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How To Travel To Sweden

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By plane

Visit Luftfartsverket – Swedish Airports and Air Navigation Services for arrival and departure times, as well as a wealth of additional information about flights and airports in Sweden.

Major airports:

  • Stockholm Arlanda (IATA: ARN) is by far the biggest airport in the country, servicing the majority of major international and domestic carriers.
  • Göteborg Landvetter (IATA: GOT) serves many international airlines and offers a handy bus connection to downtown Gothenburg (approximately 20 minutes).
  • Copenhagen Airport (IATA: CPH) – This is Scandinavia’s biggest aviation hub, located on an island between Copenhagen and Malmö in Denmark and serviced by the majority of major airlines. The airport’s direct rail connection to southern Sweden enables it to easily service the majority of the area.
  • For destinations in western Sweden, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (IATA: OSL) in Norway may be considered.

Smaller airports:

  • Stockholm Skavsta (IATA: NYO) is mostly serviced by low-cost carriers like as Ryanair and Wizzair. In Nyköping, approximately 100 kilometers from Stockholm.
  • Stockholm Bromma (IATA: STO), 6 kilometers west of downtown Stockholm, used mostly for short-distance flights.
  • Stockholm Västerås (IATA: VST) – International flights to and from Copenhagen and London are available. It’s also approximately 100 kilometers from Stockholm.
  • Malmö-Sturup (IATA: MMX)- offers domestic flights as well as low-cost flights Malmö is approximately 30 kilometers away.

By train

Sweden may be reached by rail from the following neighboring countries:

  • Denmark: Trains leave Copenhagen and Copenhagen Airport every 20 minutes for Malmö and cost about SEK 100 (“Öresundståg / Øresundstog” regional trains). In less than 30 minutes, the train over the beautiful resund Bridge and arrives in Sweden. In addition, direct trains (SJ) run from Copenhagen to Stockholm. Please keep in mind that the two operators do not recognize each other’s tickets. The Elsinore-Helsingborg ferry route, which is one of the busiest in Europe, may potentially be utilized (local trains from Copenhagen, change to ship).
  • Norway: Connections between Oslo, Stockholm, and Gothenburg, as well as Trondheim–re–stersund and Narvik–Kiruna–Boden–Stockholm.
  • Germany: The “Berlin Night Express” connects Berlin and Malmö. There are also several trains each day from Hamburg to Copenhagen, as well as night trains from Munich, Basel, Köln, and Amsterdam to Copenhagen.
  • Finland: By bus, go from Kemi to Tornio–Haparanda–Lule/Boden. Interrail tickets are accepted on this bus. There is no railway link since the rail gauges in Finland and Sweden are different.

By bus

Eurolines or Gobybus connects Western and Central Europe through Copenhagen.

Toptourist, also operates buses from and to the Western Balkans. For additional information, please call + 46 (0 ) 42 18 29 84.

Buses go from Tornio in Finland and, in Norway, from Oslo, Bod, and Mo I Rana.

By car

A vehicle ferry or two is required from Germany. See the By Boat section for further information. The Great Belt Bridge and the resund Bridge, however, may be utilized for a ferry-free trip to Sweden (drive Hamburg-(road 7)-Flensburg-(road E45)-Odense-(road E20)-Copenhagen-Malmö). However, it is a 170 km detour, and the bridges have high tolls, and it is great to take a break from driving and dine on board.

By boat

Prior to the completion of the Öresund Bridge in the year 2000, the Scandinavian peninsula could only be accessed by boat, unless traveling very far north. Nonetheless, boat travel remains vital to Sweden.


  • From Ghent to Gothenburg by DFDS Torline(cargo line with limited passenger capacity)


  • From Grenå to Varberg by Stena Line.
  • From Frederikshavn to Gothenburg by Stena Line.
  • From Elsinore to Helsingborg by Scandlines and Sundsbusserne.


  • From Tallinn to Stockholm (via Helsinki) by Viking Line
  • From Tallinn to Stockholm (direct connection) by Tallink


  • From Helsinki to Stockholm (via Åland) by Tallink Silja and Viking Line.
  • From Naantali to Kapellskär by Finnlines.
  • From Turku to Stockholm (via Åland) by Tallink Silja and Viking Line.
  • From Vaasa to Umeå by Wasaline.


  • From Riga to Stockholm by Tallink.
  • From Ventspils to Nynäshamn by Stena Line.


  • From Klaipeda to Karlshamn by DFDS Seaways.


  • From Travemünde to Trelleborg by TT-Line.
  • From Travemünde to Malmö by Finnlines.
  • From Kiel to Gothenburg by Stena Line.
  • From Sassnitz to Trelleborg by Scandlines .
  • From Rostock to Trelleborg by Scandlines and TT-Line.
  • From Puttgarden to Rødby (Denmark) by Scandlines. Continue by the Elsinore to Helsingborg ferry, or the bridge to Malmö.


  • From Sandefjord to Strömstad by Color Line


  • From Gdańsk to Nynäshamn by Polferries.
  • From Gdańsk to Visby by Polferries.
  • From Gdynia to Karlskrona by Stena Line.
  • From Świnoujście to Ystad by Polferries.


  • From Saint Petersburg to Stockholm by St. Peter Line.


  • From Immingham and Tilbury to Gothenburg by DFDS Torline (cargo line with limited passenger capacity).

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