Location and infrastructure
General information about City of Stockholm
- Stockholm is located in the heart of Scandinavia, with all of the region’s major cities within comfortable reach. The region has a highly developed transportation network with five airports, ferry connections to several countries around the Baltic Sea, high-speed trains to Sweden's largest cities, and excellent regional and local public transportation.
- The region’s road, rail and port capacity is continuously being developed.
- Stockholm’s five international airports are easily accessible from Stockholm Central station. You can reach all of northern Europe's cities in less than two hours.
- Arlanda airport is the country's largest airport, visited by over 20 million people each year. Arlanda offers flights to 172 destinations, and over 480 direct flights arrive and depart each day.
- Stockholm has an extensive and well developed public transport system. More than 700,000 people travel by public transport every day, and during peak hours, 78 percent of all trips to the inner city are made by public transport. The local transports are run by the Stockholm County, SL. www.sl.se
- In the last decade, the number of bicycle trips by Stockholm residents has increased thanks to the expansion of cycling paths and citizen's growing interest in health and physical exercise. Many people find cycling an excellent and environmentally friendly way of transportation.
- On an average day 48,000 air, 20,000 ferry and 33,000 train passengers travel to and from Stockholm.
- Stockholm is one of the most IT-intensive capitals in the world, and was awarded Intelligent Communitiy 2009 by the Intelligent Community Forum. The infrastructure for mobile and land based sound, image and data communication holds world class.
Travel time to the five international airports
||Travel time by bus/train |
from Stockholm central station
||45 min/ 20 min|
||25 min |
Source: Stockholm Business Region
- Stockholm is build on 14 islands and has a total of 13,625 docks - 2,605 of which are placed in Mälaren and 11,020 in Saltsjön.
- Stockholm harbours transports and receives millions of tons of goods each year. In the past seven years, the goods turnover by water in the different Stockholm harbours was around 5 million tons per year. (USK)
Last updated 10 Feb, 2012