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About Halmstad

Located in southern Sweden, Halmstad is an extremely busy port city in the Baltic Sea, situated on wooded shores. Halmstad, which is also the administrative center of the Halland province, is one of Sweden’s major cities. The city’s must-see attractions include the Halmstad City Library, Tower at Galgberget, and the Mjellby Art Museum. The first record of Halmstad in history dates back to 1307. The city moved to its current location in the 1320’s, becoming home to two major monasteries.

In 1619 the city almost completely burned down due to a fire but thanks to its location it began to rapidly redevelop, becoming one of the leading economic centers of Sweden. In the 20th century, Halmstad had become a world-renowned city. The Halmstad Caste dates back to the 17th century and is an extremely interesting castle that is very close to the city center. The castle was resorted several times since 1770. The Mjellby Art Museum, located approximately 4 km from the city, is perfect for art and culture lovers. The Halmstad University, which was founded in 1983, is one of the city’s most important institutions.

Halmstad air travel is provided by the Halmstad City Airport. The airport is located in close proximity to the city center, only 4.2 km away. You can reach the city center from the airport using public transportation. Flights from London to Halmstad have at least 2 layovers and take at least 6 hours. Flights from New York to Halmstad have at least 2 layovers and take at least 14 hours. 

Transportation to Halmstad City Center from Airport

When you exit Halmstad City Airport, which is 4.2 kilometers away from the center of Halmstad, you will encounter various transportation alternatives. You can go to the city center in 10 minutes by choosing among the city buses operated by Halmstad Buss, taxis, bicycles and car rental services that are most suitable for you in.


By taking one of the buses waiting 50 meters from the Halmstad City Airport terminal exit you can reach Halmstad city center. Bus number 40 provides transportation between Brogard and Flygstaden, while number 350 runs between Falkenberg and Halmstad. The one-way ticket fare for bus number 40, which would reach the city center of Halmstad in 5-10 minutes from the airport, would be around 22-35 Swedish Krona as of 2016. The stops of the line are as follows: Halmstad City Airport, Vastrevangsleden, Mickedala, Rotorp, Vaderogatan, Vindilsvagen, Vasterbro, Arkitektgatan, Fridhemsparken and Halmstad Stora Torg (last stop). This bus, which departs every 30 minutes, makes it much easier to get from the airport to the city center of Halmstad.


If you have landed at a late hour or have missed the bus, you can use the taxis waiting outside the terminal. Although it is more expensive than public transport, given that the distance to the city center is quite short the taxi fares can be considered as reasonable. By taxi from Halmstad City Airport you can reach the city center by paying around 95-120 Swedish Krona. The most reliable taxi companies providing transportation from the airport to the city are Flygtaxi (020-97 97 97), Sennans Taxi (035-661 11) and Taxi Halmstadt (035-21 80 00).

Car Rental

If you are renting a car just to travel from the airport to the city center of Halmstad, it would not be wrong to say that you would make a loss. Since the distance between the two is 4.2 kilometers, you will use the car you have rented for 1 day for a maximum of 1 hour. If you are planning to stay longer in the city, renting a car will definitely be beneficial. Halmstad City Airport is an international airport and there are more than one national and international car rental companies serving here. Some of those are Avis, Europcar and Hertz. You can rent a car and reach Halmstad city center in just 5 to 8 minutes.


This ultra-cheap transportation option provided by Halmstad City Airport is suitable for those passengers who do not carry much with them. There is a long bicycle route starting from the airport, going to the city. After renting your bicycle at the airport, you need to follow the bicycle route at the exit. Although the duration of this journey would vary according to your speed, it is possible to reach the city center in 20-25 minutes on average.

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2017

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