There are 4 ways to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad by train, bus, car or plane

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

Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Gothenburg to Karlstad hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Borås Centralstation in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Stockholm
Avg. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Avg. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
NextJet
Website
nextjet.se
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Stockholm
Avg. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Frankfurt, Jonkoping
Avg. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Central to Karlstad Central
Avg. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$27 - $40
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$45 - $60
2nd Class Refundable
$45 - $65
1st Class Refundable
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Vasttrafik
Website
vasttrafik.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Borås Centralstation
Avg. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
vasttrafik.se
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Borås Centralstation
Avg. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
Swebus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gothenburg to Borås
Avg. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Borås Centralstation
Avg. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Schedules at
nettbuss.se
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Borås Centralstation
Avg. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
BT Buss
Website
resrobot.se
Bus from Borås Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
resrobot.se

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Gothenburg to Karlstad?

The distance between Gothenburg and Karlstad is 206 km. The road distance is 247 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad?

The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad is to drive which costs 350 kr and takes 3 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad?

The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 360 kr.

Is there a direct train between Gothenburg and Karlstad?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Göteborg Central and arriving at Karlstad Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

Is there a direct bus between Gothenburg and Karlstad?

No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Karlstad. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation via Borås Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad?

The train from Göteborg Central to Karlstad Central takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.