Transportation upon arrival - How to get here
On this page you can read about how to find your way from the airport to Stockholm city and KTH and how to use public transportation in Stockholm. On the pages to your left you will find maps and directions to KTH campuses.
Transportation from the airports to Stockholm city
Getting around with Stockholm public transportation
From Arlanda airport to Stockholm city
Arlanda Airport is located 40 kilometres north of Stockholm City and connected to downtown by a high-speed train and airport coach as well as public transportation alternatives.
- Time: 35-45 min
- Departure: every 10-20 minutes between Arlanda Airport and the City Terminal (located next to Stockholm Central Station)
- Flygbussarna price: SEK 99 (online) / SEK 119 (offline)
The Arlanda Express train
- Time: 20 min
- Departure: every 15 minutes (most hours of the day)
- Price: SEK 140 (student) / SEK 150 (youth 25 yrs and under) / SEK 280 (Adult 26 yrs and over)
If you hold an International Student Identification Card (ISIC) - ask for a student discount on the Arlanda Express train
- Time: approx. 30 min
- Price: the fixed price taxi fare to any destination in Stockholm city is on average 520 SEK
An affordable option if you are a group of students traveling together. We strongly recommend that you ask for an estimated price or even a fixed price before you start a taxi journey.
Local transportation via commuter train
- Time: 38 min
- Departure: the commuter trains deaprt from SkyCity located between terminal 4 and 5 regularly
- Price: regular SL ticket (example: single journey SEK 50) + SEK 85 airport passenger fee
From Skavsta Airport to Stockholm city
Skavsta Airport is Stockholm's airport of low fares, located 100 km south of Stockholm, close to Nyköping. RyanAir is one airline that operates to/from Skavsta airport.
- Time: 80 minutes
- Departure: approx. 20-30 mins after flight arrivals
- Price: SEK 139 (online price) / SEK 159 (full price)
From Bromma Airport
Bromma Airport is Stockholm’s city airport.
- Time: 20 minutes
- Departure: The timetable is adapted to match flight departures and arrival times.
- Price: SEK 75 (online price) / SEK 85 (full price)
All tickets are cheaper if you purchase your ticket online in advance
From Stockholm central station to KTH campus
Stockholm central station or the City terminal is where long-distance and commuter trains, underground trains, buses and taxis connect. This is also where the aiport coach will drop you off. From here you can easily access all of KTH's campuses.
KTH main campus
KTH main campus is just 5 minutes away from Stockholm central station by Metro, 'tunnelbana'. Take the red line travelling in the direction of Mörby Centrum and get off at the stop Tekniska Högskolan.is the central meeting point and service desk on campus, and can help you with guidance and contact, general queries and more.
Getting around with Stockholm Public transportation
Ticket options and SL Access card
KTH recommends all international students to buy a 30-day travelcard/ticket for unlimited travel on buses, underground and commuter trains. It is the most cost-efficient option, as you will need to travel within Stockholm during the first month of your stay. A 30-day card ticket/travelcard full price costs SEK 830 (from 1 January 2017).
Stockholm Public transportation (SL) uses a system with an electronic smart card called SL Access card, and once you buy your ticket it is stored on this card. When travelling you simply place the card on the readers in the automatic barriers and/or the blue card readers on the buses. The Access card is sold at SL centers, metro and commuter railway stations to a one time charge of 20 SEK.
Travelling with student discounts
Even though it is possible to buy a student travelcard/ticket without a student identification card, you need to be able to prove that you are a full-time student at a Swedish university to travel legitimately. Or, you will risk a considerable fine if caught in a ticket inspection. Therefore, we strongly recommend you buy your travelcard/ticket at full price until you have received your student identification card.
Read more about the student identification card and how you make sure to receive it
Prices, other ticket options and information about where to buy your ticket available at:
Temporary SMS certificate
Once you have been registered as a full time student you can download a temporary SMS-certificate (valid for 3 months) while you wait for your student ID-card to arrive by post. To dowload the certificate visit:
You will need your temporary registration number (YYMMDD-TXXX) from the database for student records called Ladok. You can find it on an official document from KTH or ask ask your international/programme coordinator at KTH. The certificate is only valid as temporary student identification if you can show a passport or international/Swedish ID card with a photo.