How to travel from Stockholm to Kiruna

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Travel Information from Stockholm to Kiruna

distanceDistance591 miles (953 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $242 (€216) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSas Airways or SJ

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 591 miles (953 km) from Stockholm to Kiruna. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Sas Airways or SJ among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Stockholm to Kiruna.

How to travel from Stockholm to Kiruna?

Traveling from Stockholm to Kiruna is easy, with trains, planes, and buses all available to help you cover the 770 mile distance between the two cities. With so many different services, travel time from Stockholm to Kiruna can range between three hours to 15 hours, depending on your chosen mode of transportation. Luckily, all services are available seven days a week, so whether you want fast, cheap, or something entirely different, you have several options at your disposal.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Stockholm to Kiruna?

The cheapest way to travel from Stockholm to Kiruna is by train, and you may be able to find the cheapest tickets if you book in advance and avoid traveling at "peak hours". There are, on average, three daily trains that leave Stockholm for Kiruna, with some trains involving a connecting change or two along the way, allowing you to save some money if you're on a budget.

What is the Fastest Way To Get From Stockholm to Kiruna?

The fastest way to get from Stockholm to Kiruna by plane, as the trip takes just three hours, though there are some flights that take just 1 hour and 30 minutes. The main operators along this route are Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavia Airlines.

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Travel from Stockholm to Kiruna by Train

SJ, the national provider of railways in Sweden, operates the train route from Stockholm to Kiruna, providing three trains per day, with at least one train servicing a direct connection. The average journey duration by train is 15 hours, though you can find trains that will get you to Kiruna in as fast as 14 hours. Trains that involve making connections can sometimes take up to 17 hours. The departing station by train is Stockholm Centrastasjon, which provides WiFi hotspots, luggage lockers and restaurants. Kiruna Central will be your arrival station, and it is approximately just one mile north of the city center. The train station offers complimentary shuttles which will take you from the train station into city center.

Travel from Stockholm to Kiruna by Bus

Buses from Stockholm to Kiruna are operated by Tapanis Buss, though there are no direct buses from Stockholm Cityterminalen, the departing station, and Kiruna busstation, the arrival station. Instead, you'll have to make a connection either at Pitea or Lulea. The journey, including connecting changes, takes approximately 19 hours, and there are five buses a day from Stockholm to Kiruna. Once in Kiruna, to get to city center from the bus station, simply hop on a shuttle bus free of charge.

Travel from Stockholm to Kiruna by Plane

The quickest way to get from Stockholm to Kiruna is to fly, as this will take approximately three hours, though you can find direct flights which will get you from Stockholm Airport to Kiruna Airport in as little as an 1 hour and 30 minutes. These flights are operated by the Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavia Airlines, with the main difference between the two airlines being flight frequency. Scandinavian Airlines travel every day of the week, while Norwegian Air Shuttle is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  The Kiruna Airport Shuttle service will conveniently get you from Kiruna Airport directly to your hotel and within walking distance of the Kiruna city center. This route is served every 30 minutes after arrival and is available all year round.

How to get from Stockholm to Kiruna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Stockholm to Kiruna, 59,65% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Stockholm to Kiruna and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Stockholm to Kiruna

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Stockholm to Kiruna: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Stockholm to Kiruna is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Kiruna:

Taking a ferry is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a bus to Kiruna, which costs on average $2 (€2) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $242 (€216) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $242 (€216) for this route.

A ferry is $110 (€98) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Stockholm to Kiruna costing on average $110 (€98).

The fastest way from Stockholm to Kiruna is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Kiruna that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 26 min.

In comparison, getting to Kiruna by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 15 h 4 min.

Kiruna is approximately 591 miles (953 km) away from Stockholm.

The average frequency per day from Stockholm to Kiruna is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Kiruna from Stockholm as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Stockholm to Kiruna:

  • Most travelers take a flight from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Kiruna.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Stockholm Centralstation and arrive in Kiruna tågstation.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Stockholm to Kiruna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Sas Airways to go to Kiruna by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Sas Airways Stockholm to Kiruna tickets on Omio for $242 (€216).
  • SJ can take you to Kiruna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SJ from Stockholm to Kiruna for $110 (€98).

Yes, there are direct routes from Stockholm to Kiruna with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Kiruna with.

Direct services to Kiruna tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Omio customers who travel from Stockholm to Kiruna often also extend their vacation to go to Gothenburg, Abisko or Copenhagen. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Kiruna and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Stockholm to Kiruna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $242 (€216) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $110 (€98) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Stockholm to Kiruna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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