Whether they want to sample some new Scandinavian cuisine or pick up a few design bargains, travellers can head to Gothenburg any time. Flights to Gothenburg depart from a range of UK airports, and options include low-cost fares, so visiting one of Sweden's most exciting cities can be convenient and cheap at the same time.
There's only one airport in the Gothenburg area. Flights will always touch down at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, which can be found 13 miles southeast of the city itself. Both Swebus and Flygbussarna offer direct connections to the city, taking around 30 minutes to reach Gothenburg Central Station.
Gothenburg has excellent links to UK airports. Ryanair, Norwegian Air Shuttle and British Airways all serve Lansvetter. Travellers can fly from plenty of UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh and Manchester. So there should be a choice of departure points and fare types.
Travelling to Gothenburg by air is almost always the best way to travel. Alternatives like buses and trains require a ferry link at some stage, and total journey times will be well over 15 hours. That contrasts with flight times of about two hours from the UK in most cases – a huge difference. Flights are also convenient, with departures from Scotland, the northwest, Midlands and London. And a range of airlines serve the UK to Gothenburg route, mixing up premium and budget fares. Finally, getting into Gothenburg from Landsvetter is stress-free and relatively quick, with affordable shuttle buses meeting every plane.
When getting around Gothenburg, travellers will probably benefit from three-day passes for the Västtrafik network, which includes buses, trams and even ferries. They can be purchased from stations or via the To Go App, which makes life much easier. With that sorted out, start exploring. The Museum of Art houses a wonderful modern art collection, the Trädgårdsföreningen Park hosts dazzling floral displays and the Universeum is one of Europe's premier science museums. When sightseeing raises an appetite, Haga is the place to head, with its array of seafood eateries. And, if travellers want to get out of town, boat tours of the Southern Archipelago are not to be missed. Rent a bike, head to the port at Saltholmen and start discovering unspoiled nature in no time.