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/
There are different airports you can arrive to when travel to Stockholm.
Ryan Air sells cheap tickets but you will arrive far away from Stockholm city. Either
View there website: www.ryanair.com
Stockholm Skavsta, south of Stockholm City. Airport bus leave for Sthlm city.
Stockholm V?ster?s (Vasteras), north/west of Sthlm city. 100 km. Airport bus leave for Sthlm city.
There are also two closer airports, Arlanda and Bromma. Arlanda is the biggest airport and probably the one you will arrive to. You can take taxi from Arlanda for aproximately 350 Skr.
Arlandaexpress (train) to Stockholm central (city). http://www.arlandaexpress.com/
Hope this will help for your journey to Sweden!
Besides Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Stockholm has several other airports.
Stockholm Bromma, Stockholm Skavska and Stockholm Västerås.
Stockholm Bromma is actually the only airport in Stockholm itself (Arlanda is situated in the town of Arlanda). And has a handfull of flights into Europe. The largest operator is Malmö Aviation. Other operators include Skyways and Swedflights.
Stockholm Skavsta is located in the city of Nyköping 50km south of Stockholm. Ryanair, Transavia and WizzAir provide low-cost flights to several destinations in Europe. Finnair has flights to Boston and Helsinki. SweFly operates flights into Lahore and Bangkok.
Stockholm Västerås is located in Västerås, about 70km west of Stockholm. Ryanair flies to London Luton from here and SAS to Kopenhage.
Stockholm Arlanda is the main airport in Stockholm and has frequent operations to all mayor destinations within Europe and a very extensive network throughout Sweden and Scandinavia.
Also several flights into America/Africa and Asia are available from here. Most of the mayor carriers fly from Arlanda Airport.
Low-cost airlines serving Arlanda Airport include: FlyNordic, Germanwings, Sterling, Snowflake, FlyME, Scandjet, FlyDBA and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
We booked our trip with Ryanair from Brussels-Charleroi.
You will not exactly land in Stockholm but in Skvasta which is 100 km from Stockholm. I suggest that you bay tickets for the coach from the automat inside the arrival hall WHILE waiting for your luggage because you will end up in an interminable queue and miss the first buses. The next ones will be 1 hour later only.
When flying to Stockholm with a budget airline like Ryanair, you won't land at the actual Stockholm airport, but at Skvasta airport.
Don't let this deter you from taking a cheap flight, as the connection to central Stockholm is fine. It'll cost you about 220KR for a round trip, and it takes about 75 minutes each way. The bus drops you off at the central station, so you're right in the middle of town.
We flew to Arlanda, Stockhlolm from Heathrow with SAS (Scandinavian Airlines). The flight was on time and they served standard airline food - what more can you ask really?
Oh there was a really cute baby in front of us who amused us for a while - like babies do. He was sweet and happy and didn't whinge and whine the whole way there - and he was being looked after soley by his dad who made a fantastic job of amusing him! This sort of service probably isn't available on every flight though :)
SAS provided the best fare when it came to choosing which airline to fly with - I think they had an offer on at the time.
I flew to Vasteras on Ryanair from Stansted and overall I'd have to recommend it within reason.
I've heard it getting bad press for the distance and cost of the airport transfer. And yes, it's not great that you land an hour and a half away from the city and have to hand over a pile of money to get from the airport into Stockholm. BUT
I got a very cheap flight (ý35.22 return including taxes) so even once I add on the SEK199 for the airport transfer coach, I'm nowhere near the cost of a direct flight from the UK to Arlanda.. My time is precious (I only had a weekend) and the transfer did eat into it a little, but for me it was a price worth paying for a dirt cheap flight, and I'd do it again next weekend if I could.
One thing I'm not sure about though. When the flight landed two coaches took us into Stockholm. For the transfer back I got onto the first coach as I'd been at Cityterminalen for ages. But the coach was full and there were people left at the bus station. I don't know whether a second coach came or whether they had to get an expensive taxi, and I'd rather never be in the position to find out!
And the price of my flight went up considerably after I booked it. If I'd had to pay ý150 for the flight then put up with the transfer I probably wouldn't be so complimentary.
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