Practical Information

Getting around

Public transport –

Thanks to Stockholm’s safe, punctual and efficient public transport system SL, visitors can quickly travel between different locations by bus, subway, tram or commuter train.

Single fare tickets as well as one, three or seven days passes are availible for visitors. These are sold via SL agents, at the SL Center and at Metro and commuter railway stations. Note that you cannot cannot purchase a ticket onboard the buses.


There are many taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. Credit cards are readily accepted.
NOTE: Taxi prices are not regulated in Sweden; they may vary greatly. It is the customer’s responsibility to check prices beforehand. Check the price on the yellow-and-white label (usually on the rear door window) before entering the vehicle. The highest unit price of most taxis is between SEK 290 – 390. The price on the yellow label is based on a 10 km, 15-minute journey. The price indicated on the taximeter is in Swedish kronor.

Recommended taxi companies:
Taxi Stockholm: +468-15 00 00
Taxi Kurir:  +46771-86 00 00
Sverige Taxi: +4620-20 20 20

In addition to the major taxi companies there are several independent firms; caution is advised.


Currency and Credit Cards
The currency in Sweden is called the Swedish crown, or the krona (SEK).

VISA and MasterCard are the most popular credit and debit cards and are accepted almost everywhere in Stockholm. Other credit and debit cards are often also accepted.

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Sweden are one of the two European standard electrical socket types, and usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC.