An increasing number of travellers are heading north to visit cool Stockholm, a heady mix of historical buildings (the city dates back to the 13th century) and contemporary architecture. If you have a trip planned to do some sightseeing and smorgasbord tasting, you’ll be flying into Stockholm airport, but which one? Stockholm has three airports: Arlanda (ARN), Skavsta (NYO) and Vasteras (VST).
The main airport is Arlanda, which has 5 terminals, 2 and 5 for international flights. It’s the hub of regular airlines SAS, and other full service airlines. If you’re flying British Airways you will be landing here, and budget airline Easy Jet also flies into Terminal 5.
Arlanda is around 40 km (27 miles) to the north of the city centre to which it is well connected by the Arlanda Express train (arlandaexpress.com) with a journey time of 20 minutes. This is an expensive option however, so check out the Flygbussarna-Airport buses which depart every ten minutes during peak times and take about 45 minutes to get to the city bus station.
The airport has all the facilities you would expect, with internet cafés and plenty of shops and eateries including a sushi bar. There are also a number of airport hotels available.
Ryanair operates flights to Stockholm airport Skavsta from Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London’s Gatwick and Stansted airports, while they fly into Vasteras airport from London Stansted, Alicante and Malaga.
Skavsta Airport is around 85km from the city centre and Flygbussarna airport coaches operate to and from Stockholm city centre.
Vasteras is also around 85km from Stockholm city centre and is a small airport which is consequently pretty hassle free. Take the Flygbussarna to Stockholm City terminal. Buses are timed to coincide with Ryanair flights from London.