In Stockholm it is easy to get from one place to another, compared to many other big cities. Public transport is well developed, with the Metro, commuting trains and buses; and bicycles are also very common as there are many bike paths in and around the city.
Transportation to and from 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 99 SEK.
The Arlanda Express is a high-speed train which will take you between Arlanda and Stockholm Central Station in less than 20 minutes. A single journey costs 299 SEK (149 SEK if you are under 26 years old).
A number of taxi companies have fixed prices to and from Arlanda, approx. 550 SEK.
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 89 SEK.
You can also take the Stockholm Public Transport (SL) local bus no.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.
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 hundreds of bus lines. There are tickets and travel cards for short and longer periods of time. Tickets and travel cards are bought at the SL Center, at commuter train stations and at many newspaper kiosks. There are also ticket machines in a number of other locations and it is possible to buy ticket via your smartphone through the SL App. You cannot purchase tickets directly on board the buses, metros, most of the trams, trains, or on board commuter ferries. A single-journey ticket cost 37 SEK (25 SEK with student discount).
A 30-day travel card entitles you to unlimited travel with SL and costs 930 SEK. You can also purchase similar passes valid for 1 day, 3 days or 7 days.
If you study at KI for at least 22.5 ECTS credits (75 % of a full semester), you are eligible for student discount at SL. There is a student travel card available for 30 days (620 SEK) or 90 days (1810 SEK). When travelling and at ticket inspection, you are required to show your ID card and a valid student ID (with the SL logo).
Accepted student ID cards are Studentkortet and Mecenatkortet. 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.
Commuter bus at Karolinska Institutet
On weekdays a free shuttle service connects the Solna and Flemingsberg campuses. The bus stop in Solna is located on Nobels väg 1, beside the Nobel Forum. The bus stop in Flemingsberg is located on Hälsovägen next to SLs bus stop. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.
There are many taxi companies in Stockholm and taxis are easy to find. The easiest way to order a taxi is to call the taxi companies. Some taxi companies over-charge; remember to always check the price list on the taxi's window before you enter a taxi. Beware of scams. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates.
A good and environmentally friendly way to get around Stockholm is to ride a bike. You can buy a used bike or rent one for a few hours or a day. There are many bike rentals around the city.