Car hire in Gothenburg Airports – cheaper than hiring a car in Norway
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden with a population of around 500.000.
Gothenburg or Göteborg in Swedish is well known for its many cafes and culture. Many well know artists hold concerts in Gothenburg at the large Nya Ullevi stadium.
There are two airports in Gothenburg: Göteborg-Landvetter flygplats - GOT and Göteborg City Airport - GSE (previously known as Säve Flygplats).
Skoda Citigo - amongst the cheapest rental cars at Gothenburg Airport; in the fleet of for example Europcar
Update: As of Jauary 2015, Göteborg City Airport is closed for scheduled passenger traffic.
You will find the following hire companies at Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport: Avis Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Sixt, Enterprise Rent A Car and Mabi.
Gothenburg-Landvetter airport is the second largest airport of Sweden after Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. Direct flights to Gothenburg are avaialble with British Airways from London-Heathrow and Manchester, Norwegian Air Shuttle form London-Gatwick and Ryanair from London-Stansted.
Landvetter-Gothenburg Airport is located approximately 15 miles east of Gothenburg, along the main road 40.
It is possible to reach Oslo in Norway by car from Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport in about 5.5 hours. The distance is approximately 200 miles.
Göteborg City Airport
Gothenburg City Airport is a secondary airport of Gothenburg, currently disused due to the damage to the runway caused by heavy aircrafts.
Gothenburg City Airport is about 6 miles north west of Gothenburg city centre on main road number 159.
Skiing holiday in Norway and Sweden in a hire car
It may be worth considering flying to Gothenburg and travelling from here to the skiing holiday destination as the prices for hiring larger vehicles is Sweden are relatively low.
You will find the following ski resorts in Sweden:
- Hammarbybacken in Stockholm – 280 miles (5 hours by car from Gothenburg)
- Sälen – 310 miles (around 7 hours by car from Gothenburg)
- Vemdalen – 503 miles (just over 10 hours by car from Gothenburg)
- Åre – 580 miles (more than 11 hours by car from Gothenburg)
The distances stated above are from Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport.
See map of Gothenburg (where you can view the position of the Gothenburg Airports in relation to Gothenburg city centre).
Sweden car hire cheaper than car hire in Norway
There is a possibility of saving some money on the car hire by driving from Gothenburg Airport to Norway in a Swedish hire car. Car hire is Sweden is much cheaper than it is in Norway – as much as 30-50% less expensive in Sweden if you hire a larger vehicle for your skiing holiday.
Below are the distances from Gothenburg to Norway’s main ski resorts:
- Hemsedal ca. 330 miles (just over 6 hours by car)
- Trysil ca. 325 miles (around 6 hours by car)
Car hire at Gothenburg Airport
The rates of the cheapest rental cars in Gothenburg Airport - small city cars as Skoda Citigo, Toyota Aygo or similar - usually start from approximately £150 for a week, the best offers are to be found, however, in the larger classes. Spacious cars, such as Ford Mondeo Estate, VW Passat Estate or even a Volvo V60 Estate offering plenty of room for up to 5 people and skiing equipment can often be rented at very reasonable rate, starting from approximately £250 for a week.
Ford Mondeo Estate - a large rental car for ski holiday in Sweden
If you wish to drive a Swedish hire car in to Norway, make sure that the car is approved for this use by the car rental provider. Information about cross-border driving is available in the ‘rate details’ of every car hire offer seen on Cartrawler search engine.
Winter tyres in Sweden
All hire cars in Sweden are equipped with winter tyres from 1. December to 31. March.
The winter tyres are included in the car hire price unless otherwise stated in the ‘rate details’.
You will find information regarding hire of ski racks on page two of the booking process by clicking ‘book’ (before entering your personal details).