A new terminal transfer bus service has been inaugurated at Stockholm Arlanda airport. The new transfer service runs from the domestic terminal, Terminal 4, to the international terminals, Terminal 2 and Terminal 5.
Since the domestic and the international terminals are separated, in the past transferring from a domestic flight to an international flight meant you had to go landside, walk to whatever terminal your international flight was departing from, which could be a rather lengthy walk if you were unlucky, and then having to pass a new security control. With a minimum connecting time of 40 minutes from a domestic flight to an international flight, in some cases that could be rather tight.
The new transfer service departs from gate 30D in Terminal 4, which is a bus gate located in the basement. Although the bus is supposed to run with regular intervals, to make sure the bus really arrives, especially at times during the day when there are few domestic flights arriving, there is a screen next to the door with touch-functionality. Simply press the button on the screen to call for a bus. If the screen is broken, which unfortunately happens, there is also a manual button to press.
At Terminal 2 the bus stops at gate 61C. At Terminal 5 there are three bus stops, one at each concourse. The first stop is at gate 11Y for gates in Concourse B. The second stop is at gate 10C for gates in Concourse A. And the final stop is at gate F5 in Concourse F, perfect for those connecting to longhaul flights, which in most cases depart from the non-Schengen area of Concourse F.
It is not possible to take a transfer bus from terminal 2 or 5 to terminal 4, i.e. in the opposite direction from an international flight to a domestic flight, since international passengers need to pass customs at Arlanda airport.