Stockholm Metro Information
The Stockholm metro is more than just a metro. It’s every art enthusiast’s dream. Out of the 100 stations that it serves, 90 of these have at least some kind of art form displayed. The options range from mosaics to rock formations. Seven lines, cover these 100 stations and as a whole, the entire network spans over 100 kms in length. The Stockholm metro began operations at a slight more humble scale in the year 1950, when it officially came to be known as a metro. If you go back deeper into its history, in the year 1933 it began operations but not as a metro, rather a premetro. MTR Corporation are responsible for the operations of this entire network which has an annual ridership of 328 million (2013).
Stockholm Metro Map
Map of Stockholm Metro showing various lines and stations is below. Click on the map to enlarge it.
Stockholm Metro Timings and Frequency
The metro services start at 5.00 am and run till 1.00 am. The frequency is around 10 minutes during day time and 15 minutes in early mornings and late evenings. During night, the time interval between trains is 30 minutes. On Friday and Saturday nights, the operating hours are extended. Also, additional trains run during peak hours, so the frequency during peak hours is around 5-6 minutes.
Stockholm Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
The Stockholm Transit System (SL) has basically two main types of tickets. Travel Cards and Zone Tickets. The tickets depend on the zones and are valid for one hour after they are stamped. With these tickets, it is possible to switch to another mode of SL public transport. However the next journey should start within one hour as per the time stamped on the ticket. The tickets can be purchased by paying cash over the ticket counters, or via SMS. They can also be purchased as pre-paid tickets or from vending machines. Children under the age of 7 years travel free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Discounts are given to seniors over 65 years of age and persons under 20 years of age.
Cards are also available for 30 and 90 days. A 30 day card costs 790 SEK and the discounted price is 490 SEK. A 90 day card is for 2,300 SEK and the discounted price is 1,400 SEK. Student Travel cards are also available at discounted rates that are valid for 30 or 90 days. For students, the 30 day card is for 560 SEK and a 90 day card is for 1,540 SEK.
A single journey cash ticket costs 25 SEK and discounted rate is 14 SEK. A ticket purchased from the vending machines for Zones 1/2/3 costs 36/54/72 SEK and discounted rate is 20/30/40 SEK.
All the tickets can be loaded on an electronic smart card called SL Access card. The minimum fee to be paid for purchasing the card itself is 20 SEK. There are cards meant for single use with zone tickets that are valid for 1-2 hours depending on the number of zones to be travelled. Single use travel cards are also available for duration of 1-3 days. A 1 day travel card costs 115 SEK. The discounted price is 70 SEK. A 3 day card costs 230 SEK while the discounted price is 140 SEK.
The SL zone system comprises of three zones A, B and C. Zone A has the maximum coverage and covers the innermost suburbs and Stockholm city center. Zone B covers the outer suburbs and Zone C covers the outermost and far off areas of Stockholm County.
The Travel cards are available for different durations ranging from a day to a year.
|TICKET NAME||FULL PRICE||REDUCED PRICE|
|Cash ticket, per unit||25 SEK||14 SEK|
|Pre-paid ticket, per unit||18 SEK||11 SEK|
|Pre-paid ticket, slip of 16 units (IE Maximum of 8 trips)||200 SEK||110 SEK|
|Text message ticket 1 / 2 / 3 zones||36 / 54 / 72 SEK||20 / 30 / 40 SEK|
|Vending machine ticket 1 / 2 / 3 zones||36 / 54 / 72 SEK||20 / 30 / 40 SEK|
|CARD NAME||FULL PRICE||REDUCED PRICE|
|1-day / 24-hour card||115 SEK||70 SEK|
|3-day / 72-hour card||230 SEK||140 SEK|
|7-day card||300 SEK||180 SEK|
|30-day card||790 SEK||490 SEK|
|90-day card||2,300 SEK||1,400 SEK|
|Season card, May–August||2,400 SEK||1,450 SEK|
|Annual card, January–December||8,300 SEK||4,990 SEK|
|30-day card||560 SEK|
|90-day card||1,540 SEK|
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards available, you can visit the official website at: http://sl.se/en/fares–tickets/
Stockholm Metro Parking
Passengers of the Stockholm metro can make use of the park and ride facilities, as offered by the metro. Numerous parking lots are available in most of the stations. Parking is generally free, however, there are certain areas where you need a Travel card to pay for your parking
Stockholm Metro Rules and Tips
There are quite a few rules to be followed while looking at travelling in the Stockholm metro. Although in general, most of the baggages are allowed, there are some occasions in which bags as well aren’t allowed. Wheelchairs, strollers and walkers are allowed on the network, provided they conform to certain dimensions. Pets can travel the metro for free, provided that they are in their respective cages/leash etc. Smoking, hazardous and flammable substances, etc. are prohibited anywhere within the metro network. Bicycles, specifically, the children and foldable bicycles can also be carried while using the metro. However, at times, due attention needs to be paid to the time of the day, with respect to whether it’s during the peak or non-peak hours.
Stockholm Metro Lines
Stockholm Metro has seven lines and the lines are divided into three groups. The lines are numbered from 10 to 19, and they are identified by color Green, red and blue. Each colored line shared two or three numbered lines and the lines move through the Stockholm city center. There are two blue lines, 2 red line and three green lines.
|Kungsträdgården – Hjulsta||14|
|Kungsträdgården – Akalla||12|
|Norsborg – Ropsten||25|
|Fruängen – Mörby centrum||19|
|Åkeshov – Skarpnäck||24|
|Alvik – Farsta strand||23|
|Hässelby strand – Hagsätra||35|