Public Transport in Stockholm

On the road in Stockholm
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  1. Transportation in Stockholm
  2. Where can I buy tickets?
  3. Prices and fares
  4. Timetable and route network
  5. Public transport in Sweden
  6. Questions and answers (FAQ)

Transportation in Stockholm

The Stockholm transport company SL has been in existence since 1916 and is not only responsible for buses, subway trains(tunnelbana) and suburban trains(pendeltåg), but also operates several passenger ferries and numerous narrow-gauge railroads in the greater Stockholm area:

Overview of rail transport in Stockholm

Subway (tunnelbana)

Stockholm has a very well-developed subway network, which provides quick and convenient access to the inner and outer districts of the city.

The metro consists of three main lines (green, red and blue), which all intersect at the central metro station T-Centralen(near the central station).


You can get almost anywhere in Stockholm on the numerous buses. It is noticeable that there are two different types of buses: the normal red buses and the blue buses.

Trains, streetcars and streetcars

Ferries and boats

Where can I buy tickets?

Since 2013, only electronic tickets have been available in Stockholm instead of paper tickets. These must be loaded onto a blue plastic card, the SL Access Card. This can be purchased for SEK 20 at all SL sales outlets. Once purchased, the card can be reused every time you visit Stockholm. One-way tickets can also be purchased via smartphone using the SL app (for Android and iOS).

Tickets are available:

Important: Tickets must be purchased before starting your journey. Tickets cannot be purchased on buses, most streetcars and light rail vehicles or on passenger ferries.

With the SL Access Card you can use all public transport in Stockholm. Photo: SophieOst /

Prices and fares

There are two different types of tickets that can be loaded onto the SL Access Card: Season tickets and single journeys.

Single journeys

A one-way ticket(enkelbiljett) is valid throughout the city and is valid for unlimited journeys within 75 minutes. If you need a one-way ticket several times, you should top up your SL card with credit (this is called "Reskassan"), which makes the individual journeys significantly cheaper. The following prices have applied since January 2019:

Normal price Reduced
One-way ticket 45 SEK 31 SEK
One-way ticket with credit card (Reskassan) 32 SEK 22 SEK

Season tickets

The simplest and usually the cheapest are the time cards(periodbiljetter), which can be topped up electronically with the desired period of validity. The following fares apply for 2019:

Normal price Reduced
24 hours 130 SEK 90 SEK
72 hours 260 SEK 170 SEK
7 days 335 SEK 225 SEK
30 days 890 SEK 590 SEK
90 days 2.580 SEK 1.700 SEK
Annual pass 9.310 SEK 6.240 SEK

Reduced price: Anyone under 20 or over 65 years of age may travel at a reduced price. Children up to the age of 7 travel free of charge. The reduced price also applies to students who are registered in the Swedish system and can be supported by Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN). Other student IDs (e.g. international student ID, ISIC) are not recognized.

Timetable and route network

Current timetables and further information on public transport in Stockholm can be found online on the SL website

Public transport in Sweden

Public transport in other major Swedish cities differs significantly from the situation in Stockholm. Further information can be found here:

Questions and answers (FAQ)

Can I get to Arlanda Airport by public transport?

Yes, that works. It's a bit more complicated than using the Arlanda Express or the airport buses, but it works. You can find all the information you need on our Arlanda Airport page.