Gothenburg GOT airport in western Sweden is the consistently cheapest airport to fly to in Europe for the past month with United and Star Alliance. Some days the lowest fare moves to Stockholm Sweden ARN, Oslo Norway OSL, Copenhagen CPH or Billund BLL Denmark. For two months now, Scandinavia is the cheap landing point for travel to Europe from the western USA. This fare was available a week ago for July dates.
RyanAir flies from Gothenburg, Sweden GOT airport. Plan your dates to coincide low Lufthansa or United fare with low RyanAir fare and you can travel in May or June to London or Paris for as low as $657 to $681 round trip.
Lufthansa Airlines $615.01 June 1 – June 11
San Francisco SFO – Frankfurt FRA – Gothenburg GOT
Gothenburg GOT – Frankfurt FRA – San Francisco SFO
Economy K class with 12,496 flight miles purchased on Lufthansa website is a non-miles earning fare with United Mileage Plus and earns 25% miles in Miles & More for SFO-GOT segments and 125 miles each for FRA-GOT and GOT-FRA segments for 2,850 redeemable miles in Miles & More.
RyanAir Gothenburg GOT – STN London Stansted Airport
$41.70 June 3-10
San Francisco to London round trip for $657 in June is enough savings to pay the bag and seat fees on RyanAir and still several hundred dollars on the airfare to fly SFO-London Driect.
London $1,178 to $1,636 are current fares for San Francisco to London routes in June 2015.
Gothenburg GOT to Paris Beauvais BVA on RyanAir for $66 round trip
I had never heard of Beauvais Paris airport until seeing this route on RyanAir. The airport is small and far outside Paris, however transportation sounds pretty easy to manage with bus and metro between Beauvais BVA airport and Paris city center. AirportBeauvais.com shows a 32 EUR round trip bus transfer from BVA airport to Paris.
RyanAir Gothenburg, Sweden GOT-BVA Paris Beauvais $66.16
Flights only operate between GOT-BVA on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Note: This itinerary on RyanAir will not work with the Lufthansa schedule in this post since flight to Paris leaves before arrival to Sweden. You can work this Sweden to Paris schedule with a Star Alliance flight schedule for San Francisco to Gothenburg for $681 round trip ticket to Paris.
Low fare to GOT Sweden has been available from several airports around the USA for the past six weeks. The fare comes and goes periodically and can be a way to travel for less to other countries in Europe where direct flights are high-priced.