We are planning to purchase the Stockholm pass - probably a 4 or 5 day- when we are in Stockholm and it includes public transportation. It is my understanding we need to validate tickets when we use public transportation. How do we do that with the pass? I can't find any information that explains that part. Thanks for your help!
The Stockholm Pass does not include public transportation. What they are adding on to the Stockholm Card is the SL card which is sold separately. It's either a thick disposable card for less than a week, or it is a touch free plastic chip card like used in a lot of cities (San Diego uses the Compass Card). Once used you start the days of the pass ticking. There's absolutely no validation involved or possible. For your longer stay buy a 7 day pass, and you can use it to go to/from the airport the slow way.
Open up Visitor Ticket>>Travelcard https://sl.se/en/fares--tickets/
You scan or hold it to a reader.
OH! that is so good to know. I didn't realize that. If we buy the Stockholm pass at our hotel, do we need to go to one of the places list on the suggested website to get the transportation pass?
I don't know how it works, I decided not to buy the Stockholm Pass. You can get the SL card at the airport or Central Station.
Your hotel might have 72-hours tickets for 260 SEK. But a 7-day ticket (calendar days) is "only" 355 SEK so it is probably worth the money to spend some effort getting one. There are many retailers, for example many Pressbyrån and 7-eleven shops sell them. You can also buy them at the manned gate at commuter and metro stations. There is a map here https://sl.se/en/ Use the icon to the upper right to untick stations and tick sales points. 7-day tickets are available at the green sales points.
But the ticket actually need to be validated. On bus, metro, commuter train and tram 7 it happens automatically on first use. But on other trams you need to use a reader on the platform, but it is unlikely that your first trip will be on one of those.
Thanks everyone! I now understand about the travel pass. Anders: thanks for the map; that was exactly what I needed to see where to buy one.
I appreciate everyone's time.