The Swedish rail network is operated by a few major train operators:
Snälltåget (translates as the ‘Nice Train’) is a service that runs year-round between Malmö and Stockholm and in the winter months, there is an overnight train service between Malmö and the ski resorts of Åre and Vemdalen, 900km away in northern Sweden. Offers first and second-class tickets, photo ops, stop-offs for forest foraging and ‘The Pub’ restaurant carriage
SJ is a Swedish travel company that offers sustainable train travel under its own auspices and in collaboration with others. As a market-leading train operator, SJ connects Sweden, Norway, as well as Scandinavia’s capitals.
If you’re planning to travel around Sweden, the SJ app will come in handy. SJ is the most popular fast-train system that connects nearly all of Sweden’s and Scandinavia’s cities and towns. The app is quite useful, simple to use, and sends you notifications if your train is running late.
In the SJ app you can:
- See timetables and buy train tickets
- Pre-order food for the train journey when you buy your ticket
- Buy and renew your commuter ticket
- Get full control during the train journey with the travel view
- Receive notices with traffic information in the event of disruptions that affect your trip
- Take advantage of our unique membership offers
- See your points balance and your points transactions
- Post-register SJ Prio points
- Buy SJ travel for your points
- Rebook and cancel your ticket
The use of electric scooters has become one of the most popular means of transportation in Sweden. If you want to use this service, you can download Lime, Tier or Uber applications and use these services. Just download the apps and hire one of their light green electric scooters nearby.
If you want to use a carpooling service which offers you sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car, you can use Blablacar, Skjutsgruppen or Samakning ridesharing sites. Carpooling sometimes costs cheaper than train travel as it reduces each person’s travel costs.
Flights in Sweden
When flying between Swedish airports, the Swedavia App can assist you to navigate departures, arrivals, and ticket purchases. Swedavia is a single app that includes information for all of Sweden’s airports.
Now we would like to inform you about some of the best food and drink apps that you can use in Sweden.
Foodora is the most popular platform for restaurant food delivery operating in Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Wolt is a Helsinki-based technology company known for its food delivery platform.
Toogoodtogo – its app is the easiest way to join the fight against food waste – just download, log in and save good leftover food from a place near you. It is always a surprise, at a good price and a good deed for the planet.
The app, Karma, is a food rescue app that allows retailers to sell their surplus food to consumers at a lower price – instead of having great food go to waste.
Karrot is a free and open-source tool for grassroots initiatives and groups of people that want to coordinate face-to-face activities on a local, autonomous and voluntary basis. It is designed in ways to enable community-building and support more transparent, democratic and participatory governance of your group.