There are 5 ways to get from Stockholm to Karlstad by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation SJ Snabbtåg SJ3000 / ...

$30 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstationen 600 / ...

$18 - $30

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Stockholm to Karlstad 192.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Karlstad  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Karlstad (KSD) ARN - KSD

$100 - $725

Fly to Hagfors, bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Hagfors (HFS) ARN - HFS
  2. Take the bus from Sjögränd to Karlstad Centralstation

$106 - $446

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stockholm Cityterminalen and arriving at Karlstad Busstationen station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stockholm Centralstation station and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

More details

The distance between Stockholm and Karlstad is 259 km. The road distance is 307.9 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

More details

The train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation takes 2 h 39 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

More details

Stockholm to Karlstad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stockholm Cityterminalen station.

More details

Stockholm to Karlstad train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Stockholm Centralstation.

More details

The best way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 30 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Stockholm Airport to Karlstad Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

Search flights

Stockholm to Karlstad bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlstad Busstationen.

More details

Map of how to get from Stockholm to Karlstad.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 161.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Stockholm, Sweden and Karlstad, Sweden?

Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Stockholm to Karlstad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 39 min. Tågab also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stockholm to Karlstad every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Bus4You also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Stockholm to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stockholm to Hagfors
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $70
2nd Class Refundable
$50 - $70
1st Class Refundable
$70 - $100
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Tågab
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Värmlandstrafik
Website
varmlandstrafik.se
Bus from Sjögränd to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
varmlandstrafik.se

Want to know more about travelling around Sweden

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Stockholm to Karlstad train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Karlstad Centralstation.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Stockholm to Karlstad is 308 km. It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to drive from Stockholm to Karlstad.

Get driving directions

FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Stockholm Airport to Karlstad Airport.

Search flights

Book your Stockholm to Karlstad bus tickets online with FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 53+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Stockholm to Stockholm Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

More details