Car Rental in Gothenburg, Sweden

Car Rental in Gothenburg, Sweden


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Rent a car in Gothenburg with Europcar

Gothenburg, located on the outlet of the Göta river, is Sweden’s second largest city. It was once famed for being the centre of the national ship building industry. Since then, Gothenburg has transformed itself into an expanding industrial hub, hosting the likes of Ericsson and Volvo’s headquarters. Well-known for being a friendly and welcoming place, you can be care free and wander along its old canals and amongst it gorgeous parks. It hosts some of the greatest festivals in Europe - from the leading Gothenburg film festival to the Gothenburg Book fair, the largest literary festival in Scandinavia. If you love museums, this is your destination. Gothenburg is a world-renowned centre of fine art - from the Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary works - head to Konstmuseum which exhibits classics from French impressionists and Scandinavian painters or to Röda Sten Konsthall, a contemporary art gallery set in a renovated boiler house along the harbour. If you are in need of your daily dose of caffeine, head over to the Haga district and try ‘Fika’ (coffee and cinnamon bun break). The Haga district was first built in the 17th century and the city’s oldest suburb. Stroll the cobblestoned streets basking in its vintage wooden houses, local shops and trendy cafes. If the kids are getting bored, there is always the safari at the museum Universeum, that hosts plenty of exotic flora and fauna.

The Europcar rental experience in Gothenburg

There are eleven stations located in and around Gothenburg, including Gothenburg Railroad Station, and Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, located just 26 km east of the Gothenburg. So, whether you are coming to Gothenburg by train or by plane, there is always a place for you to pick your car up.

Gothenburg car hire comes in all shapes and sizes. For small groups, choose an economy car rental or if you’re on a family vacation, choose something bigger such as the Volkswagen Passat or a proper van. If you want to go green, Europcar also has electric options available.

Europcar’s ‘Deliver & Collect’ option gives you the ultimate convenience of having your car or van delivered to you, giving you more time to relax. We will deliver and then collect your vehicle wherever and whenever suits you best. The only this you will need is an address in Sweden.

Driving in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is home to several tramways. And yes, they have the right of way over anything and everybody else! We advise you to use a GPS while driving as it can be very stressful if you don’t know the city.

Be aware of pedestrians and zebra crossings. Like anywhere else in Sweden, pedestrians have the right of way and you need to stop to let them cross.

Parking inside the city is generally difficult and expensive; but you can still take your time, get lucky and find yourself a free parking spot. Prices per hour vary between 7 different zones and can be as high as 30 SEK per hour.

Since January 2013, Gothenburg hosts a congestion charge (Trängelseskatt) inside the city for all cars with Swedish number plates, except on weekends.

Discover Gothenburg and the surrounding area by car

One of the best things about picking up your car from Gothenburg is that there are a great number of day trips available, just a short distance away. From castles and islands to parks and gardens you will find your favorite destination. Garden lovers can head to Gunnebo Palace and gardens right next to Gothenburg. Originally built as a villa for the wealthy merchant John Hall, it is a cultural heritage site since 2003. The gorgeous gardens are always open, and you can take a tour of Gunnebo Palace with its towering veranda windows. Close by, you will find Bohus Fortress, located about 20 km from Gothenburg. It is over 700 years old and a legacy of Nordic history and culture. From there, drive on to the rocky shores of Bohuslän. Less than 2 hours away from the city centre, this Swedish jewel and its landscape of islands and fishing villages will haunt you for the rest of your journey.

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Gothenburg archipelago

One of the best things you can do in Gothenburg is to explore its archipelago. The Northern Archipelago is accessible by car from Lilla Varholmen, about 20 km from Gothenburg. You can get to ten picturesque islands in less than an hour! Drive to Hönö, the largest island, popular for its local shops, fish museum and great restaurants. It also offers a wide range of activities from scuba diving to kayaking.

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Car hire at Gothenburg is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Gothenburg for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Gothenburg. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Gothenburg with certified commitments.