Stockholm, Sweden Airport Information
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN)
The largest and busiest of the city's airports, Stockholm-Arlanda is in the municipality of Sigtuna, 40 kilometers north of Stockholm City. The airport offers flights from 81 airlines to around 180 destinations all over the world. The airport serves as a major hub for NextJet and Scandinavian Airlines System.
For the comfort of travelers, Stockholm-Arlanda boasts a wealth of dining, shopping, and service options. Travelers can choose to enjoy dumplings and tea at Beijing8, or try out Swedish and Mediterranean cuisine at Alfredo's, or purchase a spread of Scandinavian delicacies, such as gravlax, whitefish roe, herring, and crispbread at the Deli bar. Passengers can purchase souvenirs and last-minute gifts at outlets such as Airstop or Designtorget. The airport also has wireless internet connectivity, stations with fax and phone service, banks and even a hair salon.
Passengers can choose between high-speed trains, long-distance trains, and commuter trains to travel to and from the airport. Several shuttle buses also depart regularly from Stockholm-Arlanda.
Bromma Stockholm Airport (BMA)
Sweden's third largest airport, Bromma, is located about 7 kilometers from Stockholm city and is the fastest alternative to and from the Swedish capital. Due to its proximity to Stockholm and surrounding neighborhoods, only the very quietest, most environment-friendly aircraft can land here. The airport flies 4 airlines to a total of 17 destinations, with its top three destinations being Malmö, Gothenburg, and Umeå. For the convenience of travelers, the airport has 3 shops; 2 restaurants, cafés and bars; and 900 parking places. Flygbussarna airport coaches provide a shuttle service from Bromma to Cityterminalen and Brommaplan, and also to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (via Sundbyberg and Kista).
Stockholm-Skavsta Airport (NYO)
Situated 100 kilometers south of Stockholm, Stockholm-Skavsta is the fifth largest airport in Sweden. The airport is known to be effective, efficient, and capable of handling large volumes of passengers. Low-cost airlines such as Ryanair operate from here. The airport terminal's bright modern facilities include retail shops, restaurants, currency exchange, and business lounge. Airport shuttle bus services operate regularly to and from Stockholm, Linköping, and Norrköping.
Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST)
Located about 5 km east of Västerås city center and 110 km from Stockholm, this small and compact airport is about an hour's drive from Stockholm, Uppsala and Örebro, and around two hours from Falun, Borlänge, Gävle and Karlstad. Stockholm Västerås runs scheduled flights to Helsinki, London, Alicante, and Malaga. Currently, two airlines operate regular flights to and from the airport. The terminal has a restaurant, bar and a store that offers duty-free shopping.
Stockholm, Sweden Public Transportation
Public transportation in the city is offered by Stockholm SL. The transport group includes bus, metro, commuter trains and other local rail services. The SL also operates several shuttle boats for traveling within the archipelago. Travelers can purchase an SL access card to travel on any of the networks. They can download season tickets and single tickets, and check their balance in travel funds using the card.
The Stockholm bus system includes hundreds of lines spreading out from the city center. The buses are organized by type and include the inner-city, or blue bus lines, the suburban lines, and service buses for the disabled and elderly. There are 17 lines operating in the central part of the city. Riders can board at any number of marked stops. However, riders can also signal a bus to stop at any point on the route, similar to hailing a taxi.
Stockholm Metro Subway
Stockholm's metro subway system consists of three color-coded lines spreading out across the city. Each of the three colored lines includes branches where the lines split to different destinations. The lines converge at the T-Centralen station, which serves as the main transfer point within the system. Travelers can identify the route of departing trains by the destination indicated on the front and sides of the rail cars. The Stockholm metro is convenient, safe, and easy to navigate, making it the preferred method of transportation within the city for locals and visitors alike.
Stockholm SL offers suburban and commuter rail service for outlying areas. The network is organized in three systems and includes eight lines total. There are 114 stops, and most lines converge at T-Centralen. The suburban rail lines offer service to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport every half hour, originating at T-Centralen.
Stockholm, Sweden Ground Transportation
Several rental car companies operate out of Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, including Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. The counters for these companies can be found in the airport's designated car rental area.
Taxi service is plentiful in Stockholm; however, fares are not regulated and vary from company to company. Visitors are advised to utilize one of the four main taxi companies in Stockholm to avoid unpredictable fares: Taxi 020, Taxi Kurir, Taxi Stockholm, and Transfer Taxi. These companies' cars can be easily identified by prominent markings.