RAID 2014
Venue and Travel

Venue: Conference Center Wallenberg

Address: Medicinaregatan 20.
Map of the area


From Wikipedia:
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and located on the west coast. It was founded in 1621 by king Gustaf II Adolf, and has a population of about 550,000 in the urban area and close to one million in the metropolitan area. It is home to some of the larger industrial groups in Scandinavia, mainly AB Volvo and SKF AB.

Gothenburg has an oceanic climate according to Köppen climate classification. Despite its high northern latitude, temperatures are quite mild throughout and much warmer than places in similar latitude, or even somewhat further south. During the summer, daylight extends 17 hours, but lasts only around 7 hours in late December.

Gothenburg has two universities, both of which started off as colleges founded by private donations in the 19th century. The University of Gothenburg has approximately 25,000 students and is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. Chalmers University of Technology, with approximately 11,000 students, educates roughly 40 percent of Sweden's graduate engineers and architects.

Gothenburg by Lonely Planet


Getting There

There are two international airports around Gothenburg:

Göteborg Landvetter Airport Link is located 20 km east of Gothenburg, and is the largest international airport serving the Gothenburg region, and has connections with about 40 scheduled destinations.

Göteborg City Airport Link is located 10 km northwest of the city centre. Most civil air traffic to Göteborg City Airport is via low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Wizzair. It has connections with 23 scheduled destinations.

Airport Transfer
Arriving from Landvetter Airport (GOT): You can take the airport coach to Korsvägen, this takes approximately 25 minutes. The bus ticket costs 89 SEK and can be purchased on-line at, inside the airport, in the ticket machine by the bus stop, or on the bus - credit card only.
From Korsvägen take tram number 6 (towards Länsmansgården), number 8 (towards Frölunda Torg), or number 13 (towards Sahlgrenska) exit at "Sahlgrenska Huvudentré".

Arriving from Gothenburg City Airport (GSE): You can take the airport coach to Nils Ericsson terminal, witch is situated next to the central station, and the trip takes approximately 30 minutes. The bus ticket costs 69 SEK, and you can purchase the ticket can be purchased on-line at or on the bus using a credit card. From "Nordstan", right outside the central station, take bus 16 (towards Högsbohöjd), exit at "Sahlgrenska Huvudentré".

A taxi from either airport costs 400–500 SEK. Ask for the fixed price, which is cheaper than going by the fare meter.

Other means of travel
Arriving by train: Look for train connections to Gothenburg either at or See information about bus and trams below.

Arriving by boat: There is regular boat traffic to Gothenburg from Denmark and Germany, operated by Stena Line. For information about time schedules and prices visit

Arriving by car: E20 freeway northbound Stockholm/Oslo or southbound Malmö, or road 40 from Borås, or road 45 from Karlstad. Follow the signs towards Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset.
Gothenburg has a compact city centre. Almost everything is within walking distance or easy to reach by tram, so you should plan to park your car. As you drive into Gothenburg electronic signs help you find a parking space and show how many spaces are available.

Travelling within Gothenburg
The following trams and busses are operating "Medicinaregatan":
Trams: 6, 7, 8, 13
Busses: 158, 753
Also the busses 16, 52 and 25 traffic "Sahlgrenska Huvudentré" which is the closest stop.

Sweden does not regulate prices; they may vary greatly, it is the customer’s responsibility to check prices beforehand. Make sure that you check (and understand) the price on the yellow label before accepting a ride, or speak to the driver to agree on an approximate price.
This link contains useful information about taxi in Sweden:

We recommend you to use the major companies to avoid confusion, for example Taxi Göteborg.
Phone: +46 31 650 000
And be aware of less serious companies trying to pass themselves off as something else.
RAID 2013 Credit - David Tagatac, Jill Jermyn, Nathaniel Boggs    |    Adapted for RAID 2014 - Anneli Andersson, Anna Wallin, Sandra Arvidsson