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Arlanda Express Review - (ARN)

Arlanda Express Review - (ARN)

Stockholm's Airport City Express

The Arlanda Express is a slick, modern train that links Stockholm's international airport with its Central Station.  I had the pleasure of taking it recently - and here is my review:

Arlanda Express Train - Seating and Windows   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Arlanda Express Train - Seating and Windows   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Ticketing and Timing

Arlanda Express Ticketing Machines   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Arlanda Express Ticketing Machines   Photo:  Calvin Wood

There is no shortage of trains.  The first one leaves the airport at 5AM --- the last one at 1AM. There are 4-6 departures per hour - and the journey takes about twenty minutes. In no time at all I arrived at Central Station in the heart of Stockholm.

Some people complain that the tickets are a bit steep at about $33 USD each way -- but this is really a reasonable price in Sweden.  Everything in this country is mega expensive: a Big Mac is $7 USD.  Getting a ticket was easy.  I bought one advance over the internet. It was valid for the entire day, so I didn't worry about catching a specific train.   Once on-board, all I had to do was show the conductor my confirmation code and the card I used to purchase. 

However -- I could have purchased my tickets upon arrival from an automated machine on the platform (or from the ticket kiosk).

Seating

Lounge Seating - Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Lounge Seating - Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

This train is cool!  The seats on the Arlanda Express were super slick, roomy and comfortable.   The train also had a hip mini lounge car with tables and outlets for computers.  The lounge had a Scandic Mod feel to it - -and the views were fantastic. 

Seating - Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Seating - Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Waiting Area

Waiting Area - Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Waiting Area - Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

I was there in the middle of summer - so I had no need to wait inside prior to departure However, it's a little colder in Stockholm during the winter so there's a separate seating area at Central Station. 

Verdict

Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Arlanda Express   Photo:  Calvin Wood

I loved it - and wouldn't hesitate to use it again!  It was a quick, convenient way to transfer to Stockholm - and I adored its Nordic glam vibe!

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