Cheap transfers from Stockholm’s Arlanda airport to the city center – For now

Arlanda Express offers the fastest and easiest transport from Stockholm’s international airport (Arlanda) to the city center, but it hasn’t always been an inexpensive way to go – until now.

Through August 29, the fast train will take you and your traveling companion between the airport and city center for SEK280 (about US$20 each). The normal price is SEK240 each (or a little more than US$30 each).

Don’t have a traveling companion? Buddy up with at the airport or at the central train station. In fact, at the train station there is “meeting point” (pictured) for those traveling alone and looking for a companion to qualify for the two-for-280 offer.

Arlanda Express whisks you between the airport and city center in 20 minutes, with trains departing every 15 minutes during peak periods.

Want an even cheaper alternative? The Flygbussarna (airport bus) costs only SEK 110 per person (about US$15 – or purchase on the internet for SEK99 per person), but takes twice as long to get to the city center.

Taxis take about the same amount of time but cost four times as much as the bus. While airport-to-city taxi fees are fixed at SEK495 (about $70), it’s still a good idea to look for companies with trustworthy meters, such as Taxi Stockholm. As Doug Lansky reported in The Great Swedish Taxi Rip-off, Stockholm’s taxi drivers can’t always be trusted.