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Archipelago Islands, Gothenburg
 

Practical info Gothenburg, Swedia

Getting around the city

Getting around in Gothenburg is fairly simple thanks to the city's organised layout. The city centre is pedestrian-friendly, and walking is considered the best way to take in all the sights. Bicycles are also available for hire, and a network of bike paths make it a pleasant and convenient mode of transport. Public transportation is made up of a network of buses, trams, and ferries. Tickets are sold at 7-Eleven shops, transport service centres, and Pressbyrån shops. Single tickets are also available on trams; however, one, three, or 30-day tickets, or the Gothenburg City Card, are generally more economical options for busy travellers. Bicycle and tram traffic can make driving in Gothenburg a bit confusing, and renting a car is generally only necessary for trips outside the city centre. Taxis are available by phone but they are not regulated and are considered rather expensive.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Electricity

Electric current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Standard European two-pin plugs are used.

Currency

The Swedish monetary unit is the Kronor/Krona or Crown (SEK), which is divided into 100 öre. Banks exchange money during business hours from Monday to Friday. At other times money can be changed at airports, ferry terminals, post offices and Forex exchange offices, which are open daily. There are numerous ATMs throughout the country, most of which accept MasterCard and Visa. Most major credit cards are widely accepted for payment throughout Sweden.

Communication

The country code for Sweden is +46. There is good coverage across the country for mobile telephones, which use different GSM 900 and 1800 networks. Internet cafes can be found in all the cities and towns.

Emergency number

Emergencies: 112

Visa and health information

Everything about visa and health information

Public holidays

Climate

Göteborg-Landvetter International Airport

www.swedavia.com/landvetter

Getting to the city

An airport bus departs frequently to the city centre; a local bus network is also available. Tickets are available from self-service machines.

Car rental

Car rental agencies at the airport include Hertz, Avis, Budget and Europcar.

Airport taxi's

Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall. Fares to central Gothenburg are usually charged at a fixed price.

Transfer between terminals

The airport used to have two terminals, but they have now been combined.

Facilities

A full banking service and foreign exchange are offered, ATMs are available in the Arrivals and Departures halls. There are several bars, cafes and restaurants in the airport. Other facilities include an internet café, safe deposit boxes, children's playgrounds, tourist information and various stores and duty-free shops. Those with disabilities are well catered for.

Parking

Long- and short-term car parking options are available. Lots P2, P3 and P4 are adjacent to the terminal while P5, P6 and P7 are a bit farther away.

Internet

Free wifi is available for three hours, after which a small fee applies.