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Travel to Åre

With a railway station in the middle of the town, the closest airport less than one hour away and another airport just under two hours away, it’s easy to travel to Åre – but it’s still far enough away for new experiences. Once in Åre most places are within walking distance. Buses, rental cars and taxis can be booked year round.

By Air to Åre

In connection to the destination there are two airports within two hours transfer. To the east, Åre Östersund Airport, with domestic flights from Stockholm and other swedish airports as well as international flights. The transfer time from Åre Östersund Airport is approx. one hour. To the west, in Norway, Trondheim Airport Værnes with several daily international and domestic flights. You can find direct flights to and from Vaernes here. The transfer time from Trondheim Airport Vaernes is approx. two hours.

Åre Östersund Airport

Åre Östersund Airport is the largest airport in the county of Jämtland. The airport has both domestic and international flight connections. Situated at Frösön, 85 km south east of Åre and 11 km west of Östersund centre. During winter season Åre Östersund Airport has direct flights to and from: Stockholm, Copenhagen and Umeå.

Airlines that serve the airport:

Trondheim Airport Værnes

Trondheim Airport Vaernes is the international airport of Trondheim, Norway. It is situated by the small town Stjørdal, 32 km east of Trondheim centre and 135 km west of Åre. Trondheim Lufthavn Værnes has direct return flights from cities like: Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Nice, Tallinn and Riga.

Airlines that serve the airport:

Åre airport transfer

Transfers from and to Åre Östersund Airport and Trondheim Airport Vaernes to Åre are available to book during the winter season to fixed stops and prices. You can pre book transfer for most flights at Åre Östersund Airport. For Trondheim Airport Vaernes, Åre flygtaxi has scheduled transfers between the airport and Åre for selected arrivals and departures.

Routes frequented by airline from Östersund and Trondheim

Please check the Avinor and Swedavia websites for the most current information.

Take the Train to Åre

The travel centre in Åre is situated by the train station in central Åre. Several bus- and train companies offer direct connections to Åre from Sweden’s larger cities and Trondheim in Norway.

Åre train transfer

Train transfers from and to Duved train station/Åre train station are available to book during the winter season to fixed stops and prices.

Bus to and in Åre

Ski Bus

The ski bus takes you conveniently around our ski area from Duved in the west to Åre Björnen in the east. The ski bus starts running before the lifts open, and continues to run at approximately one hour intervals, with a slightly longer break during lunch, until the lifts close. All skiers ride the bus free of charge, as your SkiPass acts as your ticket. The ski bus runs from december to april.

Summertime there is a bus line that runs every hour during the day between Åre and Björnen during the period June 15-August 21. Tickets are purchased via the app Länstrafiken Jämtland, and is free for everyone with a valid BikePass. The bus has many stops on the way so you can choose where it is best to get off and on, e.g. you can take the bus from the train station to Björnen if you arrive in Åre by train. The buses have bike racks at the back so you can easily bring your bike, and there are proper luggage racks inside the buses. Timetable bus line 702 >>

You can also book your own bus transport through one of the local transport companies. Svenssons i Saxvallen offers flexible bus transportation for private and group trips. Also Topptaxi has buses in different sizes in their fleet.

Länstrafiken Jämtland

Local public transport. Buses for travels within the county of Jämtland.


Express bus during the winter season to Åre from Stockholm with stops in Uppsala, Gävle, Sundsvall and Östersund. Same return path.

Travel to Åre by Car

Distance to Åre in kilometers

E14 stretches from Stjørdal, just north of Trondheim in Norway, to Sundsvall at the east coast of Sweden. On its way it passes through the main villages of Åre municipality. Here are some distances by car from the largest cities in the Nordic countries:

  • Trondheim 168 km (approx. 2.5 hrs)
  • Sundsvall 285 km (approx. 3.5 hrs)
  • Stockholm 630 km (approx. 7-8 hrs)
  • Oslo 660 km (approx. 8 hrs)
  • Göteborg 890 km (approx. 11 hrs)
  • Malmö 1 120 km (approx. 12-13 hrs)

Get current information on traffic situation from the Swedish Transport Administration – Trafikverket 


Topptaxi Åre
+46 (0)647-220 20

Phone: +46 (0)647-800 00

Phone: +46 (0)647-505 55

Car Rental

Most of the car rental companies below have cars in Åre, or can deliver a car to Åre. Otherwise you can pick it up att the airport in Östersund.


Parking is allowed in designated parking lots only. These are marked with Parking signs (P). Almost all parking lots have parking meters where you are required to pay by the hour. You can pay by:

  • Using the AimoPark App.
  • Using your credit card in the parking meters on site.
  • Using the SMS service (find more information posted on the respective parking meter).

The easiest way to pay for you parking permit is via the AimoPark App which you can download to your phone, connect to you credit card and use in central Åre. In the app you can also search for suitable parking places, even those that are free of charge. You can download the app via the links below:

Read more about parking in Åre at Åre Municipality’s website and at SkiStar’s website.

Caravan/Camper Parking

You can park your caravan or camper at designated parking lots where there might also be services such as electric charging outlets, access to water and other facilities such as toilets. If you need certain services to be available, check the links below before you decide where to park.

  • Björnen (SkiStar) | 10 lots
  • Åre Camping | 74 lots, ca 40 are equipped with electric charging outlets. Showers, toilets, kitchen, dining room and drying room available.
  • Ristafallet Campsite | 30 lots, most equipped with electric charging outlets. Free wifi available, showers, toilets and kitchen/laundry room available.
  • Åre gamla kyrka (the Old Church) | Park at the large parking lot below Åre’s Old Church. No services available.
  • SkiStar Parking, west of VM8:an (see map) | Park west of the VM8:an lift, close to the E14. No services available.
  • Vällistegården’s Camping | Take the E14 from Åre towards Östersund, turn towards Undersåker and go over the train tracks/bridge. Wifi and service available. See map here >>

Click this link to see where you can park your caravan or camper in and near Åre.

Charge Your Electric Vehicle

There are plenty of charging stations for your electric vehicle along the European highway E14 and some on the E45 as well. Use this link to find out where you can go. While on site in Åre there are also plenty of options for charging your vehicle. See the map below for charging stations in Åre, or click this link. Scroll through the map below by using your pointer on your device and use the zoom function for a better view of a specific area.

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Weather in Åre

The weather in Åre can be fickle, as is the case in mountainous terrain anywhere. Make sure to stay updated on the current weather situation as the conditions can change very rapidly, regardless of the season. Here are some tips on where you can check the weather before heading out on your tour or day trip.

SMHI – the Official Swedish National Weather Service
YR.NO – the Official Norwegian National Weather Service

Also, SMHI provides special weather forecasts for the mountainous region here.

Read more about the weather in Åre and the very particular weather phenomena that can occur in Åre here.

Are you looking for accommodation? You will find plenty of alternatives here >>

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