Travel arrangements and housing
Here you will find useful information regarding your travel to Stockholm and where to stay while you are here. The following information is only for Erasmus+, Japanese and Colombian students. KCMUCo students, please refer to Prior to your studies at SCRUC for information about travel arrangements.
We ask you to inform us about your arrival and departure dates once you have booked your tickets to and from Stockholm. You can reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A student mentor will meet you up either upon your arrival or prior to course start. The mentor will give you practical information and be your contact person during your study period.
Traveling to Stockholm from the airport
The main international airport in Stockholm, Arlanda Airport, is located 40 km north of Stockholm. From there, you can go to Stockholm either by bus, train, taxi or Uber.
- Airport coaches (Flygbussarna or Swebus) depart every 10-15 minutes from Arlanda to Stockholm (Cityterminalen/Centralstation). The journey takes about 50 minutes. For more information about long-distance bus lines, please visit Cityterminalen.
- The Arlanda Express train takes you between Arlanda and Stockholm Central Station in 20 minutes (Arlanda express). You can also go by regular train lines, either with the national train company SJ or the local commuter train SL.
- A number of taxi companies have fixed prices to and from Arlanda (for example Taxi Stockholm or Taxi Kurir).
Stockholm Skavsta Airport is located 100 km south of Stockholm. Airport coaches (Flygbussarna) depart once or twice an hour from Skavsta Airport to Stockholm city (Cityterminalen). The journey to Stockholm city takes about 80 minutes.
All airport trains and buses to Stockholm arrive to the Central Station/Cityterminalen. From Stockholm city (Cityterminalen) you can easily reach all the underground- and commuter train lines, many bus lines, as well as taxis. Uber taxis are available within the Stockholm area (instructions on how to download the app here).
Finding housing in Stockholm can be a challenge and it is both hard to find a place to stay inside the city, and expensive to rent. The public transportation system, however, is very efficient and students are encouraged to look for apartments or rooms a little further outside. Due to the large distances (Stockholm is not a populous city but due to the many islands it is rather stretched-out) it is not uncommon that travel times to school or the workplace vary between at least 30 minutes to an hour.
In order to find housing we encourage you to contact the International office at SCRUC since we sometimes have contacts who rent rooms. You are, however, also welcome to search for places in the following web pages.
Links for student housing
Private host arrangements
Other websites with private housing advertisements
There are several websites with private advertisements. Most of the advertisements are legitimate and serious. However, frauds occur, so please remember to be careful when you look for housing in Stockholm. Do not pay anything in advance if the person does not have a Swedish bank account, can't show the flat or room in person and/or can't provide you with a written proof from the landlord that they are allowed to rent out their flat or room. We recommend that you only pay in advance if you are using a real estate agency (they usually charge a service fee). The following websites provide private housing advertisments:
For further tips on how to avoid scams, and other useful information, please visit Moving2stockholm.