Stockholm is well connected and widely accessible by both private and public transports. We focus on guiding you through the public transports in the Stockholm region (Stockholms Län).


Stockholm is often praised for its comfortable, efficient and safe transportation. Stockholm Public Transport, SL (Storstockholms Lokaltrafik), is responsible for all buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines in greater Stockholm. You can travel with SL throughout the County of Stockholm (Stockholms Län). The Stockholm county covers an area of over 6,000 km2   Norrtälje in the north to Nynäshamn in the south and includes all services on the Metro, commuter rail, light railways such as the trains on Roslagsbanan, Saltsjöbanan, and Lidingöbanan and hundreds of bus lines.

Being one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, the roads going in and out of the city are imposed with congestion charges and other means making it more difficult to drive in the city, thus public transport being the fastest and most efficient way to get around.


Nearly all tickets are loaded on an SL Access card, which is an electronic smart card. You need to pay a fee of 20 SEK for the card itself, but you can re-use your card at any time. It’s also possible to register your card to be refunded in case of losing it. There are single use travel cards with zone tickets valid for 1 or 2 hours depending on how many zones you travel in. There are also single use travel cards for 24 or 72 hours and 7- or 30 -day cards, which allow free travel in all zones during the validity period.

Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground platform barriers, newsagent kiosks or via SMS. Remember that all transports are cash free zones, so it’s best to have the tickets sorted out before travel. Prepaid cards are the best alternative for those making few trips.  Another alternative is the Stockholm Card, which allows free travel and free entry to more than 75 museums and attractions in the city. Stockholm Cards are valid for 2,3 or 5 days.

Tickets are available in full price, for adults, and reduced price, for children and young people under 20 years of age as well as for those over the age of 65. Children under the age of 7 travel free with an accompanying ticket holder. Over weekends and at public holidays there is a more generous offer for those travelling with children.


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