Stockholm is a city where old architecture meets new design and where casual shops and eateries are often chic and cutting edge. This city of contradictions is brought together by an excellent transport infrastructure, including a highly-efficient urban metro service and two airports offering both international and domestic flights, both of which are easy to reach from Stockholm city centre.
The biggest airport serving Stockholm is Stockholm Arlanda, located 25 miles outside the city. The Arlanda Express train reaches the airport from central Stockholm every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night. International flights from across the globe arrive at Arlanda on a regular basis. Stockholm’s second airport is Bromma Airport, which is just five and a half miles from the city centre and caters mostly to domestic flights. International flights also arrive at Stockholm Västerås and Skavsta Airports. Despite their names, both these airports are over 60 miles away from Stockholm itself.
Scandinavian Airlines offers direct flights to Arlanda Airport from many European cities and also from the United States. A variety of flag carriers offer international flights to Arlanda from their home countries, including Air China, Iberia, Singapore Airlines and many more. The airport is also served by a selection of budget carriers, including easyJet and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Travellers from the UK can choose easyJet flights from London Luton, Norwegian flights from London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester or British Airways flights from London Heathrow.
Thanks to a variety of budget carriers, the journey to Stockholm by plane is now more affordable than ever, no matter where in Europe you’re starting from. Those in the UK have more options than most, thanks to direct flights from a selection of airlines, departing on a daily basis from airports across the country, so you can plan a trip with the utmost flexibility and find flights even at the last minute.
When in Stockholm, the Swedish coffee-break ritual of ‘fika’ is a tradition to make your own. Fika is the Swedish equivalent of afternoon tea or elevenses, where good coffee, rich buns and fruity pastries are always a must. Get your fix at Green Rabbit, Fabrique or Snickarbacken 7, all of which are easy to reach via the Stockholm Metro with an SL Travel Card.
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