How to get to the conference venue from the airport?
Stockholm is situated at the heart of Scandinavia, and most of Europe is reachable within three hours. There are 4 international airports in Stockholm.
- Stockholm-Arlanda Airport - www.arlanda.se. Key hub for flights to major destinations in Europe as well as the rest of the world. It is situated 40km (25mi) north of the city. The fastest way to go to the city center is the Arlanda express train which takes you from Arlanda Airport to the city center in 20 minutes (with trains every 15 minutes for most of the day). There is also a coach service departing every 10-15 minutes between Arlanda Airport and the City Terminal (located next to the Central Station). The bus travel time is approximately 35-40 minutes.
- Stockholm-Bromma Airport - www.brommaairport.se. Stockholm-Bromma Airport is a small city-airport offering both scheduled (mainly domestic) and charter flights. It is located conveniently close to central Stockholm (20 minutes by bus).
- Stockholm-Skavsta Airport - www.skavsta.se. Stockholm Skavsta Airport is located 100 km south west of central Stockholm. The airport is a hub for Ryanair and other low cost airlines and offers direct flights to several destinations in Europe (80 minutes by bus from central Stockholm).
- Stockholm-Västerås Airport - www.vst.nu. Stockholm Västerås Airport is located 100 km north west of central Stockholm. The airport is served chiefly by the low-fare airline Ryanair.
All above airports offer coach services with departures timed with arrivals and departures at the airports. The travel time is 15-20 minutes (from Bromma), 80 minutes (from Skavsta) and 75 minutes (from Västerås).
The public transportation system in Stockholm is punctual and efficient so that visitors can quickly travel between different locations. The conference participants can find details about the transportation in the website www.sl.se/en. A single-journey ticket can be bought for 36 SEK (valid within 1 hour), but we recommend to buy the SL cards (those can be found in many shops, like Pressbyrån, 7-eleven, or the SL offices) and to charge them according to your plans. Each used ticket will cost 25 SEK. It is also possible to buy tickets for 1, 3 or 7 days with the cost of 115 SEK, 230 SEK and 300 SEK, respectively (please keep in mind that the ticket starts from the day of the purchase).
There are many taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. Credit cards are readily accepted.
Taxi prices are not regulated in Sweden; they may vary greatly. It is the customers responsibility to check prices beforehand. Check the price on the yellow-and-white label (as per the picture below), which is usually on the rear door window, before entering the vehicle. The highest unit price of most taxis is between SEK 350 - 440. The price on the yellow label is based on a 10 km, 15-minute journey.
The price indicated on the taximeter is in Swedish kronor. For trips to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport the major taxi companies have fixed prices of between SEK 550-600. Always ask the driver beforehand. In addition to the major taxi companies there are several independent firms; caution is advised.
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