If you have a mobile phone of European or Asian-Pacific GSM 900/1800 standard it is advisable to bring it and buy the calling card separately.
When calling Sweden from abroad please dial + 46 followed by the area code (omitting the initial zero) and the number required. When calling abroad from Sweden: dial 00 plus the country code, followed by the area code and phone number.
There are two types of payphones: prepaid phone cards or credit cards – although in the time of mobile phones these are becoming quite rare. Phone cards are available almost everywhere from newsagents´ shops or kiosks (e.g. Pressbyrån) to supermarkets.
In Stockholm it is easy to get from one place to another. Public transport is well developed and bicycles are very common as there are many bike paths in and around the city.
The easiest way to travel with public transport is to buy a 30-day pass, ”the SL card”. It can be purchased at Pressbyrån and the SL center. The pass is valid from the day of your choice. The use of the pass is not limited to you, it can also be used by others – though only by one person at a time. The pass entitles you to travel by bus, metro and commuter trains throughout the county of Stockholm. SL has discounted student prices for a semester card, bring your student identification card with you when you buy the student travel card. If your stay in Stockholm is shorter than 30 days, passes valid for 1 day, 3 days and 1 week are also available. If you are not a frequent traveller, you may prefer to buy single tickets at the time of your journey, or buy a strip of prepaid single tickets.
When using a single ticket or a strip, the ticket price is dependent on how many zones you travel in. Single tickets can also be purchased by text message.