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Sturefors Castle, Linköping
 

Practical info Linköping, Sweden

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 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.

Time

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

Electricity

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

Currency

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.

Communication

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.

Emergency number

Emergencies: 112

Visa and health information

Everything about visa and health information

Public holidays

Climate

Linkoping City Airport

www.linkopingcityairport.se

Getting to the city

Trains and buses are available at Linkoping Travel Centre, which is near the airport and easily reached by a quick taxi ride.

Car rental

Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Sixt are among the rental companies operating in Linkoping, and arrangements can be made to have cars collected or dropped off at the airport.

Airport taxi's

Metered taxis are generally 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 souvenir shops. Several hotels are located near the airport.

Parking

Short-term parking is located near the terminal building, and charges SEK 15 per hour, up to a maximum of six hours. Long-term parking is also within walking distance of the terminal, and costs SEK 120 per day.