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Travel to Tanum

  • 11 Apr, 2024
  • Source: Travel to Tanum by train & bus

Tanum is located in the northern part of Bohuslän, at the west coast of Sweden.


How will my journey along E6 in Stenungsund be affected?
In September 2023, a landslide occurred in Stenungsund, impacting the infrastructure in the area, particularly along E6. While it is still possible to travel via E6, there are some traffic diversions in place at the affected area. Please refer to current traffic diversion information for details.

By Car:

Traveling to Tanum by car is often the most convenient option, especially if you're coming from nearby cities or towns. Tanum is located close to major roads, including the E6 highway, making it easily accessible from cities such as Gothenburg and Oslo. Simply follow the signs to Tanum from the main highways, and you'll reach your destination with ease.

By Train:

Tanum is also accessible by train, with a train station located in the nearby town of Tanumshede. From there, you can catch a connecting bus or taxi to reach your final destination in Tanum. Trains to Tanumshede run regularly from major cities such as Gothenburg and Oslo, providing a convenient option for travelers. Go onto the website Västtrafik to plan your next bus or train-trip.
www.sj.se SJ offers a great travel planner if you're traveling longer distances within Sweden

By Public Transport:

For those without access to a car, public transport is a convenient option for traveling to Tanum. In addition to the train station in Tanumshede, the municipality is served by several bus routes operated by Västtrafik, the regional public transport provider. You can take a bus from major cities such as Gothenburg or Oslo to Tanum, with multiple stops available within the municipality.
check out Flixbuss website for more information and booking. 

By Air:

International travelers can fly to nearby airports such as Gothenburg Landvetter Airport or Oslo Airport Gardermoen. From there, you can rent a car and drive to Tanum or take public transport via train and bus. Shuttle services such as Flygbussarna will take you from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport to Gothenburg central and from there you can travel via bus or train with Västtrafik along the scenic West coast all the way to Tanum.
If you are travelling from Oslo Gardemoen Airport to Tanum you can use the train Flytoget
to get from Gardermoen to Oslo Central. Flixbuss is operation between Oslo and Gothenburg and makes a stop in Tanum.

Getting Around Tanum:

Once you've arrived in Tanum, getting around in the different villages is easy. The municipality is relatively small and compact, making it ideal for exploring on foot or by bike. Additionally, there are local bus services available for public transport. Taxis are also readily available for travel within Tanum and to nearby attractions or villages. Go onto the website Västtrafik to plan your next bus or train-trip.
o arrange transportation, dial the following number: 004652529170, and their team will be happy to assist you with booking a taxi.

Parking within Tanum Municipality

Please read the signs to understand the regulations at each parking spot. Detailed information about parking, as well as a map of parking areas in Tanum Municipality, can be found on the municipality's website: tanum.se/parkering

In central parking areas in Fjällbacka, Grebbestad, and Hamburgsund, a fee is charged from June 15th to August 15th between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM. The first hour is free, and thereafter, a fee applies. You can park for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours. For parking longer than one hour in fee-charging parking areas, only EasyPark can be used.

Paying the Fee

The fee can be paid via app, SMS, Swish, credit card, invoice, PayPal, or phone payment (provided by EasyPark). Information about payment methods is available on information signs at the parking lot and on the EasyPark website.

Long-Term Parking & Parking Map Long-term parking areas in the towns of Grebbestad, Fjällbacka, and Hamburgsund are approximately a 10-minute walk from the city center. For an overview of parking locations, refer to the parking map of Tanum Municipality.

Whether you're traveling by car, train, bus, or plane, getting to Tanum is straightforward and hassle-free. With its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and welcoming atmosphere, Tanum is a destination worth visiting for travelers of all interests.

Waterway Transport

Transportation by water has deep-rooted traditions in our region, spanning from the Viking Age to the sailing ships of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Along our coastline, there are harbors catering to private boats, commercial shipping, and professional fishing. For coastal shipping, harbors are located in Grebbestad and Fjällbacka, while fishing harbors stretch from Resö in the north to Hamburgsund in the south.