Travel to and from Stockholm

By air

Stockholm has four international airports, all with good connections to the city center. The largest, Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is one of the top-ten airports in Europe in terms of on-time performance, while Stockholm-Bromma airport is conveniently close to downtown.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the primary gateway to Stockholm and Sweden. More than 70 airlines serve non-stop routes to 160 international destinations. The airport is located 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Stockholm City and once you arrive it´s just a 20-minute journey to downtown Stockholm with the Arlanda Express train. For more information about Stockholm Arlanda Airport, airlines, timetables, VIP Service etc., visit

Bromma Airport Stockholm
Bromma Airport is a small city airport offering domestic flights as well as flights to selected European destinations. It’s located conveniently close to central Stockholm (20 minutes by bus), and waiting times are generally short.

Stockholm Skavsta Airport
Stockholm Skavsta Airport is located 100 km south of Stockholm – right next to the main E4-highway. Ryanair, Europe’s largest budget airline, has established their first Scandinavian base here and a number of other airlines also operate from the airport (80 minutes by bus from central Stockholm).

Stockholm-Västerås Airport
Stockholm-Västerås Airport is a smaller airport located just outside Västerås, 100 km north west of central Stockholm. The airport is served chiefly by the low-fare airline Ryanair, with regular flights to Helsinki, London, Alicante and Malaga (80 minutes by bus from central Stockholm.

By boat

Several major ferry lines serve the countries around the Baltic Sea, and Stockholm's harbors are centrally located. Stockholm is also a popular cruise destination and every year around 300 cruise liners from all over the world put in to the city. The approach through the beautiful Stockholm archipelago with its 30,000 islands is an experience in itself.

For more information on Cruise, visit our planning section.

Stockholm’s harbors are the largest in the Baltic Sea with multiple ferry connections to and from Finland, Poland and the Baltic states. The large and comfortable ferries dock at their own terminals, close to central Stockholm.

Stockholm Ports:
- Stadsgården 
- Värtahamnen 
- Frihamnen

The ferry lines arriving and departing from Stockholm are:
- Viking Line 
- Tallink Silja Line 
- St Peter Line

For more information about passenger and freight services from each port, please refer to:

Port of Nynäshamn
The ferry lines arriving and departing from Nynäshamn are:
- Destination Gotland 
- Polferries
- Stena Line
For more information about passenger and freight services from Nynäshamn, please refer to:

Port of Kapellskär:
The ferry lines arriving and departing from Kapellskär are:
- Viking Line 
- DFDS Seaways
- FinnLink
For more information about passenger and freight services from Kapellskär, please refer to:

By rail

High-speed trains are green travel alternatives for getting to and from Stockholm. The Öresund Bridge connects Sweden to Denmark and the rest of Europe, making the train journey faster.

By road

Stockholm is easy accessible following the E4, E20 and E18 highways.

Just outside the inner city are more than 20 Park-and-Ride facilities close to public transport connections. Leaving your car at one of these will contribute to a better environment; it's cheaper and often a lot simpler than trying to find parking in the inner city.

To take advantage of the low day price, you must park at a Park-and-Ride between 05:00 and 09:00. You'll find a Park-and-Ride map to the right (in Swedish only). Click on each address in the list to get a detailed map of the areas.

Parking in town
There are plenty of parking garages in the inner city, especially in Norrmalm. Some parking garages charge for the time you have parked as you are leaving. The price is often between 60 and 70 SEK per hour on weekdays.
If you park in a designated street parking, pay attention to the signs.
Parking meters on the street charge by the hour; most take VISA and MasterCard. More information about parking can be found at 

Congestion charge
There is a congestion charge on weekdays between 06:30-18:29. Road toll cameras register all vehicles and an invoice is sent to the vehicle owner at the end of the month. Each trip in or out from Stockholm's inner city costs 11, 15, 25 or 35 SEK, depending on the time of day. The maximum amount per day per vehicle is SEK 105.

Charging stations
If you drive an electric car, you can find charging stations here:

Due to major public events traffic in the city is restricted certain days. On these occasions we suggest that you park outside the city center and use the public transport. See information about parking above.

To see if there’s anything happening in Stockholm that affects the accessibility, check here: