How to get to Borås
Borås is located 60 km east of Göteborg. If you are flying to Borås, the nearest airport is Göteborg Landvetter Airport which is located halfway between Borås and Göteborg.
Arriving at Göteborg Landvetter airport
There are currently two direct buses between the airport and central Borås with departures several times a day; Nettbus and Flixbus. Note that tickets have to be purchased before boarding the bus. Please consult the bus companies’ websites for more information on timetables and how to buy a ticket. Flixbus.com (external link) Nettbus.se (external link)
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.
Since Göteborg Landvetter Airport is located much closer to Borås than Arlanda, we recommend you to book a flight to Göteborg Landvetter if possible. If not, you have to take the Arlanda Express train from the airport to Stockholm Central Station, 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 at 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. Here you can buy single tickets, top-up cards or monthly cards with unlimited use. You can also buy a single ride 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)
Finding your student accommodation
From Resecentrum (the main bus terminal) or the central station (the train station) in Borås, which are located in the same place, the easiest way to get to your accommodation with a lot of luggage is by taking a taxi. There are taxis waiting outside the terminal buildings.
If you rather take the bus, most local buses depart from the bus stop Södra Torget, a 5-10 minutes walk through the city center. The easiest way to get there is by using Google Maps (external link). It also tells you which bus to take to your destination.
Finding your way to the university
There are three main university buildings located right next to each other in the middle of the city. The university main building is located on Allégatan 1, the white library building Sandgärdet is located on Järnvägsgatan 5, and the Textile Fashion Center on Skaraborgsvägen 3. Bus 1 from Hässleholmen, where many student accommodations are located, stops just outside the main university building at the bus stop "Högskolan" (which means The University). The next bus stop "Simonsland" is just outside the Textile Fashion Center.