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Stockholm - Travel information
Stockholm, Sweden
Ersta Skondal University College

28 June - 1 July  2016


The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 12th International ISTR Conference. 


Conventions Code:  SK07S16

Lead Airline: Scandinavian Airlines


The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 12th International ISTR Conference.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool:

Event participants plus one accompanying person traveling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this Event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Air India, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines.

To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. Please quote the following Event code SK07S16 for ticket reservation.






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
           the Central Station Swebus - runs buses to and from the City Terminal, 1-4 times/hour Mon-Fri,
           1-2 times/hour on Sat-Sun.

       2. Taxis -  A number of taxi companies operate in Stockholma taxi ride to central Stockholm 
           takes approximately 40 minutes. The Swedish taxi industry has been deregulated. Some  
           companies have fixed prices but they can vary depending on the time of day and if it is the  
           weekend. For this reason, it is recommended that you confirm the taxi fare before setting off.  
           Credit cards are usually accepted.
           Taxi Stockholm Ph: +46 08 15 00 00

           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
           15 minutes and arrives at Stockholm Central Station in 20 minutes

       4. Regular Rail - Regular trains serve the airport through a third station, Arlanda Central, located 
           under Sky City between terminal 4 and 5.

       5. Car - Sigtuna car rental at Arlanda Airport.







Please use online code ISTR2016 when booking your Arlanda Express ticket at, 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.



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.



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 UppsalaKnivsta and Bålsta in Uppsala län (county), plus Gnesta in Södermanlands län (county).

Light rail, tram, bus and ferry options:

  • Tvärbanan is a light rail line connecting the western and southern suburbs with a new section forming a 3/4 loop around Stockholm.
  • Lidingöbanan connects Ropsten on Östermalm to Lidingö. This line provides a scenic view at the end of Lidingö across the archipelago. Several ferry services also call at Gåshaga brygga at the end of the line.
  • Nockebybanan in the western suburbs connects the district of Nockeby to Alvik on the green line of the Tunnelbana. The buses heading to Drottningholm Palace call at Nockeby (although in practice, taking the bus from Brommaplan on the green line of the Tunnelbana is more efficient) as well as passing through the quaint garden-city of Bromma.
  • Spårväg City is a city tram connecting Sergels Torg (at T-Centralen) to Waldemarsudde on the Djurgården island, as serving the Nordiska MuseetGröna Lund and Skansen.
  • Buses serve most populated areas where rail does not reach. Four inner city main lines numbered from 1 to 4 are operated by large blue buses (weekdays every 3-10 minutes), the other, generally less frequent lines (weekdays 7-20 minutes), by red buses.




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. 


Emergency Numbers

The emergency telephone number for the fire department, police department, and medical emergencies is 112 in Sweden.

Time Zone

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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