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There are 6 ways to get from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly to Karlstad  •  1 h 10 min

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

$74 - $680

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Stockholm Arlanda T 2/3, Arlanda Airport T 2-3 to Västerås 609
  2. Take the night bus from Västerås to Karlstad N600

$17 - $30

4 alternative options

Fly to Hagfors, bus  •  3 h 15 min

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

$78 - $413

Train  •  4 h 11 min

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

$60 - $100

Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Arlanda terminal 5 buss to Karlstad Busstationen Bus4You

$30 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad 195.2 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad is to bus and night bus which costs 150 kr - 280 kr and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad is to fly which costs 650 kr - 6500 kr and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Arlanda terminal 5 buss and arriving at Karlstad Busstationen station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stockholm Airport (ARN) station to Karlstad station. However, there are services departing from Arlanda Norra station and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation via Stockholm Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Stockholm Airport (ARN) and Karlstad is 252 km. The road distance is 312.4 km.

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The best way to get from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 500 kr - 900 kr.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad, including transfers.

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Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stockholm Arlanda T 2/3, Arlanda Airport T 2-3 station.

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

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The best way to get from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 650 kr - 6500 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 500 kr - 900 kr and takes 4 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs 290 kr - 370 kr and takes 4 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad.
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  • Distance: 157.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Stockholm Airport (ARN), Sweden and Karlstad, Sweden?

FlexFlight ApS flies from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad twice daily. Alternatively, Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 51 min. Tågab also services this route twice daily.

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 51 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 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Tågab
Bus operators
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
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Arlanda terminal 5 buss to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stockholm Arlanda T 2/3, Arlanda Airport T 2-3 to Västerås
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Västerås to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Karlstad station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad is 312 km. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Stockholm Airport (ARN) to Karlstad.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Stockholm Airport to Karlstad Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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