Tickets for your journey with SL
In order to travel with the SL services you will of course need a ticket. There are tickets and travelcards for short and longer periods of time.
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 tickets valid 75 minutes, 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, the blue card readers on board the buses or the blue cardreaders on poles placed on tram and light railway stops as well as at some commuter boat jetties.
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 Metro and commuter railway stations. There are also ticket machines at most Metro and commuter railway stations, as well as in a number of other locations. You can buy a single ticket via a smart phone app or as a text message to your mobile phone (you will have to register for this service).
You cannot purchase a ticket onboard the buses, onboard most of the trams and light railway trains, or onboard commuter ferries.
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 SEK 1,500.