Many budget airlines, such as Ryanair and Wizzair use the airport Skavsta as their gateway to Stockholm. Skavsta is actually located near the city of Nyköping, approximately 100 km southwest of Stockholm.
In October 2013 I flew for the first time of my life with Ryanair from Weeze in Germany to Skavsta. The price for the return flight of 82 Euro and the convenient flight times were just unbeatable, even when taking the extra costs and times for the airport transfers into account.
The airport is well connected to Stockholm's City Terminalen by at least hourly bus services of the company Flygbussarna. For me it even looked like they actually didn't operate according to a timetable, but just on demand. Always when one bus was full, there was immediately another bus ready for picking up passengers.
The trip took approximately 80 minutes and in October 2013 the cheapest return price was 268 SEK if booked in advance and online. These online tickets are open tickets and valid for 3 month. Fares are more expensive when bought at the airport or the bus station.
Skavsta airport is also served by local bus #515 from Nyköping, which is located on the Linköping to Stockholm railway line.
Skavsta Airport: http://www.skavsta.se/
In May 2004 I flew with the airline Germanwings from Cologne to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, which is located about 40 km north of the city.
The Airport can be reached by train with the Arlanda Express within 20 minutes from the Central Station. Another option is a frequent bus connections (Flygbussarna) between the Cityterminalen and the airport.
In 2004 a single train ticket cost 180 SEK, whereas the coach fare was only 89 SEK.
Arlanda Airport: http://www.arlanda.se/
Arlanda Express: http://www.arlandaexpress.com/
"Arlanda Airport" (ARN), is the largest of the three airports in Sweden (Stockholm Bromma Airport and Stockholm Skavsta Airport) being the other two. It is situated just under 25 miles north of Stockholm itself, in Uppand province/Sigtuna Municipality of Sweden. The nearest town to the Arlanda airport is Märsta and Uppsala is only 6 miles away.
Arlanda airport, is the biggest airport in Scandinavia with an estimated 50.000 passengers traveling through it each day. The airport has 3 runways and four terminals, 2, 3, 4 & 5, both domestic and international flights operate from them carrying over 18.5 million passengers each year. There is a FREE shuttle bus that runs between each terminal and connects passengers to their departure terminals and also to the long stay car parks.
Terminal 5 is the newest terminal and terminals 2, 4 & 5 all have information desks inside the buildings.
ransfers to and from Arlanda Airport are quick and easy. There are many options of transport, depending on the size of your party and budget. You have options of Train, Bus, Taxi, Coach or Car Hire.
The E4 links Arlanda Airport to Stockholm and on your return from Stockholm to Arlanda, simply take the E4 North and the follow the sign for the airport.
Arlanda Airport has a direct rail links that connect passengers with many different destinations, from the various airport terminals. One of the most popular services at the airport, is the high speed express train that connect Arlanda airport to Stockholm and takes just 20 minutes which is called "Arlanda Express".
Regular bus services run from outside the airport terminals 2,4 & 5. There is also a bus service that connects passengers with Märsta station. The Flygbussarna operates a regular service from Arlanda airport to the city centre in Stockholm and from Stockholm centre to the airport. This service operates throughout the day and there are many ways to purchase your ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the machines at the bus stop, at the information desks inside the airport, online or you can have an SMS text message sent to your phone. Tickets can be purchased on the bus but the only form of payment accepted is by credit card.
Taxis operate from outside the terminal buildings. Most of the taxis that operate at the airport, offer a fixed price but it is always a good idea to check with the driver and agree a price before you enter the taxi. If possible, try to have a word with the Taxi controller, who is generally outside the building. Taxi at the airport are ‘Eco Taxis’ that are enviromentally friendly.
We went from Stuttgart/Germany to Stockholm/Arlanda airport.
One thing you have to know is that Stockholm has 3 different airports: one is almost in the city, Arlanda is halfway between Stockholm and Uppsala and the Ryanair airport is even further away from the city. So if you plan your trip make sure you know which airport you will land at and depart from!
Arlanda airport has 5 different terminals, so it is a good thing if you know which terminal your flight leaves from, since the distances between the different terminals are quite large!
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Arlanda airport is the main Swedish airport with most international and domestic flights.
There are four flight terminals at Arlanda.
Terminal 2 - International flights (BA, Finnair)
Terminal 3 - Domestic flights to smaller airports (Skyways)
Terminal 4 - Domestic flights to larger airports (SAS)
Terminal 5 - International flights
The fastest way to get to and from the airport is with the Arlanda Express train which takes 20 minutes between Stockholm City and the airport.
This train leaves every 15 minutes in both directions and a single trip cost 190 SEK (April 2005).
If you are not in such a hurry, you can instead take the busses.
The bus leaves outside each terminal, during peak hours every 10 minute. The 40 minute trip to Stockholm cost 89 SEK (November 2003).
If you want to you can also take a taxi, you will find the taxi stand outside each terminal. Make sure that you will get a fixed price, and you shall never pay more than 445 SEK to the central parts of Stockholm. (April 2005) From Stockholm to Arlanda some taxi companies have fixed price.
One taxi company that I can recommend is Metro Taxi +46 8 140 000. The operates in the north part of Stockholm, and with them you can get a fixed price of 350 SEK both from and to Arlanda. (April 2003)
Be aware of the fact that the main Taxi company, Taxi Stockholm (+46 8 150 000) is quite expensive. They take 445 SEK from Arlanda and between 475 SEK and 790 SEK from Stockholm depending on from where you go and how big car you need. (April 2005)
The main airport in the Stockholm area is of course Arlanda. But it's actually one airport much closer to the city, just some kilometers from the city center. The airport is called Bromma, and you can get here with busses from Stockholm Central station (20 minutes) or with taxi.
You can fly to Bromma from international destinations like Brussels, Århust and Copenhagen, and from domestic destinations like Malmö, Göteborg, Ängelholm, Trollhättan;, Visby and Umeå
Arlanda is Stockholm's main international airport with flights to many international and domestic locations. It is one of the main hubs for Scandinavian Airways.
There are plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and an internet cafe in the terminal buildings. The international terminal is currently being extended and if you are connecting to a domestic flight, it can be a long walk.
If you have to stay overnight, the Sky City hotel in the terminal is an ideal location.
1. The Arlanda Express offers a quick link from Stockholm Central. Arlanda Express
2. Taxis are available from outside the terminal building. Prices to the centre are fixed at about 370sek but check before you go because our hotel at Globen was outside the centre so the price was 530sek.
2. Buses run frequently to the Stockholm Central. Check at the airport for prices and timetables.
NOTE: For any Star Alliance Gold Card holders. In their strive to improve customer service, SAS have closed the domestic lounge.
UPDATE: The domestic lounge has been re-opened but it is totally devoid of any facilities.
Fly to Stockholm Arlanda from around the World with most major scheduled airlines. There are also several budget ones like GermanWings and Scandinavian ones like Sterling and Norwegian from Copenhagen, Oslo, London and the south of Europe.
Ryanair flies to nearby Nyköping (Stockholm south) from for instance London Stanstead, Frankfurt Hahn and others. Here you also find WizzAir to Central Europe. There are also flights from Brussels to Stockholm's more central airport Bromma with Malmö Aviation. Bromma also has lots of domestic flights from Gotland, Malmö and elsewhere.
All airports can be reached by Airport bus and the schedules are at: http://www.flygbussarna.se
We flew from Scotland to Stockholm with Ryanair who use Skavsta airport. Its further out of the city but flights were very cheap. Its also a nice small airport that you couldn't get lost in if you tried! Always a plus in my book. There are Ryanair run coaches to the City Terminalen bus station. Its 150 SEK return but they were running a 2 for 1 offer so it ended up only costing us 75SEK each
Dont worry. When you come to Stockholm airport (arlanda) it might seem big but it´s easy to get to Stockholm city. If your not in hurry you can take the bus or a express train to city center without paying a fortune on taxi. See my other transportation tips to Stockholm.
See my videos of Arlanda. Arrival hall and Departure hall.
SAS is the national airline for Sweden and they pretty much have a monopoly, except for finnair and icelandic air. So even if you book with another airline most likely when you connect you will fly SAS. You can book a ticket to Stockhom from the US even if you flight is not origination in the US. I flew from London to Stockhom but booked on Expedia from the US and got a better price this way. The service was good, and the flight was on time and the airplane was clean and comfortable. The food on the flight towards Stockholm but the meal on the way back was not so good. So i recommend that you bring a snack if you are not a fan of Swedish food. But all in all a good airline.
I tend to fly SAS when I visit the Nordic region. They provide excellent service and have a very good customer focussed ethos. They have an excellent and much rated frequent flyer programme - Eurobonus.
They have a great web site too!
Stockholm is one of the Ryanair destinations where they use a smaller airport rather far from the city centre (roughly 1 1/2 hours). Nevertheless there is a quick and cheap shuttle bus service connecting the airport to Stockholm.
By far the most airplanes towards Stockholm arrive at Arlanda Airport, just a bit the north of the city. But in the modern low-budget-airline era, the airlines are searching for cheaper airports to land. Stavsta Airport, near Nykoping, is an airport like that. The arrival hall is very simple, don't expect high class tax-free shopping malls, you have to walk to the planes and climb stairs to get in and the most important: the trip towards Stockholm still takes about one and a half hours.
If you don't mind less luxury and a bustrip of 90 minutes and you want to safe some money to spend in Stockholm, you should search for this airport. Airlines that fly to here are Ryan Air, Wizz Air and Fritidsresor.
The busservice that goes to the city is provided by Flygbus Sarna: http://www.flygbussarna.se/koncernen/