Transportation in Stockholm
The Stockholm underground system, the Tunnelbanan (known as the T-bana), is the fastest way to get around town, and with just three lines, simple to negotiate. Tickets range from SKr36 to SKr72 depending on which zones you want to travel in. If you're planning to make several journeys you might be better off buying a day pass for SKr115. The T-bana runs until around 1am on weekdays and about 3am on the weekends.
The Stockholm buses, run on eco-friendly ethanol, are also a good way to explore the city. They come in three colours: blue, green and red.
Catch a taxi from train stations or key spots around the city, but be prepared to pay the price. Taxis take credit and debit cards.
The best way to get around central Stockholm is on foot. You can walk through the entire city from Norrmalm to Södermalm, passing many of the key sites, in less than an hour.
Rent your car
There’s a congestion charge for Swedish-registered vehicles entering Stockholm, so you need to know if this is included in a car rental charge. Despite this, the city has little traffic compared to many European capitals, with 25 park-and-ride sites in the outskirts and many city hotels with onsite parking.
Tourist pass Stockholmskortet (available for one, two or three days) includes travel on the underground, boat sightseeing tours and free entrance to 75 museums and attractions. Travel cards are available at all underground stations as well as Pressbyrån kiosks, and Stockholmskortet can be found at the central train station, the Stockholm Tourist Centre and a number of hotels.