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Does your dream road trip include relaxing by the sea, immersing yourself in nature, delicious food and a dash of city sightseeing city? Then hire a campervan or a small motorhome in Gothenburg and explore the natural beauty in the Bohuslän archipelago or stroll through the charming old town with its old wooden houses in the Haga district. Rent one of our roadsurfer campervans and enjoy culinary highlights like Swedish lobster or take a fika coffee break and try the famous cinnamon buns!
Gothenburg has great public transport connections, so finding your way to your Gothenburg campervan hire from the airport or central station is easy!
Beatrice Lesslies Gata 8
421 31 Västra Frölunda
Getting to the station
From Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (GOT): From the airport, take the airport coach toward Gothenburg to “Gothenburg Korsvagen”. Change to tram 7 toward “Tynnered Opaltorget” to “Göteborg Marklandsgaten”. Change to bus 82 toward “Lillövägen” to “Beatrice Lessiles Gata”. From here, it’s a 1-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
From Gothenburg Central Station: From the station, walk to tram stop ‘Göteborg centralst Drottningt’ and take tram 7 toward “Tynnered Opaltorget” to “Göteborg Marklandsgaten”. Change to bus 82 toward “Lillövägen” to “Beatrice Lessiles Gata”. From here, it’s a 1-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
There is a small paid parking area at “Antenngatan”, approximately 5-10 minutes walking distance from the roadsurfer station.
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
Discover the west coast of Sweden, world-class cuisine, and the second-largest (and most sustainable!) city in Sweden when you rent a campervan in Gothenburg. We’ve compiled the top tips on how to get your road trip off to the best start, from where to find fresh water and groceries, to the perfect spot for a coffee before you hit the road.
When you hire a campervan in Gothenburg you can be on the road right away, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a cafetière plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from Gothenburg you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the station. Full details of what’s included and our suggestions on what to bring along to your Gothenburg campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.
The best time to hire a campervan or small motorhome in Gothenburg is between May and September when the temperatures are between 16 and 21 degrees. The warmest months are July and August. In August, the annual music festival Way Out West takes place in Slottsskogen Park (Castle Forest). Fans of heavy metal music should visit in June and July as there are many interesting metal festivals taking place, such as the Metal Town Festival.
Autumn to spring is not the best time to visit in terms of weather due to the rain. On the other hand, this is the best time to visit Sweden from a culinary point of view, because it is the best time to enjoy freshly caught delicacies from the sea such as crabs, mussels or oysters. Lobster from western Sweden is considered one of the best in the world.
When you hire a campervan in Gothenburg you’ll need to find somewhere to fill your fresh water at the start of your trip, and empty your grey water at the end. Fuel stations often have a fresh water tap where you can do this, although we recommend not using the hose provided there as it’s not guaranteed to be free of contaminants. Instead, use a water bottle or jug. You can also buy large bottles of water from supermarkets for this purpose.
Unlike other European countries that have copious aires, Sweden has fewer campervan services where you can drain your grey water. This is best done at your campsite.
Before returning your campervan rental to the roadsurfer Gothenburg station, visit a nearby petrol station to refill the AdBlue and diesel tank. You can do both here:
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
Excellent public transport in Gothenburg means that wherever you park it’s easy to get around. If you’re camping outside the city it may be easiest to head to your local station and get the train into Gothenburg, but if you’d like to drive into the city, here are some options for parking during the day in Gothenburg:
There is no freeway toll in Sweden. However, there is a city toll in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Essingeleden, and your license plate number will be automatically recorded. The fees depend on the time and date.
The same happens at the Motala and Sundsvall bridges.EPASS24 takes care of the billing. The exception is the Oresund Bridge, where you can pay directly before crossing.
The best solution for the electronic fee is to create an EPASS24 account at the start of your journey so that you can make automatic payments.
Important: When creating the EPASS24 account, click on “Rental” and carefully enter your travel time with your roadsurfer. We are not responsible if you incur additional costs due to a subsequent driver.
Stock up on food and supplies for your road trip when you hire a campervan in Gothenburg at one of the supermarkets close to the roadsurfer station. There is a Maxi ICA, a Lidl, and a Coop all within a five-minute drive. If you’re looking for anything else, including clothing, electronics, blankets, or a pharmacy, these can all be found at the 421 shopping centre in which the Maxi ICA is located.
If you need to refuel yourself after picking up your Gothenburg campervan rental, there are a couple of cafes nearby the roadsurfer station where you can get a hot drink and something to eat:
There is a café in the Maxi ICA supermarket listed above which is convenient if you’re going there to buy food.
If you hire a campervan in Gothenburg and want to stay close to the city for a few days on your trip, here are two wonderful campsites with amazing facilities to give you a little taste of luxury.
For those setting off on a longer road trip, use roadsurfer spots to find a unique camping experience in Europe. You can easily book online, in advance, or spontaneously whilst on the road. You can also search for camping spots along your route using the route app function.