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Stockholm ARN / Arlanda Connection & Transfer [merged thread]

Stockholm ARN / Arlanda Connection & Transfer [merged thread]

Old Oct 26, 19, 8:45 am
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Stockholm ARN / Arlanda Connection & Transfer [merged thread]

We have a longish connecting time at Arlanda (5-6 hours) and was wondering if there are any suggestions as to how to fill the time. This is in 3 weeks time (mid-November) so the weather is unlikely to be that good, we will be travelling Business and arriving at terminal 2 and leaving from terminal 5 and won't be particularly warmly dressed as heading to hotter climes for 5 months and don't want to be lugging big coats. I used to travel to ARN quite a bit in the 1980's but haven't been there since then so a lot must have changed in that time. I had considered heading out to Uppsala for a few hours as I've never been there but as already said that would be very weather dependent.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 3:03 am
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It's difficult to give good advice since you don't say what airline and/or destinations are involved, will there be passport control, do you need to recheck the baggage, etc., but 5-6 hours is generally speaking not much time.

A train to Uppsala takes only 18 minutes, but it's pricey (SEK 216 one-way), only two departures per hour, and it's basically a 10-15 minute walk from the gate in T2. So, if we assume that you arrive from Schengen and don't have any baggage to recheck, you could be in Uppsala between 30-65 minutes from arrival in T2.

The bus is much cheaper (SEK 96 one-way) and is maximum a 5 minute walk from the gate, but takes 40 minutes, with two departures per hour. With the same assumptions as above, you could be in Uppsala between 45-75 minutes from arrival in T2.

Or you could pre-order a taxi from www.uppsalataxi.se for SEK 520 one-way (up to 4 people), which will take you straight to your desired destination in Uppsala. Gate to the center of Uppsala should be done in 35 minutes.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 8:58 am
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Thanks for the info Red Chili and sorry for the lack of information. We arrive from LHR on BA776(T2) and will be leaving on SK1605(T5) to Zurich where we will overnight and leave the next morning on SQ345 to SIN then SQ281 onward to Auckland where we will be spending the summer. I guess the best option will be to wait around in the lounge as we will probably be tired after a 4am start from home and it looks like the time in Uppsala would be limited anyway.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 10:48 am
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I believe that BA and SK don't have an interline agreement anymore, so this means that you'll have to enter Schengen at T2, claim the baggage, and then bring it to the SAS check-in in T5. In my estimate, this would take at least an hour, possibly more. And you need to be back at the airport at least 30 minutes prior to departure, so that leaves perhaps only three hours, or an hour or so in Uppsala. You could see the Uppsala Cathedral, but that's about it. [OT comment removed by mod]
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Old Oct 28, 19, 12:18 pm
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All good information, thanks. I guess spending some down time in the lounge won't be bad thing and thanks for the tip on retrieving and checking in the bags. It's not a "through" ticket as LHR-STO-LHR is separate, the STO-ZRH-SIN-AKL return is an ex-EU Singapore Airlines ticket and the STO-ZRH is on SK and the ZRH-STO is on LX. Wanted to go via ZRH to try the new SQ business class and had to try very hard to get this routing as normally STO-SIN-AKL is via DME, FRA or CPH which I didn't want to do.
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Old Dec 4, 19, 6:11 pm
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ARN Transfers

I will be arriving into ARN on LX from Zurich (T5) at 09:20 and departing to LHR on BA (T2) at 11:25 so 2hrs and 5mins between flights, is there a quick way to transfer between terminals as I'm getting a bit concerned because recently the flight from Zurich is delayed about 1 in 3 times, also do I have to clear customs and immigration if transferring from Switzerland to London? I will have to collect the bags on arrival and re-check them as I'm transferring from *A to Oneworld and I doubt that they will check my bags through to London as I've separate tickets (AKL-SIN-ZRH(stopover)-ARN on SQ ticket and ARN-LHR on a BA ticket).
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Old Dec 5, 19, 6:42 am
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FYI, there is a thread on ARN connections on FT SAS forum, where this sort of questions have been asked and answered frequently, but I guess it worth to give a quick overview:
- For transferring between ARN terminals there are two options: an airside bus and going via landside. Obviously the airside transfer is no good, if one needs to recheck the luggage.
- Going via landside means you go thru a customs checkpoint (should not cause any delay assuming you have nothing to declare and there isn't anything suspious warranting customs officers to stop you) and then going thru a security check before re-entering airside.
- Before entering non-Schengen gates there is a passport control.
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Old Dec 5, 19, 1:28 pm
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Thanks for the reply Hezu, I did see the posts you mention but was unclear about the baggage/customs/security situation if the bags aren't cleared all the way through to London from Zurich. I guess the situation is that we collect the bags and then clear customs and then transfer landside to T2 and re-check the bags etc. so just have to hope the timekeeping improves and there is not a heavy delay from Zurich!!
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Old Dec 6, 19, 5:44 pm
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If you're on two separate tickets then hopefully LX will interline your bags to your final destination. If not, at Arlanda you will arrive at T5, collect your bags, walk through customs (I've never been stopped), I recommend walking to T2 - it's probably 10 minutes and all indoors, check in your bags, security then immigration. Arlanda is quite an efficient airport but like anywhere queues can build up depending on the time of day.
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