Cheap flights to Stockholm can be difficult to find between May until the middle of September. This is the busiest and most popular season in Sweden, so make sure you secure your flight tickets well in advance. There are many museums which are open until late during the summer thanks to the long days, and many tourists flock to attend the many events and festivals that take place. The most popular of these include the Pride Festival, the Stockholm Marathon and the Volvo Baltic Race. There are also many jazz festivals to tingle your ears throughout the peak period. Keep in mind that all of the events will seriously increase the price of your flight tickets, so book your flights to Stockholm as early as you can if you want to attend them. June the 6th is a massive day too, as it is National Swedish Day. There’s a great celebration throughout the entire day but you’ll find accommodation a lot more expensive around this time.
Winter in Stockholm is a season best avoided as there is typically only one hour of sunlight in January, and around three hours in February. This causes the temperatures to be very cold, making Sweden close down for tourism except for the winter-sport lovers. You’ll find the cheapest flights to Stockholm during the winter though, so if you aren’t too fussed about the weather or the daylight, you can grab a bargain.
January all the way to early May typically provides the cheapest flights to Stockholm, so once you’ve decided on a month, aim to secure your flight tickets 2 months earlier. If you plan ahead and secure your flights to Stockholm in advance you can find return flight tickets for around £30, which is a bargain, especially during the summer months. If you can be flexible with your dates then you’ll give yourself the highest chance of finding the cheapest flights to Stockholm, however this could be during the winter which can be very dark and cold for the most part.
Flights from London to Stockholm: 2 hours 20 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Stockholm: 2 hours 15 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Stockholm: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Stockholm: 4 hours 35 minutes.
There are numerous airlines that offer cheap flights to Stockholm, with some airlines providing return trips from as little as £30 a person if you time it right. The major airlines are Ryanair, British Airways, Norwegian Air, Finnair and SAS. Each airline provides different perks and benefits for the price of the flight tickets so compare them and see which one suits you best. Norwegian, for example, offers complimentary WiFi onboard for the duration of their flights to Stockholm, whereas British Airways provide free snacks and drinks. Decide on the time of year you want to travel and then figure out which airline will give you the best value for money.
The airport is just over 30 km away from the centre of Stockholm, and there are several buses that operate from the airport to the city. Most of them run on biofuel, making them environmentally safe too. It generally takes around 35 minutes to make the journey into the centre of town. Another option is to hop onto the train for about £25 a ticket. The express train takes 20 minutes and is a great way to travel if you’re in a rush or want a different option to the buses. Taxis are the last option you could go with, however you’ll be looking at close to £40 for a one-way trip. Make sure you agree on the price before getting into the taxi to avoid being ripped off.