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Linköping

Sturefors Castle, Linköping

Practical Info about Linköping

Time

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Electricity

Electric current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Standard European two-pin plugs are used.

Currency

The Swedish currency is the Krona (SEK), which is divided into 100 öre. Banks exchange money during business hours from Monday to Friday. At other times money can be changed at airports, ferry terminals, post offices and Forex exchange offices, which are open daily. There are numerous ATMs throughout the country, most of which accept MasterCard and Visa. Most major credit cards are widely accepted for payment throughout Sweden.

Communication

The country code for Sweden is +46. Public telephones are available and there is good coverage across the country for mobile telephones, which use different GSM 900 and 1800 networks. Internet cafes can be found in all the cities and towns.

Emergency number

Emergencies: 112

Visa and health information

Everything about visa and health information

Public holidays

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2014 2015
New Years Day 1 Jan 1 Jan
Good Friday 18 Apr 3 Apr
Easter Monday 21 Apr 6 Apr
Labour Day 1 May 1 May
Swedish National Day 6 Jun 6 Jun
Ascension Day 29 May 14 May
Whit Sunday 8 Jun 24 May
Midsummer Eve 20 Jun 19 Jun
Christmas Eve 24 Dec 24 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec 26 Dec
New Years Eve 31 Dec 31 Dec

Climate

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Linkoping enjoys a temperate climate, with cold winters and warm, humid summers. Winters are warmer and shorter than in Sweden's northern parts, with the city's coldest period lasting from November to March. Moderate snow is a common occurrence as temperatures drop below 41°F (5°C) and daylight lasts less than eight hours. Much like autumn, spring is a gradual transitional season, leading to summers which enjoy as much as 19 hours of sunlight at their peak in July, with average temperatures of between 64°F (18°C) and 73°F (23°C). Light to moderate rains, punctuated by occasional thunderstorms, are fairly common. While travellers will not get to see the midnight sun in Linkoping, it does set as late as 10pm in late June and as early as 3pm in mid-December. The best time of year to visit Linkoping is in the summer months between June and August.

Getting around the city

Public transport in Linkoping is administered by AB ÖstgötaTrafiken, the regional public transport provider, which offers bus, train and tram services across the county. While trains are mostly used to reach neighbouring towns and cities, buses are the most common form of public transport within the city. Overall, the city's transport network is efficient and environmentally friendly, with the majority of public buses having been converted to run on biogas. Information about timetables is readily available, with informative signage on most bus stops, as well as on the Östgöta website. Travellers should note that tickets cannot be bought on the bus or from the driver, and must be purchased at participating supermarkets or through Quickomat vending machines. Weather permitting, walking is also a feasible option since, despite its overall size, the city centre is fairly compact and contains a significant number of Linkoping's attractions.

Linkoping City Airport

www.linkopingcityairport.se/en

Getting to the city

Trains and buses are available to Linkoping Travel Centre, which is near the airport. Otherwise, bus route 16 connects the airport to the city directly.

Car rental

Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Sixt operate from Linkoping Airport.

Airport taxi's

Metered taxis are available outside the terminal, alternatively the Flygtaxi (airport taxi) service can be booked in advance.

Facilities

The terminal has a restaurant and vending machines, as well as shops, and conference facilities. Several hotels are located near the airport.

Parking

Short-term parking is located near the terminal building, and charges SEK5 every 30 minutes up to a maximum of two hours. Long-term parking is also within walking distance of the terminal, and costs SEK10 per hour, SEK100 per day, SEK495 for the first week, and SEK150 per week thereafter.

Internet

Linkoping Airport does not offer wifi.