Domestic Transportation in Sweden

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Public transport is practical, reliable and punctual. Stockholm has buses, trams, and a metro (T-banan). Göteborg and Norrköping have trams. You can also get around by bicycle in the capital (there are many cycle lanes). And you can move around by ferry. Taxis are quite widespread (tip about 10%), but they are expensive. Large taxi companies are less expensive than independent taxis.
Maps of Urban Networks
Map of transport in Stockholm.
Stockholm metro map.
Göteborg network map.
Urban Transport Agencies
Véolia Transport
Swedish tramway society.
AB Östgötatrafiken
Find an Itinerary
Itinéraire à Stockholm
Itinéraire dans le comté de Västra Götaland
Itinéraire en transport en commun en Suède
Taxi Companies
Taxi 020
Taxi Stockholm

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Stockholm - Arlanda (ARN 40 km / 25 miles SEK 400 / 35-40 min SEK 110 / 40 min SEK 200 / 20 min Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

The Rail network is modern and well developed and covers the whole country. Traveling by plane from one city to another is efficient and inexpensive. Ferry transfers are also possible in the islands of the south-east coast, the islands of Stockholm, and between Gotland and Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn.
Rail Companies
SJ (Statens Järnvägars)
BK Tåg


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
SAS Scandinavian Airlines Major yes Yes
Skyways Major yes Yes
Malmo Aviation Major yes Yes
Fly Nordic Low cost no Yes
Scandjet Low cost no Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

Sweden is the country in the world where there are the fewest road accidents. The state of the roads is excellent. Some roads may be closed in winter. Headlights must be on all the time, day and night. Vehicles must be equipped with winter tyres between 1 December and 31 March. Child seats are compulsory for children under 7. Vehicle hire is possible in most towns, and all the international agencies are present. In the north, service stations are more scarce, but maps of service stations are available. Motorways are free, but be careful as you can suddenly find yourself on a single lane or at a traffic light. Road signs are not always very clear in towns.
Driver's License
To find out if your driver's license is valid in Sweden, consult the Swedish road safety website.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
It depends on the rental agency; ask them for information.
Rental Agencies
Holiday Autos
Tolls or Taxes
Motorways are free in Sweden.
There are tolls for vehicles entering or leaving the center of Stockholm.
For further information, consult the Swedish Road Administration website.
Road Maps
Carte routière
Find an Itinerary
Via Michelin
Traffic Conditions Online
Road traffic
Parking Facilities
You have to pay to park in the main towns (parking meters from 8am to 6pm). Generally, they are only on the right-hand side of the street.

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
Side of the Road For Driving
On the right.
Speed Limits
In town, 50 km/h and 30 km/h outside schools.
Outside urban areas, 70 or 90 km/h, 110 km/h on motorways.
Safety Belts
Compulsory front and rear.
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
0.20 g/l
National Roads Organizations
Swedish Road Administration.
World Road Association

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