Transportation in Sweden

      Planes, trains and automobiles…what’s the best way to get around?


Since public transportation in Sweden is heavily subsidized, you will find that navigating their well organized system is fairly simple. Almost all maps and signs in major cities will have an English translation included, so you don’t need to worry too much about getting lost.  Listed below are a few options that you may consider taking while in Sweden.


Consider taking an express bus through Swebus Express, a bus company that has an extensive network of routes throughout the southern half of the country. While you don’t have to reserve a seat to ride on Swebus Express, tickets are generally cheaper if you purchase them online.

If you’re riding the bus for the majority of your trip, think about purchasing a day card or travel pass that will allow you to save a bit of money.


While hopping aboard a train in Sweden may be quicker than taking a bus, note that some cities in the northern half of the country may not be reached by solely taking the train. Be aware that traveling on the X2000 service trains, a much faster experience than normal Swedish trains, also come with a higher ticket price. Keep in mind that anyone under the age of 26 is able to receive a 30% discount on the standard adult fare.

Traveling Outside of Sweden:

There are a couple different options for those looking to spend time outside of Sweden.  If you’re looking to travel elsewhere in the EU, the best way to do it is by train. Those looking to do a lot of travel around the EU should consider investing in an EUpass. You can also use EURail for trip planning and ticket booking.

Stay Safe: While traveling in Sweden is a breeze, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings. Pick-pocketing is a major occurrence, especially in larger cities. Make sure that your bag is zipped up and carried in front of you and that your wallet is tucked away safely. It is also a good idea to keep copies of your passport and essential documents in your dorm or hotel room, just in case. Keep an eye out for yourself and your friends on crowded metro trains and don’t be afraid to make a lot of noise if you see something out of place. Pick-pockets scare easily.


Traveling in any new city can be daunting, more so if it’s a foreign country. Use these resources to help you get around some major Swedish cities. Even if you don’t end up taking the metro, don’t forget to check out the famously beautiful underground stations in Stockholm!