How to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg

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from Stockholm to Gothenburg

You can get from Stockholm to Gothenburg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Stockholm to Gothenburg on Jun 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Stockholm and Gothenburg

distanceDistance246 miles (397 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $28 (€25) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Ryanair or MTR Express

Travel 246 miles (397 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Gothenburg from Stockholm. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Ryanair or MTR Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Stockholm to Gothenburg.

How to Travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg

The journey from Stockholm to Gothenburg is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. Traveling from Stockholm to Gothenburg is easy to do by trains, buses, or flights. The fastest way is by taking a flight or train, while taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg. Key departure points in Stockholm include Stockholm central train station, Stockholm Cityterminalen bus station, and Stockholm's Arlanda and Bromma airports.

Trains from Stockholm to Gothenburg | Flights from Stockholm to Gothenburg | Return trips from Gothenburg to Stockholm

Stockholm to Gothenburg Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€36

6:15 h

2 Weeks Ahead

trains

€45

3:16 h

1 Month Ahead

flight

€50

0:55 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg?

Cheapest way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg; however, trains are only €9 more expensive on average and are around 3 hours faster than taking the bus. There are usually 14 buses traveling from Stockholm to Gothenburg per day. Swebus operates 5 buses which depart from Stockholm's Cityterminalen bus station and take from 7-7½ hours to arrive at Göteborg Nils Ericsson Terminalen. FlixBus operates 3 or 4 buses which depart from Stockholm's Terminalslingan bus station and take between 6 and 7 hours to arrive at Göteborg Nils Ericsson Terminalen. Nettbuss Express also usually offers 6 Stockholm to Gothenburg buses per day.


Fastest way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg. Flights depart from either Stockholm's Bromma or Arlanda airport and arrive at Gothenburg Landvetter airport after an hour of flight time. However, when travel time to and from Stockholm and Gothenburg's airports is taken into consideration, taking a flight takes approximately 3½ hours which is actually comperable to the train. Airlines that travel directly from Stockholm to Gothenburg include SAS, Norwegian Air, and Tasman Cargo Airlines.


Most popular way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg. Taking the train is approximately 3 hours faster than taking the bus. There are usually 16-17 trains that travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg every day, with the first train departing Stockholm centralstation at 6:00 a.m. All trains arrive at Göteborg centralstation. All trains traveling from Stockholm to Gothenburg are operated by SJ and MTRX.


How to get from Stockholm to Gothenburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Stockholm to Gothenburg, 93,87% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Stockholm to Gothenburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel to Gothenburg from Stockholm. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Stockholm to Gothenburg is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Gothenburg:

A ferry is generally $34 (€30) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $34 (€30) from Stockholm to Gothenburg.

Taking a ferry is usually $28 (€25) less than taking a flight to Gothenburg, which costs on average $28 (€25) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $44 (€39) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $44 (€39) from Stockholm to Gothenburg.

The fastest way from Stockholm to Gothenburg is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Gothenburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 2 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 246 miles (397 km) from Stockholm to Gothenburg.

The average frequency per day from Stockholm to Gothenburg is:

  • 9 buses a day.
  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Gothenburg from Stockholm as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Stockholm to Gothenburg:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Stockholm, Terminalslingan and arrive in Gothenburg, Operan.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Stockholm Arlanda Airport and arrive in Göteborg-Landvetter Flygplats.
  • Most travelers board their train from Stockholm Centralstation and arrive in Göteborg, Centralstation.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Stockholm to Gothenburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Gothenburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Stockholm to Gothenburg tickets on Omio for $34 (€30).
  • Ryanair can take you to Gothenburg by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Stockholm to Gothenburg for $28 (€25).
  • Travel with MTR Express to go to Gothenburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find MTR Express Stockholm to Gothenburg tickets on Omio for $44 (€39).

Yes, there are direct services available from Stockholm to Gothenburg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 8 direct buses per day with Flixbus, Bus4you or Vy Bus4You.
  • You can find around 25 direct trains per day and travel with SJ, MTR Express or FlixTrain.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Gothenburg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Stockholm to Gothenburg.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Stockholm to Gothenburg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Copenhagen, Oslo or Malmö. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Stockholm and Gothenburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Gothenburg and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Stockholm to Gothenburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $34 (€30) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $28 (€25) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $44 (€39) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Stockholm to Gothenburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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