How to get to Gothenburg Centralstation Train Station

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Gothenburg Centralstation station information & facilities

Distance from Gothenburg Centralstation to city center
Distance from Gothenburg Centralstation to city center
1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 10: 15 - 18: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Tram lines: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13
Bus lines: 60327, 61327, Flygbussarna
Train lines: 029, FLX, MTRX, SJ Regionaltåg, SJ SJ3000, SJ X2000, Tågab, Västtågen, Öresundståg
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Göteborg-Landvetter Flygplats
16 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Flygbussarna shuttle service for 30 minutes to reach the airport from the station. It departs every 40 minutes.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
The station WiFi is called " All Station Guests" and is free to use.
ATM
ATM
There are 6 ATM machines located in the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
There are storage lockers at the station that are locked digitally and opened with a code.
Dining
Dining
Burger King | Espresso House | Frankfurter Cabanossy & Grill | Franks gatukök | Fruit & Berry | Happy M Kitchen | Le Croissant | Lilla London | Metropolitan | Mr. Shou | & many more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
Opposite the taxi station.
Accessibility
Accessibility
All entrances to the station are accessible. Barrier-free toilets and handicapped parking spaces are available for a fee. Personalized special assistance can be requested.
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Travel from Gothenburg city centre to Gothenburg Central Station

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and is popular for its great medical establishments, general services and education. The city also has a great reputation for its beautiful coastline, high-quality restaurants, and amazing seafood. Whilst it’s an ancient city with a lot of history, which dates back to the 19th century, it also has some brilliant modern amenities too. Since the 19thcentury, Gothenburg has evolved into a blossoming industrial contemporary city, with Gothenburg central train station being one of the main relics from this period. Being the oldest and largest train station in Sweden, it has 16 platforms that connect trains to many other major Swedish cities and other countries across the borders.

Gothenburg central station not only has local connections, but also regional, and international train connections too, with there being five different departure lines. The departure lines are the Norway/Vanern line, which travel to Erlangen, Oslo and the north; the Bogus line which goes towards Uddevalla, Stromstand and the north of the country, the coast-to-coast line which heads to Boras, Kalmar and to the southeast of the country, the west-coast line which travels toCopenhagen, Kungsbacka and west of Gothenburg, and the western main line which travels to the capital, Stockholm, Alingus and Lulea.

How far is it Gothenburg city centre to Gothenburg centralstation train station?

Gothenburg central station is varying distances from other areas of the city. The train station is about 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city conference, which is the central area of the city. It takes around 3min if you cycle or travel on a lime electric scooter, whilst it’s about a 5min walk if you follow the route past Ostra Lamgatan and Dottingtorget. If you were to take a tram from Gothenburg Museum of Arts then the journey would take about 10min to the train station. The tram lines that operate this route are 1, 4, and 10. You will depart from from Gothenburg Berzeliigatan, which is only a short walk from the museum and the trams depart every 15min or so. You can also take a bus from this museum, which takes about 11min to to get to Gothenburg Central train station.

The bus numbers that you can take for this route are numbers 18 and 50, whilst you can also take the Rod Ex service. There is also the option to walk or ride a bicycle from the art museum to the main train station, which tends to take 20min by foot and 11min cycling. It takes even less time on an electric scooter. The numbers 101,11, 4 and 1 tram lines will take you from Göteborg Brunnsparken to Gothenburg Central Station and they normally depart every 4min or so, with the journey also taking about 4min. You can also get bus line 6, which completes the same distance in about 4min too. This bus departs less frequently though, at around every 30min.

What is the best way to get to Gothenburg centralstation train station from Gothenburg city centre?

There is an extensive public transportation system in Gothenburg, which consists of buses, trams, commuter trains, boats and ferries. However, you can also reach some of the city’s best hidden gems by walking, hiring a bike, or going for a spin on one of the new electric scooters. From Gothenburg Central Station you can reach other parts of the city with ease, regardless of where you are going. You can use the tram station at Drottningtorget, which is a 1min walk from Gothenburg Central Station. This tram station operates tram lines 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, or 13. Alternatively you can also walk from Nils Ericson bus station to Gothenburg Central Station. Trams tend to be the best way to get around the city though, as they are fast, convenient and operate during both the day and night. You can use any of these modes of transport to get to Gothenburg Central Station, from where you can connect to various European destinations.

Where is/are the airport(s) in Gothenburg and how to get there?

Flights that arrive into Gothenburg will land at Göteborg Landvetter Airport, which is the biggest of the three airports in the city and Gothenburg's only airport that operates international flights. The airport terminal is about 12.5 miles (20 km) from the centre of the city. You can take taxis to the airport with ease, but the Flygbussarna coach service provides a cheaper and very convenient way to travel from the centre of Gothenburg to the airport.

How accessible is Gothenburg main train station for those with limited mobility?

In Sweden you will find that public transport tends to be very accessible for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. Around 90% of the public bus stations in the city ensure that disabled travellers have easy access to transport. If you are travelling with a wheelchair you can use metal ramps to help you board and alight the buses. Also, when using the tram service in Gothenburg, you will be able to make use of the low-floor, which enables travellers with reduced mobility to get on and off the trams with ease. Trains also provide ramps for passengers that are travelling with wheelchairs, so that it is easier to board and alight. When using a ferry or boat service you will also benefit from helpful crew members and large gangways, so that you can travel with ease.

Travel from Gothenburg city centre to Gothenburg Central Station: bridge in Gothenburg at dusk

Gothenburgh Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Gothenburg centralstation

Travelling at night is a great choice as you can enjoy comfort on often quieter services. You can travel from Gothenburg central train station to parts of the country at night. For example, the Vy Bus4You offers a train connection to Copenhagen at about 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. If you want to travel in style then you can get a first-class ticket, which provides you with enhanced comfort and extra privacy. You will also be able to enjoy a complementary meal if you opt for this ticket. If you are travelling on a shoe-string, then you might want a cheaper ticket though. Economy coaches are still a great option and provide you with the chance to meet like-minded passengers. The train duration will vary based on the date you depart and also how many connections there are along the way.

Travelling by train in Gothenburg : Sustainable journey

If you travel by bus or train you will be expending less fuel than if you were to complete the journey by cars or plane. Travelling by bus or train is a more efficient and environmentally friendly way to complete your journey. These modes of transport release less carbon dioxide per passenger during the journey compared to that of cars or planes. It has been reported that train and bus travel can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 13 times compared to that of car and plane journeys.

Local tips: Gothenburg main train station points of interest

Public transportation is great as it provides a fast and convenient way to travel to other parts of the city. It’s a very popular way to travel from Gothenburg Central Station to the city centre. It’s easy to reach popular attractions in the city if you use a Gothenburg Travelcard or a City Pass. You will be able to visit a great array of important attractions in the city within a few minutes of travelling. For instance, you can travel to amusement parks, museums, and some of the islands. You can also visit other popular places too, such as:

  • Bon Bon Bar
  • Horticultural Gardens
  • Ocean Bus
  • Segway Adventure
  • Gothenburg Bike Tour

What to do in Gothenburg

Whether it’s the tasty seafood and high quality restaurants in the city or the beautiful coastline and the city’s great history, Omio The Window Seat has something for everyone. If you are travelling with your family, then you can take your children to the Liseberg Amusement Park. Here you can enjoy a range of activities, such as live music, great food and thrilling rides. You will also not want to miss Slottsskogen Park, which gives you the opportunity to get up-close to a range of animals, such as deer, penguins and seals. You can also take advantage of the Great Outdoors too, with there being lots to see at the Southern Archipelago.

Here you can browse the beautiful villages or go for a dip at one of the pristine beaches. You will also be able to take in some stunning scenery, which makes for a great family photo. If you are interested in conservation, then you should head to Gothenburg Botanical Garden, where you can enjoy some lovely gardens and flowers. Before you leave, don’t forget to try some delicious food at one of the local restaurants in town.

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