Stockholm is very well served as far as concern public transports. Metro (Tunnelbana) and buses can take you everywhere in the city with the same ticket. Some of the metro stations are very nice, more than 70 stations over the 100 are decorated by artists and could be insert into the Must See Activity Tip.
Subway often expresses the spirit of the city..
In Stockholm I have found,obiouvsly,an excellent
service,clean(for a subway..),modern and useful.
A good net that allows you to move easily through
the city;quite fast and comfortable the trains..
The only thing I have not understood is the various
kinds of tickets that you can buy,depending on where
you buy them...I will investigate...
Ticket price? 15sek for a single way(1.70e),
but you can buy a "more favourable" daily ticket..
The underground (look for the blue T on a white sign) is very extended and takes you to most places you want to go once IN town. It is complimented by buses where it doesn't run and you can buy a 24 or 72hrs tourist card (valid from time of validation) or a 'strip' with several tickets for SEK 145 which then have to be stamped for each journey. The good thing with a monthly or tourist cards is that there are no zones involved so you can go from one end of County Stockholm to another for the same price. If you buy strips, there ARE zones and then you pay 2 tickets on your strip for a central journey. You can also go by Djurgårdsfärjan - the little ferry to Djurgården - if you have a monthly card. All cards can be bought at the SL local transport centre at the Central Station and most can also be bought in either the underground entrance booths or in the Pressbyrån kiosks often attached to stations and other hubs.
Note that a peculiar thing about the underground is that often, staff in these booths are on lunch breaks etc. and then there is a sign up, telling you to go through the gates and enjoy your journey for free. This is unless a ticket officer turns up (rare), in which case you explain where you boarded the train. And they wonder why the have a bad economy!? :-))) This is of course only an advantage if you've bought the strips that need stamping...Staff is also often very generous with the time stamped on the strips and often just wave you through even if the ticket says you're five minute's over time.
The cheapest way to get from central Stockholm to the airport (or the other way around) is to take the bus called "Flygbuss". These buses run every day, every 10 minutes or so, to and from the airport. Th ride takes 40 minutes, there is room for your suitcases, and the price (one-way) is just 89 Swedish Krone. A taxi will cost about 400 Swedish Krone--so a big difference in price.
The buses arrive in the city center at T-Cenralen, the transportation heart of the city, so if you do not have too much luggage, you can get to where you need to go by continuing with the subway (Tunnelbana).
I really found it to be very convenient! Buses run from 6:40 AM - 10 PM from the airport and from 4 AM - 10 PM from central Stockholm.
There are two tram lines in Stockholm, one of which is interesting for tourists. This is the historic tram number 7, called Djurgardenslinjen, and it passes most of the sights of interest in the Royal Garden (Djurgarden). It runs between Norrmalmstorg and Waldemarsudde.
A one way ticket will cost 20 Swedish Krone but if you have the 1- or 3-day SL tourist pass for public transportation, the fee is included in that ticket.
For more information, see the website about Stockholm trams
It's easy to get around in Stockholm. Just ask anyone or the information people walking around in the metro or the bus drivers and they will point you in the right direction. Check the schedules for metro and buses or get your whole trip planned on the website of SL. It's expensive to use single tickets though, so some kind of card is advisable.
Price (according to Lithuanian) is very high. However it would be cheeper if you'll buy 20 prepaid cupons (110 SEK) or 24h-card (80 SEK). Otherwise one trip will coest 20 SEK. All scedules you can get in the station near the entry in a small book with a name of the line, in e.g. red line - roeda linjen. There are all scedules and short info (in swedish). Allways have your valid ticket suplementary fee is 600 SEK. One trick. If you have stamp on your prepaid cupon that you'll travel one zone (there are 5 zones) then you can come back one zone, or continue journey without any other stamp that hour. There is no additional fee for the luggage
City has a very well developed and organized transportation. Subway is really good, it is safe and clean and trains run quite often. Some stations are quite simple but others are worth seeing. There are also fast trains (overland trains) that can bring you from the Central Station to Stockholm suburbs.
If you are visiting Stockholm for just a couple of days. The cheapest subway and bus card you can get is a three day card for 150 SEK.
Do not fall for the tourist card (220SEK for 24 hours) unless you are planning to visit a lot of museums. (which will enable you to get in for free)
Below you will find a good commuter site unfortunatly it is only available in Swedish now. An English site is coming shortly.
Subway is one of the major human traffic carriers in Stockholm. Together with bus network it is managed by SL - Stockholms Localtraffik. Due to that, common payment system is valid on all trains and buses in the city. The system also includes suburban trains and some innercity boats. Local traffic in Stockholm area is AWESOME. Incredibly good network, precise schedule, division onto zones, optimization by load - we can go on and on, but the size of the tip is limited. I will write a comprehensive report in a special travelogue - please look for it (If you did not notice yet, travelogues are the best place where you can read valuable information on my pages).
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