How to get there?
ETW'01 will take place at Saltsjöbaden, which lies just outside Stockholm city center and is very easy to access with public transportation.
Travel to and from Stockholm
- Stockholm's Arlanda International
Airport is served by more than 2650
departures and 2650 arrivals every week
to and from more than 157 cities in 47
countries. Scandinavian Airlines System
(SAS) operates the largest number of
worldwide flights to and from Stockholm.
Arlanda Airport is located approximately 40 kilometres from the centre of Stockholm.
From Arlanda Airport there is a direct bus connection to the City Terminal in
Stockholm. The journey takes about 40 minutes and costs SEK 70. The
bus leaves every 5-10 minutes from Arlanda Airport during
If you intend to take a taxi from and to Arlanda Airport, it is recommended that
you use a company with set price, not more than SEK 400 (to the centre of Stockholm).
Nevertheless, it is recommended to always ask for the price
before entering a taxi. Do not accept to ride in a taxi by the meter between the
airport and the city, as the fixed prices are considerably lower.
The Arlanda Express is the train that links Arlanda Airport with Stockholm
City. The train runs between a specially built platform at the Stockholm Central
Station and the airport terminals. The train takes only 20 minutes and costs
SEK 140 for one-way ticket. It has been specially designed with
extra space for luggage and is comfortable and convenient. Passengers with
hand luggage only are able to check in on the train.
Swedish Railways has one of the most highly
developed passenger networks in Europe,
extending some 1500 km from the far south of the
country right up to the Arctic Circle and beyond.
Most of the main passenger network is
electrified, and the major routes are served by
Sweden's flagship train, the X 2000, which
operates at speeds of up to 200 km/h (125 mph).
From 1st of July, 2000 Swedish railway network is connected via Öresund bridge to the European rail network, which makes train travel between Scandinavia and mainland Europe much faster and convenient.
Travel to and from Saltsjöbaden (the conference location)
- The most convenient and quickest way to reach Saltsjöbaden is by Saltsjöbana (commuter train). From City Terminal or Central Railway Station you should take the underground (or tunnelbanan, marked with ) to Slussen. Tickets for the tunnelbana can be bought at the entrance (Map of Tunnelbanan as a PDF-file). Take the Green line (direction Skarpnäck / Farsta / Hagsätra) or Red line (direction Fruängen / Norsborg), travel 2 stops and then follow the platform
signs to Saltsjöbanan.
There are trains from Slussen at least twice an hour, and Saltsjöbaden is one of
the two end stations of the route; the other end station is called Solsidan. Make sure you have the train to Saltsjöbaden. Tickets for the train are bought on the train from the conductor. The train journey to the end-of-the-line
station at Saltsjöbaden takes 30 minutes. From the station you can
see the buildings of Vår gård, a walk of about 200 meters.
It is of course also possible to take a taxi to Saltsjöbaden. If you came by bus, there exists a bus/taxi combination: you should ask the bus driver to order a taxi for you before leaving Arlanda. The taxi will then be waiting for you upon arrival at City Terminal. This taxi will cost you around 300 SEK. If you came by train
you will have to take a regular taxi, the cost will be similar, close to 300 SEK.
It is a 20 to 30 minute ride from Stockholm. Starting from Stockholm city, follow road no. 222 towards Nacka/Gustavsberg. Turn off at the junction with road no. 228 (marked Saltsjöbaden). Keep to this motorway until reaching Saltsjöbaden. Turn left at the crossing just after going under the viaduct. This road is a local ring-road and called
Stockholmsvägen. Keep following this road until you can see the signs of Vår Gård.