Trains, buses, and boats in Stockholm
To and from Arlanda Airport
Arlanda Express is the fastest way to get to and from Arlanda. Trains depart from the Stockholm Central Station and the trip to Arlanda takes only 20 minutes. There are two stations at Arlanda: The first stop for Terminals 2, 3, and 4 and the second stop below Terminal 5.
AIRPORT BUSES TO ARLANDA
Airport buses offer an inexpensive, comfortable, and eco-friendly means of transportation to and from Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. The buses depart from Bromma, Liljeholmen and Cityterminalen next to Stockholm’s Central Station.
There are multiple taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Licensed taxis with metered fares always have yellow license plates and the rear window and the passenger compartment have stickers with rate information and comparative prices. Most Stockholm taxi companies have fixed rates to and from Arlanda. Credit cards are accepted in all cars.
Ferries and Cruises
One of the reasons why Stockholm is a unique destination for international cruises is because many of the harbors are located close to downtown Stockholm. Which in turn means, more often than not you’re within walking distance to most of the city’s attractions. The biggest cruise ships do not, however, pass through the Stockholm archipelago but dock at Nynäshamn, which has bus departures to the city.
Piers in Stockholm: | Nybroviken 5 | Stadsgården 160 | Stadsgården 165/167 | Värtahamnen 523 | Frihamnen 650 | Frihamnen 634/638.
FERRIES TO AND FROM STOCKHOLM
A popular activity is to take the so-called “Finland Ferry” from Stockholm to shop, dine out and party or just take in the scenery of the archipelago and the sea air at a low price. Nowadays, ferries also leave for the Baltics and Poland – but the moniker Finland Ferry persists. The ferries depart from Stadsgården on Södermalm or Frihamnen on Gärdet.
Stadsgårdskajen: Ferries from Åland and Finland arrive here daily, near Slussen in central Stockholm. If you wish to extend your weekend in Stockholm with a visit to Riga or Tallinn, why not try out Birka Cruises or Viking Line from here? You can walk or take the bus from Stadsgårdskajen to Slussen subway station.
Frihamnen: Tallink Silja ferries from Helsinki, Åbo, Tallinn and Riga arrive daily in Frihamnen, centrally located in northeast Stockholm. Gärdet is the closest subway station to Frihamnen, other options are bus nr. 1, 72 or 76 for travel into central Stockholm.
HEADER PICTURE: Arlanda Airport | Photo: Andreas Trepte