Stockholm airports

Stockholm Airports Guide

Stockholm has 4 international airportsArlanda, Bromma, Skavsta and Vasteras airport.

Together, these four airports serve more than 30 million passengers annually and they represent main airline connection to countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
Arlanda and Bromma are considered true Stockholm airports, in regards to distance to the city centre, while Skavsta and Vasteras are a bit further away from the city.

In this guide, we’ll try to summarise all the useful information about Stockholm airports.

Airports in Stockholm

Arlanda airport (ARN) is the main Stockholm airport, located about 37 kilometers north of Stockholm, near the small town of Marsta. Arlanda is the largest and busiest airport in Sweden, connecting the capital to more than 180 destinations worldwide.
The airport serves as a main traffic hub to Scandinavia and the entire Baltic Sea region.
Furthermore, airport Arlanda is a major hub for Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian air, with more than 26 million passengers passing through the airport in 2018. There are plenty of ways of getting to Stockholm from Arlanda airport, and you can read more about that in our Arlanda airport guide.


Bromma airport (BMA)
, located less than 9 kilometers from Stockholm, is the closest airport to the city center.
Even though Bromma is the third busiest airport in Sweden (2.5 million passengers), it’s mostly used for domestic flights, usually to the cities of Malmo and Gothenburg.
There are several ways of reaching the city of Stockholm, and you can read more about that further in the text.


Skavsta airport (NYO)
is another international airport serving Stockholm, although the distance to the city is approximately 100 kilometers. Skavsta airport is located near the city of Nykoping, and it’s mostly used by low-cost airlines like Ryanair and Wizz Air. In 2018 passenger traffic was estimated at 2.2 million people, making it the fifth busiest airport in Sweden.
More information on reaching the city of Stockholm from airport Skavsta can be found in airport guide.


Vasteras airport (VST)
is the furthest airport from Stockholm, located about 110 kilometers northwest of the city, near the town of Vasteras. Ryanair is the main airline operating at the airport, offering regular flights to London and seasonal flights to other European destinations. In 2018 a little over 110 thousand passengers passed through the airport.
Even though the airport is not as close to Stockholm as others, there are still several ways of reaching the city.

How to get from Stockholm airports to Stockholm

As can be seen in the table below, there are several ways of reaching Stockholm city from all four airports.
There is an airport shuttle service connecting each airport to city, more precisely to Stockholm Central station (Cityterminalen).
Airport shuttle is the most used form of transportation to and from Stockholm airports, because it is usually the quickest and the most economic option for the passengers.
Out of all the airports near Stockholm, Bromma has the most diversified transportation options to reach the city.

 

Airport
Arlanda

Airport
Bromma

Airport
Skavsta

Airport
Vasteras

Airport Shuttle

Public Bus

Train

Transfers

Taxi

Uber

NOTE:

  • There is a train running from Bromma airport to the city, but the train station is located about 1.5 kilometers from the airport, so it’s necessary to take a taxi (or walk) to reach it.
  • Local buses SL110 and SL152 connect Bromma airport to Stockholm. The bus station is a 5-minute walk from the airport.
  • It’s not possible to buy a ticket onboard Stockholm public transportation, so we recommend booking a ticket in advance.
  • Stockholm’s public transportation services (SL) do not have a luggage compartment, so luggage needs to be carried into the seating area.
  • Renting a car to reach Stockholm is also an option and there are numerous car rental companies available at each airport.


Which Stockholm airport is the best?

Choosing the best Stockholm airport to fly into depends on one’s travel preferences, such as their preferred airline, the location of their hotel and their purpose of visiting Stockholm.

When travelling to Stockholm

For travellers whose main goal is to visit Stockholm, the most optimal way would be to reach the Central Station, located in the heart of the city. Most train and bus lines from airports arrive at this location.

Stockholm Central station is located in the center of the city, and it serves as the city’s main platform for train, bus and metro lines. From there, it’s relatively easy to find transportation to notable Stockholm sites, such as Gamla stan (Old Town), Sodermalm island or Friends Arena stadium.

Cruise ports of Frihamnen and Stadsgarden are also well connected to the Central Station.

All airports of Stockholm have good connections to the city, the only difference being the time required to reach the city.
It will take you longer to get to Stockholm if you land at Skavsta or Vasteras airport, as opposed to Bromma and Arlanda.

When travelling to locations near Stockholm

If your accommodation is located in the city’s northern districts like Kista or Solna, then the two closest airports would be Bromma and Arlanda respectively.

Due to its close proximity to the city, Bromma is also often used when travelling to most of Stockholm’s suburbs.

As outlined above, airports Skavsta and Vasteras are further away from the city, so they may be a good choice if you’re planning to visit other destinations around Stockholm.

When visiting the cities south of Stockholm, such as Norrkoping, Linkoping or Jonkoping, then closest airport would be Vasteras, while for northern cities like Uppsala and Vasteras, two closest airports are Arlanda and Vasteras.

When travelling to Stockholm on a budget

If you’re travelling to Stockholm on a budget, landing at the airports which have frequent flights by low-cost airlines may save you some money.

However, in this case, both Skavsta and Vasteras airports are located more than 100 kilometers from Stockholm city, so the money potentially saved on flight costs may be spent reaching the city.

 

Travelling from one Stockholm airport to another

Unfortunately there aren’t many options available if you have to travel from one Stockholm airport to another.
You could book a transfer or taxi, which are the fastest but also the most expensive ways.

Alternatively, taking an airport shuttle to Stockholm city and then another one to the other airport is cheaper, however will take more time and could be an inconvenience.

Whichever option you choose, please note that at the time of publication there are no direct bus or train connections between the airports of Stockholm.


Travelling from Stockholm airports to other cities

For anyone planning their trip from one of Stockholm airports to other destinations in Sweden and other Baltic countries, you can find transportation by using the search form on the GetByBus homepage, or see some of the available routes in the table below:

 

Arlanda
airport

Bromma
airport

Skavsta
airport

Vasteras
airport

Stockholm airport to Stockholm

Arlanda to Stockholm

Bromma to Stockholm

Stockholm airport to Uppsala

Arlanda to Uppsala

Stockholm airport to Gothenburg

Arlanda to Gothenburg

Stockholm airport to Orebro

Arlanda to Orebro

Stockholm airport to Norrkoping

Arlanda to Norrkoping

Stockholm airport to Linkoping

Arlanda to Linkoping

Stockholm airport to Copenhagen

Stockholm airport to Bromma

Arlanda to Bromma

Stockholm airport to Vasteras

Arlanda to Vasteras

Stockholm airport to Arlanda

 

Airports Stockholm map



Stockholm airports FAQs

  • Are there any hotels near Stockholm airports?
    Airports Arlanda and Bromma have multiple airport hotels available, while Skavsta airport has one airport hotel.
    As for Vasteras, the best option is to book a hotel in Vasteras town, as there aren’t any hotels near the airport.
  • Is there a free WiFi service at Stockholm airports?
    At Arlanda and Bromma airport you have 3 hours of free WiFi access, after which you have to buy more data. Skavsta airport offers half an hour of free WiFi, while at Vasteras you have to pay a fee to connect to the network.
  • Are there money exchange and luggage storage services at Stockholm airports?
    Arlanda and Skavsta airport both have money exchange service available, while Bromma only offers ATM.
    As for luggage storage, it’s only available at Arlanda and Bromma airport.
    Vasteras airport doesn’t have these services, so you’d need to go to Vasteras city instead.
  • How early to arrive when departing from Stockholm airports?
    Like in many European airports, it’s recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before flight departure for domestic flights, and at least 3 hours before for international flights.
  • Can I visit Stockholm in-between flights?
    This depends on the airport you are flying from. Stockholm is served by 4 airports and not all of them are equally distanced from the city, so we recommend checking how far away the airport is from the city and whether you will make it in time for your next flight.