Arlanda (ARN) is the major international airport serving Stockholm and is serviced by most major airlines from North America and the rest of Europe. Located approximately 30 miles north of the city center, Arlanda is a 20 minute train journey or 45 minute bus trip to Central Station in downtown Stockholm. The Arlanda Express high-speed train costs SEK 220 (USD 35) one way, although an ISIC student card gets you a 50% discount. Trains depart approximately every 15 minutes during peak hours, with slighly reduced service early morning and late night. The airport bus, Flygbuss, costs SEK 99 (USD 15) one way or SEK 179 (USD 28) round trip. It also makes a stop at St. Eriksplan. No student discounts are available. A taxi should cost approximately SEK 400-450 (USD 60-70).
Stockholm is also serviced by Skavsta Airport, located 60 miles south of town. It’s main passenger airline is Ryanair, with cheap flights to the rest of Europe. (Ryanair also flies into Västerås Airport, about one hour from Stockholm, from London Stansted.) Skavsta also services several charter flights as well as Wizz Air, which has daily departures to Poland and Hungary. Unless you have a car, the only way to get to Skavsta is by bus (or a very expensive taxi ride), and be sure to check departure times ahead of time as the buses leave Central Station timed according to flights. A round trip ticket is SEK 249 (USD 40) and a one-way ticket is SEK 150 (USD 24).
Bromma Airport, eight miles west of Stockholm, serves domestic flights on airlines such as Malmö Aviation and Skyways. British Airways operates flights to Århus, Denmark and SN Brussels Airlines operates daily flights to the EU capital. Bromma is approximately 20 minutes travel time from downtown Stockholm and is accessible by airport bus, taxi or public transportation. See www.sl.se for more information on public transport in Stockholm.
Landvetter is the major airport servicing Gothenburg and is located 15 miles outside of the city center. Airport buses depart every 20 minutes and cost SEK 140 (USD 22) round trip and SEK 75 (USD 12) one way. Landvetter is also accessible with public transportation. Click here for schedules and more information on local transport.
Sturup Airport is approximately 20 miles from Malmö and 15 miles from Lund. It is has a number of domestic and international flights serviced by SAS and Malmö Aviation, as well as budget airlines Sterling and Wizz Air. The airport bus costs SEK 175 (USD 28) round trip and SEK 90 (USD 15) one way. Given Sturup’s proximity to the university town of Lund, a student discount is available with an ISIC card.
Malmö is also just a 20 minute train ride across the Östersund sound to Copenhagen’s Kastrup International Airport (CPH). Trains depart 2-3 times per hour and it costs approximately SEK 85 (USD 15) one way.
Major towns with domestic airports include Kiruna, Luleå, Umeå, Skellefteå, Åre Östersund, Sundsvall Härnösand, Jönköping, Karlstad, Örnsköldsvik, Ängelholm Helsingborg, Ronneby and Visby (Gotland). See the website of the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority for more information.