Bus Transportation

Local Buses in Umeå

The local buses have their central terminal at Vasaplan in the centre of town. All bus lines are routed through this terminal. This means that catching any bus going in the direction of town you will always have the opportunity to get off the bus there. Also you can always catch a bus to what ever part of town you are going to from this same terminal. The local buses also have their information and service counter on Vasaplan. This is where you turn if you have questions, or if you for example have forgotten/left something on the bus.

There are several different types of tickets. A single ticket will cost you SEK 25 (SEK 19 if you are 20-25 years old, SEK 13 if you are 19 or younger) and entitles you to ride any local bus to any destination within 1 hour of the purchase of the ticket. If you want to save some money you can buy a card with a mimimum of six trips where each ride costs SEK 18 (for example 10 trips cost SEK 180, SEK 140 if you are 20-25). Each trip on this card functions as a single ticket with 1 hour transfers. If you are going to use the buses a lot the best buy might be a time specific card (30 days, 60 days or 90 days) These cards entitles you to ride the local buses as much as you want during the set time period. If you want the under 20-25 year old discount or the student discount on the 30 day card, you can only buy these at the ULTRA information centre at Vasaplan. All other tickets are available directly on the bus. Children under 7 travel for free when accompanied by an adult.
Note: Cash is not accepted.

Umeå Ultra - Local Bus Fees
Single Trip Ticket Rebate Card - must purchase a minimum of 6 trips Period Card (30 to 120 days) Airport Shuttle
Adult (26 years and older) SEK 25 SEK 18 30 days: SEK 490

60 days: SEK 960

90 days: SEK 1400

120 days: SEK 1760

SEK 40 (pre-bought)

SEK 60 (onboard)

Youth/Student (20-25 years) SEK 19 SEK 14 30 days:
SEK 430
SEK 40/60
Child (7-19 years) SEK 14 SEK 10 See above

SEK 40/60
Up to 3 children under 12 ride free with an accompanying adult

Up-to-date price list

Visitors can purchase a one-day bus card for SEK 50 with unlimited rides. A three-day bus card with unlimited rides costs SEK 115. They are sold at Umeå Bus Station and the University Hospital. (N/A for the airport shuttle.)

Airport Shuttle

The most affordable and easiest way to get to and from Umeå Airport is by the airport shuttle (No. 80), or "Flygbuss." The bus departs from the airport about 15 minutes after each arrival from Stockholm. A one-way ticket costs SEK 40/60 and takes about 15 minutes to the university and about 20 minutes to reach the central bus terminal Vasaplan.

The airport shuttles also have free transfer to all local Ultra buses within two hours.

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Local Bus Stops on Campus

Växthuset (Greenhouse): 2, 5, 8, 69, 84 (72, 73, 74)

Iksu-hallen: 2, 69 (72, 73, 74)

Skidspåret: 2

Samhällsvetarhuset (Social Sciences Building): 1

University Hospital: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 84 (72, 73, 74)

Universum: 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 69, 84 72, 73, 74)

(Numbers in parentheses are direct lines only during winter time)

Free WiFi Internet Access

The Ultra local buses in Umeå offer free wireless internet (WiFi) access. Umeå is the first town in Sweden to offer this complimentary service.