Getting There - International Travel
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:
Stockholm International airport
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.
airport (GOT) (Landvetter) is 24 kilometres (which is 15 miles)
east of the city (the travel time is 25 minutes).
Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour or Greenwich Mean Time + 2 hours from
the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.
Gothenburg airport has 1 terminal.
The airport is located just off road 40 between
Gothenburg and Borås (Gothenburg is connected to the airport
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.
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
Car rental companies at the airport include Avis, Europcar and Hertz.
Public transport from the airport includes taxis, limousines and
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
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:
can also be contacted in advance.
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
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:
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
Trolleys are available free
of charge throughout the car parks and airport.
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.
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 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
Videoconferencing and teleconferencing are also available, and business
facilities include photocopying, printing and fax.
The main airport hotels are:
The Landvetter Airport Hotel
(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.
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
Malmö City Hovercraft
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please contact the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council for a list
of other operators.
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.