May you require a letter for your visa application to attend the conference, please read the following. You first need to register on CVENT (available soon). Do not forget to click on “Yes” when asked “Do you require a Visa Support Letter”. You will then be asked to send an email to ACM in order to receive your invitation letter.
GETTING HERE BY AIR
The main international airport in Stockholm, Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN), serves both domestic and international flights and is located approximately 40 kilometers north of central Stockholm. Suggestions on how to get from Arlanda Airport to central Stockholm can be found further down on this webpage.
SAS connects Stockholm to several major air hubs in Europe and North America. Norwegian Airlines has some direct flights from Florida, California and New York with low prices.
Stockholm Bromma airport (IATA: BMA) is more central, but smaller and less well served outside of major European hubs
Various low-cost airlines (WIZZ AIR, NORWEGIAN) fly to Skavsta Airport (NYO), located approximately 100 kms south of Stockholm. The airport has a direct bus link into the city. The bus takes 80 minutes and costs SEK 199 for a single fare. More information at https://www.flixbus.se/
GETTING HERE BY BOAT
Stockholm can be reached from Finland and the Baltic countries by large passenger and car ferries. The ships have excellent passenger facilities with good food, shopping and entertainment.
GETTING HERE BY TRAIN
Stockholm is easily reached by train from most parts of Sweden. High speed trains from Copenhagen takes you from Denmark to Stockholm within 5 hours.
Arlanda Express – Direct High Speed Train
The high speed rail connection into the city, Arlanda Express, takes 20 minutes and costs SEK 320 single (normal price). The train has but one terminal stop, at Stockholm Central Station, the main hub for all kinds of public transportation.
Airport coaches take 40 minutes and cost SEK 129 for a single trip to Stockholm City Terminal, located next to the central station. The route to Kista Centrum, where the conference is located, costs SEK 139 for a single trip from Arlanda Airport.
Taxis are available at the airport outside the terminal. A taxi from Arlanda to your destination within central Stockholm will take approximately 30-50 minutes, depending on traffic. You are recommended to use one of the larger taxi companies such as Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 or Taxi Kurir. All these companies have a fixed price from the airport into central Stockholm and there are only slight difference in their prices. You are advised not to use other taxi companies or operators but if you do, ask the price in advance.
There are many taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. Credit cards are readily accepted. NOTE: Taxi prices are not regulated in Sweden; they may vary greatly. It is the customer’s responsibility to check prices beforehand. Check the price on the yellow-and-white label, which is usually on the rear door window, before entering the vehicle. The highest unit price of most taxis is between SEK 400 – 700, from the Airport to the city centre the current standard fixed prices is 740 SEK.
The price on the yellow label is based on a 10 km, 15-minute journey. The price indicated on the taximeter is in Swedish kronor. For trips to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport the major taxi companies have fixed prices. Always ask the driver beforehand. In addition to the major taxi companies there are several independent firms; caution is advised.
GETTING AROUND WITHIN STOCKHOLM
Travel in and around Stockholm is simple and distances are short; the many public transport options are quick and reliable.
The public transportation system is integrated so all tickets can be used on bus, metro, local trains and several ferries. Changes within the system is free if done within 75 minutes after the start of your journey. Cash payment on busses are not accepted, tickets must be purchased before hand using the smartphone app, at a subway or train station, or in a convenience store. However, you can use a contactless bank card
or your digital card (via Apple Pay or Google wallet) for pay as you go travel on all SL transport services.
The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). It is highly recommended to bring a credit/debit card – for example Visa, Mastercard or American Express (although AMEX is not as widely accepted). Many shops and restaurants in Sweden are now cash–free, meaning that they only accept card payments. Prepaid Visa cards are available to purchase from convenience stores, although they will charge a fee.
Stockholm time zone is the Central European Time (GMT + 2 hours).
Voltage and sockets vary from country to country, therefore an adapter and a transformer may be necessary: the standard domestic electricity supply in Sweden is single phase 220 volts, 50 Hz and uses the standard Type-C European plug.-