Airport Guide to Arlanda (ARN)

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Airport Name

Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 37km
(23 miles) north of Stockholm.






+46 (0)8 797 6000

Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Stockholm Arlanda Airport, commonly referred to as Arlanda, is Sweden’s largest international airport and the third largest in the Nordic countries. It is situated 37km (23 miles) north of the city of Stockholm, near the town of Marsta. In 2010, it served 17 million passengers.

Arlanda Airport has four terminals. International flights are served by Terminals 2 and 5, while domestic flights are served by terminals 3 and 4. A central building, SkyCity, connects Terminals 4 and 5 and houses a business centre and a number of shops and restaurants. Each terminal also has its own selection of retail outlets and eateries.

In general, Arlanda Stockholm Airport is highly efficient and has all the facilities you’d expect from a world-class, high-volume airport. Staff are helpful and proficient in English, signage is clear and user-friendly, and transport to and from the city is plentiful. There simply couldn’t be a better place to begin or end your Nordic holiday.

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Terminal Transfer

A free shuttle service runs between the terminals and to the long-term car parks.

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Getting into Town

Train: There are two railway stations at Arlanda Airport, namely Arlanda South and Arlanda North, and a third, Arlanda Central Station, under Skycity. Arlanda South is closest to Terminals 2, 3 and 4, while Arlanda North is closest to Terminal 5; Arlanda Central Station mainly serves trains departing on long-distance trips. The fastest train is the Arlanda Express, which travels nonstop between the airport and central Stockholm every 20 minutes. A one-way ticket costs SEK 260 (£25).

Bus: Various buses and coaches, many of which operate on environmentally friendly biofuel, run between the airport and the city centre of Stockholm. Fare is SEK 90-120 (£9-£12) and journey time is 35-45 minutes.

Taxi: Taxis are located outside each terminal. A trip to the centre of town costs SEK 450-500 (£44-£49) and takes 35-40 minutes.

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Car Parking

Outdoor car parks and multi-storey parking garages are situated close to all four terminals, while low price long-term lots are located further away from the airport. Rates for outdoor and multi-storey lots are SEK 80 (£8) per hour, with maximum rates ranging between SEK 210-310 (£20-£30) per day and SEK 1470-2170 (£144-£213) per week. Long-term parking, available at the Arlanda Langtid Alfa and Arlanda Langtid Alfa Beta lots, costs SEK 50 (£5) per hour and SEK 110 (£11) for one to four days, with longer stay options and reduced rates applying thereafter. A shuttle travels between these lots and the terminals every eight to 15 minutes.

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Information Desks

Information desks are located in terminals 2, 4 and 5.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.

Luggage: There are left-luggage and lost-and-found facilities.

Conference and business: Terminals 2 and 5 have lounges with fax, copying machines and Internet access. The Sidewalk Express provides Internet points in the SkyCity Plaza and Terminals 2, 4 and 5. The Arlanda Conference and Business Centre is located in SkyCity and provides 48 conference rooms with a capacity of two to 700 people, in addition to exhibition halls that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Wi-Fi, photocopiers, fax machines and mobile phone chargers are also available.

Other facilities: A chapel, hairdresser, dry cleaner, showers and fitness centre, in addition to a doctor’s surgery, a pharmacy and childcare facilities. Terminals 4 and 5 have public Internet workstations.

Wi-Fi: Paid-for Wi-Fi is available throughout all terminals.

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Airport Guide to Arlanda (ARN) was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3406 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!