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Transfer Options from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to City

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is Stockholm's largest airport and serves as a major hub for Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle. The airport offers three means of transportation to the centre of Stockholm. An Arlanda airport taxi is the most comfortable choice; the trip lasts 40 minutes on average and the cost is €47 (500SEK). The second travel option is the Arlanda Express train; one way tickets cost €28 (295SEK) and the trip lasts 20 minutes. The last available means is the airport bus; tickets can be purchased for €11.30 (120SEK), while the trip takes 45 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Stockholm at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €47 40min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €60 40min 24/7 Book
Bus €22.60 45min 04:00–22:00
Train €56 20min 04:50–01:05

How to get from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre by taxi

Taxi vehicles at Arlanda Airport can be found either in black and yellow or black and white colour patterns. Despite the colour, all taxis display the classic taxi sign on the roof in addition to a price label on the side of the car. Rides to the centre of Stockholm last 40 minutes and taxi fares cost €47 (500SEK) on average.

Taxi fare from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre

Although most taxi companies utilise metered taxi vehicles for normal service, transfers from Arlanda airport are priced at fixed rates. In general, the average price range to Stockholm city centre is €42.50 (450SEK) to €47 (500SEK).

Taxi prices
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Unlike most airports, taxi services from Arlanda Airport are not the most practical choice due to high prices and long travel time. However, if taxis are booked in advance, travellers can benefit from deals and additional perks.

Editor’s Note

In case you want to book a taxi at the airport, there is a taxi counter in all terminals, with all the current deals and prices.

Useful Tips

You can easily get hold of a taxi by calling a taxi company, hailing one on the street or by taking one from the taxi rank.
When getting a taxi on your own, always make sure that the price is fixed and that there will be no changes at the end of the trip.

How to get from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre by bus

Bus connections from Arlanda airport are often operated by private companies offering transportation to popular destinations. The most common choice in order to get to the centre of the city is the Arlanda airport bus, with departures every 10 to 15 minutes. One way tickets cost €11.30 (120SEK) and the trip lasts 45 minutes on average.

How much is the bus from Arlanda Airport to the city centre?

One way ticket prices for adults cost €11.30 (120SEK), while youth and students get a small discount of 20%. Kids under 7 years of age travel for free.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

Waiting time for the Arlanda bus is 10 to 15 minutes depending on the time of the day.

Value for Money

The Arlanda Airport bus is available around the clock, but is more infrequent after 22:00

Where do I get it from?

Starting from Terminal 2 the airport bus will make a stop to pick travellers from the all other terminals as well.


In general, the buses from Arlanda airport are the cheapest transport option to the centre of Stockholm. Travel time is relatively decent and tickets cost just a fraction of the price of a taxi.

Editor’s Note

Due to the privatised bus network, most bus companies do no operate under a fixed annual timetable. Before your trip, check departures by visiting the official company website.

Useful Tips

Airport bus tickets can be bought from electronic machines at the bus stops in Terminals 5, 4 and 2, and in the arrivals halls at Terminals 5 and 4.
All passengers travelling by bus must be able to present a valid ticket while they are on the bus.

How to get from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre by train

The train option is considered to be the most practical choice for traveling from Arlanda Airport to the city centre of Stockholm. Journeys to the central station last 20 minutes and one way tickets cost €28 (295SEK). The Arlanda Express Network is available from 04:50 until 01:05.

How much is the train from Arlanda Airport to city centre?

Regular tickets for people over 26 years of age cost €28 (295SEK). Other groups of people such as students and youth under 25 get further discounts; with tickets costing €15.60 (165SEK).



Trip Duration

20 Min.

Waiting time for the Arlanda Express train is 15 minutes at most.

Value for Money

Operating hours of the Arlanda Express train are from 04:50 until 01:05.

Where do I get it from?

The Arlanda Express stops both at Arlanda South Station, which serves terminals 2, 3 and 4, and Arlanda North Station, which serves terminal 5.


The airport train is the the fastest way to reach the centre of Stockholm. The network is available throughout most of the day and night with only a 3-hour break. Trains depart four times an hour and six times an hour during peak times. Nevertheless, tickets prices are some of the most expensive in Europe for a local connection.

Editor’s Note

Online tickets should be purchased prior to departure and are valid only for the specific day that you have booked.

Useful Tips

For further information about prices including seasonal ticket bargains, visit the Arlanda Express official website.
The downtown Arlanda Express terminal is next to the central railroad station and the T-Centralen Tunnelbana or subway stop.

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 Stockholm. 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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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre?

The average fixed taxi fare from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm is €47 (500SEK). Factors, such as the time of the day and traffic do not affect the taxi fares.

How much is a train ticket from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre?

Regular one-way train tickets cost €28 (295SEK) for adults. Tickets can be purchased from the airport, the Arlanda train station or from the electronic ticket machines.

How far is it from Arlanda Airport to the city center of Stockholm?

The total distance from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre is 44 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 40 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city centre?

Regular one-way bus tickets cost €11.30 (120SEK) for adults. Tickets can be purchased online, from the airport ticket counter or directly from the bus driver.

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