There are 3 ways to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad by train or car

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Train Swedish Railways (SJ)  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation SJ Regionaltåg / ...

$25 - $60

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Train Tågab  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Alingsås station Västtågen / ...
  2. Take the train from Alingsås station to Karlstad Centralstation Tågab

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Karlstad 154.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad is to train which costs 220 kr - 490 kr and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad is to train which costs 220 kr - 490 kr and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Göteborg Centralstation station and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 220 kr - 490 kr.

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The train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Karlstad is 247 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Gothenburg to Karlstad.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 128.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Gothenburg to Karlstad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Tågab also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$25 - $35
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $55
2nd Class Refundable
$40 - $60
1st Class Refundable
$55 - $80
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Alingsås station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$8 - $12
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$12 - $16
2nd Class Refundable
$12 - $17
1st Class Refundable
$15 - $21
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
Tågab
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Alingsås station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Tågab
Train from Alingsås station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Tågab
Vasttrafik
Website
vasttrafik.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Alingsås station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vasttrafik.se

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