Students

Your arrival in Uppsala

When to arrive

The official start date of the autumn semester is 28 August 2017. If you do not expect to arrive by the start of the semester please inform your contact person immediately.

Uppsala arrivals

The closest airport to Uppsala is Stockholm Arlanda, situated approximately 35km south of the city. Public transport runs between Uppsala and Arlanda frequently, and includes buses, trains and taxis. Depending on the mode of transport you use, it will take between 20 and 45 minutes to travel from Arlanda to Uppsala.

If you would like to take the train from Arlanda to Uppsala, you can purchase tickets from SJ's website or at the tourist information and train ticket office at the airport. Taking the train will likely be the fastest way for you to travel. Tickets will cost approximately SEK 165. For more information, please visit SJ's website or UL's website.

You can also take bus number 801 from Arlanda to Uppsala, and will cost you approximately SEK 100. Tickets can be purchased at the Arlanda Visitor Centre located in Terminal 5, or at information desks in Terminal 2 and Terminal 4. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on board (please note that only card payment is accepted on board). For more information, please visit UL's website.

Uppsala Taxi offers a fixed price for passengers travelling from Arlanda to Uppsala. They charge approximately SEK 500. You can find a variety of different taxi companies in the taxi area outside of the airport.

You can also consult the Arlanda Airport homepage for more information: Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Welcome desk at Stockholm Arlanda

On 17-19 August, Uppsala University will have a welcome desk set up at Arlanda Airport, outside customs service in Terminal 5. The desk will be open between 9am and 7pm on August 17-18, and 9am to 3pm on August 19.  During this time, a free shuttle service will be available that takes students directly from the airport to Uppsala city.

Arrival in Visby

Are you going to study at Campus Gotland in Visby? Please find out more about the welcome programme in Visby.