From the Airport
The 2018 Hobie® Fishing World Championship presented by Rhino-Rack will be contested in Amal, in Vastra Gotaland County, Sweden. The small town of Amal, with under 10,000 residents, nestles on the shores of Lake Vanern, the third largest lake in Europe.
Teams from around the world will fly into Gothenburg Airport (Goteborg Landvetter Airport) and make their way the 197km to Amal, approximately 2.5 hours away, by the pre-arranged HFW7 Shuttle Bus that leaves at a set time. Anglers who are unable to make the Shuttle Bus Schedule have other travel options available to them, including train travel, hire cars or private cars from surrounding countries.
For those unable to catch the HFW7 Shuttle Bus, we recommend you rent a large passenger van as a group. The pick-up and drop-off for all hire car companies is easy to find and access, across the road and just 50m to the left of the main entrance of Goteborg international airport.
Hit the Road
Once you’ve landed at Gothenburg Airport and picked up your rental vehicle you have an easy 2.5hr scenic drive to your official event accommodation for Hobie Fishing Worlds 7. You will have a short drive to access the E45 and then travel the rest of the way on the E45 until the Amal turn off. From the turn off it is only a 5 minute drive to the official accommodation.
Once you arrive in the town centre of Amal, the official event accommodation Amals Stadshotell is easy to locate in the main street right, right next to the bridge crossing the stream that flows through the town. The exact address is listed below.
Make your way to:
Kungagatan 9, 662 31
Please Note: If you plan to drive your own hire vehicle please be aware that highway routes may have one or more tolls.
Travel by Rail
If you decide to travel by train to Amal there are a reasonable number of trainseach day to and from Gothenburg. In Amal the train station is approximately 500m from the official event accommodation. You must either book online or pay at the station. You can not get on a train and pay on board. A return trip with booked seats in 2nd Class will cost approximately 250 SEK.
Amal Train Station
The service to Amal is from Goteborg C (Gothenburg Central Station) the main railway station in Gothenburg located in the centre of the city.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TRAIN TICKETS
This link will take you to the main booking page. When making a booking you enter that you:
- Are travelling from Göteborg C to Åmål.
- Choose departure and return dates. Number of Adults for booking. Click Continue.
- The timetable for the forward and return journeys will appear. Click on the trips of your choice. A drop down will appear with 2nd and 1st Class option and the price choose your option on forward and return journeys. Click Continue.
- You can see and change your seat options here. You may or may not have to reserve a seat on one or both directions for a small added fee. Click Continue.
- Overview of your booking will appear. Click Cancel or Continue.
- Choose Pay by Card and Fill out the details required. Click Continue.
- Enter your Pay by Card details. Then Click PAY at bottom right.
You would need to make your way to and from the Airport to Gothenburg Central Railway Station by bus. The bus pick-up and drop-off stop is located just outside the main entrance of Goteborg Landvetter Airport.
Goteborg C (Gothenburg Central Station)
For Bookings and the Train Timetable go to the following link:
BUS TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT AND TRAIN STATION
Flygbussarna Airport Coaches offers transfer between Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Gothenburg City with departures up to every 12 minutes. Flygbussarna Airport Coach Buses depart from the Nils Ericson Terminal next to Gothenburg Central Station (Goteburg C). On the way to Landvetter Airport, the coach stops at several centrally located bus stops, such as Kungsportsplatsen and Korsvägen. The journey takes approximately 23 minutes (25.5km) via Route 27/Route 40. The Train Station and the Airport are the last stops in either direction.
Adult One way – 105 SEK with an online booking or 95 SEK at the pick-up point. Adult Return – 185 SEK with an online booking or 195 SEK at the pick-up point. For More Information on the bus service go to:
Getting to the Event Site
The launch site is a short, easy drive or two minute walk from the official Worlds accommodation. We have included a map for your reference.