How to get from London to Stockholm

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You can get from London to Stockholm by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Stockholm on 12 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:00London Gatwick Airport2h35 20:35Stockholm Arlanda Airport
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13:15London Gatwick Airport2h30 16:45Stockholm Arlanda Airport
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19:55London Gatwick Airport2h35 23:30Stockholm Arlanda Airport
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18:10London Heathrow Airport12h35 07:45Stockholm Arlanda Airport
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Travel Information between London and Stockholm

distanceDistance888 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £100
fastestFastest modeFlight • £100 • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 888 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from London to Stockholm. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Stockholm.

Travel from London to Stockholm

The the most convenient way to travel from London to Stockholm is by catching a flight. With a number of direct flights leaving from airports surrounding London, flying from London to Stockholm can be quick and cheap, with flights departing from the English capital throughout the day.

If you're looking for information on flights from London to Stockholm, you'll find several options available on Omio. When travelling from London Stansted, you can expect to find roughly two direct flights a day. These flights typically take around 2h 5min. London Heathrow offers several direct flights throughout the day, as well as a couple of flights with a single stopover. Your direct flights from Heathrow will often take around 2h 30min, while flights with a layover can take anywhere between 4h 30min - 13h 10min, depending on the length of the stopover. London City Airport typically offers at least one flight per day with a single layover in Amsterdam and a travel time of around 5h 40min.

Fastest way to travel from London to Stockholm

There’s only a small difference in journey times, with direct flights usually taking between 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours 35 minutes. Although there’s only about a 20-minute difference in journey times, the quickest route can be found when flying from London Stansted to either Stockholm Skavsta or Vasteras airport with Ryanair.

Most popular way to travel from London to Stockholm

With direct flights starting at approximately £35 and taking just over two hours, flying from any of the airports mentioned above is by far the most popular and convenient way to travel from London to Stockholm.

Depending on the day and the airline, flights begin in the early hours of the morning and run throughout the day until the late evening, meaning that passengers can pick and choose exactly which time, departure and arrival points suit their needs.

About Stockholm

After booking your cheap flights from London to Stockholm, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when travelling to the city. In the upcoming years, Stockholm aims to become a cashless society and many restaurants have already adopted this policy so bring your card rather than drawing cash. If you're travelling in winter, pack a sturdy pair of boots for the melted snow and grit. If you want to save money on island hopping, consider getting an SL card to access almost all transport options including ferries to inner-city islands. The currency in Sweden is the krona SEK.

London Tower Bridge. Source: Shutterstock

Public transport in Stockholm

Stockholm Public Transport, otherwise known as SL, is responsible for most of the transport in the city, including underground trains, buses, commuter trains, trams, and some ferries in Greater Stockholm. Generally, the underground train is the most convenient way to get around the city. You won't be able to pay cash on the train, so be sure to purchase a ticket at one of the SL centres, kiosks, or via the App, or consider buying an SL card for cheaper travel. A single ticket is valid for 75min. The transport system in Stockholm also guarantees accessibility for all of those with disabilities.

Important bus & train stations, airports in Stockholm

Arrival bus, train, flight station, airport: Stockholm Vasteras Airport (VST) is a minor airport close to the city of Vasteras. Although not the typical airport to fly to when travelling to Stockholm, there are some flights from London Stansted going here. There are two ways to get to Stockholm city centre from this airport. The first is via taxi, which will take around 1h 15min; the second option is to take the shuttle bus, which will take around 1h 30min. The airport has a restaurant, shops, and a bar.

Stockholm Skavsta Airport is another minor airport flights from Stansted sometimes travel to. It is situated around 62 miles (100 km) away from Stockholm city centre. This airport offers the same options as Vasteras Airport for getting to the centre of Stockholm. A taxi ride take around 1h 15min. The shuttle bus take close to 1h 30min. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the main international airport servicing Stockholm and will be your point of arrival if your flight from London to Stockholm depart from London Heathrow. Arlanda Airport boasts all of the amenities of most international airports including restaurants, bars, shops, cash machines, and currency exchange.

The airport is 24.2 miles (39 km) from Stockholm and offers three ways to get to the city centre. The first is via taxi and will take around 40min. Your second option is the Arlanda Express train which will take close to 20min. Your third option is the airport bus. This trip will take around 45min. Stockholms Centralstation, otherwise known as Stockholm Central Station is the busiest train station in the city and operates both local and international trains. If you're taking a train from London to Stockholm, this will be the station you arrive at. It's located in the city centre and you can catch a taxi, bus, or train from there to your destination. You'll find several cash machines, restaurants, and coffee shops at this station.

Which companies travel to Stockholm?

If you're travelling from London to Stockholm on the train, your trip will typically be serviced by a combination of companies working together, namely Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Öresundståg, and SJ. Flights from London to Stockholm are serviced by several airlines depending on where you're flying from and the cost of the ticket. If you're flying from Stansted Airport, you can expect the flight provider to be RyanAir and will typically be the most affordable ticket. Direct flights from London Heathrow are generally provided by British Airways and SAS. SAS, KLM, and AirFrance provide flights with a single layover. These flights are typically the most expensive.

Eurostar train to Stockholm

Eurostar will be the provider of your first train departing from St. Pancras, the Eurostar hub. Eurostar is the only high-speed train offering direct routes from The UK to France, Belgium, and The Netherlands. They also offer a no baggage limit, as well as no restrictions on food.

DeutscheBahn train to Stockholm

DeutscheBahn will be the provider that takes over in Amsterdam. DeutscheBahn is considered to be one of the most reliable train companies in Europe and offer a variety of onboard facilities that include on-board catering and Wi-Fi.

RyanAir flight to Stockholm

If you're flying out of Stansted Airport, your flights will typically be provided by RyanAir and travel to either Vasteras Airport or Skavsta Airport. These flights are direct flights and typically the least expensive option, although travel from these airports to Stockholm city centre will cost significantly more than travel from Arlanda.

British Airways flight to Stockholm

If you're flying from London Heathrow Airport, British Airways offers direct flights to Arlanda Airport in around 2h 30min. These direct flights are typically the cheapest from Heathrow.

SAS flight to Stockholm

SAS offer direct flights, as well as flights with a single layover, from London Heathrow to Arlanda Airport. Direct flights typically take around 2h 30min, while flights with a stopover can take anywhere from 4h 30min to 5h 20min, depending on the length of the layover.

KLM flight to Stockholm

KLM typically provides flights from Heathrow with one stopover in Amsterdam and a travel time of close to 5h. These flights are often more expensive than flights through British Airways or SAS.

London Walking Bridge. Source: Shutterstock

AirFrance flight to Stockholm

f you're travelling with AirFrance, your flights will generally depart from Heathrow Airport and have a single stopover in Paris before heading to Arlanda Airport. These flights will take around 5h 55min and cost significantly more than flights with British Airways or SAS.

How to find cheap tickets to Stockholm?

If you're looking for the most affordable ways to travel between London and Stockholm, direct flights are typically more affordable than those with a layover or two. Travelling from London Stansted to Vasteras or Skavsta airports are also more affordable than travelling from Heathrow to Arlanda. These flights require longer and less affordable travel from the airports to the city centre but if you take the bus or shuttle service you'll typically pay less than travelling between the major airports.

Another option to keep in mind is booking flights with flexible dates. If you're flying from Heathrow, choose direct flights through airlines like SAS or British Airways, which both offer more affordable rates than many of the other companies.

Travel to Stockholm—travel tips

As the capital of Sweden, Stockholm boasts a variety of things to see and do and sits at the forefront of the country's fashion, design, and music scenes. Visit Gamla Stan to explore the roots of one of Europe’s great medieval centres. Head to Skansen to experience one of the world's first open-air museums, or head to The Vasa Museum and wander around the historical 64-gun warship. If you're travelling with kids, you can spend time at Junibacken, a theme park aimed at young readers, sharing the stories of Astrid Lindgren.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Stockholm

Travel to Stockholm easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Stockholm.

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Stockholm, Sweden is: Restricted.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Sweden?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Stockholm from London?

Conditions of entry into Sweden:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Stockholm, Sweden?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Sweden has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 03/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between London and Stockholm.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Sweden is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Sweden?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Sweden?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Stockholm.

You can travel from London to Stockholm 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Stockholm, which costs on average £5.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stockholm:

A train journey is usually £26 less than a journey to Stockholm by coach, which costs on average £31 for the same trip.

A train is about £94 less than a flight, which costs on average £100 for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Stockholm from London is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Stockholm that can usually take longer:

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The London to Stockholm distance is approximately 888 miles.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Stockholm:

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Stockholm at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Stockholm Centralstation.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Stockholm, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Stockholm by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair London to Stockholm tickets on Omio for £100.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Stockholm with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Stockholm with Ryanair, British Airways or Sas Airways.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Stockholm tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Looking to extend your trip from London to Stockholm? Many Omio customers who go from London to Stockholm usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Copenhagen, Oslo or Gothenburg. If you're looking to explore Copenhagen, Oslo or Gothenburg from Stockholm, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from London to Stockholm, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £31 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £100 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £5 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Stockholm from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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