Getting Around In Stockholm
Continuing my journey over Scandinavia, I arrived in Stockholm through a night cruise from Helsinki. It’s a very popular way to travel between Helsinki and Stockholm since you safe time by traveling at night and safe money on hotels. The ticket cost around 25 EUR per person and the best part is: Free WiFi! If you are driving, you can also bring your car in the cruise.
The down side? Price does not include food or drinks. I had dinner and breakfast on board but in between I brought my own food and drinks. Feel free to pack your own meals and snacks.
Evening departure from Stockholm at 4.30 pm, arrive in Helsinki at 10.10 am.
Depart from Helsinki 5.30 pm and arrive back in Stockholm at 10.00 am.
From the port, there are shuttle buses that take you to central station. You can get the shuttle bus ticket at the ticket machine (they only take card with chip and pin) or at the tourist help desk inside the station. If you want to safe a few buck, you can also take the bus, which is one or two blocks away.
Stockholm has an excellent public transportation system. The best thing to do is to get a reloadable travel card ($2.50) and load it for 24 hours (around $14) or 72 hours (around $30). I got mine at central station in one of the convenient stores.
Their subway system is very complete and didn’t have the need to use their bus system. However, you will be able to use your travel card as well.
If you are in a rush or if you are like my dad, you can do Hop-On Hop Off Bus Tour. They are fairly short and cover the main attractions. There are different lines that take you to different areas of the city. You can get single ticket for one line or a combo, which allow you to switch lines. I only recommend this if you are very short on time. I always endorse waking and public transportation. My dad on the other hand, approves the hop-on hop-off.