Travel to Gothenburg

Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden. Direct connections by air are available from around 50 destinations. Together with trains and an excellent road and ferry network a fast journey is ensured.

Trains are served through SJ, ferries through Stena Line and buses by for example Swebus or Bus4You.

Travel by air from southern Europe takes less than three hours. London and Paris are only 1.5 hours away. Two airports are located within 25 minutes reach of the city centre. The main airport is Landvetter served by a number of airlines, but there is also the smaller Göteborg City Airport

Special offer!


Star Alliance logoThe Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the World Environmental Education Congress.


To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool.

Registered Event participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this Event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from : Turkish Airlines. To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective StarAlliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. Please quote the following Event code SK16S15 for ticket reservation.

We would like to encourage all passengers to climate compensate their travels.

Please do also take your time to read our Travel Policy in case you have any questions.

Special offer!

SJSJ will offer a 20 % discount on rebookable train tickets in 2nd class for the congress delegates. These tickets will be available for booking from 2015-04-20 and apply for travel between 2015-06-28 and 2015-07-02 29/6 - 2/7 2015.

The discount will be applicable for travel to and from Gothenburg.

In order to book your discounted train ticket, please click here.




Shuttle services

WEEC is not arranging any transport between the airports and the city center, but there are frequent shuttle services from Landvetter Airport (GOT) that take you to the city within 25 minutes of disembarkment.

Tickets can be pre-ordered over the internet. You can also buy tickets at Cityterminalen, the airport, at resellers or on board with a charge card. A ticket machine can also be found at some bus stops.

Customs and border formalities

Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Sweden. If you do need a visa to visit Sweden, please apply a minimum of three months prior to your trip. For further information on entry requirements and visas, please visit the Swedish Migration Board.

For a letter of invitation, please contact your organizer.

For customs regulations, please see information at Customs Administration of Sweden (Tullverket).

Travel in Gothenburg

By foot or bike

You can easily explore Gothenburg by foot as almost everything is found within walking distance. We would also like to encourage the use of the public bikes Styr & Ställ: After subscribing, the use of these bikes is free for the first 30 minutes, after which you can change to another bike or pay a small fee.

Public transport

Gothenburg’s tram, bus and ferry system is well developed. Take the tram or get on a ferry to see Gothenburg and its archipelago. The same ticket applies for trams, buses and ferries.

For more information on public transport please visit or Västtrafik.


Taxis can be hailed in the streets. Prices vary from company to company. Ask for a fixed price when travelling to or from the airport.

Taxi Göteborg                      tel +46 (0)31-65 00 00
Taxi Kurir                             tel +46 (0)31-27 27 27
Mini Taxi                              tel +46 (0)31-14 01 40