Wherever you are in the world, you will find Stockholm easily accessible. Most of Europe is reachable by train and within three hours by air. Stockholm is a key hub for flights to major destinations in the Baltic Sea Region, the European Union, and the rest of the world. This makes the city a truly a great meeting point – in every sense.
Travel within Stockholm
Public transport is excellent in Stockholm, so getting around is easy. The city’s extensive and well-organized transport infrastructure includes an underground network, commuter trains and buses, as well as numerous private transport companies. Subsidised travel cards, with special rates for delegates and students, can be used on all public transport/routes.
Located in the southwest of the city, Stockholmsmässan Exhibition & Congress Centre is easy to reach by public transport or taxi. The centre has connections to a variety of public transport, and a direct link to the motorway.
From the Central Station also called T-Centralen, it is just 10 minutes by commuter train to Älvsjö station. During peak hours (07.00–09.00 and 16.00–18.00) there is a train every 5 minutes. It is also possible to go by commuter train all the way from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Stockholmsmässan. The trains depart twice an hour and the travel time is 47 minutes. From the train station in Älvsjö it is just a few minutes’ walk to Stockholmsmässan.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is the primary gateway to Stockholm and Sweden. Nearly 70 airlines serve non-stop routes to 160 international destinations. Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and Norwegian offer the largest number of non-stop flight connections from Stockholm to international destinations. Once you arrive, it is just a 20-minute journey into the city centre with the Arlanda Express train. For airport information please visit www.arlanda.se).
Airport links to the Stockholm city centre
The Arlanda Express Train provides the fastest shuttle service between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Stockholm Central Station. The journey takes 20 minutes with trains departing every 15 minutes. The train platform is easily accessible, underneath the arrivals terminal. Arlanda Express offers special rates for congress delegates.
It is also possible to use the regular commuter train service to travel to and from Arlanda airport and Stockholm Central Station. Trains depart twice an hour and the travel time is 38 minutes. In addition, there is a coach service between Arlanda Airport and the City Terminal, located next to the Central Station and departing every 10–15 minutes. The travel time is 35–40 minutes. Taxi and limousine services are available at fixed rates. Travel time: 35–50 minutes, depending on time of day.