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Stockholm Pass -- the price??

Greetings - Wendy here again!

I've been seeing many recommendations to get the Stockholm Pass, which apparently provides great value, so I decided to check it out. I am directed a page (https://gocity.com/stockholm/en-us/products/all-inclusive/how-it-works) that shows the following prices:
1-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult SEK 2615 / child SEK 1420
2-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult SEK 3790 / child SEK 2000
3-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult SEK 4910 / child SEK 2560

I will be in Stockholm for 4 days. While I am a museum (especially fine arts) and palace aficionado, my back-of-the-envelope calculations show there's no way I am going to get close to spending even 2,000 SEK if I see most of the places I want to see. Additionally, the Pass does not include the Town Hall and apparently most of the churches with the exception of Riddenholmen.

Most of the sites I see mention prices that are way lower. Are these post-pandemic prices? Am I missing something?

Posted by
11350 posts

We bought a Stockholm transit pass which covered buses, trains( subways), ferries. Ours was half price as we are seniors. It was so helpful to have this, highly recommend.

Posted by
6526 posts

That does not seem like great value. Skip the pass is my suggestion.

The public transportation pass is something else, and that one is a good idea.

Posted by
7 posts

Thanks, all.

Yes, the public transit pass is a different thing. I think it's called an SL access card something or other. The one I am asking about is the Stockholm Pass, which doesn't cover public transit (just the tourist hop on/off buses).

I am just trying to figure out if I am missing something here. This looks like terrible value.

Posted by
4280 posts

Wendy, that is interesting. I used it in 2018 and it did provide a bit of savings - but I scheduled out what day we would see what. I guess prices have changed!

Edit: Yes, I looked back and in 2018 for,the 72 hr pass I paid 993 SEK!

Posted by
27336 posts

In addition to what looks like a crazy price, you need to factor in the non-covered things you might do that eat a lot of your time so you have fewer hours than expected for covered activities. Stockholm is gorgeous. It's great to walk around, exploring and enjoying the architecture and the views. You wouldn't be benefitting from the museum card during those hours.

I used a 7-day transit pass during my 12-day visit. I loved walking around Stockholm, so the pass probably wouldn't have paid off for me if I hadn't gone to quite a few places pretty far from my hotel on Gamla Stan. As it was, I took some buses and the Djurgarden ferry at times more or less because I had the pass rather than out of necessity.

I think an awful lot of big-city museum cards are outrageously priced. By comparison, there are some good deals in smaller cities where it sometimes seems the card is designed to encourage visitors to see more than the top one or two sights rather than to make money for some third-party that put the package together. (Examples: Padua and Orvieto.)

By comparison to the cash-grab in Stockholm, the country of Finland has an annual museum pass that costs just 74 euros; that's the full price, not a senior or student discount. I've used it at nine places so far (mostly in Turku and Tampere) and think it will cover everything I want to do in Helsinki except possibly a couple of churches. It's going to save me a lot of money.

Posted by
6526 posts

I used a 7-day transit pass during my 12-day visit. I loved walking
around Stockholm, so the pass probably wouldn't have paid off for me
if I hadn't gone to quite a few places pretty far from my hotel on
Gamla Stan. As it was, I took some buses and the Djurgarden ferry at
times more or less because I had the pass rather than out of
necessity.

In my opinion one advantage of a transit pass is peace of mind. Even if I don't plan to do a lot of travel it might be worth paying a bit extra to not have to buy a single ticket for each trip.

Posted by
27336 posts

It's true that it's uncomfortable to be in an area far from your hotel without a transit ticket or pass that will get you "home" unless you're prepare to buy a ticket via an app. I gave away an extra ticket in Oslo that I had bought "just in case". Since my visits to big cities tend to be very long, buying a transit pass to cover every day of the visit can amount to rather a lot of money; in most cases it works better for me to buy a small number of individual tickets, then get one or two more later if I see that I'm almost out.

Posted by
5634 posts

There was a time in the past when the Stockholm Pass was a very good deal … it is not necessarily a good deal anymore. I don’t recall when they changed it, but that may be why you sometimes see conflicting advise. People who have not visited Stockholm recently may be sharing experiences that are outdated.

Posted by
5634 posts

Wendy, one more thing. I think you misunderstood the price (the site doesn’t make it clear). The price is significantly less than what you posted.

The info you copied is not the price. It is the ”purse value” (read the definition). If you go back to the link and select ”Buy” you will see that a 3 day pass costs 969 SEK and you can use it on attractions up to the ”purse value” of 4910 SEK.

You’d have to do the math to see if this would save you money, but it might if you are going to some of the more expensive attractions.

Posted by
7 posts

Laura, you're completely right. I was confusing purse value with cost! Thanks so much for pointing this out! That's my fault.

Thank you! And thank you everyone for all the responses!