All travelers must be at the airport at least two hours prior to their flight's departure schedule. All passengers are also required to complete a self-declaration form. They will be permitted inside the airport and directed to the luggage drop point after their ticket information and health have been checked.
Those who have not yet reached the airport should contact their transportation provider immediately to find out what this delay means for their trip.
Most major airlines do not offer online check-in because of security concerns. The safety of your belongings is of the upmost importance, so all items you want to bring on board with you must pass a thorough screening process.
This means that anything from laptops to handbags has to be packed away in order to allow staff to check them over by x-ray machine before letting you through the barrier line.
It is recommended to check in online in advance of your flight if possible. This way, you don't have to worry about waiting in long lines at check-in desks when you already have a booking confirmation email from the airline.
We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least two hours before your scheduled departure time, if not more. You must check in with our Passenger Services staff at least 1 hour and 30 minutes before your planned departure time. They can be found near the entrance to the boarding area.
If you are running late, there is a chance that you may not make it into the boarding queue. In this case, you can pay a premium to be allowed on the plane first. These prices start from £25 for an adult ticket.
The earlier you arrive, the more time you will have to look around the airport and find other ways of getting about. It's a good idea to book some form of transport when you first arrive at the airport - even if it's just a taxi ride - as queues can be long waiting for buses or trains.
You should allow plenty of time to get to the airport and back again. The drive takes approximately half an hour depending on traffic conditions. Be sure to leave enough time to avoid missing your flight because of delays caused by bad weather or traffic accidents.
If your flight is delayed, you will be sent updates via text message, email, or phone. You can also find out what's happening with your flight on the TV screen in the airport bar!
Approximately two hours All travelers must be at the airport at least two hours prior to their flight's departure schedule. Passengers have also been warned to only ride in authorized taxis that have been fully sanitized before entering. Travelers should also note that some airlines require you to wait until it is time to board your flight before your carry-on bags can be retrieved from the x-ray machine.
In addition, all passengers must complete full-body scans at the security checkpoint, which include backpacks, luggage, and even clothes. The images are reviewed by security officers who look for any change in appearance or substance on any item that might indicate smuggling.
These measures are in place to help prevent explosives or other dangerous substances from being smuggled onto flights. However, travelers should allow enough time to get to the airport and check in before their flight departs.
We recommend that you arrive at the airport 1 to 1.5 hours before your flight so that you may be at the gate no later than 20 minutes before departure, when boarding begins.
Driving from Stockholm City Center: If you are coming from Stockholm City Center, follow the E4 north toward Gothenburg. After about 40 kilometers (25 miles), turn left onto Route 992 and drive east toward Arlanda Airport for about 15 more kilometers (9 miles). The parking lot will be on your right just after the tollbooth.
By Public Transportation: There is a bus service between Central Station and Arlanda Airport, but it is not recommended for people with small bags as only large bags can be transported. The trip takes approximately 50 minutes and costs 120 kr (15 euro) one-way tickets available at any TCO ticket counter.
Arlanda Express is a private shuttle service that runs between Central Station and Arlanda Airport daily at 0900 and 1600. The cost is 150 kr (20 euro) per person, including luggage transport. You can buy tickets on the bus or at the station information desks. A taxi from Central Station to Arlanda Airport will cost around 450 kr (60 euro).
If you're traveling out of a big city and travelling abroad, you should arrive at the airport at least 2-3 hours before your flight's departure time. Consider packing simply a personal item and a carryon for your vacation and avoiding checking a bag if at all feasible. You'll have more time to check in and go through security if you don't need to bring anything besides your wallet and phone.
The last day to arrive at the airport for domestic flights is two hours after the scheduled departure time for your flight. For international flights, you can arrive up to three hours after takeoff.
Large airports may require you to wait in line for security screening even if you've made it this far into the airport. Plan on being at the airport for 90 minutes to two hours if there is a long line for security.
Check with airlines to find out what they require of you when it comes to arriving at the airport. Some will let you leave until the night before your trip without making an appearance the next morning while others may require you to be here by a certain date. If you know you won't make it here in time, contact the airline directly to see if there are any extensions or exceptions that could get you out of it this once-in-a-while but necessary trip.
Domestic flights usually depart from a single terminal. International flights generally come from multiple terminals across the airport.