Transportation in Sweden and plan your trip

Sweden’s road network is extensive but standards vary around the country. The railway network is extensive but some rehabilitation and expansion is underway. Ship traffic by car and passenger ferries to neighboring countries is extensive.

Transportation in Sweden – getting here & around!

  • Airports and flightsThe national airline is SAS Scandinavian Airlines System website: Other airlines serving Sweden include Air Canada, Air France, Aeroflot, TAP, British Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa and Ryanair.
    From Stockholm to London is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. From Gothenburg to London is one hour and 45 minutes.
    International airports
    Stockholm (STO) (Arlanda) website: is 42km (26 miles) north of the city. There are bus services operating between the airport and the city (travel time – 40 minutes). Arlanda Express trains leave for the city every 15 minutes . Taxi services are available but expensive.
    Gothenburg (GOT) Landvetter (website:
    Malmö Sturup (MMX) (website: is 31km (20 miles) east of the city (travel time – 35 minutes). Bus and taxi services go to the city. Airport facilities include a bureau de change and a duty-free shop.
  • Bus – there are several buscompanies among them often with Wifi
  • Car – easy to rent from the airport – the normal car rental firms Hertz etc
  • Ferries to Sweden
    From Travemunde, Copenhagen, Helsinki to Stockholm
    DFDS Seaway ferries from Newcastle to Gothenburg. You also find car ferries to the island Gotland and small steamers on the Göta Canal which is a scenic waterway.
  • Read more about ports
  • Train lines, companies, timetables
    SJ is the biggest train operator and they operate an extensive network of rail services. There are two classes on Swedish trains 1st (expensive) and 2nd class.

Warning for very high taxi prices since taxi fares are not fixed. Every driver has a taxi legitimation but they do not have maximum prices.

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