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.

Gothenburg is a green city with boulevards and many parks. Tram is a popular mode of transport amongst the 560,000 inhabitants. The compact city centre hosts lots of independent boutiques, shopping malls and cafés, all within easy walking distances. Two universities, both situated in the city centre, and some 50,000 students give Gothenburg a lively atmosphere. The closeness to the sea makes Gothenburg special. The coast and islands are renowned for their natural beauty and picturesque habitation. Gothenburg is rated one of the best food cities in Europe, and the city has several Michelin starred restaurants. Excellent fish and seafood are often featured on the menu.

The Port of Gothenburg works in collaboration with Goteborg&Co to develop Gothenburg as a cruise destination. Read more about what the city offers you as a cruise traveler.

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: 5-10 min
From outer harbour: Approximately 15-20 min
Gothenburg city centre is on the
other side of the Göta Älv river
Distance from Landvetter Airport
to the city centre: 
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport: 30 min
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
Kungsportsplatsen
(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

A ticket van is available at selected calls for selling tickets and inform guests about the local transportation system. For transportation From Arendal-, Skandia- and Älvsborgs port to central Gothenburg, take bus no 32 EKETRÄGATAN and change to tram at Eketrägatan to Gothenburg central station. Takes around 40 min. From Central Gothenburg to Arendal-, Skandia- and Älvsborg port take tram from Gothenburg Central to EKETRÄGATAN and change to bus no 32 ARENDAL. Takes around 40 min.

For more information, visit Västtrafik's website.

REGAL PRINCESS ENTERING THE PORT OF GOTHENBURG IN 2015.