Gothenburg - Essential Information
FOREX Bank is since 1965 the Scandinavian market leader in foreign currencies. Since mid-2003 FOREX Bank also offers a growing range of other banking services deposits, loans, payment services, transaction services and credit and debit cards. FOREX Bank is centrally located throughout Scandinavia with more than 130 branches. At FOREX Bank you can buy foreign currency free of charge, at hours that suit you.
Gothenburg has two airports: Landvetter International Airport and Gothenburg City Airport.
Landvetter, which is situated 25 kilometres from the centre, is used for domestic and international flights, and by most of the major airlines. Airport buses run every fifteen minutes at peak hours to and from central Gothenburg. They take about 30 minutes and costs 90 kronor. Taxis start at about 380 kronor and take at least 20 minutes.
Gothenburg City Airport is located about 15 kilometres from the centre and is mainly served by low-cost airlines. Buses depart from the Nils Ericson- terminal every two hours and 20 minutes before every departure. The bus trip takes 30 minutes and costs 70 kronor. The cost of a taxi is slightly cheaper than the one to Landvetter.
Gothenburg Central Station, where local and regional trains arrive and depart, is located adjacent to Nils Ericson-terminal, which is the centre for national bus traffic. Swebus and GoByBus also run from there and they operate several daily services from the larger Swedish towns as well as Oslo and Copenhagen.
Gothenburg is characterized by its trams. When you have familiarised yourself with the lines, it is a pleasant way of getting around thanks to the view out of the window. For more information on buses, ferries and trams, please visit the website:
There are plenty of low price taxis in Gothenburg, however in the evening they are often fully booked and hard to order. The alternative is to flag down a taxi yourself. Three reliable taxi companies are:
+46 31 650 000
+46 31 272 727
+46 31 140 140
Stamps can be bought in kiosks and Pressbyrå shops and at the Post Centres that are to be found in some shops.
Emergency Dental Service in Gothenburg helps both adults and children with acute problems with their teeth.
There are several different pharmacies in Gothenburg and you find one on almost every street. Opening hours are the same as shops. Apotek Hjärtat, a pharmacy open outside normal hours, is located inside the shoppingcenter, Nordstan.
Country code: +46
Area code: 031
220-240 V AC 50Hz