Fastest and easiest way from/to Arlanda to/from Stockholm is Arlanda Express. The train takes you in 20 minutes from middle of the airport to Central Station.
Price info (May 2013).
- Single ticket 260SEK/490SEK return
- One way weekend for two 380SEK
- Prebooked (Thu-Sun) weekend Return 325SEK (only online!)
- pensioner and students 130/260 (not online, only ticket counters).
- in you don't have ticket IN TRAIN YOU PAY MORE!!! (100SEK!!!), take it in advance!!!
(Current taxi price seemed to be like 520SEK, to three persons make it cheaper, unless weekend tickets are used. Taxi might take 60-90mins depending of your destination and traffic conditions.)
Check and follow the prices, take always a look to their web pages, check what kind of tickets are available on your traveling days, there's a new competitor and that can have some influence to pricing plan. For example now they offer:
"Buy an e-ticket in May, and get 20% discount on your summer trip! The receipt contains a discount code. The code entitles you to 20% discount on one purchase when booking and travelling between 1 Jun-31 Aug 2013. Applies on e-ticket purchases on arlandaexpress.com".
My recommendation (I don't exaxtly know what is the proce of this new (45min) train, so it might be worth of checking). If you plan to use public transportation a lot, buy Stockholm card or some travel card and continue to your hotel with subway. You can get em from Infos in Arlanda and the time count starts from first journey (You have to present Stockholm Card in subway gate office, they write the starting date/time to the card there).
You don't need to check the timetable they start operation 4:35Sto/5:05Arl and end 0:35Sto/1:05Arl and in rush hour every 10 minutes (other times 15mins, but late 30mins).
To get simply into the city the best mode is by train.
The Arlander Express takes just 20 mins from the airport to the central station downtown, where for convenience the new Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is right longside the station
This train is not cheap something like $60 return but is very fast
Goign to Stockholm from the airport take the Arlanda Express. Book online and you dont need a ticket just the card you booked with. Great train clean, easy to find and everthing is in english. Free WI-FI on board.
Cost was average for the fast direct trains in Europe. Fellow travelers drove in Taxi took 75 minutes to hotel. Trains takes 20 to central station and 5 from station to hotel via Taxi.
We arrived at the airport ARN, the Taxi driver was 450 S around 55 Euro, we were three people, this is a flat rate and all taxis should honor it. For us the express to the central station would have been more expensive at 25 euro per person plus the additional transport to the Hotel Bern, which by the way is FAB. Agreed that it is an expensive city, cocktails are around 20 Euro a piece.
We chose the Arlanda express and found it to be a good choice for running on time and the quick journey! It was very clean, comfortable and in excellent condition, nothing like we have at home, so quite a different experience for us!
Fast, about 20mins to Stockholm, the train's run about every 20mins.
At the time we were there, there was a special on which we tried to get from the Ticket machine upstair's, and then at the Platform before we boarded. After lot's of trouble, I eventually asked a Swedish man who could speak English to help.
Yes, the special was available on our day, but he tried everything, and in the end said it must only be available on Swedish card, it wouldn't accept our credit card's. So, looks like Tourist's dipped out!
SO BEWARE......NO special for us, luckily, we could buy our ticket on the train, [we had no choice], and for that privelige, we had to pay an extra 50sek each per ticket, what a rip - off!
For all the important information please check the english website below.
If only all the cities in the world would have this type of transportation, it would be a lot better to travel around. The Arlanda Express leaves every 20 minutes and takes 20 minutes into Central train station....tickets can be bought at the information center, right in the arrivals hall. A taxi into the city would cost about 400 SEK about $65 US, and based on a meter, so if you find traffic, you'll pay thru the roof...... The Arlanda express cost 210 SEK about $30 US...indeed expensive, but all of Stockholm is very expensive !!!!!
I've been a lot of places, and the Arlanda Express ranks about top for getting from airport to city centre.
20 minutes @ 200km p-h. Only drawback is the pricetag - 460 SEK return in June 2010. About £40.
Quick and simple way to main train station in Stockholm.Trip took about 22 minutes.Train as plenty of luggage storage area where you are near your bags,and can watch that nobody bothers them.Train was clean and comfortable Finding train at airport was easy,there are many signs showing way to train station I think the station is under terminal 5(not 100% sure).Tickets are purchased at the yellow vending machines.Prices vary on different days and for one way or round trip.
Weekend price .............................................. 240 SEK
Single journey. Two adults travelling together.
Bring up to four children 0-17 yrs for free.
Applies Sat-, Sun- and holidays.
Single ticket, adult ......................................... 220 SEK
From 26 yrs
Return ticket, adult ....................................... 420 SEK
Valid for one month since purchase.
Child.................................................................. 0 SEK
Up to four children 0-17 yrs,
accompanied by person
travelling on fullprice ticket.
Not applicable on student
or SAS Travel Pass.
Single ticket, child/youth 8-25 yrs ............... 110 SEK
Single ticket, senior citizen ........................... 110 SEK
From 65 yrs, must be verified.
Single ticket, student ..................................... 110 SEK
Sold at ticket counters only. Valid CSN-, ISIC-,
Mecenat-, Membit- or Studentkortet required.
Return ticket, senior/student ........................ 220 SEK
Valid for one month since purchase.
For transportation between the Arlanda Airport and Stockholm City, the only way to go is the Arlanda Express train. Departures are frequent, the trip (as you will see advertised everywhere) will only take twenty minutes, and the cost is only 200 SEK. This makes the Arlanda Express more reliable, faster and cheaper than taking a taxi! Plus, the early morning trains from the city are specifically timed to make the earliest departing flights.
For more information and current timetables (in Swedish or English), visit the Arlanda Express website.
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