Sleeping in Airports

Göteborg Landvetter Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Göteborg Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I was rudely awakened from a deep sleep by the tapping (striking?!) of a baton on my shoulder by one of these guys, shouting at me in Swedish. – Eric

GOT Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Göteborg Landvetter Airport (code: GOT).

What to Expect

goteborg landvetter airport guideLandvetter Airport’s two separate terminals were joined in 2014 with a main-floor check-in area and upper-level international and domestic departure areas on either side. There are several shops, cafes and a restaurant accessible to all passengers in the transfer area between the old terminals and some shops, cafes and services landside. The airport offers free WiFi, which helps pass the time. Economy-class passengers can pay to use one of the first-class airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Landvetter Airport

The airside closes at night, so you need to sleep in the public side of the terminal.  Airport staff and security are described as accommodating to overnight sleepers. Most travellers suggest the domestic departures area is more conducive to sleep due to fewer people at night and more comfortable seating, including comfortable benches. Comfy and roomy couches were also spotted on the airside. Noise and cold temperatures were cited as the biggest sleep disturbers, so earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones and a sweater or travel blanket are recommended. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel onsite. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Landvetter Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Göteborg Airport:

  • Scandic Landvetter – Inside the terminal.  » Check Rates
  • Landvetter Airport Hotel – 5-minute walk from the airport terminal.  It’s an easy walk; however, the hotel does suggest booking a Flygbussarna shuttle bus should you have a lot of luggage.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Landvetter Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Vinga Lounge – Location: Airside, Gate 18. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller, you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • SAS Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside, Gate 18.

Related Pages: Landvetter Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

A reader tells us that drinking water fountains can be found outside the restrooms near the gates.  (April 2024)

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the terminal operate with varying schedules. At the moment of our September 2023 update, there are no 24/7 eateries at the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Lockers are available for SEK 80 per day, payable by debit/credit card only. The maximum storage period is 20 days. Location: landside. The Information desk will also store your keys/small envelopes for you. Hours: 24 hours. Rates: Unknown.

Mobile Charging

A reader tells us, free mobile charging stations/power outlets are located throughout the departure terminal.  You will find them beside the lounging seats and desks along the windows. (April 2024)

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas or rest zones exist, but there is a Quiet Room in the Domestic Hall on the landside. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available airside at Landvetter Airport for up to three hours or 100 MB. Connect to the “Airport-Guest” or “Swedavia Airport” networks. Additional time can be purchased online with a debit or credit card at SEK 49 for one hour or SEK 129 for 24 hours.

At one point, Sidewalk Express internet kiosks were available airside. We could not confirm this at the time of our September 2023 update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Airport Tours(Temporarily closed) Small groups can discover what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs operated by Bankomat are available. Foreign currency machines that dispense SEK, Euros, US Dollars, Turkish Lira and GBP are also available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Baby Care Facilities – Diaper-changing facilities are available in men’s and women’s restrooms. Rental prams (strollers) are available for use in the airport. Inquire at the Information Desk at the Check-In hall.

Children’s Play Areas – Location: airside, non-Schengen transit hall, and the international departure hall at gate 19.

Currency Exchange – Forex offers foreign currency exchange, transfers, money orders and more. Locations: Landside (hours: 4:30 AM – 8:00 PM) Airside, Gate 14, 16, and 18 (Hours: according to flight times).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available to travellers heading to non-EU destinations. The Duty-Free Store is located airside. Hours: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM, or adjusted to flight departure times. Various retail shops are also available, including a 7/11 open 5:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Landside).

Get Married at the Airport – If you want to get married at the airport, Landvetter Airport can accommodate ceremonies of up to 10 people, including the couple. Requires advance booking. The basic ceremony fee is SEK 3,900. The airport will arrange VIP weddings and honeymoon packages at an additional cost.

GSOPlay – Designed chairs where travellers can relax with classical music before their flight used to be available. We could not confirm this at the time of our September 2023 update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update this guide.

Groceries – Pre-order your groceries online from Coop Hämta.  Simply provide your flight date and time; the delivery truck will be waiting with your groceries upon your arrival. Delivery is available between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Monday – Friday only.

Information Desk – Located in the Check-in hall. Hours: 5:00AM – 00:30AM.

Pharmacy – Not available.

Religious Services – Priests used to be available landside in the terminal from 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM. We could not confirm this at the time of our September 2023 update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Airlines
Göteborg Landvetter airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Baltic • Air France • Austrian Airlines • BRA • BRA Braathens Regional Airlines • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • EasyJet • Eurowings • Finnair • Freebird International • KLM • LOT Polish Airlines • Lufthansa • Norwegian • Novair • Pegasus • Play • Ryanair • SAS • SunClass Airlines • Sun Express • Swiss • Transavia • TUIfly • Turkish Airlines • Vueling • Widerøe • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Landvetter airport is well connected to the bus system:

  • VY Airport Coaches offer express service between the airport and the city centre, with a total one-way trip time of 20 minutes.
  • Nettbus Bus4You provides eleven daily departures, connecting passengers to Göteborg, Borås, Jönköping, Mjölby, Linköping, Norrköping and Stockholm.

For schedules and more information, visit the Göteborg Landvetter Airport website.

Car Rentals

Car rental kiosks are located in the multi-story car parks. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Sharing

Uber operates throughout Sweden. A ride to the Göteborg city centre will cost you about SEK 437.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available outside of the Arrivals Hall during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, but a flat rate is available for any trips between the airport and Gothenburg or Borås.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.