There are 4 ways to get from Stockholm to Karlstad by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

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

$30 - $70

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Stockholm to Karlstad 600S / ...

$18 - $30

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Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Stockholm to Karlstad 192.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, bus  •  4 h 34 min

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

$108 - $448

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The cheapest way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad is to bus which costs 160 kr - 270 kr and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad is to train which costs 270 kr - 650 kr and takes 2 h 39 min.

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

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 270 kr - 650 kr.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 270 kr - 650 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 160 kr - 270 kr and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Stockholm to Karlstad.
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  • 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 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
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 51 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stockholm to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
Swebus
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 Busstationen
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
varmlandstrafik.se

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The quickest flight from Stockholm Airport to Hagfors Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Stockholm Airport to Hagfors Airport.

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Book your Stockholm to Karlstad bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Stockholm Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 280 kr.

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