There are 3 ways to get from Gothenburg to Linköping by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Katrineholm Centralstation SJ Snabbtåg X2000 / ...
  2. Take the train from Katrineholm Centralstation to Linköping Centralstation SJ Regionaltåg

$43 - $93

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Linköping Fjärrbussterminal 601 / ...

$15 - $26

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Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Linköping 171.6 miles

$35 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal and arriving at Linköping Fjärrbussterminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gothenburg station to Linköping station. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Linköping Centralstation via Katrineholm Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Linköping is 229 km. The road distance is 274.6 km.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Linköping without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Gothenburg to Linköping, including transfers.

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Gothenburg to Linköping bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal station.

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Gothenburg to Linköping train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Linköping is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Gothenburg to Linköping bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Linköping Fjärrbussterminal station.

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Gothenburg to Linköping train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Linköping Centralstation.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Linköping.
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  • Distance: 143 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Gothenburg, Sweden and Linköping, Sweden?

You can take a train from Gothenburg to Linköping via Katrineholm Centralstation in around 3 h 51 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Gothenburg to Linköping every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Katrineholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $70
2nd Class Refundable
$50 - $70
1st Class Refundable
$70 - $95
Train from Katrineholm Centralstation to Linköping Centralstation
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$12 - $17
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$18 - $25
2nd Class Refundable
$18 - $25
1st Class Refundable
$24 - $35
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Katrineholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Tågab
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Linköping Fjärrbussterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Linköping Fjärrbussterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Linköping Fjärrbussterminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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Nettbuss Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Linköping is 275 km. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Gothenburg to Linköping.

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