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Karlstad Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Karlstad Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I was kicked out by the security. I was tired and needed 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

KSD Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Karlstad Airport.

What to Expect

The tiny terminal at Karlstad Airport (code: KSD) handles regional and seasonal flights. Facilities include a landside bistro, an airside bar, a small duty-free shop, and free WiFi.

Sleeping in Karlstad Airport

It is not possible to spend the night here as the airport operates on a limited schedule, in accordance with planned flights. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Karlstad Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport’s hours of operations change depending on the season. Generally, the airport is open from approximately 7:00AM – 4:30PM (Mon-Fri) and closed on Saturdays to Sundays.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Karlstad Airport, so you will need to stay in the city (approx. 20 minute drive away). Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Karlstad, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at Karlstad airport.

Food & Drinks

The airport’s only dining option is Bistro Airport. Hours: 8:30AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri) • Closed (Sat-Sun). Also open 2 hours before charter flight departures. Closed on Saturdays.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Free WiFi is available at Karlstad Airport. Connect to the “Airport Free” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – ATMs are not available at the airport. The nearest place to withdraw cash is at Forex Bank 18km away.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, baby strollers must be checked. The airport provides strollers that you can borrow up until boarding your flight.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area.

Conference Facilities – The airport is equipped to host conferences for up to 40 people, half day and full day rate are available and includes free WiFi and catering.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are not available at the airport. The nearest exchange office is 18km from the airport.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shopping is available. Additionally, candy, books and magazines can be purchased from the Bistro Airport. Location: Departure area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the terminal. Designated smoking areas are located outside.

Karlstad airport is served by the following airlines: Air Leap • Lufthansa • Norwegian • TUI.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services onsite: Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Reservations should be made in advance in order to pick up the keys to your rental car at the airport.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Värmlandstrafik offers an on-demand shuttle service between KSD airport and select destinations in central Karlstad. A reservation must be made at least 2 hours in advance if going to the airport, and at least 1 hour before landing at the airport. The trip between the airport and the city center lasts approximately 15 minutes. For routes, fares and reservations, visit the Värmlandstrafik website.


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

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.