How to Reach Stockholm
Direct flights to Stockholm leave daily from several major international airports. Most major carriers fly into Stockholm’s main international airport, Arlanda, with a smaller number of mostly domestic carriers flying into the conveniently located Bromma Airport (8 Km west of the city centre). Further out, Skavsta and Västerås airports handle charter and budget carriers, including Ryanair, and are connected to the city by buses or train.
Arlanda Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Sweden with 18 million passengers in 2007. It is located about 40 km north of Stockholm’s city centre. Terminals two and five are for international flights; three and four are domestic; there is no terminal one.
Skavsta Airport is located 100 km south of Stockholm and is popular with charter and lowcost companies, especially Ryanair. Västerås Airport is located 110 km west of Stockholm, in the tiny city of Västerås. It services Ryanair flights from and to London Stansted and Dublin.
Flygbussarna bus lines run to and from central Stockholm (Cityterminalen, next to train station and metro) from all the airports. They depart in connection with departing and arriving flights and takes about 80 minutes to connect the city centre with Skvasta or Västerås airports. Tickets can be purchased online on Ryanair flights, at the Flybuss counters at the airport or City Terminal building, or by credit card onboard the bus. The bus that connects Arlanda with Stockholm takes only 40 minutes.
The efficient Arlanda Express train will get you from the airport to the Centralstationen in 20 minutes. Trains depart every 10 to 30 minutes. www.arlandaexpress.com
Eurolines Scandinavia (www.eurolinestravel.com) runs regular direct services from Cityterminalen to several European cities, including Oslo, Copenhagen and Hamburg.
International routes arrive at and depart from Centralstationen. Trains run daily between Stockholm and Oslo (six hours) and Stockholm and Copenhagen (five hours) via Malmo. See www.sj.se for info and bookings.
Ferry connection between Stockholm and its Baltic neighbours are frequent and straightforward. Both Siljia Line (www.silja.com) and Viking Line (www.vikingline.fi) operate daily services from Helsinki (15 to 17 hours). Tallink (www.tallink.se) runs several weekly services to and from Tallinn (15 hours) and Riga (17 hours).
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