Stockholm is easy to navigate, with an excellent public transport system made up of buses, metro lines, trams, and ferries. The metro is generally the most convenient way of getting around the city. Tickets are valid for all types of transport and can be purchased from stations and newsagent kiosks, and online. One and three-day passes are good deals for those planning to travel a lot. Driving in Stockholm is easy compared to most large cities, though drivers need to be aware of toll passages and an overall scarcity of parking. Walking or cycling are often the best options for sightseeing in the city centre; Uber and Lyft are also available.
Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport
The airport is situated 28 miles (45km) north of Stockholm.
Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport (ARN)
LocationThe airport is situated 28 miles (45km) north of Stockholm.
Getting to the city
For those travelling to and from the airport there are many alternative modes of transport, including high-speed trains (Arlanda Express) and airport coaches (Flygbussarna), as well as commuter and long-distance trains. Long-distance SJ trains leave from Arlanda Central Station, where the SJ railway company offers long-distance train tickets and schedule information. The Arlanda Express train from the airport to Stockholm Central Station takes 20 minutes. Buses go to the city at regular intervals; taxis and rental cars are also available.
TimeGMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar and Hertz.
Taxis are available directly outside all terminals at the airport. Most taxi companies offer a fixed rate for the trip to the city centre, which should take about half an hour.
Transfer between terminals
Complimentary shuttles operate between the terminals.
The airport is well supplied with banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, restaurants, bars and shops. The SkyCity centre inside the airport complex provides every conceivable amenity for travellers, including a luxury hotel and health club. All the terminals have lounge areas with power points for recharging mobile phones and laptop computers.
Parking is accessible from all four terminals. There are discounts for booking online in advance and, as prices range dramatically depending on the parking lot, it is advised that travellers visit the website to find out which parking best suits their needs.