Public Transportation Travel
The subway system, known as T-banan (Tunnelbanan, with stations marked by a blue-on-white "T"), is the easiest and fastest way to get around. Servicing more than 100 stations and covering more than 96 km (60 miles) of track, trains run frequently between 5 am and 3 am. In 2000 the subway system was bought from SL by Connex, the same company that runs the subways in Paris and London. Tickets for Stockholm subways and buses are interchangeable. Maps and timetables for all city transportation networks are available from the SL information desks at Sergels Torg, the central station, Slussen, and online.
Stockholm has an excellent bus system, which is operated by SL (Stockholm Local Traffic). Tickets work interchangeably on buses and subways in the city. Late-night bus service connects certain stations when trains stop running. The comprehensive bus network serves the entire city, including out-of-town points of interest, such as Vaxholm and Gustavsberg.
Waxholmsbolaget (Waxholm Ferries) offers the Båtluffarkortet (Inter Skerries Card), a discount pass for its extensive commuter network of archipelago boats; the price is SKr 380 for five days of unlimited travel. The Strömma Kanalbolaget operates a fleet of archipelago boats that provide excellent sightseeing tours and excursions.
Stockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). 08/6001000; www.sl.se.
Waxholmsbolaget. 08/6795830; www.waxholmsbolaget.se.