Buses, Trains and Trams
Stockholm Public Transport, SL, has a punctual and efficient system including buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines in Greater Stockholm. Bus #69 bus or tram #7 that go out to Djurgården are good ways to get around and explore major attractions in Stockholm. For multiple trips, consider buying the 24-hour, 72-hour or 7-day cards which allow free travel in all zones. The Stockholm underground is also known as the world’s longest art gallery due to the works of different artists adorning many of the stations.
There are many taxi companies to choose from and approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. While fares are not regulated, the highest unit price for most taxis will be 290 – 390 SEK. Remember that the price indicated on the yellow label of the taxi is based on a 10-kilometre, 15-minute journey.
Stockholm is a highly environment-conscious city with great emphasis on sustainable living and eco-friendliness. It boasts of numerous biking lanes and paths. Through City Bikes, you can borrow a bike from any of their 140 public-sites with a 3-day pass which costs 165 SEK. Rent a Bike allows hourly rental for a city bike at 80 SEK per hour and mountain bike at 100 SEK per hour but requires a 3000 SEK deposit.
Stockholm is a city built on islands; hence ferries are a fantastic way to experience the main areas, Djurgården and Hammarby Sjöstad, providing a scenic alternative to the bus. There are ample departures from Nybroviken and Slussen.