Searching for cheap flights to Scandinavia? You can now get there from $734 return
Here's how to get to Sweden for half the price.
Fares to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, have taken a tumble and we're chuffed to say that you can get there and back from $734 return.
We know what you're thinking: sign me up.
Before you do, there are a few things you might like to know.
Flights take off from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and you'll be flying China Eastern which is a full-service 3-star airline. Being a Chinese airline, there's a mandatory stopover in China included. Looking at a sample flight from Melbourne to Stockholm, this could be quite long, lasting 6-15 hours. The good news is that Australians are provided with a free transit visa for stays under 24-hours so you can get out of the airport in this time and explore the city a bit.
With these long stopovers, your total flight time will likely work out to be 32 hours. This is around 10 hours longer than a direct flight. On the flipside, the most direct and fastest flight costs about double, so while you're spending a little more time in transit, you're saving a good $700+ on your fare.
Now for travel dates. Here's where there's some really good news. They're over the European summer. August to be exact, which is one of the most sought-after months to travel to Europe.
If that all sounds good to you, you can search for your flights and book your trip through Skyscanner here.
Sweden, here I come!
|From||To||Travel dates||Return fare||Book|
|Melbourne||Stockholm||August 2019||$734||Catch your cheap flight to Sweden|
|Sydney||Stocholm||August 2019||$750||Catch your cheap flight to Sweden|
How cheap are these fares?
Here's the average price Australians spend flying to Stockholm from Melbourne and where you should set your benchmark for a cheap seat.