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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 municipality with around 110,000 inhabitants. No less than 1.5 million people live within a 100 kilometre radius of the city, itself a centre for the 280,000 inhabitants of the Sjuhärad area. Borås combines all the wealth of choice of a big city with the convenience and closeness 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 famous textile, clothing and fashion companies originated here. Oscar Jacobson, Eton, Borås Cotton, Gina Tricot, Nelly, Svea, Hemtex, 8848 Altitude, Abecita AB and Almedahls AB are a few of the 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 a long history of traders and textile producers.  The city has for many years been a hub for mail order and e-commerce. Companies such as Ellos Group, Cellbes AB, Halens AB and H&M Rowells are the source of 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 than places like Hong Kong.

The City as a Gallery

Borås has during the recent years become one of the leading Swedish cities for public art, with many sculptures and murals by both Swedish and international artists. The most famous sculpture is the nine-meter-high Pinocchio statue, “Walking to Borås” by Jim Dine.

The city has for several years been the focus of the street art festival No Limit, an art event where international artists gather in the city to turn the public space into an outdoor exhibition. The large scale murals are dotted around the whole town, available for anyone to see and visit anytime.

Borås has an extensive and exciting cultural sphere, full of colour and life. In addition to the public art installations and murals, the city offers space for many interesting cultural happenings at the city theatre and museums. Among these are Borås Museum of Modern Art, where exhibitions interchange every other month, and the Textile Museum of Sweden which tells the story of the city’s history in textiles as well as showcases new innovations and breakout artists. There is also Abecita Museum of Modern Art situated in the heart of Knalleland, which offers a mix of history, photography and graphic art.

Activities

The city is embraced by parks and green areas, stretching into the urban areas. The beautiful countryside is always within easy reach. Rya Åsar is a nature reserve close to the city that offers 5 square kilometers of wide open nature and breath-taking views. Borås is surrounded by recreational areas that give you easy access to forests, lakes and trails. These all make for good starting points for hikes and other outdoor activities.

Borås Zoo was founded in 1962 and was the first of its kind with different species roaming free together. There are more than 600 animals of 65 species in the park. The focus is on big African mammals, but there is also a wide variety of species from Europe and Asia.

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

 

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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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