The city buses in Uppsala are green. They all go through the centre of town, the Big Sqare (Stora Torget) or one of the sidestreets (Vaksalagatan or Dragarbrunnsgatan) so it is easy if you need to change buses.
A single fare is 20 kr (it is valid for 1,5 hours), but it is cheaper at some hours during the day and you can buy different kind of discount tickets.
Some pages on the website are in English.
The bus ride from Uppsala to Arlanda takes about 30 minutes, and the first terminal the bus stop at is terminal 5, from which most international flights are leaving. From the morning to the evening the buses leave every half an hour. The bus leaves from the bus station in Uppsala and the bus has got number 801. The ticket (one way) costs 80 kr.
For timetable look at: www.upplandslokaltrafik.se/_files/html/flygbuss.html
Although Uppsala with its approximately 140.000 inhabitants is Sweden's 4th biggest city, it is still best explored on foot. All main sights like the cathedral and the castle are located in the city centre and can easily be reached on a short stroll.
Apart from that some streets around the square Stora Torget in the city centre are pedestrianised and therefore not accessible for cars or buses.
For 125SEK a day you get free entrance to some museums/must sees, free parking or bus travel and discounts on shops, restaurants, etc. They change the offers according to the season.
I haven't used this card and I don't know if it's worth it but I'm sure it can help someone out there.
The site below is only in Swedish but if you want to read the current offers click on "Uppsalakortet sept-nov 2007" (brochure in Swedish and English) and to buy the card online click on "Köp kortet direkt på webben".
Uppsala is on the distance of 71 km from Stockholm. We have overcome this distance on highway E4 less than in an hour.
There is a railway and bus service with Kungsgatan and Stockholm. Bus 801 from Kastrup airport.
Uppsala is a student city, and therefore biking is the best way to take you to places. Now that there's a lot of road works being done it's even easier to avoid the bus or the car, and it might take you quicker to where you're going!
Uppsala's public transport mainly consists of green city buses and yellow regional buses, which are all operated by Upplands Lokaltrafik (UL).
The network is divided into different zones with the city being the smallest zone. I must admit that I found it quite difficult to figure out the public transport system. A very helpful lady in the UL office in the train station explained me all details.
In October 2013 a single tickets for the green city buses cost 25 SEK and was valid for 90 minutes from the time of purchase. It could be bought from machines and kiosks (e.g. Pressbyrån).
A good and cheaper alternative is the UL card, which has been introduced in summer 2013. The card itself costs 20 SEK and money can be loaded on the card. With this card a single ticket for the green city buses cost only 19 SEK and could be bought from machines or from the driver.
I got myself such a card as my side trip to Sigtuna was already cheaper with the card than bought as normal tickets. Interesting enough, the system was so brand new that the machines in two buses didn't recognise my card, so that the drivers gave me free rides.
Apart from the green and yellow buses, also some local train lines (SL commuter trains, Upptåget) can be used with UL tickets within the UL network limits.
If you arrive at Uppsala by train as we did, you can get around quite easily on foot. We visited the downtown area, the Castle on the hill, The Cathedral, Linneaus' Gardens and the University all on foot and my wife and I easily kept up with our 21 year old college student.
Uppsala's city center is so compact that you can pretty much walk everywhere. Most of the must sees in Uppsala are in walking distance from each other so put on some comfortable shoes, get a good map and walk around :)
There is a lot of bikes in Uppsala. Everyone is cycling and many do it the year round (even when there is snow).
In the picture you can see just a small part of all the bikes parked around the central station.
A local bus ticket costs 20 SEK & is valid for 2 hours! That's about enough time to take a trip to Gamla Uppsala. It takes around 20 minutes to get there & you basically need half an hour to walk around the grave mounds & check out the church. The buses are leaving regularly from Stora Torget.
The Swebus company buses run regularly through most of southern and middle Sweden. For visitors from Stockholm who want to reach Uppsala, this is a cheaper alternative than the Stockholm train. Buses leave from the Cityterminalen in Stockholm, just by the central train station. Usually (always?) from gate 36, which is on the upper floor of the terminal. buses run at least every hour and cost around €4 to €5 depending on whether you have a discount or not. If you go on the bus often you can get a plastic card and get your travel cost down to just ove €3 single fare.
Remembe rthat during night runs the fare doubles. But the buses don't run all night, and not very often. check carefully in advance so you don't get stuck!
For details on these buses - see my main Sweden page!
There are special Uppsala system airport buses, that leave Arlanda International Airport and bring passengers to Uppsala. The route number is 801 and the buses leave every 15 minutes during peak times.
Getting around by bus in Uppsala is quite easy, but rather expensive compared to the rest of the country. It costs 20 crowns ($2.50-3-ish USD) for a visit between two different zones and the ticket lasts you an hour and a half. Drivers are pretty lenient if you are off by a few minutes. The night traffic bus is 30 crowns but can be cheaper than a taxi.
The buses are pretty punctual for the most part, but if an unseen blizzard comes along be prepared for long delays. The buses can't fit as many people as you'd think (poorly designed on the inside), but they're very good buses.
If you plan on using the bus a lot, get a bus card. You can get unlimited rides for a month for 500 SEK ($73-ish USD) or 50 rides within a month for 400 SEK ($59-ish USD) if you ride the buses a lot and live far from your destination, or you can get a value card that reduces your rides to about 13 SEK per ride.
I don't, however, recommend this for students unless you are living in Flogsta. Otherwise, walking or using a bike is just fine, though bicycling in winter gets hazardous.
One thing's for sure, it's cheaper than a car!
It is easy to go around the downtown area in Uppsala, and it is a good way to see all
nice places and houses to, But same plaese are good to take a Cab or bus.
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