Nearly all tickets are loaded on an SL Access card, which is an electronic smart card. You need to pay a fee of 20 SEK for the card itself, but you can re-use your card at future visits to Stockholm. There are single use travelcards with zone tickets valid for 1 or 2 hours depending on how many zones you travel in. There are also single use travelcards for 24 or 72 hours.
Touch in when you travel
Place your travelcard or SL Access card on the card reader at the automatic barriers in the Metro and at the commuter train stations and the blue card readers on board the buses.
Better to buy in advance
It is always cheaper to buy prepaid tickets and the longer the period of validity of the ticket, the cheaper it will be. If you are just visiting temporarily the single use travelcards are perfect for you.
Tickets and travelcards are sold via our agents, at the SL Center and at commuter train stations. Some tickets can also be bought at the Metro barriers. There are also ticket machines at most Metro and commuter railway stations, as well as in a number of other locations. You can even buy a zone ticket which is sent as a text message to your mobile phone (you will have to register for this service).
You cannot purchase a ticket onboard the buses.
It is your responsibility as a passenger to ensure that you have a valid ticket. Failure to show on demand a valid ticket will render a penalty fare of 1,200 SEK.