TRANSPORTATION TO STOCKHOLM
Stockholm is situated at the heart of Scandinavia and is between 2-3 hours away from most major European cities, with flight connections from all over the world. Stockholm is served by the following 4 international airports:
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport - the key airport served by 70 international airlines to more than 140 international destinations is situated 20 minutes from the city centre with express train.
For more information: www.arlanda.se
Stockholm-Bromma Airport - the small city airport offering both scheduled (mainly domestic) and charter flights is a 20 minute bus drive from central Stockholm.
For more information: www.brommaairport.se
Stockholm-Skavsta Airport - the airport which is located in Nyköping, 100 km south west of central Stockholm, is a hub for low cost airlines and offers direct flights to several destinations in Europe. It is situated 80 minutes by bus from central Stockholm.
For more information: www.skavsta.se
Stockholm-Västerås Airport - the airport located in Västerås, 100 km north west of central Stockholm is served chiefly by low-fare airlines.
High-speed trains are green travel alternatives for getting to and from Stockholm. The Öresund Bridge connects Sweden to Denmark and the rest of Europe, making the train journey faster. The state-owned rail company SJ runs most long-distance routes to Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin and domestic routes in Sweden.
Stockholm's local and long-distance trains come and go from Central Station. The Cityterminalen bus station is right next door, and a pedestrian subway connects to the central underground station, the underground system hub. City buses to Djurgården depart right outside. The main Central Station entrance is from Vasagatan. Cityterminalen is at the north end of the station hall. Airport buses and domestic buses depart from here. Arlanda Express departs from the north side of Central Station. The lower hall has a walkway that connects to Central Station, commuter train platforms and the central underground station. The SL-Center is located here, where you can buy Stockholm Cards and tickets for local transport. There is a taxi centre outside the main Central Station entrance on Vasagatan, where you can get assistance finding a taxi. The Central Hall is open daily from 05:00 to 00:15.
Stockholm can be easily reached from Finland and the Baltic countries by large, high standard passenger and car ferries that berth at their own terminals close to the city centre. The trip takes passengers through the spectacular Stockholm archipelago, with its 30,000 islands.
Stockholm is also a popular port for big cruise ships and can easily be reached from the other Baltic countries by large passenger and car ferries. Several major ferry lines serve the countries around the Baltic Sea, and Stockholm’s harbors are centrally located.
Visitors driving from Denmark can use the Öresund toll bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö. Another option is the 20-minute car ferry from Helsingør in Denmark to Helsingborg in Sweden. The bridge and the car ferry connect with the E4, a 550 km (340 mile) motorway to Stockholm.
Car ferries to Gothenburg operate from Denmark (Frederikshavn), from the UK (Harwich) via Norway (Kristiansand), and from Germany (Kiel), with an onward journey of about 450 km (280 miles) on the E3 to Stockholm. The fastest route from Germany to Sweden by boat is the catamaran ferry from Rostock to Trelleborg in southern Sweden, then the E6 to Malmö and the E4 to Stockholm.