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Why rent a car in Gothenburg?

Situated on the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg is a relaxed city with plenty to offer, from a thriving music and arts scene, to countless green spaces and vibrant neighbourhoods, where quaint cobbled streets meet bohemian cafés and boutiques.

A spirited arts community is a particular draw for Gothenburg, from the annual film festival, to the Culture Festival in August every year, when more than 1,200 free activities take place across the city, from music and theatre to literature and crafts. The Vasastan, Haga and Linné districts are also home to a community of artists and fashion designers, earning Gothenburg its reputation as Stockholm’s more avant-garde cousin. With a hire car, exploring Gothenburg has never been easier.

How to get to and around Gothenburg?

Fly in to Göteborg Landvetter Airport and from there, the centre of Gothenburg is just a half hour’s drive along Route 27/Route 40 in the direction of Flygplatsvägen.

With a hire car, other destinations become within easy reach, from Oslo, the capital city of Norway, (three hours’ drive from Gothenburg) to the river city of Drammen (around three and a half hours’ drive) where you can sip on beer from the Aass brewery, one of the oldest surviving breweries in Norway, while enjoying the spectacular views across the valley.

What brands are available?

Choose from a wide selection of hire car providers in Gothenburg to suit every budget and requirement, from Hertz and Avis to Alamo and Enterprise.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Gothenburg

As the second-largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg is brimming with things to do, from the Konstmuseum, containing a whole host of works from hugely influential artists such as Rubens, Van Gogh and Rembrandt, through to Röda Sten Konsthall – a more contemporary art gallery housed in a defunct power station which plays host to weekly live music and club nights. Meanwhile, Liseberg (10 minutes’ drive from the centre) boasts Scandinavia’s largest amusement park, while the Trädgårdsföreningen park is home to Europe’s largest rosarium with around 2,500 varieties, alongside a beautiful Palmhuset, modelled on Crystal Palace in London.

Further afield, with a hire car at your disposal, you can venture out to the family of islands off Sweden’s coast such as Björkö (50 minutes in the car) or Öckerö (an hour’s drive) where you can enjoy picturesque walks by the water and maybe even a swim. Norway’s Bergen (almost 10 hours’ drive), fringed by mountains, is also a spectacular drive through some of Sweden and Norway’s most dramatic scenery.

Tips and tricks for driving in Gothenburg

Swedish cars drive on the right and overtake and pass on the left. Gothenburg has a network of trams, which may be overtaken on the right if the position of the rails makes it possible. Speed limits are based on the quality and safety of the road in question and may vary along one road, so make sure you read signs carefully.

Ready to plan your Gothenburg city break?

Feeling inspired to start exploring Gothenburg and other parts of Sweden? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.

Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

FAQs for car hire in Gothenburg

What’s the best price car rental in Gothenburg?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Gothenburg.

What’s the average car rental price in Gothenburg?

On average, car rentals in Gothenburg are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Gothenburg?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Gothenburg?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.