In Stockholm it is easy to get from one place to another, compared to many other big cities. Public transport is well developed, with the Metro, commuting trains and buses; and bicycles are also very common as there are many bike paths in and around the city.
Transportation to and from airports
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stockholm Arlanda Airport is situated 40 km north of Stockholm. There are airport coaches (Flygbussarna) connecting Arlanda with Stockholm City (Cityterminalen) every 10 or 15 minutes. The journey takes about 45 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 99 SEK (79 SEK if you are 16-25 years old).
The Arlanda Express is a high-speed train which will take you between Arlanda and Stockholm Central Station in only 20 minutes. A single journey costs 260 SEK (130 SEK if you are under 26 years old or a student with a valid student ID).
A number of taxi companies have fixed prices to and from Arlanda, approx. 550 SEK.
Stockholm Bromma Airport
Stockholm Bromma Airport is situated 8 km west of Stockholm. There are airport coaches (Flygbussarna) connecting Bromma Airport with Stockholm City (Cityterminalen). The journey takes about 20 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 79 SEK (59 SEK if you are 16-25 years old).
You can also take the Stockholm Public Transport (SL) local bus no.110 to and from Bromma Airport. Please note that you must buy your ticket in advance; tickets are not sold on the buses. Bus 110 runs to/from Alvik, where the Metro (tunnelbana) runs to central Stockholm.
Stockholm Skavsta Airport is situated 100 km south of Stockholm. The airport is connected to Stockholm City (Cityterminalen) by airport coaches (Flygbussarna). The journey takes about 80 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 129 SEK (115 SEK if you are 16-25 years old).
The public transport system in the County of Stockholm is run by Stockholm Public Transport (SL) and includes the Metro (tunnelbana), commuter trains (pendeltåg), trams, suburban railways and hundreds of bus lines. There are tickets and travel cards for short and longer periods of time. Tickets and travel cards are bought at the SL Center, at commuter train stations and at many newspaper kiosks. There are also ticket machines in a number of other locations and it is possible to buy a one-hour ticket sent as a text message to your mobile phone. You cannot purchase a ticket onboard the buses.
A 30-day travel card entitles you to unlimited travel with SL and costs 790 SEK. You can also purchase similar passes valid for 1 day, 3 days or 7 days or a strip (förköpsremsa) with 16 units. When you are using a single ticket or a pre-paid strip, the ticket price is dependent on how many zones you travel in.
If you study at KI for at least 22.5 ECTS credits (75 % of a full semester), you are eligible for a student travel card. The student travel card is available for 30 days (560 SEK) or 90 days (1540 SEK). When travelling and at ticket inspection, you are required to show your ID card and a valid student ID or a temporary SL certificate.
Accepted student ID cards are the CSN card, Studentkortet and Mecenatkortet. All approved forms of student ID bear the SL logo and you will receive one of these if you become a member of the student union at Karolinska Institutet.
If you are not a member of the student union at KI, you can ask staff at the SL Center for a temporary SL certificate to use instead of a student ID card. Bring a signed registration certificate from Karolinska Institutet (from the student service desk in the library, Lyktan).
Shuttle service at Karolinska Institutet
On weekdays a free shuttle service connects the Solna and Huddinge campuses. The bus stop in Solna is currently located on the west side of Nobel Forum, approximately 50 meters to the right, inside the main entrance to KI Campus Solna. The bus stops in Huddinge are located at the Forensic Psychiatry Clinic and at Alfred Nobels allé 8. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.
There are many taxi companies in Stockholm and taxis are easy to find. The easiest way to order a taxi is to call the taxi companies' switchboards. Some taxis companies do over-charge; remember to always check the price list on the taxi's window before you enter a taxi! Beware of scams and use any of the reputable taxi companies in Stockholm:
A good and environmentally friendly way to get around Stockholm is to ride a bike. You can buy a used bike or rent one for a few hours or a day. Between April and October, the Stockholm City Bike stands are open. To hire a bike from Stockholm City Bikes you need a bike card. You can purchase a season card for 250 SEK or a 3-day card for 125 SEK. If you buy it online the price is 200 SEK (see link below).
The bike cards are sold at SL Center, at Stockholm Tourist Centre, and at Stockholminfo. With the bike card you can loan a bike from any of the Stockholm City Bike stands between 6 am and 10 pm every day during the season. You can return the bike to any of the stands every hour of the day, but the maximum lending period is three hours per bike. After three hours you can hire another bike if you wish to carry on cycling.