Getting around by bus
Are you visiting Östersund, Åre or another destination in Jämtland and would like to know more about travelling by bus? This page has some information that might be useful.
Public transport options in Jämtland include SJ’s national rail network, Norrtåg’s regional train routes and Länstrafikens countywide network of coaches and buses. An airport bus takes you from Åre Östersund Airport to the centre of Östersund.
Buses in Jämtland county
The regional bus network covers large parts of Jämtland, with some routes crossing the county borders. Regional coaches and buses are white with red markings and display Länstrafikens logo. Long distance coaches on route 40 going east, 45 going north and 46 going south are blue with yellow markings.
Östersund and the surrounding area is served by a network of city buses. Some buses on the city network are electric and all are accessible for travellers in wheelchairs or with a walking frame, pram or stroller. Buses in Östersund are yellow and black with red markings and display Länstrafikens logo.
The central hub for the bus network in Jämtland is the bus station in Östersund, around 10 minutes’ walk from the train station. Some buses stop at the train station – check the journey planner for details. City buses depart from the lower level of the bus station (Kyrkgatan). Most other coaches and buses depart from the top level.
Planning a journey
To find out which bus you need and when it departs, it is best to use the digital travel planner at LTR.se or our app ’Länstrafiken Jämtland’. As well as route options, you will see ticket prices and receive traffic updates in real time. If you enter the destination you would like to travel from and to, and select the date and time, you will see the journey options.
If you are unfamiliar with the area or don’t know the name of your stop, the map service Eniro has an option to display bus stops along a route on a map. To use this, visit Eniro, click on ‘Mer’ in the right hand menu and select ‘Buss’. Once you are aboard, you can see a list of stops and the current position of the bus on the screen near the front of the bus.
You can also download PDF timetables on this page. The departure frequency varies between bus routes and some services do not run all year round, so remember to check the journey planner or an up-to-date timetable before setting off.
Buying a ticket
You can purchase tickets directly from the driver on board the bus. Payment is by card only – cash is not accepted. Cash is however accepted at Länstrafikens reception desk inside Östersund bus station and by some resellers including Pressbyrån, which has shops in the centre of Östersund and at the central train station.
Most ticket types are also available in the app, where you can pay by card, by Swish or by invoice via Klarna.
If you are staying for a longer period or are a frequent visitor you may want to buy a travel card, which can be loaded with different tickets, including monthly passes. Cards are available from the reception desk or from Pressbyrån. It can be topped up in these locations as well as on board the bus or online via the webshop.
Fares & tickets
Länstrafiken offers single tickets, 30-day period tickets and ticket bundles (20 journeys on regional buses and 7, 12, 18, 24 or 30 on the city buses). If you are making a short visit, you may want to buy a 24-hour or day ticket for unlimited travel.
A single ticket in Östersund costs 32 kr for an adult. Elsewhere in the county, the cost depends on the distance travelled. When you use the app or the journey planner you will see how much the trip will cost. All ticket types are listed on this page. Tickets must be kept for the entire journey.
Two children under the age of 7 go free with a paying adult. Additional children and young people under 19 years travelling on their own pay half price. All conditions of travel can be found here.
Have a question?
You can contact customer service 24 hours a day by calling 0771–100 110. Our agents speak English.
There is also a manned reception at the bus station in Östersund. It is open Monday to Friday 10.00 – 16.00.
Below are some useful links. The pages are in Swedish but you can change the language on the pages by clicking on ’Meny’ in the top right corner and then using the drop-down in the top left corner.