Arriving by bus or train
The centraly located central station and bus terminal connects Borås to the rest of Sweden by both bus and train. The close proximity to the University as well as to most student accommodation makes it a convenient way to travel to Borås. Keep in mind that on most buses and trains it is necessary to puchase tickes before boarding.
Arriving at Göteborg Landvetter airportBuses
There are currently three direct buses between the airport and central Borås with departures several times a day; Nettbus, Flixbus and Landvetterexpressen. Tickets can be bought online at the company website or at the Information desk at the airport. Note that tickets for flixbus and Nettbus have to be purchased before boarding the bus. Flixbus.com (external link) Nettbus.se (external link) Landvetterexpressen.se (external link).Taxis
If you cannot or do not want to go by bus, you can take a taxi. It is better to book in advance but there are also taxis waiting outside the airport. However, most of them are based in Gothenburg and charge extra when going to Borås. The fare is about 700 SEK and takes about 30 minutes.
Sverigetaxi: +46 (0) 33 12 70 70.
Izigo: +46 (0) 33 123 123.
Göteborg Landvetter Airport is located much closer to Borås than Arlanda, we therefor recommend booking a flight here if possible.
To get to Borås from Arlanda Airport one first have to take Arlanda Express to Stockholm central station and and then take the train or the bus from Stockholm to Borås, which takes several hours. Arlanda Express departures every 20 minutes from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm Central Station. You can buy a ticket at the information desk at the airport or in the self-service machines. From Stockholm Central Station, you either take the train to Borås with SJ (external link) or go to the nearby Cityterminalen and take the bus. Flixbus (external link) goes directly from Arlanda to Borås and is the cheapest alternatives of the bus companies.
Buying bus tickets in Borås
Local and regional public transportation is run by Västtrafik. Tickets can be bought at the Västtrafik service centre located at “Resecentrum” opposite the Central Station, or in most convenience stores. You can buy single tickets, top-up cards or monthly cards with unlimited use. It is possible to buy single rides on the bus, but please note that you cannot pay with cash, only credit cards (Visa, Maestro, Mastercard) and Swedish debit cards. If you have a Swedish cell phone operator, you can download an app to buy bus tickets. For information about timetables and prices, visit vasttrafik.se (external link)