Sleeping in Airports

Göteborg Landvetter Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you 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

Landvetter airport’s two separate terminals were joined together 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, as well. 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.

Where to Sleep

goteborg landvetter airport guideAirport 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. 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 within walking distance. See locations in the Airport Hotels section below.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Göteborg Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Landvetter Airport Hotel – (5 minute walk from the airport terminal) This hotel is 200 meters from the airport terminal. It’s an easy walk; however, the hotel does suggest booking a Flygbussarna shuttle bus should you have plenty of luggage.  » Check Rates
  • Flygplatshotellet – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport pick-up is available between 7:00AM – 11:00AM and 6:00PM and 9:00PM. Outside of these hours you will pay 180SEK to the airport and 220SEK to the hotel.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Landvetter Airport on Tripadvisor 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 to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Vinga Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Gate 18. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  BRA Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, near Gate 16. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • 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.

Airport 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 the rate of SEK 49 for one hour or SEK 129 for 24 hours.

Sidewalk Express internet kiosks are available airside for those who don’t have their own mobile devices to connect to the internet.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour for small groups and school groups.

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 be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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 in the international departure hall at gate 19.

Currency Exchange – X-Change offers foreign currency exchange, money transfers, money orders and more. Location: landside Hours: 5:10AM – 8:00PM • Forex also offers currency exchange, money orders, money transfers and more. Locations: Airside (Hours: according to flight times) • Landside Location 1 (Hours: 4:30AM – 8:00PM) • Landside Location 2 (Hours: 4:30AM – 7:30PM).

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

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. The Caffe Ritazza (landside) is open 24 hours.

Get Married at the Airport – If you want to get married at the airport at the airport, Landvetter airport can accommodate ceremonies 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 for an additional fee.

GSOPlay – The airport in collaboration with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra have installed specially designed chairs in which travellers can relax with classical music before their flight. Rate: Free.

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

Information Desk – Located in the center of the airport across from Cafe Ritazza.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available for SEK 50 per day, payable by debit/credit card only. 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 – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Apotek Hjärtat – Location: Landside. Hours: 7:00AM – 8:00PM.

Quiet Room – Location: Domestic Hall, Landside.

Religious Services – Priests are available landside in the terminal from 6:00AM – 9:00PM.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Göteborg Landvetter airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Baltic • Air France • Austrian Airlines • BH Air • BRA • British AirwaysBrussels Airlines • Corendon Airlines • Czech Airlines • EasyJet • Eurowings • Finnair • Freebird International • Icelandair • Iran Air • KLM • Laudamotion • Lufthansa • Norwegian • Nouvelair • Novair • Pegasus • Ryanair • SAS • Sun Express • Swiss • TUIFly • Turkish Airlines • Vueling • Widerö • Wings of Lebanon • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Landvetter airport is well connected to the bus system:

  • Flygbuss Airport Coach offer express service between the airport and city center, with a total one-way trip time of 20 minutes. Flygbuss ticket holders travelling from the airport are eligible for a free Västtrafik ticket (upon request from the bus driver), valid for 90-minutes of onward travel within Gothenburg.
  • Travelling from Ulricehamn, Jönköping and Gränna, Swebus Express 830 stops at the airport on its way to Gothenburg and Stockholm.
  • Nettbus Bus4You provides eleven daily departures, connecting passengers to Linköping, Mjölby, Jönköping, Borås and Gothenburg.
  • Bus 612 connects the airport and the Landvetter travel center. Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes.

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 Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.


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: 2020-10-19

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.