For arrival and departure times, as well as lots of other information about flights and airports in Sweden, visit Luftfartsverket - Swedish Airports and Air Navigation Services.
• Stockholm Arlanda (IATA: ARN) (ICAO: ESSA) - serves most major airlines. Check the Stockholm page for information on transfer between the airport and Stockholm City.
• Göteborg Landvetter (IATA: GOT) (ICAO: ESGG) - serves several international airlines and provides convenient bus transfer (~20 min) to central Gothenburg.
• Copenhagen Kastrup (Denmark) (IATA: CPH) (ICAO: EKCH) - serves most major airlines. Located on an island between Copenhagen and Malmö and is ideal for travelling in southern Sweden. Train connections leave from the airport to both cities.
• Stockholm Skavsta (IATA: NYO) (ICAO: ESKN) - airport for low fares airlines. Located quite a distance (about 100 km) from Stockholm, near the town of Nyköping.
• Stockholm Västerås (IATA: VST) (ICAO: ESOW) - international flights to/from Copenhagen and London. Also about 100 km from Stockholm.
• Göteborg City Airport (IATA: GSE) (ICAO: ESGP) - situated just 14 kilometers from central Gothenburg.
• Malmö-Sturup (IATA: MMX) (ICAO: ESMS) - serves domestic flights and low fares flights. Located about 30 km from Malmö.
Most airports can be reached by Flygbussarna - Airport coaches for tickets around 70 to 100 SEK. Copenhagen airport is best reached by train.
You can reach Sweden by train from three countries at present:
Denmark: Trains depart Copenhagen and Copenhagen's airport for Malmö every 20 minutes. The train goes over the magnificent Öresund Bridge to get to Sweden in less than 30 minutes. Furthermore direct trains (X2000) leave from Copenhagen to Stockholm. The Elsinore-Helsingborg connection, known as one of the busiest ferry routes in Europe, might also be used (change to ship).
Norway: Main connections between Oslo and Stockholm and Gothenburg as well as connections between Trondheim - Åre - Östersund and Narvik - Kiruna - Boden - Stockholm.
Germany: Berlin to Malmö with "Berlin Night Express". There are also several trains per day from Hamburg to Copenhagen, and night trains from München, Basel, Köln and Amsterdam to Copenhagen. See Denmark section about how to get from Copenhagen to Sweden.
Finland: Travel via Kemi-Tornio-Haparanda-Luleå / Boden by bus. Interrail tickets are valid on that bus. There's no train connection as Finland and Sweden use a different gauge.
• From Ghent to Gothenburg by DFDS Torline (cargo line with limited passenger capacity)
• From Grenå to Varberg by Stena Line.
• From Frederikshavn to Gothenburg by Stena Line.
• From Elsinore to Helsingborg by Scandlines and Sundsbusserne.
• From Tallinn to Stockholm (via Helsinki) by Viking Line.
• From Tallinn to Stockholm (direct connection) by Tallink.
• From Helsinki to Stockholm by Tallink Silja and Viking Line.
• From Naantali to Kapellskär by Finnlines.
• From Turku to Stockholm (via Åland) by Tallink Silja and Viking Line.
• From Vaasa to Umeå by RG Line.
• From Riga to Stockholm by Tallink.
• From Ventspils to Nynashamn by Scandlines.
• From Travemünde to Trelleborg by TT-Line.
• From Travemünde to Malmö by Finnlines.
• From Kiel to Gothenburg by Stena Line.
• From Sassnitz to Trelleborg by Scandlines.
• From Rostock to Trelleborg by Scandlines and TT-Line.
• From Sandefjord to Strömstad by Color Line.
• From Gdansk to Nynäshamn by Polferries.
• From Gdansk to Visby by Polferries.
• From Gdynia to Karlskrona by Stena Line.
• From Świnoujście to Ystad by Polferries.
• From Saint-Petersburg to Stockholm by St. Peter Line.
• From Immingham and Tilbury to Gothenburg by DFDS Torline (cargo line with limited passenger capacity).
Get into Sweden by "Eurolines" or "gobybus". All connections here go via Copenhagen. Buses from and to the Western Balkans are also operated by Toptourist. Call + 46 (0 ) 42 18 29 84 for more info.
In Svealand and Götaland driving takes you quickly from one place to the other. In Norrland the distances tend to be bigger between the different sites so the time spent driving may be long. Unless you really like driving, it is often more convenient to take the train or fly to the sites, particularly in Northern Norrland. Traveling by night can be dangerous due to unexpected animals on the roads and the cold nights during the winter. Collisions with moose, roe deer, or other animals are a not uncommon cause of car accidents.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN SWEDEN:
Sweden has an extensive railway network. Most major lines are controlled by the government-owned company SJ. As of summer 2009, the cheapest SJ tickets are released exactly 90 days before departure, so time your online ticket purchases carefully if your itinerary is set and don't buy tickets earlier than 90 days before your trip. Because point-to-point tickets are quite expensive, for more train journeys in Sweden InterRail (for European citiziens) or Eurail (for non-European citiziens) pass might be useful. More information: www.sj.se
The national public transport authority is called Rikstrafiken, and it has online timetables in English, which include schedules for trains, buses and ferries. The service is called Resplus.
Swebus and gobybus runs a number of bus lines in the southern third of the country, Götaland and Svealand. They tend to be a little cheaper than going by train if you can't take advantage of SJ's youth discounts. Y-buss and Härjedalingen operate between Stockholm and Norrland. Swebus also operates from Stockholm and Göteborg to Oslo. At the county or län level, buses are a good method for travelling short distances from town to town (as they are more frequent and cheaper than trains). It is best to check with the local transportation authority for routes and schedules. A newcomer on the bus market is Bus4You.