In Stockholm: Getting Around The City

So getting around Stockholm is really very easy. Here are the ways I got around Stockholm from the Airport to going to random stops on the tbana.

 

Arlanda airport to the City Centre

So there is the Arlanda Express which gets you into the city in 20 minutes at the last minute cost of SEK 540/€56, *Note if you book early enough in advance you can get a big discount of the Arlanda Express check it out here. The Arlanda Express is twice as expensive as a slower cheaper train that takes 40 minutes and there is also a bus that will take you to the city centre. I took the Arlanda express because although it was really expensive, I was dealing with an injury and I wanted to get into Stockholm as quickly as possible.

Getting Around the City

One thing I like to know is what’s the best tickets to get when I go to a city so I can travel as easily and as cost effectively as possible! Here are the three that I used to get around Stockholm.

phoebegill161005001As I got off the Arlanda Express at Central Station I went to the information desk to ask what’s the best card to get for the metro. The guy gave me this card allows you access to anywhere in the SL network, metros, trams etc. This access card is like the Leap card in Ireland or Oyster card in London and wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but was a great addition to what I actually wanted that I found in my TBex goodie bag. The card costs SEK 20 and then you add how many journeys you want on the card. phoebegill161005004This travelcard is what I actually wanted. I was in Stockholm for 4 days so I liked that I had the back up of the access card but this kind of travelcard was perfect. You can get a 24 hour ticket (115 SEK/€12), a 72 hour ticket (SEK 230/€23) or a 7 day ticket on you Access card (SEK 300/€31). Read more information here. phoebegill161005006Lastly I want to talk about the Stockholm Pass. I got this for free in my TBex goodie bag and I have to say I used it a lot, see that damage? The man who drove the tour bus asked me what did I do to it I used it so much. This card gets you two days of unlimited hop on hop off bus and boat tours.  Discounted and free in to attractions and  points of interest. For a full list check it out here. I actually got three days out of this pass because I was cheeky but they do scan your ticket at attractions so be smart about how you use it. The Stockholm Pass costs SEK 975 (€101) which is expensive but if you use this pass properly and organise yourself so you get free in to most or all of the museums you want and get the bus and boat tours everywhere you need, you can really save a lot of money. phoebegill161005007I did get these two last tickets for free but I used them and got a lot out of them. I really recommend them. Stockholm is really expensive but I loved every minute of my trip because of how easy it was to navigate and I didn’t have to worry if I had enough money on the cards because they were both unlimited.

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In Stockholm: Hop On Hop Off Tours

I got a Stockholm pass in a goodie bag from TBex, thanks TBex,  I looked up what it can do and I was really pleasantly surprised. Amongst a lot of other things, you are able to do unlimited Hop On Hop Off Tours, both bus and boat. So I took full advantage. PhoebeGill160714036Over my three day stay I took 3 bus tours and 2 boats. (Be careful though, Stockholm VIP pass only lasts for two days) The bus is great, it has a removable roof because of the tram lines above but it means that if it rains you aren’t getting soaked. It has the audio tour and free headphones so you will be able to learn about the city. I have to say though, every time I sat at the window I would have someone reach over me and touch my knee to get to the audio box. I would say to them do you want me to do it but they just ignored me and reached over. Ugh it makes me shiver just thinking about it. Don’t touch people you don’t know. PhoebeGill160714668I really recommend it though. You get to go to districts that you wouldn’t normally go to and it gives you lots of information. I wouldn’t know the term brackish water if I didn’t take the bus! (It is said a lot on the tours) The views from the bus are gorgeous, Stockholm is so beautiful and this tour gives you such a nice vantage point! PhoebeGill160714340I really think everyone should see Stockholm by boat, any city by the water just has such a gorgeous feel to it. You would see couples on little motor boats, tour boats, sail boats, big ships. Seeing Stockholm by water gives you a different view of the city and gives you more information the bus doesn’t give. It was really nice being a tourist for a change. Usually I get out of cities to explore but it was a lot of fun to just relax and take my time to see Stockholm properly. PhoebeGill160716554The boat stops in some great areas like The Vasa museum, The Royal Palace and other wonderful areas you have to explore. I fell in love with the buildings by the water and how the city wasn’t impacted with modern sky scrapers.  PhoebeGill160716276With the Stockholm Pass you are permitted to go on the green busses and boats. If you don’t have the pass then you can buy a one (€32) or two (€37) day bus ticket. You can also get a bus, boat combo ticket, one day (€42) and two day (€48). If you want more information check it out herePhoebeGill160716106

Do you do hop on hop off tours when you travel? Which one was your favourite?

Happy Travels!