Stockholm is easy to navigate, with an excellent public transport system made up of buses, metro lines, trams, and ferries. The metro is generally the most convenient way of getting around the city. Tickets are valid for all types of transport and can be purchased from stations and newsagent kiosks. One and three-day passes are good deals for those planning to travel a lot. Metered taxis are available but are among the most expensive in the world. Driving in Stockholm is easy compared to most large cities, but drivers need to be aware of toll passages and an overall scarcity of parking. Walking or cycling are often the best options for sightseeing in the city centre; Stockholm is a pedestrian and bike-friendly city.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to 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. 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.
For those travelling to and from the airport there are many alternative modes of transport including high-speed trains (Arlanda Express) and airport coaches/buses (Flygbussarna), as well as commuter and long-distance trains. Long-distance SJ trains leave from Arlanda Central Station, where the SJ railway company offers long-distance train tickets and schedule information. The Arlanda Express train from the airport to Stockholm Central Station takes 20 minutes. Buses go to the city roughly every 10 minutes, taking about 40 minutes to make the journey. Taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar and Hertz.
Taxis are available directly outside all terminals at the airport. Most taxi companies offer a fixed rate for the trip to the city centre, which should take about half an hour.
Complimentary shuttles operate between the terminals.
The airport is well supplied with banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, restaurants, bars and shops. The SkyCity centre inside the airport complex provides every conceivable amenity for travellers, including a luxury hotel and health club. All the terminals have lounge areas with power points for recharging mobile phones and laptop computers.
Parking is accessible from all four terminals. There are discounts for booking online in advance, and as prices range dramatically depending on the parking lot it is advised to visit the website to find out which parking best suits your needs.
Free wifi is available for three hours in the airport.