Stockholm airport questions

I'm going skiing in northern Sweden in a few weeks, and I have a layover in Stockholm both coming and going. First question, are there any ATMs in the secure area of the airport in Stockholm? Second, on my return trip, I'll have a 5 hour layover. Is it reasonable to take a quick trip into the city?

Posted by Laura
Virginia, USA
2900 posts

Tom, A caveat ... I've only been through Arlanda four times in the last 10 years, none in the last few years, and never on a connecting flight. While I've never experienced a long security queue there, I'd look for info on that from a more recent frequent flyer. ATMs - I suspect that you will arrive into Terminal 5 and then switch to Terminal 4 for your flight to Åre. It does appear from the map that there are some ATMs in the secure area of T5. Also, I think when you switch to the domestic terminal, you end up leaving the secure area and have to go through security again (and there are definitely ATMs in the non-secure area). It looks that way on the map (www.swedavia.com/arlanda/at-the-airport/find-at-the-airport/), but since I have never connected in Arlanda, I'm not sure. Stockholm - With five hours, it is possible to get into Stockholm but I'm on the fence as to whether it would make sense to do it. The only reasonable way would be to take the Arlanda Express train which takes 20 minutes (www.arlandaexpress.com). It is kind of pricey, but there are some reduced rates on the weekends that cover two adults. The train will take you into the Central Station which is connected to T-Centralen. There, you can switch to the underground (tunnelbana) and go one stop (red or green line) to Gamla Stan (the old town). This would probably be the area to walk through with limited time.

Posted by Tom
Hüttenfeld, Hessen, Germany
9131 posts

Thanks for the response. I was wondering how you knew I was going to Åre, but then I realized that there aren't too many large ski resorts with nearby airports in northern Sweden...

Posted by Nicholas
Seattle, Washington, United States
282 posts

1. My bet is that you will have to change terminals. The domestic terminal is separate from the international, although I've never used it. There are ATMs outside of security, and I don't think that there are any on the other side. See here: http://www.swedavia.com/arlanda/at-the-airport/service/available-services/ 2. 5 Hours? You won't have too much time in the city, but you could do it. Arlanda Express is 20 minutes to the city and 20 minutes back. It arrives right downtown, within 15 minutes walk from Gamla Stan. You would have an hour or two, tops, in the city.

Posted by Laura
Virginia, USA
2900 posts

You mentioned that you were going to Åre in a post fairly recently ... it just stuck in my mind (although I probably would have guessed). Åre is considered the "best" place to ski in Sweden. Hope you have a great time.