Transport in Gothenburg

Transport in Gothenburg

One of the things that makes Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, so appealing to travellers is how easy it is to reach all parts of the town by public transport. The compact historic city centre is easy to walk and visitors can take advantage of a number of forms of transport to get around

Visitors arriving on cheap flights to Gothenburg will probably take the bus from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport to the city centre. The airport bus, or Flygbussarna, stops at Nils Ericson Bus Terminal, within easy reach of the central train station, Brunnsparken bus terminal and several other forms of transportation. 

Gothenburg's most famous form of transportation is undoubtedly its tram network. With over 93 miles (150 kilometres) of tram lines, it is the largest system of its kind in Scandinavia. The tram system covers the city centre thoroughly. Outside of the city centre, buses are a more reliable way to get around. Along the shore, ferries take visitors to the islands in the archipelago.

Buses, trams and ferries are all part of a unified public transport system; tickets must be purchased in advance. For visitors, the most efficient option is likely to be a one-day or three-day pass, which offers unlimited travel for a fixed price. 

In addition to buses, trams and ferries, Gothenburg also has a system of bicycle paths, with over 372 miles (600 km) of cycling paths, including some of the islands. A bicycle sharing system allows bicycles to be picked up from stations around the city free of charge for up to 30 minutes. Journeys of over 30 minutes are charged at a rate that increases as time goes on.

With buses, trams, ferries, bicycles and more, Gothenburg's transit system makes it one of the most accessible cities for visitors in Scandinavia.


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