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Gothenburg, Vastra Gotalands Lan, Sweden

How much does it cost to travel to Gothenburg?

You should plan to spend around $100 (kr1,060) per day on your vacation in Gothenburg. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (kr415) on meals
  • $19 (kr199) on local transportation
  • $82 (kr869) on hotels

A one week trip to Gothenburg for two people costs, on average, $1,400 (kr14,834). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Gothenburg cost?

A one week trip to Gothenburg usually costs around $700 (kr7,417) for one person and $1,400 (kr14,834) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Gothenburg on average costs around $1,400 (kr14,834) for one person and $2,801 (kr29,669) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Gothenburg will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Gothenburg on average costs around $3,001 (kr31,788) for one person and $6,001 (kr63,576) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Gothenburg has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Gothenburg expensive to visit?

Prices in Gothenburg are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Gothenburg is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Gothenburg Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Gothenburg?

The average Gothenburg trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Gothenburg travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr869 ($82)
Local Transportation 1 kr199 ($19)
Food 2 kr415 ($39)
Entertainment 1 kr168 ($16)
Alcohol 2 kr111 - 332 ($10 - 31)
Accommodation Budget in Gothenburg
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Gothenburg is $41 (kr434). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Gothenburg is $82 (kr869). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Gothenburg

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Gothenburg based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $90. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Gothenburg
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Gothenburg is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (kr199) per person, per day, on local transportation in Gothenburg.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Gothenburg
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Food Budget in Gothenburg
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  • While meal prices in Gothenburg can vary, the average cost of food in Gothenburg is $39 (kr415) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Gothenburg should cost around $16 (kr166) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Gothenburg is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Gothenburg
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  • Entertainment and activities in Gothenburg typically cost an average of $16 (kr168) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

The Go City Gothenburg Pass offers great discounts on attractions in Gothenburg. With the Go City Explorer pass, you can choose to visit specific sights and attractions at a discount. Or, you can visit as many included attractions as you like with a multi-day All-Inclusive Pass. The average visitor saves 30% off of the regular admission prices.

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Alcohol Budget in Gothenburg
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  • The average person spends about $21 (kr221) on alcoholic beverages in Gothenburg per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Gothenburg On a Budget
Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden with a population of about 500,000. It is located on the western coast at the edge of the Gota River. It's a very friendly and welcoming city with a great vibe. Part of its energy comes from the Gothenburg University, which, with over 60,000 students, is the largest university in the country. Historically, Gothenburg has working class roots which are still apparent today, particularly in the city's harbour area. Recently there has been a growing number of expensive restaurants and cafes, showing that the demographic continues to evolve.

The climate in Gothenburg is oceanic and the temperatures are relatively mild given the city's northern location. It is effected by the Gulf Stream, which keeps the temperatures moderate throughout the year. Summers have average highs of about 20 degrees Celsius and winters are cold and windy with temperatures hovering around freezing. Snow is common between the months of December and March and can sometimes occur during either November or April or even as early as October or as late as May. During the summer there are about 18 hours of sunlight and only 6 and half hours of sunlight during the shortest days in December.
Gothenburg is a city with many beautiful parks and gardens. The Botanical Gardens (or Botaniska Tradgarden), built in 1924, is one of the country's best, containing a rock garden, arboretum, and green houses, as well as a restaurant and cafe. It is located near Slottsskogen, a large English garden and popular spot for daytime activity and picnics. Some features within the park include the Museum of Natural History, an observatory, a mini golf course, and a children's zoo. The Horticultural Gardens (or Tradgardsforeningen), located in the city center, is also well-visited with a beautiful collection of roses.

As far as history goes, Skansen Kronan is a hilltop fortification, located southwest of the city center that built in the 17th century. It has been used as a prison, military museum, and today houses a restaurant and conference facility. Other architectural sights in the city include Gothenburg Cathedral, Christinae Church, Crown House (built in 1643-55, and once home to the Swedish Parliament), and the Oscar Fredrik Church.

Gothenburg's museums are another way to experience the local history, art, and culture. Some of the most popular include the Aeroseum (an aircraft museum in a former military underground Air Force base), the Volvo Museum, the Universeum (a public science center featuring an indoor rainforest habitat), and the Gothenburg Fine Art Museum (or Goteborgs Konstmuseum). The Museum of World Culture, the Maritime Museum, the Maritiman (world's largest floating museum of ships), and the Gothenburg Natural History Museum are also well-visited.
Boroughs in Gothenburg include Norra Hisingen, Angered, Ostra Goteborg, Vastra Hisingen, Lundby, Majorna-Linne, Centrum, Orgryte-Harlanda, Vastra Goteborg, and Askim-Frolunda-Hogsbo.

Kungsportsavenyn, better known as the Avenyn, is Gothenburg's main boulevard. Stretching from the bridge Kungsportsbron by the canal to the Gotaplatsen public square and heart of the city, the beautifully landscaped avenue is lined with plenty of opportunities for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Another interesting neighborhood to visit is Haga, a city district with picturesque wooden houses from the 19th century. The more bohemian Langgatan streets (Forsta, Andra, Tredje and Fjarde Langgatan) located near Haga are also fun to explore. The street is renowned for its many restaurants, bars, galleries and record shops. Fairly unknown to tourists, this neighborhood usually attracts creative types looking for a more authentic experience away from the commercial bustle.

Activities around town include visiting, Liseberg, which is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia, taking a Paddan tourist boat on the city canals, going canoeing on Lake Delsjon, going out on a sailing yacht, visiting the Coteborg Opera House, or enjoying the view from Guldhedstornet, which is the highest point and the highest cafe in the city.
Food and Dining
The main restaurant street in town is Linnegatan. The main stretch of restaurants are between Jarntorget and Linneplatsen. Here you'll find plenty of different options that cater to those seeking both budget and more moderately priced dining options. You will find the best deals at lunch time, which is between 11:30 and 14:00. Popular budget options include pizza, Indian, Japanese, and a handful of very good vegetarian restaurants. There are also some good falafel stands around town.

As mentioned before, the Avenyn (Kungsportsavenyn) is also lined with plenty of restaurants for all tastes and budgets. Being a major city, Gothenburg has options catering to those with international tastes as well as visitors looking to sample the local flavors. Some Swedish specialties to try while visiting include inlagt sill (or pickled herring, once a staple for fishing communities on the inlets and archipelagoes of western Sweden), Snaps (a local alcoholic beverage that compliments the herring), oysters (and other seafood, always fresh!), the Christmas Table or Julbord (a buffet with traditional items like herring, smoked salmon, cured meats, and stuffed eggs), coffee and cinnamon buns, and chocolate with sea salt.

Public transportation in Gothenburg is operated by Vasttrafik and includes trams, buses and ferries. It can be slow and frustrating a lot of the time. To travel across the city, it can take up to an hour to cover the 10 kilometer distance. If you're traveling within the central area, however, the public transport can be more efficient. Make sure you travel with a map as there are few maps at the tram stops. The city has the largest light rail network in Scandinavia, which includes 12 tram lines, most of which stop at the main tram stop, Brunnsparken. This is very close to the train station, Centralstationen. The trams run approximately every 10 minutes during the day and twice an hour at night. If you're planning to go farther outside of the city center, then buses are probably your best option. There are a few express bus lines that go to the far edges of town and even to nearby towns. Alternatively, taxis are quite efficient although much more expensive. They are relatively easy to catch, clean, comfortable and safe.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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