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 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.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Electric current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Standard European two-pin plugs are used.
The Swedish monetary unit is the Kronor/Krona or Crown (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.
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.
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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.
Trains and buses are available at Linkoping Travel Centre, which is near the airport and easily reached by taxi.
Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Sixt are among the rental companies operating in Linkoping, and cars can be collected or dropped off at the airport.
Metered taxis are generally available outside the terminal. Alternatively, the Flygtaxi (airport taxi) service can be booked in advance.
The terminal has a restaurant and vending machines, as well as souvenir shops. Several hotels are located near the airport.
Short-term parking is located near the terminal building, and charges SEK 10 per hour, up to a maximum of two hours. Long-term parking is also within walking distance of the terminal, and costs SEK 120 per day.
Linkoping Airport does not offer wifi.