A Day Trip to Uppsala
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Sweden, Uppsala Guide (B): A Day Trip to Uppsala

Uppsala is the historic and spiritual heart of Sweden.

Famous as a medieval university city, Uppsala was once the political and religious centre of Viking-era Sweden. Today, it is Sweden’s fourth largest city and one of the country’s most dynamic thanks to its bustling university population.

Located just 40 minutes north of Sweden’s capital city, Uppsala is the perfect option if you’re looking for a quick and interesting day trip from Stockholm. 

Getting There

Getting to Uppsala from Stockholm couldn’t be easier.

SJ AB, Sweden’s state-owned railway company runs regular trips from Stockholm Central Station. This journey takes just 40 minutes, but the trains run less frequently (every hour, every half-hour during peak times).

SL, the organization responsible for running all of the public transportation in Stockholm country operates commuter trains from Stockholm every half-hour. The pendeltåg takes just 55 minutes to get from one city the other, and the views are not to be missed.

If the bus is more your scene, Flixbus runs several trips each day. The trip is a little bit longer (1 hour 15 minutes) but for just €3 (30SEK) the price can’t be beaten!

Swedbus also runs from Stockholm City Terminalen once or twice each day (this may change depending on day/season). The journey costs just as much as the train but isn’t nearly as fast.

What to See & Do

Uppsala is best explored on foot. The city is small enough that you can walk ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day Trip to Uppsala
Guide Location: Sweden » Uppsala
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Uppsala Cathedral   Uppsala Castle   Botanical Garden   Svartbäcksgatan   English Bookshop   Salluhallen  
Author: Kate Slean
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