams were introduced in 1902. You can still travel on the old trams, the oldest dating back to 1902, thanks to the Ringlinien Vintage Tram Association.

    Each summer the well-polished trams operate between the Central Station and Liseberg.
    Today Göteborg has 204 modern trams which operate 11 routes. They carry over 120,000 passengers a day.

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    Travel by tram

    by Marfa Written Jun 28, 2006

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    Travel the Göteborg way by tram. Pleasant and environmentally friendly, with a fine view!

    Trams are a well-known part of Göteborg's urban scene. Taking the tram is a convenient and pleasant way of getting around. And it's environmentally friendly.

    Trams first started operating in Göteborg way back in 1879, when they were under British management. In those days they were drawn by horses.

    Electrified trams were introduced in 1902. You can still travel on the old trams, the oldest dating back to 1902, thanks to the Ringlinien Vintage Tram Association.

    Each summer the well-polished trams operate between the Central Station and Liseberg.
    Today Göteborg has 204 modern trams which operate 11 routes. They carry over 120,000 passengers a day.

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    Sightseeing cruises

    by Sjalen Updated Jun 15, 2006

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    For sightseeing tours to the archipelago, including evening cruises with prawn buffets and/or trips to Vinga lighthouse and Älvsborg fortress, your best bet is Börjessons boats at the Lilla Bommen quay. Come early in good weather to avoid missing out...most boats have a small café on board (apart from the evening restaurant ones which are more stylish). Summertime, you can also go for a trip to for instance lovely Marstrand with the famous old steam ship s/s Bohuslän. Going on one of the evening cruises could give you great sunset pictures in good weather. See links below for timetables.

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    Explore Goteborg on foot

    by HORSCHECK Written Jun 4, 2006

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    Goteborg's city centre which is limited by the river Gota and various canals is best explored on foot. Most of the main sights can be found in this area. Apart from that the banks and bridges of the canals invite for lovely walks. Many streets in the city centre of Goteborg are pedestrianised.

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    Train

    by Sjalen Written May 7, 2006

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    Getting to Göteborg by train is easy with direct lines from Stockholm and Copenhagen/Malmö, even if the latter demands that you book the more expensive "high speed" X2000 unless you want a much longer and more uncomfortable journey on an Öresund train which were built for short commuting but are now used between Sweden's second and third cities...

    The Central station is quite a hub these days with lots of food and drink, convenience shops, left luggage lockers, public transport ticket office etc. as well as being adjacent to the bus and coach station Nils Ericsonplatsen. The latter is where you end up if you chose to go by coaches such as Eurolines or Swebusexpress.

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    Public Transportation System

    by polardabar Updated Nov 22, 2005

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    Welcome to the Vegetable Square! ;)

    Göteborg has a really good public transportation system, consisting of buses & trams. If you're in the city for a couple of days, the easiest & the most affordable thing is to by a hundrakort, a trafic ticket with 100 SEK's worth credit on it, so whenever you take a mean of transportation, you put it into the machine & press number two [2 means adult]. If you're taking the bus & you wanna switch on to a tram, you don't have to validate it again - just put it into the machine & press 'byte' [means 'change']. On the back of the card you can see how much money there's left on it. Enjoy the ride!

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    Taking a bus

    by polardabar Updated Nov 22, 2005

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    Swebus Express has regular lines from Nils Ericson Terminal to Oslo, Malm?, Stockholm, K?benhavn aso. A one-way bus ticket to Oslo costs 185 SEK (25) & it takes a bit less than four hours to get to Oslo Gallerian & a one-way ticket from Malm? Sv?vartermina costs 186 SEK (25) & takes a bit more than four hours. Be sure to ask for a youth discount if you're under 25!

    The Nils Ericson Terminal in G?teborg is connected to the Central Station & the Malm? Sv?vartermina station is maybe 200 m on the left when you get outside Central Station's Main Entrance.

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    Do you fly?

    by polardabar Updated Nov 22, 2005

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    I even got to take a photo of my plane! ;)
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    Göteborg Landvetter Airport is situated 25 km east of the city & the ride to Central Station / Nils Ericson Terminal costs 70 SEK / 7.5 EUR. If you're flying FlyMe, a one-way ticket from Stockholm Arlanda costs 295 SEK. They have all kinds of promotional flights all the time. SAS have student, youth & last-minute discounts & you can get tickets on machines at the airport. I got a one-way ticket from Göteborg to Stockholm for 300 SEK.

    It is a really good airport, rather small but cozy... There are machines where you can check in or by a last-minute ticket, but there's also stuff that can help you out. There's a small café & an internet point where you can get online. You have to pay 20 SEK for an hour, but keep your little paper, because you can use the unspent credit on other computers as well [I spent the rest of mine on Stockholm Centralen]!

    Göteborg City [GSE] is another airport where some companies like Ryanair fly to. There are flights to London Stansted,, Frankfurt Hahn & Glasgow Prestwick, but I haven't been there, so I can't give you much info, but here's a link.

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    Train Travel

    by Marpessa Written Oct 2, 2005

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    There are three different kinds of trains to travel on in Sweden – the X 2000, Inter City and night trains. An X 2000 between Stockholm and Göteborg will cost about SEK 1100 and take just over 3 hours. An Inter City train can take between 5 and 6 hours and costs between SEK 440 and SEK 490 (depending on time). All trains have a bistro carriage or a service trolley. There is plenty of room to store any luggage you are carrying on the train.

    I traveled on an Inter City train between Stockholm and Göteborg – I had a rail pass valid in Finland, Sweden and Norway (available only to people living outside Europe – for people living in Europe I think there are Inter-Rail passes that you can buy in your own country) and therefore did not have to pay for a ticket, but like everyone else if I wanted to reserve a seat I would have had to pay an extra fee.

    You can buy tickets online from the website (which you can have sent to your home or pick them up from a ticket machine at the station) or at ticket machines or the ticket office at the station.

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    Vintage Tram

    by Marpessa Written Oct 2, 2005

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    In Göteborg there are trams and then there is the Ringlinien Vintage tram. From what I can tell the tram only runs in the summer. I took a short trip on this tram when I was in Göteborg; it is very cute and definitely old-fashioned. And apparently one of these vintage trams is 100 years old, although I have no idea if the one I went on was that one.

    The tram goes through the main parts of Göteborg between the Central Station and Liseberg.

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  • No FX at Goteborg CITY airport

    by IanL7781 Written Sep 20, 2005

    If you are flying to Goteborg CITY airport (GSE) - there are no foreign exchange facilities, not even an ATM to get local currency.

    Airport is very basic and Car Hire must be booked in advance. I don't think the car hire desks are manned unless required!

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  • Multitrip discount card

    by IanL7781 Written Sep 19, 2005

    You can buy a multitrip discount card for SEK100 which gives discounts on bus, tram and boat trips. You can also use the ONE card for more than one traveller, simple re-insert the card in the card in the validation terminal on the bus/tram or boat - once for each traveller and press the appropriate 'coupon' value. For travel in Gottenburg press 2 each time.

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    Busstation

    by elPierro Written Sep 9, 2005

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    The central busstation is in the same building as the trainstation. So connecting from train to bus is relatively easy. The station is completely covered, so in winter it's a convenient place to wait for a bus. When busses arrive they line-up to the doors, the sliding doors will be opened and everyone can get in without stepping outside.

    Busses serve the whole Göteborg Area. But when travelling around with public transport the Trams may be more convenient (though you have to wait in the open here).

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