The capital of Sweden sits on a large Baltic Sea archipelago and includes 14 islands. Stockholm has a rich history which you can see when you look at numerous museums and beautiful cobblestone streets surrounded by deep orange buildings.
Things to do
If you’re searching for some new city break destination, Stockholm is an ideal option. The city is open and very friendly, available for people from all over the world. When you come, you should first explore the city’s history - the best place to do that is Gamla stan, Stockholm’s old town. This is where you can see cobbled streets and buildings from the 17th and 18th century. There is also the amazing Royal Palace, the official residence of the king, and the Storkyrkan cathedral.
Other popular places are the Vasa Museum, which displays the intact ship from the 17th century, and the Nobel Museum. If you’re an ABBA fan, you simply must go to ABBA The Museum and see the group’s collected works and memorabilia. Those who want to have some fun should visit Gröna Lund, a popular amusement park. There is a great place for those who just want to sit and have a cup of coffee - Kungsträdgården, a central park with outdoor cafes.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
This international airport is also the largest one in Sweden, and it is located 23 miles away from Stockholm, in the Sigtuna Municipality. The airport code is ARN, and it is a major gateway to international air travel serving about 20 million international passengers annually.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport has everything you need when in an airport. There are restaurants serving delicious meals, and there are bars and cafes if you want to grab a drink. You can also find various shops - boutiques, pharmacy, souvenirs, gifts, electronics shop, and a duty-free store. There is one more amazing possibility, you can even get married at ARN Airport and get Airport VIP Service.
How to get from Stockholm Airport to the city?
You can book various Stockholm Airport transfers, taxis, app-based companies, rental cars, public buses, or trains. We’ve listed all the options and rates below to help you find the ride that will perfectly suit all your needs.
The fastest transportation option to the city center is the Arlanda Express train for $18-34 - you will reach the central station for only 20 minutes. You can use a bus as well - it will take about 40 minutes, but the fare is only $10.70**.** A taxi ride will take as much time as a bus, but at least you will have some privacy, and the taxi fare will be no more than $70.
Stockholm Airport Transfers
ARN Airport passengers generally use trains or taxi transfers because there aren't many Stockholm airport shuttle companies available. Only a few companies offer private Stockholm Airport transfers. If that’s what you’re looking for, see below for more information.
Sixt MyDriver provides private service to/from Stockholm Arlanda Airport using their premium vehicles with a spacious luggage compartment. They also offer 30 minutes of free waiting time and free cancellation up to 1 hour before the pick-up. Book your ride easily online and travel in style.
- The rates from Airport ARN to the city center are as low as $114.
Blacklane offers punctual and reliable service along with modern cars and SUVs. Their vehicles are non-smoking and very comfortable, especially appropriate for business travelers. The service also includes a meet-and-greet and 1 hour of free waiting time, and they can take you to your hotel or any other Stockholm destination in no time.
- Their rates from Stockholm Airport to downtown area start from 1415.17 SEK, which is around $153 (including fees and tip).
Hotels near Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Check out the list below and discover the top 5 hotels close to the airport which also offer airport transportation. We recommend you contact a hotel before booking a room and ask if they still offer that service to airport passengers.
App-based transportation companies offer affordable Stockholm Airport transfers, much cheaper than those private transfers. If you want to use this transportation option, you can book a ride via Uber. After making a reservation / online booking, you will get an instant confirmation (via email) along with the instructions on where to meet your driver at ARN.
See below the estimates to some popular destinations and compare the prices with other Arlanda airport transfer options. Check out Uber lowest rates from Stockholm Airport to Stockholm downtown and two more destinations.
Uber Stockholm Airport
- to downtown Stockholm: $53 (489 SEK)
- to Gamla stan: $53
- to Uppsala: $54
Cabonline is another similar app-based company available in the Nordic region. Their prices are a bit higher than Uber rates but still more affordable than private transfers. Cabonline transfer from Stockholm Airport to downtown would cost around $60 (563 SEK).
Airport Taxi Stockholm
Arlanda Airport taxi service is a pretty popular transportation option since you can start your ride to the city as soon as you get out of the airport terminal at ARN. Taxi ranks are available directly outside all terminals. Their vehicles are eco-friendly and electric, and they can take you from Stockholm Airport to Stockholm, Uppsala, and many places in between - check out their zone boundaries here.
- Wherever you want to go within those boundaries, your taxi rate won’t be higher than 675 SEK, which is $73. So, for example, your ride from ARN to Uppsala would certainly cost less than that, which is pretty reasonable compared to private transfers.
Public transit is very often used by airport passengers since it is very safe and affordable transport option. Trains are much faster, but the buses are usually cheaper.
Flygbussarna airport shuttle bus offers 3 routes from Stockholm Airport to central Stockholm, and all of them depart from every airport terminal:
- to Stockholm City - departs every 10 minutes; travel time is 45 minutes;
- to Liljeholmen - usually departs every 20 minutes;
- to Kista/Sandbyberg/Bromma - departs up to every 20 minutes.
The regular one-way fare to Stockholm City is 99 SEK, which is $10.70.
The one-way fare for the two other routes is 119 SEK, which is about $13.
See here for more information.
Upplands Lokaltrafik runs the public buses from Stockholm Airport to Uppsala - the airport coach 801 - which departs every 30 minutes from 3 AM until midnight.
The exact fare depends on the number of zones you will travel through, but it won’t be higher than $20. In fact, it will most probably be much lower. Nevertheless, it is still much cheaper than a taxi or private transfers.
There are two night buses available from Arlanda Airport:
- SL night bus 592 to central Stockholm,
- SL night bus 593 between Uppsala and Stockholm which stops at the airport.
You cannot purchase your Arlanda bus ticket on-board, we recommend buying prepaid tickets in advance. To discover your exact fare, click here and find all the information you need.
This airport transportation option is very popular since it is the fastest way to get to Stockholm city center. The Arlanda Express train departs from the airport every 15 minutes, and it will efficiently get you to the downtown area within only 20 minutes. You can also use this train to travel between airport terminals free of charge.
Check out the list below to discover their online tickets and fares:
SL’s commuter trains can also take you to Stockholm for 38 minutes and to Uppsala for 18 minutes. They depart from the area between the terminals 4 and 5 called Arlanda Central Station.
SJ and Tågkompaniet offer 60 long-distance trains from ARN Airport which depart from Arlanda Central Station. You can find out more if you click here.
There are 8 rental companies available at Stockholm Airport. Their offices are located at the car rental area P2 Beta (Long-term parking), except for Sixt - it is at the Swedavia P3 Alfa. Courtesy shuttle buses frequently operate between terminals 2, 4, and 5 and the following rental agencies:
For more information about renting and rates, click here.
More Things to do in Stockholm:
Gamla stan, until 1980 officially Staden mellan broarna, is the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Gamla stan consists primarily of the island Stadsholmen. Officially, but not colloquially, Gamla
Museum for well-preserved, 17th-century warship, Vasa, that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.
The Royal Palace
Baroque-style royal palace with 3 museums & a vast library. Guided tour included in admission fee.
Open-air Swedish history museum, with buildings, people in costume & a zoo with Nordic animals.
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