Opening hours

The Göta Canal is open for traffic from 3 May – 29 September 2017 and between 9.00-18.00. 

Opening hours and prices

The Göta Canal is open for traffic 3 May – 29 September 2017.

We only accept Credit card payment.

See price here!

Pre-order season
3 May – 11 June, 17 Aug – 29 Sept, by reservation only. 
(Book 5 days in advance; pre-set departure dates).

Peak season
12 June – 16 Aug.
Open every day 9–18.

Extended opening hours in July at the following locks: 
Norsholm lock, 8–18. 
Carl Johan flight of locks in Berg, 8–19. 
Oscar lock in Berg, 8–18.
Berg lock in Berg, 8-18. 

Bridges
During peak season bridges opens between 9.00-18.00.

Road bridges with special opening hours
The road bridges in Töreboda and Karlsborg.
Open every whole and half hour during the canal's peak season, except noon, 1 PM and 4 PM on weekdays. The last bridge opening is at 6 PM.

The E22 bridge in Söderköping
Opens every whole and half hour during the canal's peak season. The last bridge opening is at 6 PM. On Fridays and Sundays the bridge only opens at whole hours between 3 and 6 PM. This also applies on the Thursday before Midsummer.

The Göta Älv Bridge
Due to the construction of the new Hisingsbron in Gothenburg the Göta Älv Bridge over  Trollhätte Canal has different opening hours and some dates are completely closed for traffic. If you plan to travel Trollhätte Canal in connection with your Göta Canal trip, please check with the Swedish Maritime Administration for opening hours.

 

Remember that the closing time of the canal is not the same as the last lockage time or bridge opening. Lockage/bridge opening is not initiated if no suitable mooring can be reached before closing time.