Transport in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Transport

Getting There:

By air: Stockholm’s chief airport is Arlanda Airport. Situated 45 kilometres north of the city centre, nearly all international and domestic flights arrive here. The best way to get to the city from Arlanda Airport is on one of the coaches which connect the airport and Cityterminalen.

Budget airlines such as Ryanair fly to Stockholm Skavsta which is 80 minutes from the city centre via coach. They drop you at the city bus terminal, Cityterminalen.

By train: There are direct train links between Stockholm and Scandinavia’s other capitals, Oslo and Copenhagen. It is also connected to all major Swedish cities by rail.

By bus: Stockholm’s major bus station where long haul buses arrive is Cityterminalen. This is opposite the central train station.

By ferry: It is possible to reach Stockholm via passenger ferry from all other Baltic states.

Getting Around:

On foot:Many of Stockholm’s 14 islands are reachable via foot from the Gamla Stan, the city’s focal point. And to walk from one side of the aforementioned island to the other takes about ten minutes, once you don’t stop at any of its attractions, something which it has in abundance.

By metro: Locally known as tunnelbana, the metro is the easiest way to get around Stockholm. It has three lines – blue, green and red. Travelling by metro in Stockholm is particularly enjoyable as all the stations are beautifully decorated.

By bus: There are two colour buses operating throughout Stockholm – red buses and newer blue buses. The two routes used most with tourists are #47 which goes to ‘Gröna Lund’ and the Vasa Museum and #69 which goes to Kaknästornet.

By tram: ‘Museum’ streetcars travels to and from ‘Djurgården’ and are the same ones which operated throughout Stockholm 40 or 50 years ago. From April to December they run on Saturdays and Sundays, while in June, July and August they run every day.

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