Getting to Stockholm...Closer than you think

Stockholm is little more than a two-hour flight away from major European cities like London and Paris. With direct flight connections from all over the world, getting to Stockholm is quick and easy.

Need to get to and from the airport to Stockholm’s city center? Click here for more information.

ISSCR offers travel discounts with Star Alliance airlines and Arlanda Express


How long does it take to fly to Stockholm?
Copenhagen 1 hour
Oslo 1 hour
1 hour
Frankfurt 2 hours
Amsterdam 2 hours
London 2.5 hours
Paris 2.5 hours
Moscow 2.5 hours
3 hours
Istanbul 3.5 hours

If you're arriving by air, you'll most likely be flying into Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN). Located just 20 minutes from downtown via the express train, ARN is the world’s leading sustainable airport. For more information about Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, airlines, timetables, VIP Service etc., visit

Need to get to and from the Stockholm-Arlanda airport? Click here.

Find out more about the Arlanda Express directly to and from the Stockholm-Arlanda airport and Stockholm’s city center.

Stockholm also offers other smaller international airports:

Stockholm-Bromma Airport
Stockholm-Bromma Airport is a small city-airport offering both scheduled (mainly domestic) and charter flights. It’s located conveniently close to central Stockholm (20 minutes by bus).

Stockholm-Skavsta Airport
Stockholm Skavsta Airport is located in Nyköping, 100 km south west of central Stockholm. The airport is a hub for Ryanair and other low cost airlines and offers direct flights to several destinations in Europe (80 minutes by bus from central Stockholm).

Stockholm-Västerås Airport (note: webpage only available in Swedish)
Stockholm Västerås Airport is located in Västerås, 100 km northwest of central Stockholm. The airport is served chiefly by the low-fare airline Ryanair.

Star AllianceTM Conventions Plus Airfare Discount Program


The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the ISSCR's 2015 Annual Meeting. To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit the Conventions Plus online booking tool here. Registrants must use the online booking tool link in order to receive the Star Alliance discount.

Registered Annual Meeting participants plus one accompanying person traveling to the Annual Meeting qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked. The participating airlines for ISSCR Annual Meeting are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

Ready to book your discounted flight? Proceed to the Star Alliance Online Booking Tool here.

NOTE: The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Turkish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines. To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on here under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. Please quote the following Event Code for Japanese ticket reservation: SK08S15.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (“ISSCR”) makes no guaranty or warranty whatsoever regarding Star Alliance Conventions Plus (“Star Alliance”), and/or any reservations, bookings, discounts, and/or other products or services offered by Star Alliance or any of its participating carriers, airlines, partners, and other affiliates, all of which ISSCR specifically disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law. ISSCR shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damages (including, without limitation, consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages) arising out of your use of Star Alliance’s services or products.


Trains are often the fastest and most comfortable way of traveling to and from Stockholm-Arlanda airport and the city center. They are also the most environmentally friendly. You can choose between high-speed trains, long-distance trains and commuter trains. Learn more.

The Arlanda Express connects the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport with the main station. The journey takes 20 minutes and trains run 4-6 times every hour. There are two stations within the airport: Arlanda South (terminals 2, 3 and 4) and Arlanda North (terminal 5). Click here for commuter-friendly train guides to and from the city center and the Stockholmsmässan Exhibition and Convention Center.

ISSCR Annual Meeting attendees will receive a 15% discount off Arlanda Express prices if they purchase tickets online at  Attendees must enter the discount code ISSCR2015 in order to receive the ISSCR Annual Meeting discount.

High-speed trains or ferries are green travel alternatives for getting to and from Stockholm. The Öresund Bridge connects Sweden to Denmark and the rest of Europe, making the train journey faster.


There are several bus options to and from the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. Learn More.


Taxis are available directly outside all terminals in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. You’ll only find taxis at the taxi stand that have an agreement with Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. Contact the taxi rank officer if you would like to have a specific taxi company or if you have any questions. Learn more.

NOTE: Taxi prices are not regulated in Sweden; they may vary greatly. It is the customer’s responsibility to check prices beforehand. Check the price on the yellow-and-white label, which is usually on the rear door window, before entering the vehicle. The highest unit price of most taxis is between SEK 290 - 390. Taxi companies endorsed by the Stockholm Visitors Bureau are: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020, TaxiKurir, SverigeTaxi, and Airport Cab.


There are regular ferry services from Finland, Poland and the Baltic states with large passenger and car ferries docking at their own terminals in the Stockholm area. Learn more.