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 buses. The public transport in Stockholm works well, it is easy to travel within, to and from the city center and the airports.
Transportation to and from the 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 119 SEK (99 SEK if you buy the ticket online or in their app).
Watch the video made by one of our former tenants, Laura Barceló, where she shows how to get into the city center by taking the airport coaches from Arlanda Airport:
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 280 SEK (140 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. SEK 550. There are many taxi companies in Stockholm but make sure to use only well-known companies in order to avoid scam. The most reputable taxi companies in Stockholm are Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 and Taxi Kurir. Remember to always check the price list on the window before you enter the taxi and ask the driver for a price to a certain address.
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 85 SEK (75 SEK if you buy the ticket online or in their app).
You can also take the Stockholm Public Transport (SL) local bus number 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
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 159 SEK (139 SEK if you buy the ticket online or in their app).
How to go to the KI Campuses
from the city center
How to get to KI Campus Solna from the Central Station
Take the subway from T-centralen to Sankt Eriksplan (the green line towards Hässelby Strand).
From Sankt Eriksplan you can take the following buses:
– Number 3 (blue bus) and 77 (red bus). Get off at Karolinska Institutet Östra.
– Number 69 (red bus). Get off at Karolinska Institutet Västra.
How to get to KI Campus Flemingsberg from the Central Station
Take the commuter train from Stockholm Central Station to Flemingsberg. The train has number 36 and is heading towards Södertälje C. Get off at Flemingsbergs Station.
The KI Campus Flemingsberg is within walking distance from the commuter train station (about 300 meters).
Shuttle service between KI Campus Solna and KI Campus Flemingsberg
On weekdays a free shuttle service connects the Solna and Flemingsberg campuses. The bus stop in Solna is currently located on the west side of Nobel Forum, approximately 50 meters to the right, outside 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.
Tickets for public transport
There are tickets and travel cards for short and longer periods of time and they are bought at the SL Center, at commuter train stations and newspaper kiosks. Please note that you are not able to purchase tickets on the bus.
You can purchase similar passes valid for 1 day, 3 days or 7 days. You can also buy a zone ticket which is ideal if you just make the occasional journey with public transport.
If you will use SL public transport frequently during your stay we suggest that you buy a 30-day travel card that entitles you to unlimited travel with SL. A 30-day travel card costs SEK 790 per month but if you study at Karolinska Institutet for at least 15 weeks/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). You are required to have your ID card and a valid student ID or a temporary SL certificate when traveling. 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. Note that these prices will increase in January, 2017.
Take a look at the journey planner that helps you find the quickest route between two stations, bus stops or addresses in Stockholm.
At this link, you will find a map over public transport in Stockholm.
Biking in Stockholm
A good and environmentally friendly way to get around Stockholm is to ride a bike. There are bike lanes throughout the city, for convenient and safe cycling.
You can either buy a used bike or rent one. Between April and October, you can rent a bike from Stockholm City Bikes. You can purchase a season card for SEK 300 (if you buy your card online, the price is SEK 250) or a 3-day card for SEK 165.
For information about where the bike cards are sold, please see this link. 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.
There are many taxi companies in Stockholm and taxis are easy to find in the city center. Call the taxi companies switchboards to order a taxi.
It is important that you always ask the driver for an approximate price before entering a taxi. Beware of scams and do always use the reputable taxi companies in Stockholm: