Security control

The safety and security of passengers, employees and partners always have top priority at Swedavia’s airports. 
In consultation with the authorities in charge of infectious disease control, Swedavia has ensured that the procedures being carried out at the security control are done so in a safe manner. In addition, other measures being taken include more intensive cleaning of trays and surfaces. Swedavia is monitoring developments and is in continuous contact with infectious disease physicians and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. 

If you are well prepared the screening in the security control goes quickly and smoothly.

On the Swedish Transport Agency's website you can read more about what applies to air travel and security checks when traveling from Sweden.

You are allowed to pass the security control even if your gate number has not been announced.

Tips before security screening

Come well-prepared so that security screening goes quickly and smoothly. Have your boarding card ready so you can show it.

This is what you can bring on board

Remove your outer garments, suit jacket, headwear and metal items like belts that have a large buckle or jewellery.

Place your plastic bag with liquids in the tray so it is can be seen. Empty your pockets of mobile phones, keys and coins.

Place large electronic items in the tray so they can be seen. Remove any liquid medicine, special diet food and baby food and show them at the security checkpoint. Sometimes you may be asked to take off your shoes. 

Walk through the metal detector while your hand baggage is passing through the x-ray machine.

Any unauthorised objects found in your possession will be taken from you.

Wating time in Security



Connecting flights – transfers

Transport between the terminals

Before the security checkpoint – Arlanda Express rail service between Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5
The train, which can be reached by lift (elevator) straight from the terminals to the platform, runs four times an hour – and even more often in peak traffic – from early in the morning to late at night. The journey between Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 only takes about a minute, and loudspeaker announcements and rolling text on board the train tell you where you should get off.

After the security checkpoint – bus transfer between the terminals
Will you be landing at Terminal 4 and then continuing on via Terminal 2 or Terminal 5? Is your baggage checked in to your final destination? Then you can take our bus transfer, which runs straight to your new terminal without you having to go through security screening again. The bus runs in only one direction.


Terminal 4 – Gate 30D
Monday-Friday 5:45 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.


Terminal 5, Stand 11Y – Gates 11–24
Terminal 5, Stand 10C – Gates 1–10
Terminal 5, Stand F5 – Gates F26–F69
Terminal 2, Stand 61C – Gates 62–87