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Sweden can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Stockholm-Arlanda airport is the biggest airport in Sweden and an important hub for Uppsala. The journey to and from Uppsala and airport takes only 18 minutes. There are several ways to transport to and from the airport: Train - The SL’s commuter trains just takes 18 minutes to Uppsala. It departs from Arlanda central Station in SkyCity, which is located between Terminal 4 and 5. You can buy your tickets from the normal SL and UL sales points or at Arlanda Central station. ( / Airport coach – The public transport company Upplands Lokaltrafik (UL) runs the route 801 between Uppsala and Arlanda. They depart twice an hour between 3am and 12 midnight. Tickets can be purchased at Arlanda Visitor Centre in Terminal 5 or any other information desks in Terminal 2 and 4. There are also self-service ticket machines at the stops at Terminal 2, 4 and 5. Another option to buy your ticket is when boarding the bus, but they only accept card. There are night buses running between the airport and Uppsala (bus 593). For timetable and more information visit SL's website. ( Taxi - Taxi stands are located directly outside all terminals. All taxis here have an agreement with Stockholm Arlanda Aiport. You can contact a taxi rank officer if you have any questions. Rental cars - Most of the car rental offices are situated at Arlanda´s car rental area. You can rent cars at Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. For more information of the location, see website below.
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Best time to Visit

Mild summers and cold winters, Uppsala can be visited throughout the year depending what you are looking for. Spring is the time when the city bursts into life but there can be high levels of pollen so if you suffer from hay fever make sure to take your medicine. The summer months starts from May and the maximum temperature rarely goes over 30° in June, July and August. Uppsala is a wonderful city to visit during spring and summer when the flowers bloom and the birds are chirping smoothly. Winter months are between late November and late March when the average temperatures are between -2°C and -4°C. Uppsala is a delightful place to visit during this period and there are plenty of winter activities to choose from like skiing, skating or jig-fishing. During Christmas time (November and December) there are Christmas markets, Christmas buffets and celebration of Sankta Lucia to enjoy.
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Public Transport

The city centre is compact making it easy to walk around and very bicycle-friendly too. You can rent a bike and just follow the manicured bike paths. Uppland´s regional buses UL (Upplands Lokaltrafik) is the main public transport services in Uppsala county. They are running the local city buses in Uppsala, the yellow regional buses and the Upptåget train system including SL-pendeln. If you are visiting for an event and conference, UL provides a flexible visitor pass that gives unlimited travel throughout the county and Uppsala city for the duration of your stay plus to and from the Arlanda airport. UL also offers single and 24h tickets as well as 30-day tickets. There are many different ways to buy your tickets for example through UL mobile app (a smart travel tool), through a UL Card (where you load your Travel Funds) or you can just buy tickets from the ticket machines at all major transport hubs. You can also pay when boarding the bus or train with VISA or MasterCard. The UL Centre is located in Uppsala central station where you can get information and help regarding tickets and transport.
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