Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries. The city is spread across 14 islands on the coast in the Southeast of Sweden.
Below are sample return airfares to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) from key international departure cities. All flights are based on a five-night stay (December 4 to December 8). Prices are approximate and reflect the lowest economy non-stop or one-stop fare. Information is taken from www.kayak.com and is accurate as of July 4, 2016.
|NORTH AMERICA||Stockholm Arlanda Airport|
|Boston||475 USD – Norwegian Air International|
|Los Angeles||1300 USD – Scandinavian Airlines|
|Montreal||1540 CAD – British Airways/Finnair|
|New York||559 USD – Icelandair|
|Toronto||625 CAD – Icelandair|
|Vancouver||1000 CAD – Icelandair (two stops)|
|Washington||550 USD – Icelandair|
|EUROPE||Stockholm Arlanda Airport|
|Amsterdam||€105 – Scandinavian Airlines|
|Berlin||€120 – Air Berlin|
|Copenhagen||906 kr – Norwegian|
|Helsinki||€70 – Finnair|
|London||£55 – Ryanair|
|Munich||€130 – Air Berlin|
|Paris||€110 – Scandinavian Airlines|
|Rome||€150 – Norwegian Air International|
|Vienna||€220 – Austrian Airlines|
|AUSTRALIA||Stockholm Arlanda Airport|
|Sydney||1975 AUD – Emirates|
|Melbourne||1990 AUD – Quantas Airways|
|ASIA||Stockholm Arlanda Airport|
|Beijing||¥4200 – Aeroflot|
|Seoul||₩576100 – Air China|
|Shanghai||¥4400 – Aeroflot|
|Tokyo||¥77500 – Scandinavian Airlines|
|AFRICA||Stockholm Arlanda Airport|
|Cape Town||R7900 – Emirates|
|Johannesburg||R7220 – Emirates|
Getting To and From the Airport
The Arlanda Express is a high-speed train that runs non-stop between Arlanda and Stockholm’s Central Station in 20 minutes. Buy your tickets at the airport’s information desks or from the Arlanda Express self-service machines located next to the elevators/lifts leading down.
From Stockholm Central Station, the Clarion Hotel Sign is about 700 m, or an eight minute walk. If you wish to take a taxi from Central Station to the hotel, there is a manned taxi centre to help you. For fare information click here.
There are many taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. Credit cards are readily accepted. Our host hotel recommends TAXI STOCKHOLM.
The price on the yellow label is based on a 10 km, 15-minute journey. The price indicated on the taxi meter is in Swedish kronor. For trips to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport the major taxi companies have fixed prices of between SEK 450-500 (approx. $70-$75 CAD).
Always ask the driver for the price beforehand. In addition to the major taxi companies there are several independent firms; caution is advised.
Flygbussarna Airport Coaches depart every 10-15 minutes between Arlanda Airport and the City Terminal (located next to the Central Station). Travel time to Arlanda is approximately 35 to 45 minutes. Adult fare is 99 SEK (approx. $15 CAD)
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Commuter trains (operated by the public transport company in Stockholm, SL) to Stockholm depart twice an hour from Arlanda Central Station in Sky City. Total travel time between the airport and Stockholm Central Station is 43 minutes.
The public transport company in Stockholm is called SL. It operates by bus, metro, tram, light rail, rail, and ferry.
The metro (in Swedish: tunnelbana) has 100 station stops, which are indicated with an icon of a blue letter “T” inside a circle.
The nearest stops to the Clarion Hotel Sign are T-Centralen (650 m, nine minute walk), which is the only hub station where all three of the system’s metro lines meet, and T-Hötorget (700 m, nine minute walk), which is a stop on the green line.
Nearly all ticket types can be loaded on an SL Access card, which is an electronic smart card. You need to pay a fee of 20 SEK (approx. $3 CAD) for the card itself, which is reusable. There are single use travelcards with zone tickets valid for 1 or 2 hours depending on how many zones you travel in. There are also single use travelcards for 24 or 72 hours.
For fare information, click here.
You can easily get hold of a taxi by calling a taxi company (our host hotel recommends TAXI STOCKHOLM), hailing one on the street or by taking a one from a taxi stand. There is a manned taxi centre at Central Station that can help you with finding the right service.
Be advised that taxi prices are not regulated in Sweden so they may vary greatly. It is the customer’s responsibility to check the price on the yellow-and-white label (which is usually on the rear door window) before entering the vehicle. The highest unit price of most taxis is between SEK 290 - 390. ($45-$60 CAD).
Stockholm City Guides
- Visit Stockholm Official Guide
- Lonely Planet Guide
- Locals guide to food, drink and hotels in Stockholm
- Fodors Guide
- 36 Hours in Stockholm: New York Times