Traveling with Stockholm Public Transport (SL)
USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN STOCKHOLM
SL is responsible for Stockholm’s subway, buses, and commuter and local trains. For traveling with SL, you need a ticket, which you must pre-purchase before starting your trip. In other words, tickets are not sold by drivers/conductors and you can also not pay for your trip onboard with cash. You can buy tickets at such places as licensed tourist agencies, at Pressbyrån, at certain 7-Elevens, at subway and commuter train stations and from platform vending machines. Savor Media also sells day cards online.
For the occasional visitor to Stockholm, day tickets are probably the best and simplest alternative. Day cards are available as 1 or 3-day cards and cost SEK 115 and SEK 230, respectively. Tickets for children and young adults – ages 6–20 years – are half-price. Children under 7 years travel for free if accompanied by a passenger with a valid ticket. For more information about SL tickets, please click here.
TRAVELING BY BUS
You enter the bus through the front door and show your ticket to the driver. If you have an SL Access card, hold it against one of the two blue card readers until the green light is lit. To request a stop on the bus, press the “Stop” button and the bus will pull up at the next stop.
SUBWAY AND COMMUTER TRAINS
On a regular weekday, the Stockholm subway system handles a passenger volume of about a million. The subway has frequent departures and all the lines travel through the Central Station (T-Centralen) – and all the lines except for the Blue Line also pass Gamla Stan and Slussen). The Central Station is also the hub for Stockholm’s commuter trains, which all stop at Södra, Årstaberg and Älvsjö Stations.
The Green Line travels from Hässelby strand in the west to Hagsätra, Farsta strand and Skarpnäck to the south.
The Red Line extends from Mörby center and Ropsten in the north to Fruängen and Norsborg in the south-west.
The Blue Line travels between Hjulsta and Akalla in the north-west to Kungsträdgården in the City.
The commuter lines extend from Bålsta and Uppsala north of Stockholm to Gnesta and Nynäshamn south of the capital.
OTHER RAILWAY OPTIONS
Five local railway lines provide travelers in Danderyd, Täby, Vallentuna, Österåker and Bromma, Saltsjöbaden and Lidingö with public transportation options. There is also Tram Line 7 in the downtown area, which manages much of the traffic out to western Djurgårdens attractions.
Local train lines
Tvärbanan, Nockebybanan, Saltsjöbanan, Roslagsbanan, Lidingöbanan, Djurgårdslinjen – Tram Line 7.
More information: | Website: www.sl.se | Phone: +46 8 600 10 00 – 24 hours.
SL Center is our own full-service ticket and travel information centres for public transport in Stockholm County.
Opening hours and locations
Stockholm Central Station (T-Centralen Metro station)
Sergels torg (T-Centralen Metro station)
Slussen Metro station (Saltsjöbanan exit)
Gullmarsplan Metro station
Tekniska högskolan Metro station
Fridhemsplan Metro station
SL card can also buy it on
Åhlens City second floor
Klarabergsgatan 50, Stockholm
(and only on a few of 7 eleven stores you can buy SL-tickets)