Car Hire in Gothenburg, Sweden

Car Hire in Gothenburg, Sweden


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Rent a car in Gothenburg with Europcar

Gothenburg, located on the west coast of Sweden on the outlet of the Göta river, is Sweden’s second largest city. Once the heart of the national ship building industry, Gothenburg has now emerged into an expanding industrial hub, hosting the likes of Ericsson and Volvo’ headquarters. Gothenburg is well known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, enjoy a care free wander along its historic canals and stunning parks. It also plays host to some of the world’s greatest festivals – from the leading Gothenburg film festival to the Gothenburg Book fair, the largest literary festival in Scandinavia. If you are a fan of historic museums and galleries, then Gothenburg is the place to be. The city is world-renowned as a 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. Need a break? try ‘Fika’ (coffee and cinnamon break) and take a stroll through the cobbled streets of the Haga district. Built in the 17th century, this is Gothenburg’s oldest suburb. Here you will find streets lined with vintage wooden housing, local shops and trendy cafes. If the family are looking for activities, take a trip to the safari at the museum Universeum, that hosts plenty of exotic flora and fauna.

The Europcar rental experience in Gothenburg

There are eleven Europcar rental stations distributed throughout Gothenburg and its surrounding areas. These include Gothenburg Railroad Station, and Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, located about 26 km East of 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 will be perfectly suited to you, whatever your needs. If you’re travelling alone or in a small group, choose an economy car rental. Need something larger for the whole family? Choose something bigger like the Volkswagen Passat or a van. If you want something environmentally friendly, why not go green and look at Europcar’s electric options.

Choose Europcar’s ‘Deliver & Collect’ option to give you the ultimate convenience of having your car or your van come to you - so you can take time to relax. We deliver and collect your vehicle wherever and whenever best suits you. The only thing you need is an address in Sweden.

Driving in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is home to many 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 Gothenburg, is that there are plenty of day trips just a short drive away. From castles, island and parks you will find your favourite destination with ease. Those with a green thumb can head over to Gunnebo palace and its gardens right next to the city. Originally built in as a villa for a wealthy merchant, the palace was given the honour of becoming a cultural heritage site in 2003. The gardens are always open, and you can take a tour of the palace along with its towering veranda windows. Not far from there you will find Bohus Fortress, just 20km from Gothenburg. The fortress 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.

Choose Europcar Privilege program, our free international loyalty scheme. With four levels - Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP - it enables you to earn rewards by renting with us in over 140 countries worldwide and a free weekend each time you move up a level.

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.