If you want the unrestricted freedom of travelling wherever the road takes you plus the unlimited convenience of setting your own travel schedule in personalised comfort, then car hire in Gothenburg is incomparable. The city of Gothenburg may be your primary destination, but adventures further afield await you on roadtrips to major cities such as Oslo (181 miles north via E6) or to the Swedish capital Stockholm (292 miles north-east via E4).
Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (GOT) is about a 13-mile drive from the city centre, making it a choice location for picking up a hire car in Gothenburg after your flight arrives. Thrifty, Enterprise and local provider MABI are just a few of the companies you can find at the airport’s Car Hire Centre. Whether you arrive from the North or South Terminals, once you are Landside, follow the directions to Parking and Ground Transportation. The centre is located between the taxi rank and the bus station. If you are unsure of where to go, there’s an Information Desk where you can get assistance.
Sweden’s second-largest metropolis is an important maritime, trade and banking hub, so rush hour traffic in the morning and evening will be significant in certain sectors. It also boasts a large student population, ensuring a significant amount of foot and cycle activity in addition to vehicular traffic throughout the year. The influx of major tourist numbers during the months of June–September will further complicate traffic patterns as well.
Morning rush hours from 07:00–09:00 and evening rush hours from 18:00–20:30 will create congestion along sections of Gothenburg’s three major roadways, the E6, E20 and E45, which move traffic inbound and outbound. Expect major delays at the four interchanges east (E6) and west (E45) of the River Gota, as well as through the two tunnels (Tinstadtunneln and Marieholmstunneln) passing under it during these periods. Another area of concern is the huge E45 loop near the Walckesbron Bridge.
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Compact rental cars in Gothenburg are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Gothenburg
Some car rental companies in Gothenburg which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Europcar
On average a hire car in Gothenburg costs C$ 75 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Gothenburg. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Gothenburg is C$ 9.46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 114 and C$ 151, depending on the car size.
Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gothenburg.
Car rental companies onsite at Landvetter airport include Hertz and Europcar.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Landvetter airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Avis and Sixt.
A Compact car rental in Gothenburg costs C$ 61 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Gothenburg costs C$ 71 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Gothenburg costs C$ 64 per day, on average.
In Gothenburg, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Airport (20 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Gothenburg costs C$ 524 per week (C$ 75 per day).
On average a rental car in Gothenburg costs C$ 2,245 per month (C$ 75 per day).
Larger vehicles such as estate cars and intermediate SUVs have the advantages of increased passenger and storage capacity, which are great for long roadtrips. With a small economy car or compact you have less of both, but these vehicles have the advantages of affordability and manoeuvrability.
Speed limits in the city of Gothenburg are dependent on the type of road and its location. On urban roads and streets, the accepted limit is about 30mph, except near hospitals and schools where speeds can be reduced to as low as 18mph. Along rural roads, the speed limit increases to about 55mph, and along primary roads and highways, you can drive up to 75mph. Traffic and static cameras are active on Gothenburg streets, so be careful near restricted areas and road junctions.
In the city of Gothenburg, you will have to pay about 15.01kr (1.22£) on average per litre of petrol and about 15.57kr (1.26£) on average per litre of diesel. There are approx. 20 fuel stations in Gothenburg where you can fill up your Gothenburg hire car tank, and most of these are centred along the E6 and E45 major motorways north-east and south-east of the city centre.
On-street parking spaces in the city of Gothenburg are indicated by a TAXA meter with a numeral from 1-7, 22 or the letter A to indicate what time limits and tariffs apply. Hours of operation are from 08:00-18:00 Monday-Friday and from 08:00-15:00 on weekends in most places. During the week, TAXA A spots carry a maximum limit of 30min for around 20kr (1.62£), while TAXA 22 spots have a max limit of 2h for around 30kr (2.43£). The tariffs at zones 1-7 vary from a low of 5kr (0.40£) to a high of 30kr(2.43£) per hour.