Stockholm Transportation Tips by wadekorzan Top 5 Page for this destination
Stockholm Transportation: 378 reviews and 391 photos
Horse and Carriage
For something different, you could take a horse and carriage ride through Stockholm's old town, the "Gamla Stan". The ride is guided and lasts for about 45 minutes.
Price: 90 Swedish Krone. They also have "family tickets": 2 adults and 2 children : 200 Swedish Krone
Phone: 08 587 140 20
Hon and off bus route
Though you could actually walk around to see everything, if you feel like getting a general overview first, you could do the whole circuit with this bus and then coninue, getting on and off where you wish.
The ticket is valid for 24 hours.
Price: 180 Swedish Krone (160 if you have the Stockholm card)
From April 9 - September 26, the bus generally stops at each bus stop every 30 minutes between 10 AM - 4 PM.
Important bus stops:
Number 3: Vasa Museum
Number 4: Skansen
Number 7: Stockholm Palace
Number 11: City Hall
Number 13: Central Station
Number 14: Sergels Torg
Phone: 08 442 94 83
1000 island cruise
There are alot of cruises in and around Stockholm, and if you have time, I would try to get out to the Stockholm archipelago, which is very beautiful. If you have only one day, then maybe this would be a good cruise for you. You go on the boat called m/s Waxholm III which takes you through the inner and outr archipelago, and stops at several islands (Kymmendo, Bullero, and Sandhamn. There is onboard commentary and you your meals are included in the price.
Departs Stockholm at Nybrokajan at 9:30 AM and returns at 8:30 PM (11 hours)
900 Swedish Krone: cruise, lunch, drink, 2 course dinner, coffee, and guided tours.
700 Swedish Krone cruise, lunch, dinner, coffee, and guided tours.
Phone: 08 587 140 00
Another convenient way to get to or from the airport is by train. It is faster than the bus (only takes 20 minutes as opposed to 40 minutes with the bus) but also more expensive. The bus costs 89 Swedish Krone and the train costs 120 Swedish Krone.
Normally the train leaves every 15 minutes but on Sundays and in summer there are different hours, so it's best to check the website for the schedule when you will be there.
Train is called "Arlanda Express".
Phone: 020 222224
The cheapest way to get from central Stockholm to the airport (or the other way around) is to take the bus called "Flygbuss". These buses run every day, every 10 minutes or so, to and from the airport. Th ride takes 40 minutes, there is room for your suitcases, and the price (one-way) is just 89 Swedish Krone. A taxi will cost about 400 Swedish Krone--so a big difference in price.
The buses arrive in the city center at T-Cenralen, the transportation heart of the city, so if you do not have too much luggage, you can get to where you need to go by continuing with the subway (Tunnelbana).
I really found it to be very convenient! Buses run from 6:40 AM - 10 PM from the airport and from 4 AM - 10 PM from central Stockholm.
Phone: 600 1000
Silja Lines ferry to Finland
To get to and from Finland, the best way to go is by the ferry called "Silja Line". They have two ships doing the route to Helsinki, the Silja Symphony and the Silja Serenade. They leave Stockholm every day around 5 PM and arrive 15 hours later in Helsinki. If you do this overnight cruise, be sure not to miss the smorgasbord which is great. It is also interesting to know that they make a short stop in Mariehamn, on the island of Aland.
You can also go to Turku, Finland from Stockholm with Silja lines. It takes about 11 hours.
For prices and schedules with Silja Lines, check their website
There are also other ferry companies you may wish to check out such as Viking Lines, or Sea Wind Lines.
Central station is located in the very center of Stockholm, and is connected to the main subway junction called "T-Centralen", making it easy to arrive or depart by train and also connect to the subway line. The train to and from the airport also leaves from here, as do the buses to and from the airport.
It is important to know that the counters to buy domestic tickets are only open from 7:30 AM - 8 PM weekdays, 8:30 AM - 6 PM on Saturdays, and from 9 AM - 7 PM on Sundays.
For international tickets, you have to buy them during the week from 10 AM - 6 PM. If you don't get your tickets in advance, you can buy them on the train, but it is more expensive.
For information about trains schedules and fares, go to www.sj.se
There are regular ferries to and from Tallinn, Estonia (which is a wonderful place as well!). The "Tallink" ferry takes about 15 hours and runs every other day to/from Stockholm on an overnight cruise.
Click here to go the Tallink website in English for information about their current fares and schedules.
These little ferry boats are great ways to get around if you want to rest your feet a bit! It's called the Djurgardsfarjan, and they connect the aquarium/Tivoli park/Royal Garden to Slussen (a very convenient subway stop on Sodermalm) and Nybroplan (very conveniently located in central Stockholm).
The ferries run every 10-20 minutes depending on the month you are there, and price is about 20 Swedish Krone for a one way trip.
There are many, many cruise ships stopping in Stockholm, but of course you'll only have a day. If you are visiting on a cruise ship, then I would personally recommend to do the following:
1) Go straight to the tourist office at SergelsTorg Square to find out when you can take a tour of the city hall (Stadshuset)
2) Take the tour of the Stadshuset (city hall)
3) Go to Gamla Stan and walk around the Royal Palace area, stroll the main street called Vasterlanggatan, see the square Stortoget, and viit the Tyskakyrkken (German Church).
4) Visit the Vasa Museum
5) Walk the Drottningsgatan, the main pedestrian street of Stockholm.
Hopefully you will have time for all of this in just one day, but I would try!
More Reviews (90)
- See All Very late sunsets
- See All Use this map to get an orientation
- See All Get a good view of the City Hall
- See All Tips about boating
- See All Take this list of important numbers
- See All Beware of taxis!
wadekorzan's Related Pages
Stockholm Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Wonderful Stockholm"
- "My own water baby"
- "Stockholm in 5 days"
- "STOCKHOLM - THE CITY OF BRIDGES!"
- "Stockholm - beauty on water"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Stockholm
- Hotels in Stockholm
- Transportation in Stockholm
- Nightlife in Stockholm
- Restaurants in Stockholm
- Shopping in Stockholm
- Warnings and Dangers in Stockholm
- See All...
Explore the World
- Pedas Hotels
- Kampong Sungai Ara Hotels
- Clermont Hotels
- Gainesville Hotels
Badges & Stats in Stockholm
- 105 Reviews
- 130 Photos
- 2 Forum posts
- 14 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (10)
Have you been to Stockholm?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Stockholm
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Stockholm Intro, 105 reviews, 130 photos, 5 travelogues
- Buenos Aires Intro, 75 reviews, 71 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Koblenz Intro, 25 reviews, 28 photos, 2 travelogues
- Malta Intro, 25 reviews, 26 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Moorea Intro, 23 reviews, 26 photos
- Easter Island Intro, 21 reviews, 27 photos, 3 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Mykonos Intro, 21 reviews, 25 photos
- Chile Intro, 16 reviews, 20 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Swaziland Intro, 20 reviews, 14 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Sint Maarten Intro, 15 reviews, 16 photos
FriendsSee All Friends (21)
Latest Stockholm hotel reviews
- Hotel Formula 1
- 32 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 17, 2013
- Grand Hotel Stockholm
- 351 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 2, 2013
- Hostel af Chapman
- 48 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 11, 2013
- Yasuragi Hasseludden
- 34 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 11, 2013
- Park Inn Solna
- 86 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 8, 2013
- A&B Hotell
- 6 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Aug 26, 2010
- Skeppsholmen Hostel
- 33 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 3, 2013
- Rygerfjord Hotel And Hostel
- 59 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 14, 2013
- Best Western Kom Hotel
- 103 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 19, 2013
- Radisson Blu Strand Hotel
- 213 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 18, 2013
- Accome Kista Stockholm
- 47 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 8, 2013
- Hotel J Nacka Strand
- 124 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 21, 2013
- Gustav Af Klint Hotel/Hostel
- 16 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 29, 2013
- Columbus Hotel
- 90 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 25, 2013
- Hotel Oden
- 74 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 3, 2013
- Gamla Stan - The Old Town- 175 Reviews, 300 Photos
- Vasa Museum- 124 Reviews, 179 Photos
- Skansen- 103 Reviews, 222 Photos
- Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace- 101 Reviews, 173 Photos
- Stadshuset - City Hall- 105 Reviews, 184 Photos
- Sightseeing Boat Tours- 27 Reviews, 31 Photos
- Södermalm- 25 Reviews, 43 Photos
- Gröna Lund- 27 Reviews, 51 Photos
- Drottningholm- 35 Reviews, 92 Photos
- Skärgården - Stockholm Archipelago- 16 Reviews, 26 Photos
See All Stockholm Things to Do