Stockholm has 4 airports: Arlanda (ARN), Bromma (BMA), Skavsta (NYO) and Västerås (VST). The main airport is Arlanda with most international flights and best shuttle services; Bromma is closest to the city but has only a few international destinations (one is Brussels). Västerås and Skavsta are the two other international airports, both located about 100 km from Stockholm and mainly cater low-budget airlines. Travel time from Västerås and Skavsta is about 1,5 to 2 hours.
Travel from Västerås, Skavsta and Bromma to Stockholm
Flygbussarna Airport Coaches operates also the three minor airports and runs to Stockholm City terminal/Central station.
Travel time for airport coaches:
- Skavsta or Västerås to Stockholm C: 80 min
- Bromma to Stockholm C: 20 min
Regional trains are also available, with a travel time around 2 hours. Check options at the websites.
Travel options from Arlanda airport
Arlanda Express – high-speed train to and from Stockholm
The Arlanda Express runs non stop between Stockholm and Arlanda in 20 minutes. If you are travelling from Arlanda to Stockholm, you can buy your ticket at the airport’s information desks or in the Arlanda Express self-service machines located next to the escalators/lifts leading down. You can also purchase your tickets online in advance. For information and tickets, please visit www.arlandaexpress.com.
Station Odenplan is closest to the conference venue. Exit Dalagatan/Vanadisvägen. From there it is about 15 min walk to the venue 13 min to Carolina Tower hotel and 3-5 min to Hotel Palace and Hotell Norrtull
The commuter train is convenient for Flemingsberg station for the Young researchers symposium (YRS). This takes about 24 min from Odenplan.
Flygbussarna – Airport Coaches
Vy Flygbussarna airport coaches between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm city center run every 30 minutes during most of the day. The route towards end stop Liljeholmen has a bus stop right outside of the conference venue, Karolinska Institutet. Bus stop called Karolinska Sjukhuset (Hospital).
The route with end stop Cityterminalen/Stockholm Central station also stops at Norra Stationsgatan, closer to pre-booked hotel Elite Palace. Elite Carolina Towers is closest to stop Karolinska Sjukhuset (like the conference venue).
Tickets for Flygbussarna can be purchased through automated machines in the terminals and at the bus stops, e-tickets via Flygbussarna airport coaches website, and on board the bus (only card payment accepted).
Taxis are available directly outside of all terminals at Arlanda airport. Always ask the driver for a fixed price beforehand. The price between the airport and Stockholm is approx. 600-700 SEK. We recommend the following companies: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, or Sverigetaxi.
Website for local travel is sl.se. Local name for metro / underground is “Tunnelbana”, and the letter T marks the stations.
Please note that all local travel is cash free, and that you can’t purchase tickets on-board any buses or trains. We strongly recommend you download the app called SL Reseplanerare in advance of your trip to Stockholm. Using the app, you check time tables and buy tickets for the metro and buses within Stockholm.
From the metro station T-Centralen, located just below Stockholm Central Station, you can take trains 17, 18, and 19 to St. Eriksplan. Change to bus no. 3 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), 73 (towards Karolinska Institutet) 77 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), or take a 10-15 minute walk.
Bus lines 3 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), 67 (towards Frösundavik), 73 (towards Karolinska Institutet) and 77 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset) run between central Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet. The bus stop closest to the conference venue using these three bus lines is called Karolinska Sjukhuset Eugeniavägen. Bus line 69 also runs between central Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet. You can get on bus 69 by the Central Station and get off at bus stop Karolinska Institutet Västra. From there, you’ll take a 5 minute walk through campus to get to the conference venue.
Please note that you cannot purchase tickets on-board any buses or trains. We strongly recommend you download the app called SL Reseplanerare in advance of your trip to Stockholm. Using the app, you check time tables and buy tickets for the metro and buses within Stockholm.