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Getting there & away

The airport (18 10 30) is only 2km east of town. Skyways (020-95 95 00; www.skyways.se) fly daily direct to Stockholm Arlanda and Copenhagen. There's no airport bus, but Taxi Linköping (14 60 00) charges around Skr130 for the ride.

Regional and local buses, run by ÖstgötaTrafiken (0771-21 10 10; www.ostgotatrafiken.se), leave from the terminal next to the train station; route maps and timetables are available at the information office. Journeys cost from Skr20; the 24-hour dygnskort (Skr110) is valid on all buses and local trains within the region. Up to four express buses per day go to Vadstena, otherwise change at Motala.

Long-distance buses depart from a terminal 500m northwest of the train station. Swebus Express runs seven or eight times daily to Jönköping (Skr157, 1½ hours) and Göteborg (Skr271, four hours), and north to Norrköping (Skr65, 40 minutes) and Stockholm (Skr190, three hours).

Linköping is on the main north-south railway line. Regional and express trains run to Stockholm roughly every two hours; express trains go to Malmö. Frequent regional trains run north to Norrköping (Skr43, 25 minutes). Kustpilen SJ trains run every few hours to Norrköping, Nyköping and Kalmar.