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How to get from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Uppsala

Located around 70km north of Sweden’s capital, Uppsala is a city full of character. As one of Sweden’s oldest cities, it has a stunning cityscape, dominated by the largest cathedral in Scandinavia. Uppsala is also a natural paradise, with an abundance of forest trails and paths, perfect for trekking or cycling. Arlanda Airport is the closest airport to Uppsala and there are three transportation options to travel between the two locations: an Arlanda airport taxi, a bus, or a train. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Uppsala at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €99 35min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €99 35min 24/7 Book
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Bus €25 45min 04:11–02:13
Train €34.60 18min 04:46–00:46

How to get from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala by taxi

Opting for a taxi is definitely the most hassle-free way of travelling from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala. Depending on traffic and your final destination, the journey should take around 35 minutes. Most of the taxis at Arlanda Airport use a taximeter to charge by distance. However, some of the taxi companies have started offering fixed rates to Uppsala.

How much is the taxi from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala?

Unfortunately, local taxi prices can be quite unpredictable, as there’s no regulation on the taxi industry in Sweden. This means fares can differ depending on which taxi company you choose, but the cost should be around €99 (SEK 1,027). For a more reliable fixed-rate, we’d suggest pre-booking a Welcome Pickups transfer, so you know exactly what you’re going to pay.

Convenience

Knowing you can hop in your own private vehicle when you leave the airport is such a good feeling. With door-to-door service and no wait times, opting for a taxi is the most convenient option. However, the queues can get quite hectic at the taxi rank, as there are lots of taxi companies to choose from.

Editor’s Note

You’re not obliged to take the first taxi in line, so don’t feel like you need to head straight to the first taxi you see. It’s best to walk over to the specific company you’d like to use.

Useful Tips

If you’re travelling with luggage, a tip of 10% is customary. Don’t feel obligated to tip though, as it’s not expected.

How to get from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala by bus

There are two different Arlanda Airport bus options, depending on what time you land. If you land during the day, bus number 801 would be the best option, as it runs every 15-30 minutes between 04:11am-02:13am. If you land during the early hours of the morning between 02:00am-04:00am, night bus number 593 would be more suitable, as it runs every hour between 01:29am-04:29am. Your journey on the bus from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala will take around 45 minutes.

How much is the bus from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala?

The cost for a ticket on bus number 801 or bus number 593 is approximately €12.50 (SEK 130) for adults and €8 (SEK 84) for children aged 17 and under. You can purchase a ticket at the Arlanda Visitor Centre in Terminal 5 or at the information desks in the other airport terminals.

Cost

€12.50

Trip Duration

45min

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Bus number 801 runs every 15-30 minutes between 04:11am-02:13am. Night bus number 593 runs every hour between 01:29am-04:29am.

Where do I get it from?

Every terminal has an 801 bus stop, so you should spot signs for this as you leave the arrivals hall. If you’re travelling on bus number 593, this operates from SkyCity, the area between terminals 4 and 5. If you’re unsure where to go, one of the airport staff members will be able to point you in the right direction.

Convenience

With a wait time of 30-60 minutes, standing around for the bus after your flight can be quite inconvenient. However, this is one of the most affordable options to travel from Arlanda to Uppsala and the journey is direct with no changes.

Editor’s Note

There are plenty of places to buy Arlanda Airport bus tickets, including the information desks in the airport. Don’t worry about encountering a language barrier. Almost everybody in Sweden is proficient in English, so the staff will be able to help.

Useful Tips

You can buy a ticket when you get on the bus, but do keep in mind that only card payment is accepted on board and the ticket might cost more than the pre-paid option.
When you’re travelling back to Arlanda Airport from Uppsala, adults aged 18 and over will need to a pay station access fee to enter the terminal. If you buy a single bus ticket to Arlanda Airport, this should be included in the price.

How to get from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala by train

Excluding waiting times, the train is the quickest way to travel to your destination. SL commuter trains run from Arlanda Central Station to Uppsala every 30 minutes. You can hop on the Pendeln line, which operates from 04:46am-00:46am and takes around 18 minutes to reach Uppsala.

How much is the train from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala?

Tickets can be purchased from the SL and UL sales points and the ticket machines at Arlanda Central Station. You can also pre-book your tickets online on the SL or UL websites. A one-way adult ticket on the Arlanda Uppsala train will cost approximately €17.30 (SEK 180) and a child ticket will cost around €10 (108 SEK).

Cost

€17.30

Trip Duration

45min

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

The SL Pendeln train runs every 30 minutes from Arlanda Central Station to Uppsala between 04:46am-00:46am.

Where do I get it from?

The trains depart from Arlanda Central Station, which is located in SkyCity between terminals 4 and 5. You should spot signs for SkyCity when you leave the arrivals hall, but if you’re unsure, do ask a member of staff.

Convenience

Opting for the train will be the quickest way to reach Uppsala from Arlanda Airport, excluding wait times. Although it’s not quite as affordable as the bus, it takes half the time to get to your destination. However, it won’t be as comfortable or convenient as a taxi.

Editor’s Note

Arlanda Central Station in SkyCity is located between terminals 4 and 5. If you’re landing at terminals 2 or 3, it’s approximately a 10 minute walk through the airport to reach SkyCity.

Useful Tips

You can’t buy tickets onboard the Arlanda Uppsala train, so make sure you purchase your ticket before getting on.
Although the train does operate from early morning to late evening, you might need to explore another transfer option if you’re landing between 01:00am-04:00am.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Uppsala. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€€99
NIGHTTIME
€€99
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Arlanda Airport from Uppsala?

Arlanda Airport is located 40km southeast of Uppsala and 37km north of Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm. Your journey should take between 20-40 minutes, depending which mode of transport you choose.

How much is the bus from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala?

A ticket for bus number 801 or bus number 593 will cost around €12.50 (SEK 130) for adults and €8 (SEK 84) for children aged 17 and under.

How much is a taxi from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala?

Local taxi prices can be quite unpredictable, as taxi companies aren’t regulated in Sweden. This means different taxi companies can charge different prices for the same route. The cost should be around €99 (SEK 1,027), but if you’re looking for a flat-rate, it’s best to pre-book a transfer.

How much is the train from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala?

A train ticket from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala on the SL Pendeln line will cost around €17.30 (SEK 180) for adults and €10 (108 SEK) for children aged 17 and under.

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