This conference is organised in the context of the Erasmus+ project ASTONRail, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The Organising Committee invites you to join us and be part of this final ASTONRail event!

Welcome to the ASTONRAIL Final Conference!

The ASTONRail Final Conference takes place in Stockholm on 20th of June 2023. This conference will bring together railway industry and higher education stakeholders for a thorough networking event around the status of talent development for the railway sector.

Countdown to the conference:

20 June 2023
The conference takes place at Stockholm, largest urban area in Scandinavia and capital of Sweden, at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Swedish: Kungliga Tekniska högskolan), Sweden’s largest technical university.

From the Aiport.

The main airport in Stockholm is Stockholm Arlanda airport. Certain airlines also traffic Bromma airport or Skavsta (mainly budget airlines as it’s quite far from the city). The directions below describe how to get from Arlanda airport into the city.


There are several ways to get to the city centre from Arlanda airport. The cheapest is with the Airport Coaches, Flygbussarna. They leave every 10-15 mins all day, and will take you to the City Terminal in downtown Stockholm, the travel time is approximately 40 minutes. You may then continue via public transport or taxi.


Another option is the airport train, Arlanda Express. This will take you to the Central station, where you can connect to public transport or take a taxi. The airport train is the fastest way to get into town, but is more expensive. The travel time is approximately 20 minutes. If there is more than one person traveling there are usually promotional tickets available (family tickets, tickets for two people, etc.) so make sure to ask about these.


It is also possible to take a taxi directly at Arlanda airport. Be advised that the airport is located some distance from the city, making this the most expensive option. Should you choose to take a taxi, always ask for a fixed price, available from the major taxi companies (Taxi 020, Taxi Kurir, and Taxi Stockholm).

Public Transport

The easiest and cheapest way to get around in Stockholm is with public transportation​​​​​​​ . The public transport system encompasses buses, tramways and metro, as well as commuter trains and some ferries.
The transport provider SL has recently changed to a completely electronic ticket system. You cannot pay in cash when getting on board on a bus, tramway, metro or train. You can buy a card at the airport, any SL Center, Pressbyrån or at the manual ticket booths when entering the subway. Have the card pre-set to journeys within one zone (all of central Stockholm is the same zone).
You can also use the app “SL-Reseplanerare och biljetter” to pay for your ticket with your credit card.
If you are planning to use public transport, we strongly encourage you to download the app “Res i Sthlm”, which can be set to English and will help you plan your travels.
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