The Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) operates Stockholm’s public transport system. Common transport systems used within the city are the Tunnelbanan metros, local trains and buses. There are a host of buses which serve the city’s inner zones and the rest of the city. The SL has a basement office which offers information, maps and timetables. The office also offers the Storstockholms Lokaltrafik Tourist Card and Stockholm Card. The cards are valid for 24-72 hours and are ideal for tourists who will be getting around the city regularly. Cycle paths are available for cycling enthusiasts.
Travel By Air
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The Stockholm Arlanda Airport is located quite close to Marsta town at a distance of about 42 kilometers or 26 miles north. The airport is the largest in Sweden and receives more than eighteen million passengers yearly. Getting to the city center from the airport can be by taxi including the Solna or Airport cab, Flybussarna coaches following the E 4 or the Airland train. The airport is connected to the following airports:
- Vasteras Airport located to the west of the city and operates charter flights by Detur and Apollo.
- Bromma Airport also located to the west and serves Malmo Aviation and Sverigeflyg airlines.
- Skavsta Airport is located to the south west and functions as a hub for the Ryanair.
Several Automated Teller Machines, Exchange bureaus and bank branches can be found within the airport making it easy for tourists to access money. A host of restaurants are available for travelers who want to catch a quick bite alongside refreshments. The airport also offers close to 50 meeting rooms and conference rooms. The Stockholm Radisson Hotel is housed by the airport and is ideal for business travelers.
With its congested bridges and host of one-way street; the city may not be that welcoming to visiting drivers. It is wise to note that the Djurgardsvagen remains closed during the night, weekends and in summer. Parking can be quite a problem with limited parking spaces available within the city. Car rental is ideal for those who wish to explore areas beyond the city’s environs like the Birka town and Sandon beach resort. You can book car rentals online at great rates with a maximum of 65% discounts available.
Bus and Tram
The bus timetables may be a bit confusing but after studying them for some time you will be able to understand them. It is also advisable to seek help from the SL tourist office if you find it quite difficult to decipher the bus timetable. The buses are the best and cheapest way to get to Stockholm’s outer suburbs. Buses traveling within the city follow the Fridhemsplan, Sergels Torg as well as the Odenplan routes throughout the night and daytime. Transit passes, valid for 3 days, will save you a lot if you plan on using the buses, light rail and ferry transport systems. The no.7 tram is an historic tram which may be slow, but offers a great way to sightsee and operates between Skansen and Norrmalmstrog.
The T-Bana or Tunnelbanan are the city’s metro trains which are quite popular with locals. The system has three lines which connect at T-Centralen station. They offer a cheap and quick way to travel around the city with approximately 100 stations serving the T-Bana found within the city. The trains operate from around 1a.m in the morning, on weekdays, and from 3.30a.m during the weekend.
Train and Light rail Travel
The pendeltag are the city’s commuter trains which cover the greater metropolitan region. The train stations come to a total of fifty one which serve the city’s metropolitan region. They operate on a four hour basis to destinations like Sodertalje, Marsta and Nynashamm. The light rail, known as the Tvarbanan, serves the city’s outer regions. The light rail covers a large portion of Stockholm’s center before heading to the city’s south east region.
Tickets can be purchased online or from platform kiosks. The average cost is 240 SEK for a one way trip and 120 SEK for children and Stockholm Card holders. The price usually goes up during the weekend and public holidays. It is wise to note that you will have to pay 50 SEK on top of the ticket price when buying the ticket on board.
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Cost approximately 430 SEK from the airport to Stockholm and 390 SEK from the city to the airport.
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Cost approximately 445 SEK from the airport to the city and 350 SEK from the city to the airport.
Taxis are abundant within the city although they tend to be quite an expensive travel option. They are convenient for short distance journeys and traveling late at night. Taxis serving the city include Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 and Taxi Kurir which come highly recommended. Taxi prices range between 450-520 SEK. It is advisable to make prior bookings which more than likely will get you lower prices.