You can get from Stockholm to Gothenburg by train, bus or flight.
To get from Stockholm to Gothenburg on 24 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||246 miles (397 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£20 - £109|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £20 • 3 h 17 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £109 • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||Sas Airways, Flixbus or FlixTrain|
Travel 246 miles (397 km) by flight, coach or train from Stockholm to Gothenburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Sas Airways, Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Stockholm to Gothenburg.
There are plenty of ways to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg, putting Sweden's second-largest city within easy reach. It's an extremely well-travelled route, and options range from high-speed trains to buses and flights. Journey times vary, with flights taking around 55 minutes, the fastest trains taking 2 hours 57 minutes, and buses reaching Gothenburg in just over 6 hours 30 minutes. And whenever customers need to travel, there will be no shortage of departures to choose.
Unusually for long-distance intercity travel, trains from Stockholm to Gothenburg can often be cheaper than buses. Services from both MRT Express and SJ will tend to undercut bus prices, making them a very attractive transport option. Trains are also much quicker, regularly taking just under 3 hours. Services run daily, with two to three departures per hour, and they travel from central Stockholm to central Gothenburg. No changes are needed, and passengers can sit back, relax, and let the journey unfold.
If speed is the most important issue, trains may not be the best way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg. That's because flights are available from SAS, Norwegian, and Braathens Regional Airways, which take just 55 minutes. Flights leave from Bromma and Arlanda in Stockholm, providing flexible options for those in the capital. And they touch down at Landvetter, a 25-minute bus ride from central Gothenburg. Additionally, there's no lack of choices. With 18 to 21 direct weekday flights and eight to 10 on weekends, selecting a convenient departure time should always be possible.
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Taking the train is a popular way to head from the Swedish capital to Gothenburg. A couple of operators offer connections on the route, including the Swedish national carrier, SJ, and MRT Express, which specialises in the Gothenburg to Stockholm route. Both companies run trains from Stockholm's Central Station to Gothenburg Central Station, with no changes needed. This means that travellers can head straight to the centre of Gotheburg without worrying about transfers. And both carriers offer journey times of around three hours. There are departures every hour during the week, starting from early morning every day until its final departure in the evening. So finding convenient tickets won't be tough.
Generally a less popular option than trains, it's definitely possible to take the bus to Gothenburg from Stockholm, and affordable fares are often available. Nettbuss runs services from Stockholm Terminalslingan to Gothenburg's Nils Ericson Terminalen, which is in the north of the city centre, not more than a 15 minutes' walk from most attractions. There are four to eight direct buses every day that don't require a change. Journey times are fairly long, at around 6 hours 30 minutes in most cases. However, there are plenty of Sunday services, which may be handy for some travellers.
Flying is the fastest option for anyone who needs to travel to Gothenburg from Stockholm, with flights usually taking 55 minutes. Carriers include major airlines like Norwegian and SAS, as well as the regional airline Braathens, and passengers can choose to fly from either Stockholm Arlanda or Bromma airports. Prices vary depending on which airline travellers choose, and travellers are spoilt for choice. Expect 18 to 21 flights per day during the week and eight to 10 on Saturdays and Sundays. All arrive at Landsvetter, about 10 miles east of Gothenburg. From there, buses take 20 minutes to run into town, so total journey times can exceed 2 hours when transfers are accounted for.
There are 3 ways that you can travel to Gothenburg from Stockholm. You can take a flight, coach or train.
Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Stockholm to Gothenburg. Tickets for a train cost on average £20.
This is compared to other travel options to Gothenburg:
A train is generally £89 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £109 from Stockholm to Gothenburg.
A train is generally £3 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £23 from Stockholm to Gothenburg.
The fastest way from Stockholm to Gothenburg is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.
Other travel options to Gothenburg from Stockholm can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 30 min on average.
In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 17 min on average.
Gothenburg is approximately 246 miles (397 km) away from Stockholm.
The average frequency per day from Stockholm to Gothenburg is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Gothenburg from Stockholm as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Stockholm to Gothenburg:
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