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

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

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

$25 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg Centralstation to Trollhättan station R20b
  2. Take the bus from Trollhättan Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation 61376 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Karlstad 154.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Karlstad (KSD) GOT - KSD

$108 - $414

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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 takes 2 h 30 min and costs 220 kr - 490 kr.

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Karlstad. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation via Trollhättan Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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

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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 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Tågab also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Trollhättan station and Trollhättan Centralstation in around 4 h 19 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
NextJet
Website
nextjet.se
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Karlstad via Frankfurt, Jonkoping
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$25 - $35
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $55
2nd Class Refundable
$40 - $55
1st Class Refundable
$55 - $80
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Tågab
Bus operators
Norwegian Railways (NSB)
Website
nsb.no
Bus from Göteborg Centralstation to Trollhättan station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
nsb.no
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Website
sj.se
Bus from Trollhättan Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
www.sj.se

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