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
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NOTE: The discount in this article is no longer valid.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*Note: The summer special offer is no longer valid.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.


EXPLAINED: What can I do if I miss my flight due to Sweden’s airport chaos?

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is once again suffering hour-long queues for security due to a surge in travel and personnel shortages. What can you do if you miss your flight?

EXPLAINED: What can I do if I miss my flight due to Sweden's airport chaos?

What’s the situation at Arlanda over the Ascension Day weekend? 

According to the airport operator Svedavia, the worst peak for the long weekend is probably over. “Today looks good with no long waiting time at Arlanda,” Ellen Laurin, the company’s press officer, told The Local on Friday. “Yesterday morning [Thusday], we had a morning peak before nine in the morning, and the rest of the day was OK.” 

According to Swedavia’s website, waiting times at security were less than five minutes on Friday morning.  

However, she warned that there could once again be big queues on Sunday when those who have travelled to Sweden over the long weekend make their way home. 

“Sunday is a big travel day when people will fly home again. There could be queues at peak times,” she said. “We recommend that passengers have a close contact with their airline for information about their flight. It is important to have extra time at the airport and to be prepared.  

READ ALSO: What’s behind the queues at Arlanda Airport? 

Which airports in other countries have problems? 

Arlanda is not the only airport facing problems due to delays staffing up again after the pandemic. On Friday morning, Twitter users were complaining of two-hour queues at the border control at Heathrow Airport in the UK, while at the UK’s Manchester Airport, passengers were reporting queues for security of up to two hours on Thursday. 

Dublin Airport is also facing regular two-hour queues at security. Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport had a 1km security queue on Thursday, pushing the Dutch airline KLM to cancel flights. 

Can I get compensation or insurance payments if I missed my flight due to the queues? 

The SAS airline has already underlined that it is their customers’ responsibility to make sure that they arrive at the airport in sufficiently good time to make their flight. 

“To be certain you can come with us, you should be in good time, and if you are in good time, you will manage to get your flight,” she told state broadcaster SR. “It is always the customer’s responsibility to be on your way as early as is necessary.”

People who miss flights are also likely to struggle to get payouts from travel insurance, warned Gabriella Hallberg, an expert on travel insurance at the Swedish Consumers’ Insurance Bureau. 

“If you’re at the airport and are hit by security controls that take a very long time, they consider that it is the consumer themselves who have not planned their journey,” she told SR

She said that it might be possible to find an insurance company that is willing to insure against flights missed due to security queues.