Airport Guide: Gothenburg Landvetter Airport
The Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is the second biggest airport in Sweden and is nowadays the only airport of Gothenburg after closure of the Gothenburg City Airport. From Gothenburg, there are dozens of scheduled daily flights to destinations all over Europe. The most important destinations that are served on a daily basis from Gothenburg include Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Berlin and Frankfurt.
With more than five million passengers in the last year, the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is one of the biggest airports in Scandinavia. However, the airport is differing from many others as it is no real hub for any airline.
Some airlines including Norwegian and Scandinavian Airlines operate a few different routes from Copenhagen, but there are only few exchange passengers. Anyway, the Gothenburg Airport is growing and offers good connections to many cities in Europe.
Most important airlines operating at Gothenburg Airport:
- Norwegian (Alicante, Barcelona, London, Malaga, Stockholm + seasonal routes)
- Scandinavian Airlines (Bergen, Copenhagen, London, Lulea, Malaga, Stockholm + seasonal routes)
- Wizz Air (Belgrade, Budapest, Gdansk, Skopje, Tuzla, Warsaw)
- Lufthansa (Munich, Frankfurt)
- British Airways and BA operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia (Aarhus, Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Manchester)
Shopping and eating at Gothenburg Airport
Even though the Gothenburg Airport is no hub for a major carrier, it offers a good shopping and dining experience. As there is just a single terminal, the choice of food for all passengers is very good. While a few cafés and restaurants including the fast food chain MAX are located before security check, most restaurants and café can be found after security.
Apart from a little kiosk and a newsagent, all major shops are located behind security check as well. Passengers may shop clothes, electronics, books, gifs, souvenirs and much more. There is also a large duty free shop.
- All restaurants and cafés at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport
- All shops at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport
Sleeping at Gothenburg Airport
While many important hubs are offering dedicated sleeping areas inside the airport, the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport does not. Instead, travelers may need a hotel if they want to stay overnight at the Gothenburg Airport. The other possibility may be sleeping on one of the benches.
When it comes to hotels, guests may choose the Landvetter Airport Hotel, located right across the airport. Due to the good location and the high standard of accommodation (4 Star), the hotel is pretty expensive. Rates usually start at 1.200 SEK (~ 130 Euro / 140 Euro) a night. If you search for a cheaper hotel, you might consider hotels some kilometers away from the airport like the Ibis Styles Göteborg Lerum or a hotel in the city center.
Lounges at Gothenburg Airport
At the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport there are just three lounges. Two are located in the international section after security check and one before security check in the domestic section of the airport. The latter one is the Express Lounge which is either accessible by pay at the door or a membership at Priority Pass.
Also, some airlines may hand you over an invitation if you are flying Business Class or are a frequent traveler. The same procedure goes for the Menzies Aviation Lounge after security check. The SAS Business Class Lounge may only be accessed by Star Alliance frequent travelers flying with a Star Alliance carrier in Business or First Class.
Lounges at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport:
- Express Lounge (Priority Pass / Entrance Fee)
- Menzies Aviation Lounge (Priority Pass / Entrance Fee)
- SAS Business Class Lounge (Star Alliance Business Class / Frequent Flyer)
Transportation at Gothenburg Airport
While the biggest airport in Sweden, the Stockholm Arlanda Airport, offers a great fast train connection to the city center, transportation at the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is way worse. There is no train connection to the city center.
The only way to get from the Landvetter Airport to Gothenburg by public transportation is taking either the Flygbussarna or the Swebus that take 20 to 30 minutes depending on where you are going. Swebus also operates services to the nearby city Boras. You may also consider a taxi or a rental car. The connection to the city center by car is pretty good, however taxis are generally expensive in Sweden.
- Swebus is the cheaper choice with 59 SEK (~ 6,30 Euro / 6.80 US-Dollar) each way when pre-booking
- Flybussarna tickets cost 95 SEK (~ 10,10 Euro / 11 US-Dollar) each way when pre-booking
- Taxis cost approximately 400 SEK (~ 42,50 Euro / 46,30 US-Dollar) each way