The train is the most convenient way to take the 37km journey into the city.
The Arlanda Express high-speed train takes you directly to Stockholm's Central Station. Journey time is just under 20 minutes, and the train departs six times every hour during peak times and every 15 minutes late at other times. At 22.35 from Stockholm C and at 23.05 from Arlanda Airport the trains run every 30 minutes. You can also use it to travel for free between Terminals 2, 3 and 5 – the trip takes only one minute.
Watch out! Make sure you go to the right station. To get into Stockholm, use the stations Arlanda South and North. You'll only find long-distance trains in Arlanda Central.
Cost: SEK 280 one-way, SEK 540 return
Buying tickets: Information desks or the Arlanda Express self-service machines next to the escalators/lifts
Location: Arlanda South (Terminals 2, 3 and 4), Arlanda North (Terminal 5) and Arlanda Central (SkyCity)
Be aware that taxi prices in Sweden aren't regulated. However taxis have fixed prices from the airport into the city. Ask the taxi driver first - you don't have to take the first car in the queue.
Or, look for the comparative price stated in large black digits on a yellow background in the window. This is calculated for a journey of 10 kilometres taking 15 minutes.
The biggest companies are Flygtaxi, Taxi 020, Taxi Kurir and Taxi Stockholm.
Cost: Don't pay more than EK 450-550
Location: Turn right as you leave the departures area and you’ll see the queue.
There are four terminals, laid out like a horseshoe. Terminals 2 and 5 handle international flights, while Terminals 3 and 4 handle domestic flights. A central building called SkyCity connects Terminals 4 and 5. You can also use the Arlanda Express to travel for free between Terminals 2, 3 and 5 – the trip takes only one minute.
You'll find plenty of shopping and eating options. For the biggest choice, head to SkyCity.
Save time: To avoid the long queues at security control, try going upstairs – there are far more lanes, and it’s likely to be a faster experience.
Families with children have their own entrance to the security checkpoint in Terminal 5, for Gates F26-F69. This makes going through screening faster and smoother if you have children.
If you need to charge your laptop or mobile device, there are plenty of free power outlets.
Location: At the end of every second bench seat, and on the walls close to each gate
The Jumbo Stay is a hostel, café and conference centre in the airport grounds - and a unique place to sleep. It's a restored Boeing 457 offering convenient layover accommodation, a fun place to visit for kids, or just a nice place to have a coffee while enjoying the views from the observation terrace.
Cost: From SEK 500 in a four-person room, SEK 450 for two people
Location: Just outside the airport buildings. The Alfa bus will take you there for free.
You can rent cars from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. Unless otherwise agreed you'll collect and return the car to the company's office.
To get there, buses will take you from the terminals to the car rental companies:
• The Beta bus takes you to Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz from Terminals 2, 4 and 5
• The Alfa bus takes you to Sixt from Terminals 2, 4 and 5
Location: Most companies are in the main car rental area outside the airport buildings, except Alamo, Enterprise and National are in Terminal 2 and Sixt is in the low-cost parking facility, Alfa
If you have a layover ahead of you and fancy learning some aviaton history, there’s a unique collection of historic aviation items from the 1930s onwards just around the corner from Arlanda in the Aviation Museum.
Opening hours: Tue, Thu and the first Saturday of every month that’s not a holiday 10:00-15.00.
Location: Behind the Radisson SAS Arlandia Hotel, five minutes from the airport by taxi
If you need to store baggage or clothes, go to Bagport, before security in Terminal 5.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 06:00-20:00
If you need to make a copy of a document, print something off or send a fax, Bagport offers copy and printing services. It’s located before security at Terminal 5, Level 1, and open from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm, seven days a week.
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