Smart phone ticket app
The SL smart phone app is a convenient way to buy any zone ticket. This is how it works.
Choose method of payment
If you are a resident in Sweden with a Swedish personal ID number, you can choose between paying with bank card or a monthly bill. If you are a temporary visitor, you choose the bank card option.
Buying a ticket
Using the app is fairly straight forward. You choose the zone or zones you want to travel in and if you pay full or reduced* fare. If you are unfamiliar with wich zones you will travel in, you can use the name of the stop/station or the address where you start and your destination, and the app work out which ticket you need. Next time you travel you can use the same settings or add a new journey.
Note that the ticket's validity starts the moment you buy it. You cannot buy a ticket in advance.
Paying for your ticket
With your first purchase you choose method of payment, as described above. If you have connected a bank card to the app the fare is withdrawn from your card account. If you can use the monthly bill method, you will receive a bill from Klarna to your adrress of residence. Klarna administer this service on behalf of SL.
The ticket is in the app
The ticket is stored in the app on your phone. You show your ticket to the bus driver, the ticket inspector or conductor. At certain places, mainly Metro and train stations, there are optic readers for this type of ticket. Simply hold your phone to the reader and pass through the turnstile.
The expiring time and zone or zones you can travel in are displayed on the ticket in the app. In addition, there is information about full or reduced fare, how much you paid (in Swedish kronor) and which date the ticket was purchased.