Long time ago they had much more trams in Sweden and Stockholm too, but they took it away and used buses and other transportion system. But finally the trams are back in our capital, but you can just go by tram in the inner city right now.
This small airport is about 100 km south of Stockholm. It has very well organized bus traffic from airport and you will be in the city centre for about one hour. It is served low cost airlines such as Ryanair, Wizzair.
The connection between Stockholm Central Station and Arlanda airport can be made in two different ways:
The quick way, using Arlanda Express (over 200 SEK one way)that takes about 20 minutes to complete the journey.
The cheaper way, using the commuter train to Märsta (last stop), and the the Bus to terminal 5 in Arlanda. This journey will take one hour in whole, and the buses are synchronized with the train, and the bus stop is just outside the train station. Both the train and the bus are included in the daily or 3 day tickets (see my subway link for additional info on this tickets)
Step into the unknown, flying with Norwegian Air Shuttle. Don't be fooled by the name. It has hubs in Sweden, Denmark and Poland, as well as Norway.
Non-stop from Edinburgh to Arlanda. About £120 return. On the outbound flight, we left early and arrived 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
Easy check in, easy boarding (security a pain in the butt - 15 minute queue - but that's the airport, not the airline).
They don't do internet check in. You can pay a bit extra to have an allocated seat.
You buy your food on board - looked good and not overpriced.
It´s wery safe to drive in Stockholm and Sweden.
Here is some good companys where you can rent a car.
But the best (acording to me) is avis car rental. www.avis.se
A cool way to explore Stockholm. It´s a little more expensiv but much more fun. You can rent a Segway in the shopping mall Gallerian.
2 h. 370 SEK about 37 EURO
7 h. 800 SEK about 80 EURO
For a week. 2900 SEK about 290 EURO
For more prices look at the website.
A great way to see Stockholm, you can ride the bike almost everywere with out any problem. You can hire a bike in one place and return it in an other place so you dont have to return it at the place where you borrowed it.
A three day card costs 125 swedish crowns.
You can buy the card at SL-CENTER (in the subway/metro building) at this locations
T-Centralen, lower hall
or in the
Stockholm Tourist Centre
Hamngatan 27, Entré Kungsträdgården
Take the ferry to Djurgården. From Slussen to Djurgården where Gröna Lund, Aquaria Water Museum, Skansen, Junibacken and much more lies, it takes about 7 minutes with the ferry and it´s a good photo opportunity.
It costs 30 Swedish crowns it´s about 3 EURO
In 2007, Stockholm introduced a bike rental system similar to that in for instance Copenhagen, where you can lease a bike for a day. A day in this case means three hours, otherwise you have to rent another one, but you can still see a lot in that time and if you get a season card (see below) it is easy to just change bike. You need to buy a card to be able to use them as there is an electonic locker system. This card can be bought at SL public transport centres OR by the company in the link below. A day card is SEK 25 and you can also buy a season card which can be useful if you plan to cycle a lot (currently SEK 200 so it's still a bargain). The bike centres are open 6.00-18.00 from April to October. Find bikes at:
Klarabergsgatan 50 (close to the Central station)
Birger Jarlsgatan 12 9
S:t Göransgatan 143
Odenplan mot S:t Eriksgatan 15
Odenplan mot Sveavägen 15
S:t Eriksplan 6C 12
Torsgatan / Vasaparken 6
Renstiernas gata 18
Ringvägen 54 9
Ringvägen 111 (and several other Ringvägen addresses)
Götgatan 71 9
Valhallavägen / Grev Turegatan by the Stadion
Valhallavägen at Tekniska Högskolan
There are more addresses but these are the ones easiest to find for tourists. There is also the traditional bike rental place in Stora Nygatan in the Old Town as shown in the picture.
This is how busy it gets in the shipping line to central Stockholm on summer afternoons! The left ship is the scheduled ferry to Estonia but the right one is a Costa cruise ship and cruising has been the first way that many have seen Stockholm. Most arrive at Stockholm's Stadsgårdskajen quay where you are right in the city centre. Others are in the Free Harbour ("Frihamnen") which still means you get to sail all the way through the archipelago and end up in Stockholm. Yet other cruise liners pick the cheaper alternative of Nynäshamn, an hour south of Stockholm by regular commuter train (www.sl.se). Amongst companies I see in the city year after year are as already said Costa, but also MSC, Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, SilverLine and others depending on season.
Our hotel was on a half-way from Stockholm to airport Arlanda. These were 12 kilometers on motorway E4. When we went on our evening excursion to the city, we flew by these 12 kilometers very quickly. I have missed a turn to the city centre. We continued driving, expecting to see the following index. However in 5-10 minutes we understood, that the city appeared behind us.
We were very surprised by such small sizes of Stockholm. After huge Moscow this city seemed to us simply tiny!
Bicycles are a common way of transportation in Stockholm & all around Sweden [well, all around northern Europe in fact] & a lot of people practice it. There are bicycle routes all around the city & all the roads, street lights & road crossings are adapted for cycling! Take care when crossing the road because even if there's no cars or people, there might be a bike coming - and there might be a mess... ;)
Taking a bike around the city & using it for sightseeing is also a great idea! You can stop everywhere you want, choose your tempo & still be on time. Be sure it's warm enough though, because the weather could give you some trouble...
The best way to reach stockholm from skavsta airport (150 km south) is by bus .
The flygbussarna service is synchronized with ryanair airplanes.
It cost around 130 sek one way, 199sek to go and back.
Some fly leave at strange times.
For rome and london for example fly it's at 6:45
and the bus will leave at 4:00 from the central station.
Since there is an automatic left luggage (35 sek for 24 hours - open from 3:30 to 24:00) the best is to live the stockholm night life until 3:30 (it is very easy saturday for example;)) and then take the bus
Anopther solution is to take the bus the evening of the day before the departure sleeping in the airport (it is ok) but unfortunatly up to now last bus leave from stk at 7pm.
I have taken their busses to go to Stockholm from Skavsta Airport and vice versa.130sek one way but..
let hear this history: the 20 Dec,coming back.I have
already put my baggage into the bus when the driver
tell to me,and to other four persons(Swedish),that
the bus was full....so I asked to him about my baggage..what did he answer me?"we are all human
here!(??!!)"and he called a taxi for us! Without paying the difference!(180sek taxi).Obiouvsly we ricuperared
our baggages at the airport...
this is a service!!
It was 12:30pm,we would have been waiting for the next bus...
Situated in the south parts of Stockholm, just beside the famous ice hockey- and concert-stadium Globen. Easiest is to go there with the metro, green line. Go against Farsta, and get off at Gullmarsplan. Then you’re almost there, easy to find by foot.
By car…? Well, try to… eh… Take the metro! If not, there is at least a parking-garage close to Globen, so parking should be no problem.
For the best view inside the stadium, try go get a ticket for one of the long sides. From the away-section you won’t see anything at all, so stay out of there!
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