Local transportation

In Stockholm, it is easy to get from one place to another, compared to many other big cities. Public transport is well developed and safe, with the Metro, commuting trains and buses. Bicycles are also very common as there are many bike paths in and around the city.

Public transport

It is easy and safe to get from one place to another in Stockholm, due to a well-developed transit system in and around the city. Stockholm’s public transport system, SL, is easy to use and consists of a metro system (tunnelbana), commuter trains (pendeltåg), buses (bussar) and some boats (båtar).

Tickets can be bought via their app or directly via your bank card when you enter the metro or bus. Student travel cards are available at a reduced price with the discount card for students (Mecenatkortet) you will receive after registration.

SL provides a journey planner in English that shows the quickest and most convenient route between two stations or bus stops. Just write the metro/bus stop or the address you are going to and suggestions with estimated travel time will show.

Ticket information and travel planner on SL’s website

Getting to Karolinska Institutet

Campus Solna

Campus Solna is located just north of the Stockholm city center. The best way to get here is by bus as there is no metro station on campus. The nearest bus stops are:

  • Karolinska Institutet Biomedicum
  • Karolinska Institutet Västra
  • Karolinska vägen
  • Karolinska Sjukhuset Eugeniavägen

The nearest metro is St. Eriksplan and Odenplan is the nearest Pendeltåg station. From both locations you can take buses to Karolinska Institutet.

Campus Flemingsberg

Campus Flemingsberg is located south of the city. Commuter trains (pendeltåg) take you directly from the Stockholm Central Station to Flemingsberg, which is the station closest to Campus Flemingsberg and Karolinska University Hospital in Flemingsberg.

Commuter bus at Karolinska Institutet

On weekdays a free shuttle service connects the Solna and Flemingsberg campuses. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.

Commuter bus 


There are many taxi companies in Stockholm and taxis are easy to find. The easiest way to order a taxi is to call the taxi companies. Some taxi companies over-charge; remember to always check the price list on the taxi's window before you enter a taxi. Beware of scams. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates.

Taxi Stockholm
Taxi 020
Taxi Kurir

Student on bike
Photo: Liza Simonsson


A good and environmentally friendly way to get around Stockholm is to ride a bike. You can buy a used bike or rent one for a few hours or a day. There are many bike rentals around the city.