Stockholm has a very central location in Scandinavia, and most of Europe is reachable within three hours. The public transportation system of Stockholm is safe, punctual and efficient so visitors can quickly travel between different locations.
There are two airports near Stockholm. The closest one is Stockholm Bromma Airport. It is located approximately 9 km from Stockholm city. Most international flights use the main airport Stockholm Arlanda Airport, located some 42 km from the city center.
Key hub for flights to major destinations in Europe as well as the rest of the world. It is situated 40 km (25 miles) north of the city. The Arlanda express train takes you from Arlanda Airport to the city center. Departure: every 15 minutes (for most of the day). Travel time: 20 minutes. There is also a coach service departing every 10-15 minutes from Arlanda Airport and the City Terminal (located next to the Central Station). Travel time: 35-40 minutes.
Stockholm Skavsta Airport is located 100 km south-west of central Stockholm. The airport is a hub for Ryanair and other low-cost airlines and offers direct flights to several destinations in Europe (80 minutes by bus from central Stockholm).
There are airport shuttle buses going between the central parts of Stockholm and both airports. These are called Flygbussarna. There is also an express airport train - the Arlanda Express. It takes 20 minutes. Another option for transfer between the Stockholm Arlanda airport and the city center is to go on the commuter train. That trip takes about 37 minutes.
Taxis are available to and from both airports. There are many companies available, here are two suggestions: Taxi Stockholm and Taxi 020. Read more about the Stockholm Airports, and how to get to and from them.
The underground is the easiest way to get around town. The city is divided into three zones, and zone tickets are good for several trips within 75 to 120 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground platform barriers, newsagent kiosks, via SMS or via the SL app. It's not possible to pay cash for tickets on board buses in Stockholm.
Prepaid cards are the best alternative for those making few trips. It's also possible to buy 24, 72 hour or 7-day cards, which allow free travel in all zones during the validity period.