How to Get to Sweden

Airplane: Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) is the main Swedish airline. Sweden is the destination of most of the major airlines. European companies that offer flights to and from Sweden include Lufthansa (LH),British Airways(BA), Air France (AF), SAS (SK), Finnair (AY), KLM (KL), Icelandair (FI) and Ryanair (FR). There are direct flights from Stockholm to all of them European capital cities, including Berlin, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Prague, Geneva, Oslo, Brussels, Dublin, Moscow and Paris. There are also flights to Rome, Barcelona, London, Riga and Milan. Other flights run via the transfer airports in Frankfurt and Copenhagen. Visit thedressexplorer for Sweden Tour Plan.

Airports: the main Swedish airport is Stockholm Arlanda (ARN), with connections to all major European and North American cities. Gothenburg Landvetter (GOT) is Sweden’s second largest international airport. Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO) – about 100 kilometers south of Stockholm is the take-off and landing point for low-cost airlines such as Ryanair. Another important airport is Gothenburg City (GSE).

Ship: There are numerous ferry connections between Sweden and its neighbors. The most important, frequently traveled routes between Denmark and Sweden are Gothenburg – Fredrikshavn, Helsingor – Helsingborg, Ystad – Ronne and Varberg – Grena.

Travelers from Estonia can take the routes Stockholm -Use Tallinn and Kapellskär – Paldiski. There are also regular night ferries to Stockholm from Riga (Latvia). There are also ferry connections between Ventspils and Nynäshamn several times a week. There are daily ferries to Ystad from Swinoujscie, Poland. There are also connections between Nynäshamn and Gdansk and between Karlskrona and Gdynia. Ferries run daily between Sweden and Lithuania on the Klaipeda – Karlshamn route. There are
ferry connections from Finland to Sweden between Helsinki and Stockholm and between Stockholm and Turku. This route also passes the Aland Islands.
Between Germany and Sweden there are also regular routes. These include the Trelleborg – Rostock and Trelleborg – Sassnitz connections. There is another ferry connection between Gothenburg and Kiel.

There are also different ferries from Norway to Sweden. The main routes are Copenhagen – Helsinborg – Oslo, Strömstadt – Sandefjord and Gothenburg – Kristiansand. There are no longer any ferry connections between Gothenburg and Newcastlein England.

The shipping companies whose ferries connect Sweden with its neighbors include Color Line, Viking Line, DFDS Seaways, Scandlines, Stena Line and TT Line. Most lines offer significant discounts for children, students, and seniors. Rail Pass holders also often receive discounted tariffs. Ticket prices usually vary depending on the season, day of the week and time of day.

Rail: there are regular train connections between Denmark and Sweden. Trains run several times an hour between Copenhagen and Malmö over the Oresund Bridge. The trains usually stop at Copenhagen Airport. To continue to Stockholm you have to change trains in Malmö. There are also direct connections between Copenhagen and Gothenburg and between Copenhagen and Kristiansand and Karlskrona.

Hamburg is the central European train station for train connections to Scandinavia. From there there are direct connections to Copenhagen and Stockholm. Night trains also run between Berlin and Malmö using the Trelleborg-Sassnitz ferry.

The main rail routes between Sweden and Norway run from Gothenburg to Oslo, from Stockholm to Oslo, from Stockholm to Östersund and Storlien and from Lulea to Kiruna and Narvik. There are daily connections between Stockholm and Oslo as well as a night train from Stockholm to Narvik. Rail travel is also possible from Helsingborg via Gothenburg to Oslo. Anyone wishing to travel by train from Great Britain to Sweden first crosses the Channel Tunnel, drives from Brussels to Hamburg and from there on to Scandinavia.

The railway lines in southern Sweden – with connections to Copenhagen – are operated by the company Sveriges Järnväg. Tågkompaniet is responsible for the trains in northern Sweden – with connections to Narvik in Norway.

Automobile: By car, you can travel from Copenhagen to Malmö on the E20 motorway over the Öresund Bridge. Tolls are levied on this route.
The main routes between Sweden and Finland are the E4 from Umea to Kemi and the E45 from Gällivare to Kaaresuvanto. In addition, five other side streets cross the border.
The main roads between Sweden and Norway are the E6 from Gothenburg to Oslo, the E14 from Sundsvall to Trondheim, the E18 from Stockholm to Oslo, the E10 from Kiruna to Bjerkvik and the E12 from Umea to Moi Rana.

Buses operated by Eurolines and Säfflebussen run regularly between Copenhagen and Stockholm. Swebus Express brings bus passengers from Copenhagen to Gothenburg several times a day.

There are regular bus connections between Sweden and Finland between Haparanda and Tornio and Kemi. There are also regular buses connecting Lulea with Haparanda and Tornio / Kemi and Oulu. Tapanis Buss’ express buses run several times a week from Stockholm via Haparanda to Tornio. Länstrafik i Norrbotten operates buses that go to Karesuandi. From there it is only a few minutes’ walk to the Finnish Kaaresuvanto. There are also regular regional bus connections from Haparanda to Övertornea, some of which continue to Pello, Pajala and Kiruna. In Pello and Övertornea, travelers can cross the border on foot and then take a Finnish bus to Muonio. From there there are connections to Kaaresuvanto and Tromsø in Norway.

Säfflebussen operates buses several times a day between Stockholm and Oslo via Karlstad and between Gothenburg and Oslo. Swebuss Express offers the same connections at similar prices. In the north, buses run daily by the company Länstrafik i Norrbotten from Umea to Mo i Rana and from Skelleftea to Bodø.

How to Get to Sweden