Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper

If you’re planning a visit to Stockholm this summer, here’s an offer you won’t want to miss.

Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper
Photo: Tove Freij/

NOTE: The discount in this article is no longer valid.

Ahhh, Stockholm in the summer. Glistening archipelago waters. The iconic City Hall. Hip, waterfront eateries.

The Capital of Scandinavia may well be Europe’s ultimate summer city – the kind of place you want your visit to start well, as soon as humanly possible.

Thankfully, travelers arriving at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport can easily hop on a sleek Arlanda Express train and find themselves in the city centre in less time than it takes to watch an episode of the hit Scandi TV show Skam.

Summer special offer*

And this summer, the fastest route to Stockholm (a mere 20 minutes) just got a whole lot cheaper for anyone travelling together.

From June 22nd through August 27th, you and your travel buddy can purchase two, single-journey fares for a total of only 350 kronor, saving you more than 200 kronor.

Three single-journey tickets will only cost 450 kronor, while groups of four can buy a batch of single-journey tickets for only 550 kronor.

Click here for Arlanda Express tickets

Why bother with hailing a cab or figuring out which bus to take when you can board the Arlanda Express and be taking selfies along the Stockholm waterfront 30 minutes later.

*Note: The summer special offer is no longer valid.

Arlanda Express app

And no need to wait to post that first pic on Instagram – each Arlanda Express train is equipped with free wifi and plenty of charging stations.

You can also make your journey even easier by downloading the Arlanda Express app (for Android or iPhone) and purchasing your tickets in advance online – simply activate the ticket just prior to boarding.

The app also gives you access to timetables and the latest traffic information, as well as a handy map of Arlanda Airport.

Early Bird discount*

And even if your visit to Stockholm won’t happen until after summer, you can still save up to 45 percent with the Arlanda Express Early Bird discount when you purchase tickets online or via the app.

Have holiday travel scheduled for October or a business trip coming up in November, for example?

You can save 45 percent on adult, single-journey Arlanda Express tickets when you purchase more than 90 days in advance – meaning you only pay 154 kronor.

And even if travel plans take a bit longer to come together, you can still save 30 percent if you purchase your Arlanda Express tickets at least 30 days in advance.

*Note: The Early Bird discout is no longer valid.

So whether you’re traveling to or from Stockholm this summer (or in the months ahead), do yourself a favour: take advantage of these limited-time offers by downloading the Arlanda Express app or going to the Arlanda Express homepage so you can make your Stockholm airport transfer cheaper and smoother.

Book Arlanda Express tickets here

This article was produced by The Local Client Studio and sponsored by Arlanda Express.


Stockholm Pride is a little different this year: here’s what you need to know 

This week marks the beginning of Pride festivities in the Swedish capital. The tickets sold out immediately, for the partly in-person, partly digital events. 

Pride parade 2019
There won't be a Pride parade like the one in 2019 on the streets of Stockholm this year. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

You might have noticed rainbow flags popping up on major buildings in Stockholm, and on buses and trams. Sweden has more Pride festivals per capita than any other country and is the largest Pride celebration in the Nordic region, but the Stockholm event is by far the biggest.  

The Pride Parade, which usually attracts around 50,000 participants in a normal year, will be broadcast digitally from Södra Teatern on August 7th on Stockholm Pride’s website and social media. The two-hour broadcast will be led by tenor and debater Rickard Söderberg.

The two major venues of the festival are Pride House, located this year at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm at Skanstull in Södermalm, and Pride Stage, which is at Södra Teatern near Slussen.

“We are super happy with the layout and think it feels good for us as an organisation to slowly return to normal. There are so many who have longed for it,” chairperson of Stockholm Pride, Vix Herjeryd, told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

Tickets are required for all indoor events at Södra Teatern to limit the number of people indoors according to pandemic restrictions. But the entire stage programme will also be streamed on a big screen open air on Mosebacketerassen, which doesn’t require a ticket.  

You can read more about this year’s Pride programme on the Stockholm Pride website (in Swedish).