The easiest way of getting from the airport to Umeå city is by the airport bus, in Swedish called "Flygbuss". The bus leaves the airport about 15 minutes after each landing. The trip to Ume˚ city cost 35 SEK and takes about 20 minutes.
It's good to know that you on your "Flygbuss ticket" have free change to all local Ultra busses within two hours.
The main public transportation in Umeå is the Ultra busses. With 11 main bus lines you can go to all places in the town.
A single ticket cost 17 SEK, a 10 travel card cost 130 SEK. You can also buy a 15 days card for 220 SEK or a 30 days card for 380 SEK.
With about 700 000 passengers each year, Umeå airport is the largest airport in north of Sweden, with a lot of daily flights to Stockholm (Arlanda and Bromma), Luleå, Kiruna and Östersund.
The easiest way to get to the airport is by the airport busses from Vasaplan or Järnvägstorget in the city.
Going by train is a cheap way to get to Umeå. The trains are operated by Connex which runs two lines, one from Gothenburg via Örebro to Umeå, the other from Stockholm to Umeå. Both trains continue to Luleå
A seat on the train costs 400 SEK (a fixed price, not depending on where you go from). A bed in a coupé shared by 6 persons costs 650 SEK. (prices from january 2003)
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. From Bromma you can get to Umeå with the small airline Malmö aviation.
Malmö aviation normally have 5 daily trips in each direction between Bromma and Umeå, and it's most often you also can get cheaper tickets compared to flying with SAS from Arlanda.
The second bus station in Umeå is located just outside the main hospital - NUS. From here you can take many main bus lines but also most of the local lines within the city.
So if you are comming with a bus from another city and want to change to a local bus line it's better to stop here instead of the city bus terminal since you can change directly to the local busses.
Umeå city bus station at Järnvägstorget is the destinations for both long distans busses and busses to other villages in the Umeå area. Local busses are though operating from Vasaplan.
From here you can go to cities like Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik, Skellefteå, Piteå. Luleå, Lycksele and Storuman.
A cheap and good way to travel to Umeå is by train or by bus. It takes some time, but it is a cheap alternative to flying. Overnight train from Stockholm or Gothenburg cost about 350 Swedish crowns one way. The bus from Stockholm is even cheaper, about 200 Swedish crowns.
There is a boat line from/to Vaasa in Finland.
I took this boat with our car and was rather fast, after few hours we were in Finland on our way back home.