Arriving in Gothenburg
by land: The Gothenburg central train station and the Nils Ericson Terminalen, the long distance bus terminal of Gothenburg, are both located in the city center. Of special note is the night train connection from Berlin, Germany to Malmö, Sweden, which runs regularly during the summer and is often not accounted for on other train operator’s websites. From Malmö, there are many options for getting to Gothenburg by train or bus.
by water: Stena Line operates two regular ferry lines to Gothenburg: from Frederikshavn, Denmark and Kiel, Germany. There are further ferry lines to other cities in the south of Sweden. Coming from central Europe, taking the ferry is usually less complicated and often faster than taking trains through Denmark.
by air: The airport closest to Gothenburg is Landvetter airport (GOT). We recommend using the shuttle service operated by the Vy bus company between the airport and the city center of Gothenburg. Tickets can be purchased online and in person at machines at the airport and at some bus stops. Note that a round-trip ticket is cheaper than two single trip tickets.
Staying in Gothenburg
The following hotels are located within walking distance of the venue:
- Quality Hotel Panorama
- Hotel Lorensberg
- Elite Park Hotel
- Scandic Rubinen
- Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel
The Liseberg amusement park adjacent to the venue offers reduced rates on hotel reservations to attendees of LC2024. The offer covers the Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel (15% discount) and the Lisebergsbyn (10% discount). The discounts are applied automatically when booking through the links above. Note the offer only applies for stays during the period 23–26 June. The cancellation policies will be the same as detailed on the hotels’ webpages.
Being in Gothenburg
Once arrived at Gothenburg, there are various things to keep in mind.
The currency of Sweden is the Swedish kronor (SEK). Many Swedish businesses operate cashless, including most restaurants and local businesses. Rather than obtaining physical SEK, we thus recommend bringing a debit or credit card with favorable currency exchange conditions and paying everything by card.
Gothenburg has a great public transport system, including the largest tram network in Northern Europe. All public transport in and around Gothenburg is operated by Västtrafik. The easiest way of buying tickets is through the Västtrafik To Go mobile app or by tapping your credit/debit card to the readers next to the doors. The public transport of Gothenburg is separated into multiple zones. The A zone contains the Gothenburg city area, including the suburbs and most of the archipelago, and should thus cover almost all journeys.
A cheaper option of transportation is the bicycle rental service Styr & Ställ. Subscribing for a month costs 90 SEK (less than the cost of three tram tickets). With the subscription, all rentals for less than 60 minutes are free. There is a bicycle parking next to the conference venue.