Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Stockholm Tourist Tip: Airport Buses
Over the weekend, I responded to an email from a reader who's coming to Stockholm and in writing it, thought I should publish the paragraph below, as it would really benefit anyone looking for tips on their trip here:
Assuming you're flying into Stockholm (Arlanda, Bromma or Skavsta), I highly suggest taking the Flygbussarna from the airport to the city center. Compared to any other method, it's the only one not ripping you off, and even has free WiFi. You can buy your ticket at the airport from the automated kiosk or, what I'd do, is buy the two roundtrip ones online ahead of time and save the PDF ticket they give you to your smartphone, and then just show it as you step on the bus (the Dropbox app on my iPhone is my route of choice). Best part: the tickets are just "anytime" tickets, rather than scheduled ones, so you don't have to worry about making a specific bus. Just take whichever bus is there when you need it. Though this may sound like more work than a taxi, but it'll cost you about 200kr ($30 USD) for one roundtrip bus tickets whereas a taxi would be about 400kr ($60 USD) each trip.
I feel like these kind of things are so hard to know when you're visiting somewhere new. I don't think I even knew the Flybussarna existed for a month or so after we arrived, so consequently, we took the more expensive train and even taxis when we first arrived. Now, I'd do it no other way.
Written from: Stockholm, Sweden