22 - 24 October 2008
SAS - Official Airline Carrier
SAS - Scandanivian Airlines is the official airline carrier for eChallenges e2008. Confirmed delegates and accompanying persons can avail of a discount when booking flights related to eChallenges e2008 by quoting the Event Code when booking flights via a SAS Call Centre.
The Event Code for eChallenges e2008 is automatically provided to all delegates in the confirmation letter sent by email following conference registration. The Code can also be requested from secretariat@eChallenges.org
Numbers for SAS Call Centres
The discount is available on flights operated by SAS, Blue1, airBaltic, Wideroe, Spainair, Estonian and SAS/Lufthansa code sharing flights between Germany and Scandinavia
From Arlanda International Airport to Stockholm
Arlanda International airport is located 27 kilometres north of Stockholm. Delegates can choose to travel to Stockholm via the Arlanda Express (takes 20 minutes), airport coach (takes 40 minutes) or by taxi (takes between 25 - 50 minutess depending on the time of day).
The Arlanda Express costs 220 SEK per person for a single journey. Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines in the airport. Please note that there is an extra charge if you buy the ticket on the train. Trains leave every 15 - 20 minutes.
A single ticket on Flygbussarna (Airport Coach) from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm City Terminal costs 99 SEK per person. Tickets can be purchased at information desk at Arlanda Airport or on board the bus. Buses leave every 15 - 20 mins and the journey takes 40 minutes.
Taxis are available outside the Terminal and are grouped by price point. Most taxi companies offer a fixed price from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm and vice versa. The normal price for 1 - 4 passengers from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm is approximately 445 SEK. It is necessary to confirm the price with the taxi driver prior to leaving the airport. If a group are arriving at the airport on the same flight, it is more economic to share a taxi rather than buy individual tickets on the Arlanda Express.
Transportation within Stockholm
Stockholm has an excellent public transportation network - buses, underground and local trains.
Tickets are not sold on buses. It is necessary to buy tickets in advance at machines if you have exact change or at Pressbyrå-kiosks or 7Elevens - one hour tickets, strips of tickets or tickets for one day or more.
City buses are either blue or red. Line 47 stops at many of the city's main attractions - Skansen, Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund Tivoli and Waldemarsudde. There is a stop near the Central Train Station.
Stockholm has an extensive underground system comprising of three lines - green, red and blue, which converge at T-Centralen at the Central Railway Station.
The Stockholm Card provides free access to more than 75 museums and other attractions, free sightseeing board trips and free travel on the local public transportation system. Cards can be purchases for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
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