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Karlstad Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Karlstad Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I was kicked out by the security. I was tired and neede some sleep, and may well had accepted the floor in the briefing room, but no... hell, had to spend the night on a very hard bench outside the terminal building - Attila

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Karlstad Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal international airport with basic amenities, served mainly by seasonal flights.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Karlstad Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Karlstad Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Karlstad Airport does not appeal to you, Kils Hotell & Restaurang is the closest hotel to the airport. More hotels can be found in Karlstad city center (15 minutes south of the airport).

  • Kils Hotell & Restaurang - (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Karlstad on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Karlstad Airport. To connect, text "solstaden" to 71120. You will receive a text with a user name and password. Connect to the "karlstad!guest" network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Not available at the airport.
  • Conference Facilities - The airport is equipped to host conferences for up to 60 people, half day and full day rate are available and includes free wifi and catering.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes
  • Food & Drinks - The airport’s only dining option is Bistro Airport. Hours: 8:30AM - 4:00PM (Mon-Fri) 1:30PM - 4:00PM (Sun). Also open 2 hours before charter flight departures and Norwegian sailings. Closed on Saturdays. A variety of sodas and rum-based cocktails are available for purchase at Street Bar.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Lockers are available for short term storage. Location: unknown.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - The airport is a smoke free building.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 5:20AM - 10:00PM (Mon - Fri) • Closed (Sat) • 8:30AM - 11:30AM & 1:30PM - 10:00PM (Sun).

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As of February 2018, Karlstad airport is served by the following airlines: Next Jet • Lufthansa • BMI • Norwegian • TUI • Ving • Travea.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt offer car rental service for Karlstad Airport. Reservation must be made in advance in order to pick up the keys to your rental car at the airport.


Värmlandstrafik offers shuttle service between the airport and select destinations in central Karlstad. Buses run on a schedule in coordination with the arrivals and departures of flights from Arlanda Airport (Stockholm) and Frankfurt Airport. For routes, fares and reservations, visit the Värmlandstrafik website.


Taxis are available at the ground transportation area of the airport terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. At the time of this December 2017 update, one-way fare between the airport and central Karlstad is 360 kr.

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Last Updated: 02 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .