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

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Bus  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Mjölby station Nettbuss / ...

$22 - $48

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Hallsberg station SJ Regionaltåg / ...
  2. Take the train from Hallsberg station to Motala station 8173 / ...

$40 - $83

Bus, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Linköping 601
  2. Take the train from Linköping Centralstation to Skänninge station Östgötapendeln

$23 - $36

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Vadstena 151.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Vadstena is to bus and train which costs 200 kr - 330 kr and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Vadstena is to drive which costs 300 kr - 450 kr and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Vadstena is 191 km. The road distance is 241.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Vadstena without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 190 kr - 440 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Gothenburg to Vadstena, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Vadstena is to bus which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 190 kr - 440 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 350 kr - 750 kr and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Vadstena is 242 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Gothenburg to Vadstena.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Vadstena. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Vadstena.
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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

Nettbuss Express operates a bus from Gothenburg to Vadstena once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. Bus4You also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gothenburg to Vadstena via Hallsberg station, Motala station, and Motala station in around 4 h 51 min.

Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Hallsberg station
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 Hallsberg station to Motala station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$10 - $14
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$15 - $20
2nd Class Refundable
$14 - $20
1st Class Refundable
$19 - $27
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Hallsberg station to Motala station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
Tågab
ÖstgötaTrafiken
Phone
+46 77 121 10 10
Website
ostgotatrafiken.se
Train from Linköping Centralstation to Skänninge station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ÖstgötaTrafiken
Bus operators
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Mjölby station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Mjölby station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
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 Gothenburg to Linköping
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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