Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is Sweden’s main international airport, located about 40km (26mi) north of central Stockholm, in the Sigtuna municipality.
The airport has four terminals and the SkyCity, which is an area open to the public. International flights operate from terminals 2 and 5, and domestic flights operate from terminals 3 and 4.
Read on to find out which are the best transport options between Arlanda Airport and central Stockholm.
The fastest way is on the Arlanda Express that runs between the airport and Stockholm’s Central Station every 15 minutes throughout the day. The journey takes only 20 minutes.
The single ticket costs 280 SEK, while the return ticket costs 540 SEK. Accompanied children aged 0-17 travel free of charge.
By booking your Arlanda Express in advance (14, 30 or 90 days), you can get a discount (10, 30 or 45% off). From Thursday to Sunday and on public holidays, you can buy a ticket for two people travelling together for 350 SEK.
Tickets can be bought on the Arlanda Express website, in the self-service machines at the airport next to the escalators / elevators, and on board the train but this option will have a surcharge of 100 SEK.
You can also take the commuter train operated by SL that connects Stockholm and Uppsala. The train departs from SkyCity located at terminals 4 and 5. The ride between Arlanda and Stockholm’s Central Station takes approximately 40 minutes. The fare is 151 SEK, which includes the access fee to use the train station at the airport.
The cheapest option to and from the airport is to take the Flygbussarna that offers an express service between Arlanda Airport and the bus station located next to Stockholm’s Central Station. Buses run every 20 minutes or so, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. Buy the ticket on the website or app and pay 99 SEK. If you buy using the machines or on board with a credit card, you’ll pay 119 SEK.
Taking a taxi is the most comfortable option but also the most expensive. However, you should consider it if you’re a group of three or four people travelling together. A ride to Stockholm city centre should cost up to 675 SEK, taking approximately 40 minutes. There are several taxi companies that operate from Arlanda Airport (Flygtaxi, Taxi 020, Taxi Kurir).