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Cheapest car hire in Karlstad Airport

  • Mini
    Kia Picanto
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    From € 29.11
  • Economy
    Ford Fiesta
    5 |
    2 |
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    From € 29.32
  • Compact
    Kia Ceed
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 30.10
  • Suv
    Nissan Qashqai
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 31.74
  • Estate
    Kia Ceed Estate
    5 |
    5 |
    5 |
    From € 33.70

*daily rates in Karlstad Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Useful things to know about Karlstad Airport

  • Karlstadt is a small international airport in the south of Sweden.
  • Last year it served over 80,000 passengers.
  • It has only two scheduled operators running three routes but many international seasonal charters.
  • The airport was built in 1963.
  • It’s less than 6 miles from the city centre.

Karlstad Airport Mini Guide

I’ve Heard That Karlstad is a Good Place to Visit?
Yes, it’s a very pretty city, on the shore of Lake Vanern, Europe’s biggest fresh water lake. The city is actually built on an island in the river that feed into the lake. It has an attractive centre and plenty of things to do based on the lake and river. A museum in the city tells of its development over the centuries.

Karlstad lake Vanern

Can I fly There?
You can. There are international scheduled routes from Spain and Denmark together with domestic flights. Seasonal flights operate to a number of international holiday destinations too. If you’re flying from the UK you’ll have to fly to Stockholm or Copenhagen and catch a connecting flight. The airport is under ten minutes from the city and easily accessible.

Arriving at the Airport
The airport is quite small but once you’ve collected your luggage and go through security you’ll enter the arrivals hall. If your luggage goes astray or you have any other queries, ask at the information desk. In the arrivals hall you can collect your hire car if you’ve pre-booked. This is recommended as the choice of vehicle is otherwise likely to be very limited. The road out of the airport leads directly onto the city road and is well sign-posted.

Karlstad Airport

If you’re going to use public transport or taxis then both are available directly outside the airport building. Taxis will cost you around 250 SEK for the journey to the city centre alternatively you can pre-book a place on the shuttle bus which will make drop offs on the way to the city at a much better price. There are no trains or general buses there.

Coming Home
Don’t arrive at the airport too early for your morning flight as it doesn’t stay open overnight. Once you’ve checked in there’s only a simple restaurant/bar but which does provide good, heart warming meals. Shopping is limited to a small kiosk and a duty free store with a small range of alcohol, tobacco and gifts. If you have your laptop and a mobile phone with you, you’ll be able to access the airport’s free wireless network to keep in touch or check emails etc.

Latest Update from Karlstad Airport:

20/05/12 - Karlstad has just introduced a new route with Jettime from Larnaca. This follows the success of Ryanair's year-old route from Girona and is again hoped to bring more travellers into the region

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There’s not a lot to see in the city of Karlstad, even though the centre has some attractive buildings. The attraction of the city is Lake Vanern, near whose shores the city developed. There, you can sail, row, windsurf, waterski and swim in the warm waters of Europe’s largest freshwater lake in summer.

The weather there is generally favourable and it’s held to have the most sunshine hours of any of Sweden’s cities. The lake is also great for those who have hired a car as it’s possible to follow roads around it stopping at secluded little beaches.

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