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Air

Sweden's national airline is SAS Scandinavian Airlines System (SK).

Other airlines serving Sweden include British Airways, Ryanair, Air Canada, Air France, Lufthansa, Aeroflot and Finnair.

Approximate flight times

Approximate times are as follows:
 
 

  It takes 2 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Stockholm to    London.
  It takes 1 hour and 45minutes traveling from Gothenburg to    London.
  It takes 14 hours and 10 minutes traveling from Stockholm to    Los Angeles. 
  It takes 7 hours and 45 minutes traveling from Stockholm to    New York.

 
Stockholm International airport

The Stockholm airport (STO) (Arlanda) is 42 kilometres (which is 26 miles) north of the city.

There are regular bus services operating between the airport and Stockholm from 6.25 am to 11.05 pm (the travel time is 40 minutes). Arlanda Express trains leave for the city every 15 minutes between 6.00 am and 11.59 (the travel time is 20 minutes). Taxi services are also available.

Airport facilities include an outgoing duty free shop, car hire (Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget), a cash dispenser, banks/bureaux de change, a restaurant, a bar, a coffee shop and tourist information. There is a good selection of hotels within 10 kilometres of the airport.

For additional information on Stockholm international airport, please see our separate Stockholm International airport section.

Gothenburg International Airport

The Gothenburg airport (GOT) (Landvetter) is 24 kilometres (which is 15 miles) east of the city (the travel time is 25 minutes).
 
 Address Göteborg-Landvetter Airport
Luftfartsverket (SCAA)
S-438 80 Landvetter
Sweden
 Location The airport is located 25 kilometres (which is 15.5 miles) east of Gothenburg
 Country code  46
 Telephone (0)31 941 000
 Fax (0)31 941 099 or
(0)941 189
 Email informationen@got.lfv.se
 Website www.lfv.se/site/airports/landvetter/eng/index.asp
 
Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour or Greenwich Mean Time + 2 hours from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

Terminals

Gothenburg airport has 1 terminal.

Driving directions

The airport is located just off road 40 between Gothenburg and Borås (Gothenburg is connected to the airport by motorway).

From Oslo, Malmö, Stockholm or Karlstad, follow the road signs marked with the airport symbol when approaching Gothenburg, and take the Flygplatsmotet exit for the airport.

Car Parking

There are outdoor short term car parks for both Domestic (P1 and P2) and International (P4) travellers and cheaper long term parking (P5, P6 and P7). There is also an indoor multi storey car park (P3).

Visitor car parks are positioned at both ends of the terminal. A manual payment desk is situated at the Luftfartsverket Information desk in the International check in hall.

All car parks are equipped with a security surveillance system and are frequently patrolled.

Contact the parking service (telephone: (0)31 941 033) for more information.

Car Rental

Car rental companies at the airport include Avis, Europcar and Hertz.

Public Transport

Public transport from the airport includes taxis, limousines and buses.

Taxis are accessible from a number of companies, including Flygtaxi, Lerums Taxi, Taxi Göteborg, Taxigruppen and Taxi Kurir. Taxi companies regularly have a fixed rate fare to Gothenburg city and other destinations from the airport.

Limousines are available from Scandinavian Limousine (telephone: (0)31 794 2424) by pre booking.

Airport buses serve Gothenburg and Borås. Timetables are accessible at Luftfarsverket Information at the airport.

Public buses also run from the airport, bus number 615 runs to Landvetter via Härryda Church, while bus number 616 goes to Rävlanda via Hällingsjö and Landvetter.

Public transport information and help desks

An information desk is situated in the International check in hall, open 24 hours a day. Staff at the desk can provide help and information on scheduled and charter flights, tourist information, parking, hotel reservations, lost property and left luggage.

Luftfartsverket Information (telephone: (0)31 941 100, email address: informationen@got.lfv.se) can also be contacted in advance.

Airport facilities

Airport facilities include 2 ATMs, one in the International hall by the bank and the other in the Domestic hall, and a full service bank situated in the International hall. Telephones are located throughout the terminal. There are bureaux de change at the bank and before and after security.

There are cafés and restaurants in the Domestic and International halls, and a café and bars in the transit hall.

There is a wide variety of shops at the airport, including duty free in International Arrivals and Departures (non-EU).

Travellers can leave baggage in left luggage lockers, which are situated in the corridor between the Domestic and International halls, for up to 24 hours, to leave luggage for longer, contact Luftfartsverkert Information (telephone: (0)31 941 100, email address: informationen@got.lfv.se) in the International hall.

There are also safety deposit boxes for storage of items up to 14 days and a lost property service (telephone: (0)31 941 100).

Trolleys are available free of charge throughout the car parks and airport.

Other facilities include indoor and outdoor children’s play areas, a car repair service, baby changing and nursing facilities and a VAT refund service. There is also a church.

Other facilities

These include fax, photocopying, postal, and baggage storage opportunities provided by the travel and information centres. Business and conference facilities are also available within the airport terminals, at the International Antarctic Visitors Centre and the Sudima Hotel Grand Chancellor

Telephone: (0)3 358 3139
Facsimile: (0)3 358 3029

Airline lounges are located on the 1st floor in both terminals.

Disabled facilities

Disabled travellers are advised to inform their travel agents in advance if they require assistance with luggage, getting to and from (and boarding) aircraft or if they have a hearing problem and require personal information.

Travellers with a disabled permit are charged the cheaper parking rate in car parks P1, P2, P3 and P4. These travellers should show their disabled permit at the payment desk when paying.

Business and conference facilities


'Teleservices Inform@fon' allows the traveler to send and receive e-mails and send faxes.

Facsimile facilities are also available at the information desk in the International check in hall.

The nearby Landvetter Airport Hotel (see below) has 9 conference and meeting rooms accommodating up to 18 delegates, as well as equipment for hire.

Videoconferencing and teleconferencing are also available, and business facilities include photocopying, printing and fax.

Airport Hotels

The main airport hotels are:
 
    The Landvetter Airport Hotel

   Telephone: (0)31 977 550

   This is a 200 metres (182 yards) walk from the terminal, has 66    rooms and 9 conference rooms, as well as a restaurant.
 
Malmö Sturup International Airport

The Malmö Sturup airport (MMX) is 31 kilometres (which is 20 miles) east of the city (the travel time is 35 minutes).

Taxi and bus services go to the city.

Airport facilities
include a duty free shop and a bureau de change.

Malmö City Hovercraft International Port

The Malmö City Hovercraft port (HMA) is 200 metres (which is 650 feet) from the Central Station.

It is now the city's main terminal for international air passengers using the hovercraft service operated by SAS which connects with flights at Copenhagen Airport.

The terminal has its own duty free facilities and taxi services are accessible.

Sea

DFDS Seaways ferries sail all year round from Newcastle to Gothenburg (the travel time is 24 hours).

There are also ferry connections from Swedish ports to other destinations including Gdansk, Helsingør, Copenhagen, Oslo, Riga, Kiel, Klaipeda, St Petersburg and Tallinn.

Road

Visitors from the United Kingdom can either drive to Sweden through Europe via Denmark or Germany, or catch a car ferry from Harwich (which travels all year) to Gothenburg on the southwest coast (the sailing time is 24 hours).

The Øresund Fixed Link, spanning 15.3 kilometres of waterway, joins the cities of Malmö (which is in Sweden) and Copenhagen (which is in Denmark). The link comprises a suspension bridge (7.8 kilometres / 4.9 miles) and an underwater tunnel (3.5 kilometres / 2.2 miles), joined in the middle by an artificial island. It was made to provide better connections between the Scandinavian peninsula and the European continent.

There are coach services from London (Victoria), Dover and Folkstone to a number of Swedish cities throughout the year, taking approximately 30 hours (the service is restricted in winter). Eurolines, departing from Victoria Coach Station in London, serves destinations in Sweden.

For further information, please contact Eurolines (telephone: (08705) 143 219, email address: welcome@eurolines.co.uk).

Please contact the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council for a list of other operators.

Rail

1 United Kingdom to Sweden route is from London (Victoria and Liverpool Street) to Hook of Holland or Ostend, and onwards via Copenhagen (the travel time is 22 to 25 hours).

There are connections by ferry from Denmark and through rail routes from Norway (Trondheim, Oslo and Narvik). The quickest route is to take the Eurostar train to Brussels, and then to catch a connection to Hamburg then on to Stockholm.
Useful links
Gothenburg airport Gothenburg airport's official website.
Malmo Sturup Airport Malmo Sturup Airport's official website.
Stockholm airport Stockholm airport's official website.
Sweden's Airports For more information on Sweden's airports.