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Flying to Stockholm

Airlines operating direct flights to Stockholm from the UK to include British Airways, Norwegian, Ryanair and SAS. If travelling from the USA, you can take direct flights with SAS and Norwegian. Prices can rise noticeably during peak holiday periods, including school summer holidays, Easter weekend and Christmas.

Flight times:

From London – 2 hours 15 minutes; New York – 7 hours 15 minutes; Los Angeles – 14 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Toronto – 9 hours 20 minutes (including stopover); Sydney – 24 hours (including stopover).

Travel by road

Summary:

In Sweden, traffic drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years. Speed limits are 110/120kph (68mph/ 74mph) on motorways depending on the road quality, 70kph (43mph) on other roads outside urban areas, and 50kph (31mph) in towns and cities.

The use of dipped headlights is compulsory in the daytime for cars and motorcycles, as are crash helmets for motorcyclists. Drivers must also carry an emergency warning triangle. Studded tyres are only permitted from 1 October and 15 April, unless road conditions warrant their use outside of these dates.

You must carry a national driving licence and vehicle registration documents at all times. The Swedish authorities do not require drivers to carry a Green Card, but it is advisable.

Assistancekåren (tel: (020) 912 912 (in Sweden only); www.assistancekaren.se) is the country’s main motoring organisation and can provide additional information on driving in Sweden.

Emergency breakdown service:

Assistancekåren (tel: 020 912 912, in Sweden only).

Routes:

Stockholm is integrated within the European motorway network, but Oslo is the only other European capital within convenient distance for direct overland access. The European motorway, E18, leads to Oslo, while motorways E20 and E6 lead to Oslo via Gothenburg.

European motorway E4 heads south to Malmö for ferry connections to Copenhagen and to Uppsala in the north.

Coaches:

The Cityterminalen, Klarabergsviadukten 72 (tel: +46 10 455 3397; www.cityterminalen.com), situated next to Stockholm Central, is the terminus for international coach connections.

Eurolines (www.eurolines.com/en) provides coach links to hundreds of European cities and towns. Coaches serve most destinations within Sweden as well, although services to the far north are limited. Swebus AB (tel: +46 771 218 218; www.swebus.se) runs services out of the capital.

Travel by rail

Services:

From London – 2 hours 15 minutes; New York – 7 hours 15 minutes; Los Angeles – 14 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Toronto – 9 hours 20 minutes (including stopover); Sydney – 24 hours (including stopover).

Operators:

From London – 2 hours 15 minutes; New York – 7 hours 15 minutes; Los Angeles – 14 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Toronto – 9 hours 20 minutes (including stopover); Sydney – 24 hours (including stopover).

Journey times:

From London – 2 hours 15 minutes; New York – 7 hours 15 minutes; Los Angeles – 14 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Toronto – 9 hours 20 minutes (including stopover); Sydney – 24 hours (including stopover).