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Public Transportation In Stockholm

One of the best things I loved about Stockholm was access to every corner of the city through public transportation which is called SL Services. It includes a combination of buses, metros, long-distance metros and also ferries. This blog would introduce the nuances of Stockholm public transport for students coming to the city this fall.

Tunnelbana: Stockholm metro map, Sweden
SL Service Map

1. SL Card: This magic card would give you access to SL buses, metros and ferries. You can buy an SL card in any metro stations which can be renewed as required. But you cannot buy a ticket on a bus directly. Students get discounts on SL service when you posses a student card (Mecenat card). Monthly cards as on August 2020 would cost 610 sek.

2. Vocabulary: These are few Swedish transportations vocabulary which can help you figure out commuting in the initial days:
a. Tunnelbana: Metro
b. Pendeltåg: Commuter metro (long-distance metro)
c. Busser: Busses
d. Spår: Platform
e. Ej I trafik: Not available

3. Always carry your Mecenat card while travelling to prove that you are eligible for a student discount.

4. The station of KTH is called Tekniska högskolan accessible by the red line of tunnelbana towards Morby centrum. And T-Centralen and Odenplan are the main points of transport throughout the city.

5. Bonus Tip: You can use the SL services to reach to and from Arlanda airport. You can reach the city centre by taking an SL bus 583 to Marsta, and then a pendeltag (commuter train) to T-centralen.

And finally Welcome to Sweden!!!

Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.

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