I’ve covered getting around in Stockholm, and getting between Arlanda airport and the city center, extensively here on the Stockholm Cruise Blog.
A few weeks ago when my daughter came to spend a week with me in Stockholm we put my advice to the test.
We traveled to the city center by Arlanda Express, which offers the fastest way to Stockholm’s Central Station, 20 minutes. Taxis, on the other hand, can take about 40 minutes (for the best rates on taxis between the city center and Arlanda airport, see this post).
Using Arlanda Express allowed the two of us to travel for the price of one, because children 17 and under go for free with a paying adult. Cost: SEK260, about $35.
There are cheaper ways to go: The airport bus, Flygbussarna, takes about 40 minutes and costs SEK99 for adults and SEK79 for the youth rate, less than US$25 for both of us.
Once in Stockholm, we picked up two Stockholm Cards, which includes free admission to museums and attractions and free travel on public transport.
Now that we’re here, it’s time to explore Sweden’s capital. You can begin your own exploration by clicking on the Stockholm Cruise Blog.