International car hire broker Auto Europe offers great quality car rentals at very competitive prices. For over 50 years Auto Europe has developed partnerships with market-leading car hire companies, as well as smaller local suppliers. This makes it possible for us to offer our clients the choice of over 20,000 pick-up locations in 150 countries. In Stockholm, we offer car hire pick-up locations at Arlanda Airport, as well as the smaller Bromma, Nykoping Skavsta, and Vasteras airports, and six different downtown locations. Find the location that best suits your travel itinerary and start enjoying the Nordic charm of Stockholm!
Though Stockholm is considered an easier city to drive in than most other large European cities due to its comparatively light traffic, there are some things that you should keep in mind when driving your car hire in Stockholm. For example, similarly to central London, there is a congestion charge in effect for driving in Stockholm between 6:30am and 6:29pm on weekdays.
Free parking in the city centre is difficult to find, but there are many other options that allow you to leave your car rental in a convenient location and explore the city. Firstly, there are numerous parking garages in the centre with varying rates. Many of these can be found in the Norrmalm area. Secondly, if you are able to find a parking space, you could opt for street parking, and pay using the designated parking meters. Most meters accept coins and Visa and Mastercard credit cards. Rates are charged by the hour. Pay in advance and remember to display your ticket clearly for the warden to see. Finally, the city offers a 'park-and-ride' facility close to 25 public transportation stations, allowing you to leave your car rental parked at a lower cost and explore the city using public transport.
As the capital city, Stockholm is well-connected to other Swedish cities via numerous motorways. You could, for example, drive your car hire via the E4 motorway to Uppsala, located 44 miles from Stockholm, in less than an hour. If you are looking for a longer trip, Gothenburg, 292 miles away, is reachable in about four and a half hours by taking the E4 and continuing on Route 40.
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Stockholm is the capital city, as well as the largest city in Sweden. Located by the Stockholm Archipelago on Sweden's south-east coast, Stockholm is built across 14 islands, making the proximity of the glimmering water a defining element of the city. About a third of the city area consists of waterways, and another third of green spaces.
The weather in Stockholm is relatively mild compared to other locations at the same latitude. The city enjoys four distinct seasons, and temperatures vary greatly throughout the year: in the summer, average high temperatures range between 20-25 degrees Celsius, while during the winter, average temperatures range between 1-10 degrees Celsius, though they can also drop much lower.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport - ARN
Address: Swedavia Arlanda Airport, 190 45 Stockholm-Arlanda
Official website: www.swedavia.com
Phone number: +46 (0)10 109 10 00
Centrally located, Stockholm Central Railway Station is connected to the central station, T-Centralen, of the Stockholm Metro (called Tunnelbana) via a pedestrian subway. The railway station operates local train services, as well as services to other major Swedish cities and international destinations. High-speed trains can get you to Gothenburg in about 3 hours, or to Malmö in four and a half hours, but more conventional trains, though slower, are considerably less expensive. There are also international train connections from Stockholm, for example to Copenhagen and Oslo, with a travel time of five and six hours respectively.
Operated by Stockholm Public Transportation (SL), the city is served by buses, trams, suburban trains and ferries, though the fastest way to get around is usually the metro (Tunnelbana). Journeys are most easily paid for with a pre-paid travel card. Fare prices depend on how long the ticket is valid (ranging from one hour to a week), and how many zones you will travel through (there are three zones in total). The metro runs between 5am and 1am on weekdays, and 24 hours on the weekend.
Bus line 69 and tram line 7 are easy ways to get around the major sites in the city. Alternatively, you could get on a hop-on/hop-off boat that circulates between the islands and major tourist attractions.
Alongside car hire, we can also offer you a completely different Scandinavian adventure starting in Stockholm. Pick up a campervan and experience the Swedish outdoors at your fingertips!