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How to get here

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kartbildHow to get to Borås
Borås is easy to reach by air, rail and road. Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is just 40 kilometres from Borås, with flights to and from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and other international destinations.

Buses and trains arrive at Borås Central Station in the city centre which is walking distance to almost everything. If you’re driving via Denmark, we recommend taking the quickest route over the Öresund Bridge and then north to Borås.

By Air

Göteborg  Landvetter Airport is West  Sweden’s  international Airport, halfway between Göteborg and Borås. It offers 75 departures daily to more then 20 destinations. With airport bus or car you will reach the airport in approximately 25 minutes.

Göteborg Landvetter Airport »
Swebus from Landvetter Airport»

More information about Borås on boras.com

By Foot

The best mode of transport in Borås is to walk. The walk along river Viskan takes you between Borås major city areas, Borås City and Borås Event area – the home of Knalleland, Borås Arena and Borås Zoo.

Public Transport

The public transport system will take you around Borås by bus. Major hubs are Södra Torget and Resecentrum, both situated in the city centre. Information and time tables.

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City of Borås

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Borås is Sweden’s 13th biggest city with over 100 000 inhabitants. No less than 1.5 million people live within a 100-kilometre radius of the city, itself a centre for the 220 000 inhabitants of the Sjuhärad area. 100 000 of them live in the municipality. Borås combines all the wealth of choice of a big city with the convenience of a small town.

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Borås; City of Textile
Borås is the Swedish centre for textile design. The Swedish School of Textiles and the Nordic School of Design are Sweden’s leading schools for the textile designers of tomorrow. Many of the famous textile, clothing and fashion companies originate from here. Oscar Jacobson, Eton, Borås Cotton, Gina Tricot, SVEA, Hemtex,  8848Altitude, Bergman Sweden AB, Abecita and Almedahls are a few of the famous companies and brand names associated with Borås.

Borås position as a leading city of commerce with its 1 500 import and export companies, has evolved from the combination of traders and textile producers. A lot of well-known mail order and e-commerce companies are located in Borås. Companies like Red Cats-Ellos, Cellbes, Halléns and H&M Rowells are responsible for the millions of packages sent from Borås, making it the centre of mail order in Scandinavia. This is why Borås has a more extensive foreign trade then Hongkong.

Activities
The city is embraced by parks and green areas, stretching into the built-up areas. The beautiful countryside is always within easy reach, for pleasure and for exercise. Rya åsar is a nature reserve close to the city that offers 5 square kilometers of wide open nature and breathtaking views. Borås is surrounded with recreational areas which makes good starting points and easy access to forests, lakes and outdoor activities.

Borås Zoo was founded in 1962 and was the first of its kind with free roaming animals. There are more than 500 animals of 80 species today. The Zoo is focusing on big African mammals but there are also Asian and European animals.

Navet Science Center offers experiences in nature science, technique and mathematics for all senses. A great opportunity for knowledge combined with great fun for the whole family.

Borås Arena first opened in 2005. It is a modern arena for football, concerts and other big events. It is the home pitch for one of Sweden’s best teams; IF Elfsborg.

Exiting Cultural life
Borås have an extensive and exiting cultural life. A city theater, a symphonic orchestra and a number of museums offers space for many interesting cultural happenings.
The city’s public space has developed during the last few years with many sculptures by both Swedish and international artists. This is outstanding with no comparison with any other city in Sweden. The most famous is the nine meter high Pinocchio statue-“Walking to Borås” by Jim Dine.

Borås Arts Museum reopened in March 2009. Visitors are welcome to a newly refurbished, fresh museum full of surprises. What about a videobox, an arts workshop for all visitors, new galleries and a room for contemplation?

Borås Textile Museum is a cultural historic museum that tells the story about the textile history in Borås and Sjuhärad. There is a unique collection of textile machines and an exhibition about fashion through the last century. Visiting exhibitions varies from art and design to textile science and technical development.

Abecita Corsettfabrik Arts Museum is situated in the heart of Knalleland. A new modern arts museum that offers a cavalcade of modern art, inspiration and experiences. Graphic and photographic art from both Swedish and foreign artists are represented in the museums industrial environment.

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Accommodation

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A warm welcome to Borås and The Golden Girl Championship. Here´s some proposals for suitable accommodation during your stay. Please also find more information about the City of Borås and how to get here.

If you have any questions about Borås and/or accommodation in Borås, please do not hesitate to contact Borås Touristoffice, +46 33 35 70 90 or tourist@boras.com

djurparken-004115Boråscamping
There are 500 camping spaces, of which 300 have electricity, spread out in leafy greenery by the beaches of Viskan. There is also a youth hostel, around 40 cottages, a cafeteria and shop. The check-in and service buildings are modern and well equipped. At the campsite you can hire boats, canoes and pedalos, play minigolf and boule, swim and fish. Borås Camping is open all the year round.
borascamping.com, +46 33 35 32 80

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHotell Sköna Nätter
Stay at one of Borås most affordable hotels located in the district Östermalm – a quiet and peaceful area at a comfortable walking distance to the town center and recreation areas.
hotellskonanatter.se, +46 33 100 110

 

 

BWesternBest Western Hotel Borås
A charming and popular hotel situated in the city of Borås. We offer competitive rates for a variety of rooms, from a 3 to a 4 star standard.
hotellboras.se, +46 33 799 01 00

 

 

 

 

Lobby3JazzComfort Hotel Jazz
The recently refurbished Comfort Hotel Jazz is located at Allégatan 21 in central Borås. Nereby to the bus- and trainstation, shopping, Borås Zoo, Stadsparksbadet and Borås Arena.
nordicchoicehotels.com, +46 33 799 45 00

 

 

Plaza, Boras, receptionScandic Plaza
When you pass through the entrance you come into the airy, tastefully decorated lobby. Next to the lobby is the cosy restaurant Scala, with an excellent menu, including special children’s meals. Scala is the place for good food and good times.
scandichotels.se/boras, +46 33 785 82 00

 

ENTRE FIRST GRAND HOTELLQuality Hotel Grand
A first-class tourist and conference hotel, which is a source of pride in Borås. The Hotel is centrally located, just 200 metres from the railway station.
nordicchoicehotels.se, +46 33 799 00 00

 

 

 

 

Hard Floor
For hard floor accommodation please contact rayhusac@telia.com for further information.

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