Have you decided to travel to Stockholm and are wondering about your means of transport from France? Going to Sweden is very easy today, whatever the season. Depending on your desires and the time you want to dedicate to this trip, there are several ways to get there with international transport companies.
The fastest way to reach Stockholm is by plane. The airlines that serve Stockholm are:
The Paris-Stockholm flight covers a distance of 1,545 km and it takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes of direct flight aboard an airliner from Paris-Charles-de Gaulle or Paris-Beauvais.
If you are connecting to a regional metropolis, allow around 5 hours. And 3 hours in direct flight. Nice, Corsica (Ajaccio and Basta), Marseille and Montpellier, Grenoble, Biarritz and Béziers are different possible starting points. Many low-cost flights are seasonal and only operate during the summer.
The average price for a Paris-Stockholm round trip varies between € 250 and € 400 on board regular airlines.
The Swedish capital has three airports:
The Arlanda Express takes passengers to T-Centralen, the central station, in 18 minutes, at a cost of SEK 299 one way (about € 28) or SEK 579 return. For those under 25, SEK 149 one way or SEK 298 return. For those over 65, the one-way fare is SEK 249 and the return fare SEK 498. You must buy your ticket before boarding the train or it will cost you an extra 100 SEK. There are special discounts if you are travelling with several people: for 2 adults the one-way ticket is SEK 379 and for 3 adults SEK 479.
From Arlanda Central Station in Sky City, commuter trains operate twice an hour (operated by Stockholm Public Transport, SL) to Stockholm Central Station. The total travel time is 43 minutes and costs about SEK 150.
The taxi ride to the city centre takes about 45 minutes and costs a maximum of 575-600 kroner or € 60. Check the price with the driver in advance. There are three kinds of official taxis: Taxi Stockholm, Sverigetaxi and TaxiKurir. At the airport exit, an agent is usually available to help people with taxis. Beware of unofficial taxis that solicit you and charge higher prices. Uber regulars will find their favorite service in Stockholm, from the airport but also throughout the city.
Regular Flybussarna shuttles take you to the Cityterminalen in the city center in 45 minutes for less than SEK 100 one way and SEK 200 round trip.
A shuttle service runs between Stockholm Bromma Airport and Stockholm City in 20 minutes. The price of the ticket is 75 SEK one way, and 150 SEK round trip (about € 13)
Flygbussarna buses connect T-Centralen Stockholm station to the airport in 1h20. The price for one trip is 140 SEK (€ 14). Departures and arrivals generally coincide with flight schedules, including early morning and late evening. The prices of shuttle tickets are more interesting when you buy them on the internet.
Do you like a train adventure? It is relatively easy to get to Stockholm by train from Paris by performing several stages (usually a minimum of 3 train changes). You can for example consider Paris-Cologne, then Cologne-Copenhagen and finally Copenhagen-Stockholm. Fast trains from Paris to Stockholm take around 22 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of around 1,545 kilometers. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Stockholm.