TRANSPORTATION TO STOCKHOLMSMASSAN
Stockholmsmässan Congress Center is situated in the southwest area of Stockholm. The center is located favourably in terms of transport facilities and can be reached either by car, or by public transport. From the central station you can reach the Congress Center by commuter train in 9 minutes. From Arlanda Airport, it takes less than an hour by car or by bus.
From the airport to city centre:
Take the Arlanda Express, which is a fast train (no stops) from the airport straight to Stockholm central station. The Arlanda Express train station is below the terminals (just take the escalator down). You can pay for the ticket at the platform. The journey takes about 20 minutes and is the fastest way to get to Stockholm city centre.
From city centre to Congress Centre:
From the city centre it is very easy to reach Stockholmsmässan. Find the Central Station (called "T-centralen") in the city centre where the Metro, the commuter trains, the Arlanda Express Train as well as a number of buses meet. Take the moving staircases from the entrance hall down one level and follow the signs towards tracks no 13 and 14. Take the commuter trains heading south towards Nynäshamn or Södertälje and get off at the third stop, Älvsjö. There are 8-12 commuter trains to Älvsjö station every hour. The journey takes about 9 minutes.Turn left outside the station building and walk 3 minutes (about 700 m) and you are at Stockholmsmässan.
(The Arlanda Express and the metro do NOT go to the Älvsjö congress center).
By commuter train
The commuter train (SL, Stockholm Transport) from Stockholm Central reaches Älvsjö station in just 9 minutes.
Arriving by taxi, ask for fixed rates to Stockholmsmässan from either the airport or downtown Stockholm.
Take the E4/E20 and follow the signs for Mässan/Älvsjö.
TRANSPORTATION WITHIN STOCKHOLM
Stockholm’s public transportation network is quick and reliable. And most of the city is within walking distance!
To and from the airports
Airport buses are cheaper, but Arlanda Express trains are climate smart and much faster. It's also easy to get fixed-price taxis to and from Stockholm's airports or rent cars.
The Airport Coaches – Flygbussarna run between all four airports and the City Terminal at Klarabergsviadukten, adjacent to the Central Station. Buses from Stockholm Arlanda Airport run regularly while those to and from Bromma, Skavsta and Västerås airports connect with arrival and departure times.
Arlanda Express Train – The airport express train runs between Arlanda airport and the central station with departures every 15 minutes. The trip takes just 20 minutes and the fare is SEK 280 one way. There are two stations at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Arlanda Södra (south) with access to terminals 2, 3 and 4, plus Arlanda norra (north) under terminal 5.
Taxi and limousine – Taxi and limousine services are also available at the airport. Always ask for fixed taxi rates, which range from SEK 440 to 475 from Arlanda to the city centre.
The many public transport options of metro, bus, commuter train and tram via SL, the Stockholm public transportation network company are quick and reliable. The compact city means that most destinations are within walking distance. Ferries are also used for commuting, and provide the added bonus of seeing Stockholm from the water. The tram offers an atmospheric experience.
The Stockholm Metro is almost 110 km long and consists of three lines: green, red and blue. Metro stations are marked with a blue and white “T” sign (T stands for “Tunnelbana”, which is the Swedish word for Metro).
Many buses use environmentally-friendly fuel such as ethanol and are easy to board and get off. Two lines popular with tourists are # 47 (to Djurgården, passing attractions such as the Vasa Museum and Skansen Open Air Museum) and # 69 (to the Kaknäs Tower).
The commuter rail system serves the entire county, from Märsta, 40 km north of Stockholm, to Nynäshamn, 55 km south of the city. Märsta also connects to Arlanda Airport by public transport, providing an additional option for the budget traveller.
Stockholm is divided into three ticket zones: A, B and C. The ticket price depends on the number of zones travelled in. Pre-paid and cash tickets are used in units. Two units are charged for travelling in one zone, three units for travelling in two zones and four units for travelling in all three zones. Tickets are valid for one hour after starting the trip. Tickets can be used for transfers when changing within the hour of validity. Travel cards are valid for an unlimited number of trips within Stockholm County.
Travel cards are valid for either 24 hours or 72 hours from the time of purchase. There are also dated 1 day, 3 day or 7 day travel cards that may be bought 15 days in advance. All travel cards may be used by several people, but only by one person at a time.
Travel cards and discount travel coupons may be bought in advance at SL Centres, “Pressbyrån” kiosks or tourist information offices. Tickets cannot be bought from bus drivers. Instead, there are cash and credit card machines at most bus stops and metro entrances.
For inquiries, contact SL:
Tel: +46-8-600 10 00
Travel on old tramcars from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The “Djurgårdslinjen” Museum Tram runs from Norrmalmstorg in the city centre to Djurgården.
The Djurgården ferries serve Stockholm’s inner harbour and are part of the city’s public transport network. SL travel cards are valid on the harbour ferries between Slussen, Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and Djurgården, while the Stockholm Card is valid on the ferries between Nybroviken and Djurgården. Single tickets can also be purchased before boarding.
Taxi and limousine service
Always check the fare before departure. Taxis from the main companies always display the name of the driver and the car identification in the front window. In addition to the main companies there are many small independent taxi companies. Visitors should be careful about using unauthorised taxis.
Taxi 020 - www.taxi020.se
Taxi Stockholm - www.taxistockholm.se
Taxi Kurir - www.taxikurir.se
TopCab - www.topcab.com
Flygtaxi - www.flygtaxi.se
Please note that this company specializes in taxi journeys to and from airports and does not provide any other service.
Special service for disabled visitors - two taxi companies have introduced a service especially for disabled visitors to ensure a more comfortable journey. By calling a designated number the traveller is guaranteed a wheelchair accessible car, both for pre orders as well as for ad hoc orders.
Taxi 020: +46-8-28 75 15
Taxi Kurir: +46-8-744 95 54
Most major international car rental companies have offices and rental locations at all of Stockholm's airports. It's possible to book ahead of time or at the airport. To rent a car you will need a national driving license and a valid passport. Stockholm's inner city has road tolls for Swedish-registered vehicles, so be sure to ask if tolls are included in the price.
For more information: http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Travel/