Practical information about the subway
Stockholm’s subway is probably the quickest way to get around town.
A single ticket is valid for 75 minutes and you can also buy passes for 24, hours, 72 hours and 30 days. The tickets can be purchased at ticket terminals, SL Centers, newsagent kiosks, SMS or the SL app. It’s not possible to pay cash for tickets on board buses in Stockholm. Failure to show on demand a valid ticket during a control will result in a penalty fee of 1500 SEK.
The same tickets and passes can also be used to travel by bus, tram, commuter trains and the ferries from Nybroviken and Djurgården.
Accessibility in the subway
Stockholms Lokaltrafik AB (the Stockholm Public Transport Company, or SL in short) has an accessibility guarantee in place to help travelers with disabilities reach their destination, should anything unforeseen happen. In short, this guarantee means that SL will help you to reach your destination or an alternative station where you can continue your travel.
If you feel like the accessibility guarantee applies to your situation you can call SL’s customer support at +46 20 120 20 22 or send a text message to +46 70 256 46 81. You can also ask any of SL’s station personnel for help.
Take a guided tour
For anyone who wants to get more in-depth knowledge on what shaped the various stations and the ideas of their respective artists, SL offer guided art tours all year round. Although the tour is free, the English tour is only available during the summer season (June to August). Nevertheless, it’s an excellent opportunity to learn about public art in Sweden, how the art is chosen and why there is art in the subway, in the first place.