Östersund is conveniently located just off the E14 and the E45. Many people travel to our city by car, so here are a few tips for those of you planning to come to Östersund by car.
For current information about road works and other matters that may affect traffic and routes to and from Östersund, go to
The central areas of Östersund are divided into parking zones that have different charges. This map of the parking zones shows you the zones and the applicable charges per zone.
Long-term parking is available at Östersund Central station and at Storsjö Strand for those needing to park for more than 24 hours (max. seven consecutive days).
Charging electric cars
Generally, a maximum of four hours is permitted for normal charging, and one hour for fast charging, check the signs at the charging stations.
Locations of public charging points and charging stations are described at https://uppladdning.nu/
If you need to rent a car during your visit, there are several car rental companies from which to choose.
Plan your journey
It is simple to check routes and departures and plan your journey with the help of this website
Timetables for your journey with Stadsbussarna are available here:
Timetables for your journey with Länstrafiken are available here:
Occasionally, weather conditions, road works or other factors mean that regional and city buses are delayed or need to be cancelled. Check the following website for current and planned public transport disruptions.
The lowest single tickets with Stadsbussarna cost: children/adolescents SEK 16, adults SEK 32.
You cannot buy tickets on board Stadsbussarna and Länstrafiken buses. Single tickets can be purchased from their app/MobiTime, pay by Swish or card. Search for Länstrafiken in the app store on your mobile phone.
You can also pay with cash or by card when buying tickets at the following places:
Östersund bus station reception
Pressbyrån Kärnan Östersund
ICA Vallhalla Frösön
ICA Nära Lugnvik
If you need to travel more than once, you can also buy and charge a bus travel card. A minimum of SEK 100 can be charged to bus travel cards. There is a cost for the travel card the first time you buy it.
Länstrafiken also has day tickets, 20-day tickets and more.
SJ operates trains between Östersund and the rest of Sweden, and has a large number of daily departures. You can travel between Sundsvall, Östersund and Trondheim with Norrtåg. In summertime, you can travel by Inlandsbanan from Östersund southbound to Mora, or northbound all the way across the polar circle to Jokkmokk and Gällivare.
Snälltåget travels to Östersund and further on to Åre and the mountains in Jämtland during the summer 7 July – 26 September 2021. The night train to Östersund departs on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the afternoon / evening from Malmö via Lund, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö, Linköping, Norrköping, Stockholm and Uppsala and you arrive the next morning in Östersund. The return journey takes place on Thursdays and Sunday afternoons from Östersund, you reach Uppsala and Stockholm before midnight and the remaining stations later during the night and morning.
If you would like to check whether a train is on time, if there are any cancellations, or for other info that may affect train services, go to:
Please note: During the Corona pandemic, most of the regular flights to Östersund have been cancelled. At this moment SAS flies between Östersund and Stockholm/Arlanda.
At the moment you can only fly to Östersund with SAS.
SAS flies between Arlanda and Östersund, with connections to the rest of Sweden.
BRA flies between Bromma and Östersund Thursdays & Sundays from 1 of July 2021
Easy Jet flies between London Gatwick and Östersund, Berlin/Tegel and Östersund, and Copenhagen and Östersund during the winter.
Book your tickets at:
If you want to check whether your flight is on time, if there are any cancelled or delayed flights, or for other info that may affect flights, go to:
At this website you can find timetables for flight shuttle buses between Östersund and ÅreÖstersund Airport:
You can also get around Östersund by taxi. We recommend that you call to book your taxi well in advance, especially if you need to get to a flight or train. All authorised taxis have yellow registration plates.
Flygtaxi: (Airport taxis)
Taxis between ÅreÖstersund airport and Östersund centre (individual taxi) cost approx. SEK 445. Shared taxis cost approx. SEK 205 per person.
It is also possible to book taxis to the ski resorts around Östersund. More information is available at:
Östersund is a pleasant city for cycling around. Somewhat hilly with beautiful views.
Here is a link to a cycling map
Here is a link to bike rentals
Further information about cycling experiences is available here.
Luggage lockers are available at Central Station and the Bus terminal
Internet and Wifi
There are plenty of places that provide free wifi. You can access Östersund Free Wifi in the city centre. Cafés and restaurants usually have free wifi, as does the Tourist Centre.
Accessibility – visiting Östersund with a functional disability
Visitors are always welcome to Östersund. Östersund works continuously to increase accessibility for people with different forms of functional disability. Our “Design for everybody” work includes decisions, planning and product development for a more inclusive society. There is further information about Östersund municipality’s accessibility planning at the link below: