Arlanda Express, Stockholm
This must be the easiest & fastest way to arrive right into the centre of Stockholm (Central Station). If you have money to spend get a taxi (expensive) if you have time to spare (40 min - more in rush hour) and want to wait around, get a bus - cheaper. The train, however, leaves from directly under the airport terminals, reached by escalator and is well sign posted ( my first trip to Arlanda/Stockholm and it was a breeze). A train leaves every 15 mins takes 20 mins to get to Central and reaches speeds of 206 km/hr - which you can view on the in coach display board.Make sure you buy a ticket at any of the automatic ticket machines - buying a ticket on the train will cost you 50 SEK more.
It costs 190 SEK one way, but if you don't like stress at airports this is the way to avoid it. There are no stops between Arlanda airport and Central Station so don't worry you can't get off too soon (or too late). Also there is an excellent automated english information system - it even told us we were slowing down because of other trains & we would shortly be at Central Station. The trains are immaculately clean & comfortable - a trait of the Swedish Public transport system in general. At Central Station there are taxis waiting (Taxi Stockholm & Taxi Kurir are the one's to use as you won't get ripped off) - Tip your driver.
Return journey is just as easy. I have had experience of public transport systems in various EU states but this is by far the most user friendly I have come across.
It was really easy to get from the airport to the city centre on the Arlanda Express.
Then when we were in the city the underground was very easy to navigate, even for us girls. We bought a strip of tickets for the weekend and still had some left over at the end of it, we were told this was cheaper than buying individual tickets.
The fastest and the easyest way to get to Stockholm from Arlanda Airport. No doubt. With stops in every terminal is very easy to reach, just following the signs with a train. Some can think it's expensive, but this summer (2006) we got 2x1 price, 220 SEK both (110 SEK each), which is cheaper than the bus, I think.
Most of the time the train was running at more than 200 Km/h with no stops between the airport and the main central station. Our wagon was empty and had a flat tv with news in swedish and english. The train passes frequently (see the website) and takes 20 minutes to get to the city.
The Arlanda Express is the best way from Arlanda airport to the city centre (and vice versa). Trains leave every 10-15 minutes and the journey takes only 20 minutes. Cost is 200 SKr one-way for adults - two adults can travel together for 220 SKr on weekends. The city terminus of the Arlanda Express is the central train station, well connected with metro lines.
Normal fare for adults is 200 SEK on way. But Arlanda Express also offers tickets for students for just 100 SEK (for CSN, ISIC, Mecenat, Membit or Studentkortet, available at the counter only!) and also 2 tickets for 220 SEK on weekends and public holidays. With the discounted version you pay just a little bit more than the bus. And with that ticket you can take also up to four children younger than 17 with you - for free!
If you are younger than 26 years you are allowed to buy the discounted ticket for 100 SEK.
The ride only takes 20 minutes and brings you right into downtown.
Tickets can be purchased at easy-to-use machines (not for students tickets) or at the counter (LFV at the airport, at the platform at Central Station).
Check the website for more information.
Arriving in Arlanda, the fast way is of course the Arlanda express train, which is very expensive though. The bus is slower and a bit cheaper.
The cheapest way to go, and particularly interesting if heading to the south part of the city, is to take a local bus at the airport going to Märsta, where you can take the suburban train to Stockholm. You can get off at Central station, or any other suburban station, and the trains use the same strip tickets also used on the underground.
The Arlanda Express is a direct link between the airport of Stockholm and Stockholm Central Station.
The train reaches speeds of 200km/h and the travel time takes about 20 minutes.
Contrary to Swedish Trains, the Arlanda Express has very frequent operations of about 3x per hour.
We flew from London to Stockholm with British Airways, and landed at Stockholm's main airport, Arlanda.
The easiest way to get into the centre of town is to jump on the Arlanda Express - a train to central Stockholm.
The station is located right at the airport, just follow the signs from your terminal. There are yellow ticket machines on the platform where you can easily purchase your tickets (they take credit cards or cash). Then it is a mere 20 minute fast trip into town - there are around 6 departures an hour. The station is located in the heart of the city...conveniently close to Nordic Light Hotel where we stayed!
The ease of catching the train, the speed of the trip and the cleanliness/comfort would have to make this one of the most stress-free airport-to-city trips I have ever had. Worth every cent!
Only had a few hours to spend in Stockholm rather than wait around in the Airport so took the Arlanda Express into the city. trains run every 15 minutes and take only 20 minutes. Station at airport is convenient and in the city is right by the Central station. Journey is fast comfortable and well worth the money. Managed to leave some bags in the left luggage at the Airport which made walking round Stockholm more comfortable.
Stockholm is a very easy city to get too or from the airport. We found that the Arlanda Express was super quick and easy and delivered us into downtown Stockholm relatively close to the center of the city and our hotel. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
The Arlanda Airport is located away from the city of Stockholm by probably 40km or more. There are various ways to get from the airport to Stockholm or the reverse... The fastest of these is the Arlanda Express which is a pretty fast train ride from the Central Station. I seem to remember a 15 to 20 minute travel time. It's a little more expensive than by bus but you pay a premium for the speed and time saved.
If you have the time, the bus ride to and from the airport is not unpleasant and gives you an opportunity to see the countryside and approach into Stockholm. You should probably allow 45 minutes to an hour for this method of transportation as the bus makes a number of stops along the way.
You can always take a taxi but I think because the airport is located so far away from Stockholm proper, this would be pretty expensive... didn't try it myself as there seemed other and better choices!
Once you land at the Stockholm Arlanda airport you can reach the city center in about 20 minutes with a train called Arlanda Express. The price was 180 SEK in April 2004 and, if I am not wrong, there is one train every 20/30 minutes.
The arlanda express gets you into Stockholm in about 20 minutes. It was fairly expensive for the roundtrip - about $45. (which is about the same cost as in Norway) I'm told that there is a bus that goes to basically the same place in Stockholm but don't have any information about it.
Another convenient way to get to or from the airport is by train. It is faster than the bus (only takes 20 minutes as opposed to 40 minutes with the bus) but also more expensive. The bus costs 89 Swedish Krone and the train costs 120 Swedish Krone.
Normally the train leaves every 15 minutes but on Sundays and in summer there are different hours, so it's best to check the website for the schedule when you will be there.
Train is called "Arlanda Express".
The fastest way to Stockholm Central from Arlanda Airport is by the Arlanda Express train.
The train departure every 15 minute in each direction. A normal single way ticket costs 180 SEK (February 2004). On weekends and public holidays you will get a ticket for two persons for only 200 SEK. Up to four children under age 17 can follow for free to someone who have bought one of those two tickets.
You can buy tickets in the ticket office at the Central station, from the ticket machines or at the train. If you buy the ticket on the train it will cost 50 SEK extra.