|Stockholm - Travel information|
Ersta Skondal University College
28 June - 1 July 2016
GETTING TO STOCKHOLM BY AIR:
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Conventions Code: SK07S16
Lead Airline: Scandinavian Airlines
Getting To and From the Airport:
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (Arlanda) is the main international airport and is located 40 km (25 mi) north of the city. There are several methods for travelling between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm:
1. Express Buses - Flygbussarna runs buses frequently to and from the City Terminal, just next to
2. Taxis - A number of taxi companies operate in Stockholm; a taxi ride to central Stockholm
Flygtaxi (Airport taxi) Ph: +46 08 120 920 00
Taxi 020 Ph: + 46 0 20 20 20 20
You may also request transportation via an “Uber” taxi by downloading the Uber Application on your mobile phone.
3. Express Rail - Arlanda Express Train departs from the lower level of each airport terminal every
4. Regular Rail - Regular trains serve the airport through a third station, Arlanda Central, located
5. Car - Sigtuna car rental at Arlanda Airport.
GETTING TO STOCKHOLM BY TRAIN:
Express Rail - ARLANDA EXPRESS
Please use online code ISTR2016 when booking your Arlanda Express ticket at www.arlandaexpress.com, to receive a 15% discount. This code is applicable towards travel dates between 23-June-2016 and 6-July, 2016
The main station, Stockholms Central, serves both commuter and long-distance routes. It is located in lower Norrmalm, connected to T-Centralen, the central hub for the subway system, and Cityterminalen, the long-distance bus station. The national rail company, SJ, has a store located inside the station, and a travel planner with ticket booking service on its web page.
Internationally, there are services from Copenhagen (Denmark) (5 h) and Oslo (Norway) (6 h) with several direct connections daily. A daily overnight train is available from the northern Norwegian city of Narvik (14 h). From Trondheim, a quick change in Östersund is needed.
There are numerous direct domestic services to Stockholm from most major cities. The major ones being high-speed X2000 services from Gothenburg (3 h), Malmö (4½ h), Sundsvall (3½ h) and Östersund (5 h). Most other mid-sized cities in Sweden have a train connection with Stockholm. Domestic night trains are available from Malmö, and from the northern cities of Luleå, Kiruna and Umeå.
GETTING TO STOCKHOLM BY BUS:
The City Terminal (Cityterminalen) is the main bus terminal, directly connected to Stockholm Central and the T Centralen subway station. There are multiple daily departures to most other cities in Sweden, as well as a few international routes. Swebus Express operates routes to Copenhagen and Oslo with several daily departures, and a twice-weekly service to Berlin. Eurolines has some departures to Copenhagen. Smaller operators offer connections with Prague, Budapest, Zagreb, Banja Luka among other cities.
GETTING TO STOCKHOLM BY BOAT:
The port of Stockholm consists of several port areas. In the summer Stadsgården, Skeppsbron and Frihamnen are the ports favoured by the international cruise liners. Year round Värtahamnen, Frihamnen and Stadsgården have extensive ferry services.
The Baltic Sea ferries, locally known as finlandsbåtar ("Finland boat"), link Stockholm to Helsinki, Mariehamn and Turku in Finland, Riga in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia every day. Stockholm is the main Swedish terminal for the Baltic Sea cruises.
Getting around Stockholm
Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, SL (Stockholm Public Transport) runs an extensive subway, commuter train and bus system as well as some light rail and ferry services, all using an integrated ticket system called "SL Access".
Stockholm has a metro system called the Tunnelbana, commonly abbreviated T-bana, and symbolised with a blue T on a round white sign. With exactly 100 stations, it is extensive for a city of this size, and will get you around almost all the downtown places as well as many inner suburbs. Trains run from 05:00 to 01:00 on weekdays and around the clock on weekends. Night buses replace the trains on weekdays.
Stockholm also has a suburban commuter rail network called Pendeltåg. Reaching 53 stations, including Uppsala, Knivsta and Bålsta in Uppsala län (county), plus Gnesta in Södermanlands län (county).
Light rail, tram, bus and ferry options:
The official currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK, plural “kronor”). Please click here for current exchange rates.
Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden. You may withdraw cash with a Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus card at any “Bankomat” or “Uttagsautomat” ATM. In order to pay or withdraw cash with your credit card, your card must have a chip and PIN (Personal Identification Number).
Please visit our Visa Information page to determine if you need a visa to visit Sweden and for more information about obtaining a letter of invitation from ISTR.
The emergency telephone number for the fire department, police department, and medical emergencies is 112 in Sweden.
Sweden conforms to Central European Time, which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
The average temperature in early summer in Stockholm is 60-65°F/15°- 18°C.
Please visit Sweden’s official website for additional tourism and travel information.
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