Meaning of åker and går?

I have encountered åker in the following circumstances:

Vi åker om en timme - We leave in an hour Vi åker - we go

However, I also understand that gå might be used in the following circumstances:

Jag går hem - I am going home Jag går hem - I am walking home

You might be able to understand my confusion in differentiating between the meaning of the words åker and går in the above examples. Could anyone please help to explain this?

August 14, 2017


In addition to the explanation given above, we have a set phrase gå på bio/museum which can be either 'on foot' or 'by vehicle'. But it is always Jag åker tåg/buss which means I go by train/bus.

August 14, 2017

So in the above case, gå på bio/museum, potentially means by foot or by vehicle but only in this combination?

When saying Jag åker buss/tåg there is no need to include the conjuctive med?

August 14, 2017
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