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Stockholm - Getting there

BY PLANE

General information     

Arlanda airport is the main international airport in Sweden and the largest airport in Scandinavia. It is located 42 km north of Stockholm.  It has four terminals, two runways. Flights cover 167 destinations of which 127 are international. Arlanda's top ten destinations are London, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Paris and. Luleå, Malmö Umeå in Sweden.

For flight information call
Tel: + 46 (8) 797 61 00 (24 hours).
Website: www.arlanda.lfv.se

Transport  

  • Bus
    There are frequent buses to Arlanda from the bus Cityterminal (adjoining Central Station). You must buy your ticket inside the bus terminal. The cost of the ticket is Sek80. Traveling time to Arlanda is about 40 minutes.
    The fixed price taxi fare from airport to city center with luggage, including tip, is Sek 395.
  • Train
    The Arlanda Express is a train service connecting Stockholm city to Arlanda airport in 20 minutes. Take the train from central station for a fare of Sek 180 single. Departure is every 20 minutes.
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 588 89 000
    Website: www.arlandaexpress.com

Bromma Airport  

With its close proximity to central Stockholm, Bromma offers fast air travel, both scheduled and private. The distance from the city to the airport and the waiting times at the airport is short. Given the airport's
attractive location, environmental standards are extra tough. At Bromma, only aircraft that meet stringent environmental requirements with regard to emissions and noise are allowed to land. Due to its location the airport is only open:
Monday - Friday: 07.00 - 22.00, Saturday: 09.00 - 17.00, Sunday: 10.00 - 20
To go to Bromma airport you can take a bus from the Cityterminal and the ticket costs Sek 60.
You can take the local bus number 110 to Alvik  and  the bus 152 from Älvsjö toBromma.
The cost for a taxi from the city center is Sek 170.
For special taxi service call
Tel: + 46 (0)8 797 81 90 / 020 97 97 97.
For information on the flights call the Swedish Civil Aviation
Administration: telephone
Tel: + 46 (0)8 797 68 74
Fax: + 46 (0)8 98 10 10
email: info.bromma@lfv.se

Skavsta Airport  
It is a private owned airport at 100 km south of Stockholm. It is a Cargo airport but it is used also by a few airlines like Ryan airways.The best way to go to Skavsta airport is by coach. There is a special Express Coach service from the central station that costs Sek 140.

Arriving  
When you arrive at Arlanda just follow the signs to the baggage claim area. Trolleys are available and, like everywhere today, go to the conveyor displaying your flight number. To exot the airport, follow the green light at customs if you have nothing to declare (Inget att deklarera) or the red light if you have something to declare (Gods att deklarera).Once you are out of Customs you can decide to catch a taxi, a bus or the Arlanda Express train. All of them are at hand and the tickets can be bought directly at the terminal.

Departure 
They all have very fast and efficient check-in systems. After you have checked in you go through the passport control and the hand luggage security screening.
All the airports are free from traffic congestion. A newly built multistory car park at Arlanda airport has eliminated all parking problems.

Hotels in and around the airport 
Arlanda has a very good meeting center called SkyCity.  SkyCity offers conference facilities, shopping and overnight accommodation at a first-class hotel only 100 meters from the gate.
Skavsta and Bromma are small airports and there are no meeting/conference facilities.

BY TRAIN

There is an extensive rail network covering about 11 000km. The trains are clean and punctual. High-speed X2000 trains take only three hours from Stockholm to Göteborg.There are restaurant cars on all main line expresses, most of whichare air-conditioned, and many trains also have buffet cars. All main line express trains have 1st and 2nd class accomodation, with sleeping compartments on night trains. During the summer months motorail sleeper trains run between Malmö and Umeå, Göteborg and Luleå, and Stockholm and Kiruna.

A single fair costs about 50% of a return ticket. Return tickets are valid for 2 months, after which they may be returned and the money refunded on payment of a fee. All train journeys include a seat reservation.

There is space for ordinary light luggage in compartments but heavy luggage must be registered to the destination at a charge based on weight and distance. Luggage barrows are provided free of charge for the use of passengers

Swedish State Railways (SJ) information and route planning
website: www.sj.se

BY BOAT

There are frequent ferry services connecting Sweden with Norway, Finland and Denmark. The shortest crossing from Denmark is via Helsingor to Helsingborg and there is also a regular ferry service between Copenhagen and Malmö, although this crossing can now be made by car using the Oresund bridge linking the two countries. 

  •  Viking Line  
    website: www.vikingline.se
  • Silja Line
    website: www.silja.com
    sail between Turku in Finland and Stockholm and between Helsinki and Stockholm.
  • DFDS Seaways
    website:  www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-routes/sweden/  
    Operates a service twice weekly between Newcastle and Göteborg (24 hours). This service is suspended during the winter months.
  • Internal travel by boat
    Waxholms Ångfartygs AB
    Nybrokajen 1
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 140830
    Offers trips to many of the 25,000 islands in the archipelago (skärgården). Both Tourist Sightseeing and Waxholm Line have kiosks outside the Grand Hotel. They give information regarding time-tables and sell tickets.
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