Gothenburg City Airport is located 9 kilometres north-west of Gothenburg, Sweden. Nestled on the island of Hisingen Bohuslän it is the city’s second international airport. The airport operates light aircraft, is home to flying clubs and is utilised by several rescue services.
Adventurous travellers can learn to fly over the city of Gothenburg and its surrounding islands at one of the airports flying clubs. Those wishing to venture into the city itself will enjoy the wide variety of attractions it offers. During summer months, the Gothenburg City Museum or the Maritiman Maritime Museum in the port are good places of interest to begin an exploration. Visitors can learn about Vikings, see the remains of an old longboat and gain insight into the city’s ancient maritime and trading history. During winter months Gothenburg hosts fabulous Christmas markets with unusual handmade gifts and food on offer. Haga Market and Liseberg have the largest markets with twinkling lights and a festive atmosphere. Any time of year is a good time to visit Gothenburg Concert Hall, home to the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and live performances by popular artists. Some of the best shopping and dining experiences can be found in Haga. This area is a pedestrianised zone renowned for its 19th century atmosphere and picturesque wooden houses. The neighbourhood is abundant with charming cafes, independent shops and beautiful architecture. Alternatively, for the ultimate adrenaline rush, families will enjoy the bustling theme park of Liseberg with thrilling rides and lots of seasonal attractions. Ardent foodies visiting Gothenburg can enjoy dinner in one of the city’s several Michelin star restaurants.
Buses run from City Airport into Gothenburg City Centre, with a journey time of approximately 25 minutes. The bus stops at Nils Ericson terminal close to the main train station. Taxis are also available with fixed fare prices from the city centre.
Gothenburg City Airport was initially constructed as a military airbase for the F 9 Säve, a wing of the Swedish AirForce. The airport was named Gothenburg Säve for many years after the air force, before being renamed City Airport. The airport runway became badly damaged over the years which meant all commercial budget flights were diverted to the larger airport of Gothenburg Landvetter. City airport continues solely as a light aircraft aviation centre with flying schools and there are plans to utilise the site as a motorsport circuit.