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Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

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Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

Hi, I have a 24 hour SL travel pass and am arriving at Arlanda airport on Friday.

I know it cannot be used on the (expensive) Arlanda express train service but is it true that there is now an alternative direct train service into Stockholm from Arlanda airport where it is acceptable?

Otherwise I guess the fygbussarna bus service is the best oprtion?

Thanks

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1. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

There are two options for public transport:

* Take bus 583 from the airport to Märsta station, and then the commuter train to Stockholm. This trip takes 60 minutes, and the SL pass is good both on the bus and the train.

* Take the commuter train from the Arlanda station. This trip takes 38 minutes, and costs 75 SEK with the SL pass, and 125 SEK without it.

See also en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Stockholm#By_plane

Edited: 7:18 pm, March 17, 2013
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2. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

Thanks ToreHGK for clarifying that for me.

(There is not much info on airport website that there is also now a new direct train service alternative to the arlanda express!)

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3. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

I read about that the express train has 2 for 1 on weekends. We would arrive on July 20, a Saturday.

How much it costs for 2 persons on Sat?

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4. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

You can find that info on their site:

https://www.arlandaexpress.com/fares.aspx

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5. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately the break of price is only good till June 16. Our arrival date is Jul 20. No good.

Need to look for a lower cost alternative then.

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6. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

I would go with flygbussarna in that case.

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7. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

Yes. I looked at the bus website, it is much cheaper at 99 sek.

The website said one can buy the ticket onboard the bus with a credit card. I suppose a credit card can also be used when purchasing at the airport - 7-11 or the information desk.

Our hotel is Sheraton Stockholm. How does its location relate to the bus stop(s) in the city?

One other question, how to get to the Tallink Sita's terminal for ferry to Riga, from Sheraton Stockholm? Must it be a taxi?

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8. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

The Sheraton is located just a short walk down Vasagatan from Cityterminalen (where the airport bus arrives).

To get to the Riga ferry, you have a few options:

• Tallink Silja operates transfer busses from Cityterminalen.

• With public transportation, bus 1, 72 or 76, alight at Frihamnen.

(From www.tallinksilja.com/sv/web/se/frihamnen )

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9. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

Many thanks for the valuable info.

Do you buy the Transfer tickets online or at their station? How much is the cost per person?

Also same question for the public transportation.

We travel with one 21" rollaboard plus a shoulder bag per person. Do the public transportation buses allow such?

Edited: 10:49 am, April 24, 2013
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10. Re: Cheaper direct Alternative to Arlanda express train?

You can take the rollaboard and your shoulder bag on the bus.