Sweden Travel : Sweden Country Profile, Travel Information, History, Facts, Geography, Demography (2022)
6. Traveling Within Sweden
There are 22 cities in Sweden with a population of more than 50,000 people. Stockholm is the capital and largest city with a population of 1.52 million. The next larger town is Gothenburg, with a population of 599,011 and Malmo 316,588. The population of several mid-size towns like Uppsala, Vasteras, Orebro, Linkoping, and others fluctuates between 170,000 and 50,000. The traveling and accommodation expenses can range between $ 75 to $ 300 per day per person. The cost covers accommodation, traveling, and food. The price is lower if one chooses to stay in a 3-star hotel, eat at a fast-food restaurant, travel by train or bus to a different city, and travel by bus within the town for sightseeing. Similarly, the cost is higher if visitors choose to stay at an expensive hotel and eat at a luxurious restaurant as well as travel by flight to different cities.
Stockholm Arlanda International Airport- International airport of Stockholm is known as Stockholm Arlanda International airport. Stockholm Arlanda International Airport is the busiest and largest airport. The distance to the international airport from the city center is 47 km. The traveling time by taxi or car is 40 mins. Average every year, over 27 million international and 5.5 million domestic travelers arrive and depart from Stockholm international airport. The cost of flight from other European countries depends on distance, and in most cases one-way ticket costs between $ 60 to $ 180 if tickets are reserved 3 to 4 weeks ahead of the date of travel.
Stockholm Bromma Domestic Airport- The airport is located about 100 km or 60 miles from the center of Stockholm city. There are few international and domestic flights that arrives at this airport. Most domestic travelers arriving at this airport live around the city of Stockholm.
Domestic Airport in Sweden
There are 41 more domestic airports in Sweden that connect these cities to the capital town Stockholm. The visitors and residence from the west side of Sweden mostly arrive and depart from Gothenburg. There are few international flights that arrive at Gothenburg airport. Every year 6.7 million passengers arrive and depart from Gothenburg domestic airport. Travelers from the south of Sweden use Malmö Airport.
Other less busy domestic airports like Bromma, Kallax (Lulea airport) and Umea, see arrival and departure of around 100,000 passengers a year. The traffic of passengers at the other airports in Sweden is less than 50,000 per year. Most Swedish take domestic flights for business and personal trips. The cost of the domestic flight depends on distance, and the range is $ 40 to $ 110 for one way trip depends on traveling day. Weekday traveling is often expensive than weekend visiting.
Sea Port in Sweden
The largest seaport in the city of Malmo is in the southern part of Sweden. The most import and export cargo of Denmark and Sweden is passed through Malmo cargo.
There are several small ports spread across the east, south, and west coast of Sweden. The ports are major stations to move freight as well as people. People often travel to other cities by ferries during the summer. Tourists can take ships from Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, and Poland. Most ferries carry cars for reasonable fees. The journey time can be between 10 to 24 hours, depending on distance and cost for international ferry traveling ranges from $ 40 to $ 150. Considering the time and relatively not much difference in price, one may prefer to travel by flight. The ferry cost is between $ 15 and $ 50 for moving between different coastal cities within Sweden.
Traveling by Trains (Railway) in Sweden
Traveling by train in Sweden is relaxing and pleasant. The countryside view and landscape across Sweden are exceptional. The train system is owned and managed by the government. The train system is ranked 22nd in the world. The first railway track was built in Sweden in 1855. Swedish people and tourist travel by train to visit different cities located at distant places in Sweden. Yearly 228 million people travel by train in Sweden. The train track passes through the longest tunnel of 12.25 km, as well as the longest bridge of 9.025 km. Most travelers prefer to travel by train since traveling is easy. The international tourists travel to Sweden by train from neighboring countries as well as Northern Europe. The train has a facility of sleepers at higher costs and restaurant as well as the bar. The fast domestic comfort trains also travel north, south, east, and west within Sweden. The train fees are reasonable. The international traveling cost depends on the distance of travel. The training fee varies from $ 50 to $ 150 depends on traveling distance. The cost of traveling by train from Berlin to Stockholm is about $ 75 for an economy seat. The distance between Berlin and Stockholm is 560 miles, and the traveling time is 16 hours. The training fee for traveling within Sweden from Stockholm to Malmo is $ 60. The shorter distance cost between $ 15 and $ 50.
The Stockholm Metro- The network of local trains that carries passengers in Sweden is known as “Metro Train.” The Metro Train connects several provinces within the city of Sweden. The metro is an underground system and extremely efficient. A private company operates the subway. There are over 100 stations connected by a network of Metro rails. The mode of traveling is much faster compared to public bus transport or traveling by car. Most tourists, either single or couple, prefer to travel across Sweden in train with limited carryon bags. Traveling by the metro is less expensive, and the cost of traveling again depends on distance. The ticket cost is between $ 2 to $ 12.
Traveling by Road in Sweden- Sweden has several highways. The network of highways, motorways, and small roads of 162,707 km (101,101 mi) are distributed all over Sweden. Most tourists in a group of 4 to 6 prefer to rent a car and travel across Sweden by road. Few choose to travel by bus from one city to another within Sweden. There are long-distance buses that travel to Stockholm and other cities in Sweden from neighboring countries. Few international tourists prefer to travel by ferry and load their car on the boat for an additional fee of $15 to $40 depending on the distance of travel. The traveling by bus is cost-effective and ranges between $ 2 and $ 10 within the city and over $ 10 to $ 20 between different cities in Sweden. The long-distance traveling from cities of neighboring towns ranges from $ 20 to $ 70.