Airfare to Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is a vibrant, active capital city, with almost two million residents in the area. The city’s top attractions include the 20,000+ islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, the Royal Palace, built in the late 1600s-mid 1700s, and more than 70 museums.
Airfare to Stockholm will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Copenhagen, Denmark or Hamburg, Germany. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a ferry or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Germanwings, FlyMe and HLX fly to Stockholm. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a train or ferry could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. SAS is the national airline. However, Lufthansa, AirFrance and other airlines also stop in Stockholm.
The most expensive air tickets to Stockholm are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Copenhagen, Denmark or Hamburg, Germany and traveling overland to Stockholm via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Stockholm, check out BootsnAll’s Stockholm Travel Guide.