There are 6 ways to get from Stockholm to Karlstad by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 23m

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

360 kr - 460 kr

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Train via Södertälje  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Södertälje Syd station to Karlstad Centralstation SJ Snabbtåg SJ3000 / ...

335 kr - 586 kr

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Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstation 900 / ...

3954 kr

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Stockholm to Karlstad 309.6 km

420 kr - 650 kr

Fly to Karlstad  •  2h 30m

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

1050 kr - 1960 kr

Fly to Hagfors, bus  •  4h 38m

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

2152 kr - 3082 kr

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The cheapest way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad is to train which costs 360 kr - 460 kr and takes 3h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad is to fly which costs 1000 kr - 2000 kr and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stockholm Cityterminalen and arriving at Karlstad Busstation station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stockholm Centralstation station and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Stockholm and Karlstad is 259 km. The road distance is 309.6 km.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs 360 kr - 460 kr.

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The train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation takes 3h 23m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Stockholm to Karlstad bus services, operated by Vy Travel AB, depart from Stockholm Cityterminalen station.

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Stockholm to Karlstad train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), depart from Stockholm Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Karlstad is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs 360 kr - 460 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3954 kr and takes 4h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 1000 kr - 2000 kr and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Stockholm to Karlstad.
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  • Distance: 258.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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

Swedish Railways (SJ) operates a train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation 4 times a day. Tickets cost 360 kr - 460 kr and the journey takes 3h 23m. Kiruna Stadstrafik also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Vy Travel AB operates a bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstation 5 times a day, and the journey takes 4h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

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
1000 kr - 1800 kr
Flights from Stockholm to Hagfors
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1000 kr - 1800 kr
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
3h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
360 kr - 460 kr
Website
Swedish Railways (SJ)
1st Class Ticket
360 kr - 460 kr
2nd Class Ticket
360 kr - 440 kr
Train from Södertälje Syd station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
290 kr - 410 kr
Website
Swedish Railways (SJ)
1st Class Ticket
320 kr - 410 kr
2nd Class Ticket
290 kr - 360 kr
Kiruna Stadstrafik
Website
buss.kiruna.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kiruna Stadstrafik
Bus operators
Vy Travel AB
Phone
+46 771 15 15 15
Email
info@tagkompaniet.se
Website
vy.se
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstation
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Vy Travel AB
Kiruna Stadstrafik
Website
buss.kiruna.se
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
3954 kr
Website
Kiruna Stadstrafik
Bus from Sjögränd to Karlstad Busstationen
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1102 kr
Website
Kiruna Stadstrafik
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stockholm, Stockholm Cityterminalen to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kr - 220 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Stockholm to Karlstad bus services, operated by Vy Travel AB, arrive at Karlstad Busstation.

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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 310 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Stockholm to Karlstad.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Stockholm Airport to Karlstad Airport.

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Book your Stockholm to Karlstad train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Stockholm to Karlstad bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at 1000 kr SEK 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 45 kr - 180 kr.

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