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Local transport, Getting around Stockholm

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With a punctual and efficient public transport system, it's easy to get around the first European green capital! Stockholm is a compact city on a human scale that can be easily explored on foot or by bicycle. Here's an overview of the options you have for sightseeing and getting from place to place quickly.

Public transport
Public transport  Public transport

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Public transport in Stockholm

Public transport in Greater Stockholm includes buses, subways, commuter trains, trams and some ferry lines. SL or Stockholms Länstrafik (application on Android or iPhone) is the public company in charge of public transport in the region while MTR (application on Android or iPhone) is responsible for subways.

The electric scooter

Electric scooter  The electric scooter VOI

Having become a real mode of travel, the electric scooter is now an integral part of Stockholm's urban landscape! Whether commuting to work, going out at night or shopping, scooters are the popular alternative form of transportation for Stockholmers. Several brands compete for the market: VOI, LIME, TIER, BIRD, MOOW, BOLT (handling between 10 and 20 SEK and between 2 and 3 SEK per minute) You will find them on every street corner. You need to download the app of your favorite brand and you have the freedom to roam the streets of Stockholm for less. For example, do not hesitate to download the VOI brand application (on Android or iPhone), these are Swedish scooters!

The bike


It is the ideal way to discover the city at your own pace and adopt the most ecological mode of transport to get around. Marked, protected and lighted, the cycle paths are numerous and several rental agencies are available all year round: Gamla Stans Cykel, Cykelstallet, Bike Sweden, Stockholm Adventures and Rent-a-bike.

City Bikes offers a self-service bicycle rental service with return possible in many of the brand's car parks in Soldermalm, Gamla Stan, Norrmalm, Djugarden, Kungsholmen and Östermalm.

You will find parking spaces for cyclists near all metro stations, tourist sites, shopping centers, parks and public spaces.

The metro - tunnelbanan

Tunnelbanan  Tunnelbanan

Organized over several floors, Stockholm Central Station, Centralstation is the hub of public transport - subways, commuter trains and Arlanda Express.

The basement provides access to the pendeltågen (suburban trains) and the Tunnelbana (metro). With many small cafes and restaurants, the ground floor is reserved for mainline trains.

The metro is the easiest way to get around town. Its kilometers of tunnels are considered the longest art gallery in the world because many stations are decorated with works of famous artists (statues, paintings or ceramic decorations).


The metro network is made up of 3 lines and 100 stations:

  • the green line, from west to south, is 41.25 km long and consists of three sections: T17 from Åkeshov to Skarpnäck, T18 from Alvik to Farsta Strand and T19 from Hässelby Strand to Hagsätra;
  • the red line, from southwest to north, dates from the 1950s, is 41.23 km long and is divided into two sections: T13 from Norsborg to Ropsten and T14 from Fruängen to Mörby centrum;
  • the blue line, from northwest to central Stockholm, open since 1975, covers 21.5 km and includes two sections: T10 from Kungsträdgården to Hjulsta and T11 from Kungsträdgården to Akalla.

tunnelbanan  tunnelbanan

    Tickets can be purchased at SL centers, at metro ticket offices, at newsstands, by SMS or through the SL app (on Android or iPhone). On the other hand, it is impossible to pay for tickets in cash on board the buses in Stockholm. If you do not present a valid ticket during an inspection, you will be liable for a penalty of 1200 SEK.

    The 75-minute single ticket costs SEK 38. To optimize your stay, it is also possible to purchase tickets for 24 hours, 72 hours or 30 days. The Turistkort SL card (rechargeable) allows you to use all public transport in the city as well as the ferry to Djurgarden for unlimited use.

    Young people under 20 benefit from a reduction, remember to specify this when purchasing.

    Children travel for free up to 7 years of age in the company of a paying traveler. Their number is not restricted. During weekends (Friday from 12 noon), children under 12 travel for free accompanied by a traveler over 18.

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    Trams - spårvagnen

    spårvagnen  Spårvagnen
    Spårvagnen  spårvagnen

    Stockholm's oldest tram line still in service is Line 7, which runs between Sergels Torg and Djurgården. It is currently under construction to be extended to Centralen via Klarabergsgatan in City. All the charm of the old tram!

    The tvärbanan, between Liljeholmen and Gullmarsplan has been extended to Alvik and Sickla Udde, serving Hammarby sjöstad and thus connects the west face of the capital.

    An on-board controller will validate your transport card. No ticket can be bought on board in cash!

    Suburban trains - pendeltågen


    Lines 35, 36, 37 and 38 provide regular traffic and cover more than 211 km including the Kungsängen - Västerhaninge (north-west / south) and Märsta - Södertälje centrum (north / south-west) axes.

    Buses - bussarna


    Concerned about air quality and the environment, many buses use ecological fuels such as ethanol. An adult accompanied by a child in a stroller travels free of charge by bus.

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    The Bus Station - City Terminalen

    City Terminalen  City Terminalen
    City Terminalen

    Located at Klarabergsviadukten 72, City Terminalen bus station is an imposing modern building opposite T-Centralen, Stockholm's central station. More than 800 daily buses pass through this station serving all of Sweden as well as the 3 airports of Stockholm. You will find cafes, restaurants, a currency exchange office, a lost and found office, left-luggage facilities and the counters of the bus companies: Keolis, Arriva and Nobina.

    To get around the city center, use lines starting with 1. Blue buses 1 to 4 are express lines that go around the city.

    • From 100: the western and southern suburbs of the municipality of Stockholm
    • From 200: municipality of Lidingö, from Ropsten
    • From 300: the municipality of Ekerö, from Brommaplan
    • From 400: the municipalities of Nacka and Värmdö, from Slussen
    • From 500: the municipalities of Järfälla, Upplands Bro, Upplands Väsby and Sigtuna
    • From 600: the municipalities of Täby and Norrtälje
    • From 700: the municipalities of Huddinge, Botkyrka, Salem, Södertälje and Nykvarn
    • From 800: the municipalities of Tyresö, Haninge and Nynäshamn

    On a boat

    boat  boat

    In a city that spans 14 islands, the boat is a great means of transportation to get around. The SL network boats navigate within the city and are accessible with the same ticket as the buses and the metro. Stops are planned in Slussen, Djurgården and Skeppsholmen.

    Tourists particularly appreciate line 80 which runs between Nybroplan and Frihamnen via Allmänna gränd and Nacka Strand. On the route from Allmänna gränd, explore Djurgården, City Park, Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, Abba Museum, Viking Museum, Skansen Museum and Liljevalchs.

    To discover Lake Mälaren, line 89 has some great discoveries from Klara Mälarstrand on Kungsholmen. You will sail towards the island of Ekerö and enjoy splendid panoramic views!