Destination Gothenburg

Gothenburg is an attractive and multifaceted cruise destination that is highly popular for a variety of reasons, including the cosy and inviting atmosphere in the city, the wide selection of restaurants and cafeterias and the fact that most things are within walking distance.


It is easy to make your way around Gothenburg by tram, bus or boat.

Useful information about Gothenburg 

Store opening hours Monday–Friday: 10.00–19.00
Saturday: 10.00–16.00
Sunday: 11.00–16.00
Distance from the city centre From inner harbour: 1 km
From outer harbour: Approximately 10 km
Gothenburg city centre is on the
other side of the Göta Älv river
Distance from Landvetter Airport
to the city centre: 
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport: 25 km
Tourist Office

Tourist Information Office
in the Nordstan Shopping Centre 
Monday-Friday: 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday and public holidays: 10.00–18.00

Tourist Office at
(January 2 - April 30)
Monday-Friday: 09.30 - 17.00
Saturday: 10.00 - 14.00, Sunday: closed

Nearest pharmacy In the Nordstan Shopping Centre 


Local public transport
You can make your way around Gothenburg by tram, bus or boat. The first tram service in Gothenburg started in 1879. Today there are 13 tram services that transport you quickly and conveniently around the city. If you wish to cross the Göta Älv River you can do so by tram, bus or the Älvsnabben ferry. If you wish to travel by bus you must purchase a ticket before you begin your journey. Tickets can be purchased at any Västtrafik Service Office, at Pressbyrån or at a 7-Eleven store. It is not possible to pay the driver directly although ticket machines are available on trams and ferries.

Further information is available on the Västtrafik website.



The Port of Gothenburg works in collaboration with Göteborg & Co to develop Gothenburg as a cruise destination. Read more about what the city can offer you as a cruise traveller.


Cruise berth 751 Arendal, outer port area
Located at the quayside is the impressive 6,000 square metre Volvo Museum. There is also a cafeteria and a shop that sells souvenirs, postcards and other items. It takes around 20 minutes by taxi or bus into the city centre.

Cruise berth 107 Frihamnen, inner port area
Frihamnen is located in the heart of Gothenburg. It takes just five minutes by bus to the city centre or 50 minutes on foot across the Göta Älv Bridge, which offers an excellent view of Gothenburg Opera House, the quays and the four-masted barque Viking.

Skandiahamnen 643, outer port area
Skandiahamnen can receive cruise ships of any size and this is where the very largest ships often dock. It is just 9 km from Skandiahamnen into the centre of Gothenburg and it takes around 15-20 minutes by bus.

Amerikakajen 36, inner port area
Amerikakajen can receive cruise ships up to 175 m in length. The berth is 2 km from Gothenburg city centre and it is easy to get there by tram from the tram stop at Stigbergstorget. It takes around 10 minutes by transfer bus into the city centre.