After flying to Vasteras, we had two options: take the bus direct to Stockholm or take a bus to Vasteras and a later train to Stockholm. We chose the former. The Flygbussarna coach takes about 1 hr 15 mins to get to Central Station in Stockholm and it costs 199 SEK (about 15 pounds sterling or 20 Euro at the time of travel) for a return ticket.
Ryanair flights arrive in Skavsta Airport in Nykoping which is approx. 80 mins from Stockholm City Centre. The Flygbussarna Bus company operates a regular connection bus to Stockholm from Skavsta. A return ticket costs SEK 249 (approx E25)
There is an online timetable www.flygbussarna.se
A cheap(er) and convenient way of getting from Arlanda airport to Stockholm city is by the Flybussarna airport buses. They depart frequently, usually found outside the airport terminal building. Bus journey time to the city centre takes around 40 minutes, terminating at the City Terminal, beside the Centralen Station. A return/round-trip ticket costs 175 SEK.
In the city centre the ordinary red buses have recently been joined by several even more modern blue main lines. Many buses use fuels that are easy on the environment, such as ethanol. Two lines popular with tourists are no 47 (to Gröna Lund, Skansen and the Vasa Museum) and no 69 (to Kaknästornet). Buses are a great way to discover Stockholm.
If you want to visit Kaknäs tower, take the bus 69. It's an excellent way to see some eastern parts of Stockholm (and it passes close to Djurgården also). The inner city busses are blue, the regular ones are red and there are service routes for elderly people also. Almost every subway station and commuter train station is connected to at least one bus line. If the subway or commuter train doesn’t take you directly adjacent to your intended destination, chances are a bus will.
Many inner city buses are running on eco-friendly fuels such as ethanol/biogas.
The busdriver does not sell tickets onboard the bus, buy a ticket in advance or take some travel ticket or Stockholm Card. If you don't know the exact bus stop where you are going (or where the bus is going) ask driver, they are very helpful as Swedes are.
Some price examples, the who system is so complicated and changing every now and then so please check the details from their web page.
Pre-paid tickets are bought at Pressbyrån.
Pre-paid ticket, per unit 15 SEK, reduced price* 9 SEK
Vending machine ticket**, 1 zone 30 SEK, reduced price* 18 SEK
TravelCards (they are active from the moment they are bought until the specified time has passed)
1 Day/24 Hour card, 100 SEK, reduced price* 60 SEK
30 Day Card, 690 SEK, reduced price* 420 SEK
This is a feedback which I would like to give on the bus services in Stockholm. Last friday (08/06/2012) we a group of 12 people were on a way to board a cruz near slussen.So we got into bus number 53 from Slussen around 4:00 pm and got down near the boarding point. Then after sometime noticed that my friend missed her hand bag in the bus itself. We were to panic as all valuables were their in the hand bag.Just then I got a call from my friend'smobile sying the hand bag is with her eshe might be handing it to the driver. We requested driver to give it to us as soon as possible as we had only few minutes left to board the cruz. The driver was so nice that he brought it and gave us the bag within few minutes .We were al lbecame happy. I highly appreciate the person who found the bag and informed us and aslo the bus driver who upon our request got us the hand bag. Kudos to both the peopel. Stockholm rocks !!!. Sorry for not knowing the name of the people who helped us . But I sincerely thanks those people .
The Flygbussarna Airport Coach is a easy, safe, and reasonable way to get to Arlanda Airport, I had to catch a 5:00 a.m. flight..and the Arlanda express train doesn't start til 5:00 a.m. I found this bus service which runs 24 hours a day. The cost is 95 SEK one way and the driver takes all major credit cards.....it makes several stops but at 3:30 a.m. there wasn't much traffic and was at the aiport 30 minutes later. The bus has luggage racks for bags...highly recommended if you have to take an early flight like I did.....The bus has a web site....go to google and put in Flygbussarna and the site comes out with English page also.
Stockholm City- Arlanda Airport
Brommaplan - Arlanda Airport
Return Ticket adult SEK 179
One Way Ticket adult SEK 99
10-Trip card SEK 890
Children/Youths 0-16 years free with parents (maximum 4 children)
Children/Youths youth up to 15 years: SEK 69 (without parents)
One Way Senior (from 65 Years) SEK 69
One Way Youth (16-25 Years) SEK 69
Saturday fares One Way for two adults travelling together SEK 149
No Student discount
Ticket stand in the City Terminal
Ticket machines in the City Terminal
Pressbyrån, Airport shop at Bromma Airport
Ticket machines at Skavsta Airport
On board the bus (not on the buses to/from Skavsta)
Information desks at Arlanda Airport
Well then, take the bus!
You can go all over the city and it's surrounding with the bus. Taking the bus is a good alternative if you would like to see the city. I do recommend you not to go early in the morning or around 4.30pm until 6.30 pm as it is in the middle of rush hour on weekdays.
Recreation in Stockholm is very near at hand. We have a little more than 190 nature reserves and two national parks. There are many hiking trails so take the chance and set out on an excursion. Ängsjö is one of the smallest national parks in the country and is located in the Roslagen Archipelago. Take the boat directly from Stockholm or choose a short boat trip from one of the landing stages near the island. Parts of Tyresta National Park, just south of Stockholm, were destroyed by fire a few years ago. Today you can go on exciting guided tours around the area where the fire took place. The House of National Parks, which is the focal point in Tyresta, exhibits all the national parks in Sweden in a house built in the form of a map of Sweden.
there is a free bus that goes to IKEA and back. it goes every hour from a point near the tourist information.
The best place to start is on a sightseeing tour with City Sightseeing. They offer guided tours in first-class buses, as well as combined bus and boat excursions.
As Stockholm is not a small city, the bus is a good alternative to walking. I enjoyed the walks but to get to Skansen & the Nordic Museum, I took the bus instead.