Getting around Stockholm - how to rent an electric scooter
Updated 10 Sep 2019
Getting around central Stockholm has never been easier - often all you need is an app. Hire an electric scooter, explore the city on an electric bike, rent an electric car or take a classic Vespa for a spin. Many of the new transport methods are both cheap and environmentally friendly and you'll find them all over town. Bear in mind though that prices can vary, and that you can't park just anywhere. Follow our guide to some really great, simple ways to travel around Stockholm.
Since Voi launched in Sweden, ever-increasing numbers of Stockholmers and tourists can be spotted cruising around town on electric scooters. In order to find out where the closest electric scooter is to you, all you need to do is download the app - and when you're finished with the scooter you can just leave it where you are (within reason).
Lime wants to enable people to get around town in a smarter, more environmentally-friendly way. Just download their app and find one of their light green electric scooters nearby. The American company launched in Stockholm in November 2018.
In the spring of 2019, the German company Tier joined the ranks of electric scooter companies to launch in Stockholm and you can now hire their green scooters to nip around town on. Like their competitors, they encourage their users to wear a helmet, and to be careful and responsible.
This German company's electric scooters are designed to be safe and reliable, with slightly larger wheels and a more robust design. Together with the Stockholm authorities, they've developed restrictions for where you can ride and park, as part of their responsible corporate profile. They transport available electric scooters to where they're needed.
This American company launched their black and white electric scooters in Stockholm in late summer 2019. Prior to that, they've received plenty of hype on the other side of the Atlantic and established themselves in 120 cities all over the world.
Electric scooters and cars
The Swedish company Moow launched in spring 2019 with a mission to provide cost effective and more environmentally friendly transport services. Via the company app you can hire both electric scooters and cars that are owned and rented out via private owners.
If you want to hire a car, you can find and book one of Aimo's electric cars via the company app. The cars are ready charged and have a range of around 300 kilometres, which means you can either use your car just to go and do some shopping or head further out of town. The price includes parking at selected spots.
If you want to drive around town on an electric moped, just download Blinkee's app and create an account that will allow you to book the electric moped closest to your location. An environmentally friendly and flexible way to get around. You lock up the moped with the app and park it in an appropriate spot when you arrive.
If you want to get some exercise as you whizz around town, take your lead from countless other Stockholmers and tourists and hire a bike. You'll find rental bikes from the Swedish company EU-bikes all around the city. Download their app, turn on Bluetooth and lock up by scanning the QR code on the lock.
Vespas and electric bikes
If you want to feel a bit continental you can cruise around town on a Vespa. Vespa Stockholm hires out both Vespas and electric bikes with self-guided tours loaded onto their GPS systems. Perfect for Stockholmers who want to explore an undiscovered part of town and new visitors.
Rather take a taxi? Our guide to Stockholm's best taxi companies includes recommendations for both well-established and slightler newer taxi options.