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Public transportation

Melker Dahlstrand

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus COVID-19, SL and The Public Health Agency of Sweden urge everyone to avoid traveling by public transport in Stockholm to the extent possible. The Health Agency also recommends that facemask be worn when traveling by public transport. For more information, visit SL’s homepage.

Stockholm Public Transport, SL, is responsible for buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams, and certain ferry lines in Greater Stockholm.

The underground is the easiest way to get around town. Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground ticket booths, newsagent kiosks, via SMS, or via the SL app. It's not possible to pay cash for tickets on board buses in Stockholm. Failure to show on-demand a valid ticket during a control will result in a penalty fee of 1200 SEK.

A single ticket is valid for 75 minutes, costs 38 SEK, and can be purchased at SL's ticket machines, through their app, or directly at the turnstiles using a credit card. It's also possible to buy 24 hours, 72 hours, and 30-day tickets. A parent with a stroller gets to ride for free on any of Stockholm's busses.

A trip on the number 69 bus or number 7 tram that goes out to Djurgården is a superb way to discover Stockholm. The tram connects you with major attractions like Skansen and the Vasa Museum.

Stockholmers are always heedful of their beautiful surroundings, and this has led to many inner-city buses running on eco-friendly fuels such as ethanol. The Stockholm underground is also known as the world's longest art gallery as so many of its stations are adorned with the works of different artists.

Stockholm's public transport system also has an accessibility guarantee to ensure that travelers with different disabilities reach their destination.