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Stockholm is the capital and largest city in Sweden, home to around a quarter of the country's population. The city is a cultural, political and economic centre for the country, and hosts the Swedish government and official residence of the monarch.

The city has a good public transport system, including a metro, light rail, commuter rail, trams, buses and boats. The system is managed by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL).

How to get to Stockholm from
Route 1:

The high speed, 125mph X2000 (XDE) train between Copenhagen and Stockholm via Malmo is a comfortable journey with first and second class seating options. There is also a buffet car if you get hungry during the 5 hour journey.

There are several direct services between Stockholm and Copenhagen each day, but if the timings aren't suitable, there are services every hour between Malmo and Stockholm, with local connecting services available to Copenhagen, across the Oresund Bridge.

Route 2:

Fancy travelling between the United Kingdom and Finland without flying? Well the journey isn't easy, but it's certainly do-able. In total, the journey takes around two days (after you've included waiting times), with six different legs in total.

An alternative would be to travel via Russia, catching a train from Paris to Moscow, Moscow to St Petersburg, and then St Petersburg to Helsinki. However, this route would require additional visas for travel in Moscow, which would have cost implications.

Route 3:

Silja Line operates direct services between Stockholm and Turku, via the Aland Islands. Services direct to Helsinki are also available, although these tend to be more expensive and leave early in the morning, meaning that you would need to stay in a hotel overnight to take one.

Generally, there are two services per day in either direction on this route, allowing you to leave early in the morning for a day sailing, or later in the evening for an overnight trip. Cabins are available for either option, although it is obviously advisable to book a cabin for the night journey.

Route 4:

The overland journey between Helsinki and Lisbon is by no means short, involving a number of overnight train journeys, and crossing much of western Europe.