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Contact ECDC 

​European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Phone number:
 +46 (0)8 586 010 00
Fax number:
+46 (0)8 586 010 01
Tomtebodavägen 11a
171 83 Stockholm
Press office:
Phone: +46 (0)8 586 01 678



ECDC has adopted a Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, which details the principles ECDC follows in its daily work and its relations with the public.

How to get to ECDC

ECDC premises are easy to reach using Stockholm's public transport system (Stockholmslokaltrafik/SL). The following transport options are available for visitors to ECDC:

Buses: 3, 77 (stop: Thorax), 69/69K, 73, 507 (stop: Tomteboda/Karolinska institut)

Subway/Underground: (Tunnelbana in Swedish) Green line to S:t Eriksplan, change to bus 3 or 77 (both towards Karolinska sjukhuset).

Commuter train: (Pendeltåg in Swedish) Karlberg station, change to bus 507 (towards Tomteboda postterminal).

For timetables please use the SL journey planner.

There are a number of ways to reach central Stockholm from Arlanda International Airport:

Arlanda Express offers the quickest route to the Central Station, although airport buses and the commuter trains also offer a direct route. The commuter trains stop at Karlberg before reaching central station, so travellers to ECDC coming direct from the airport may find this to be the most convenient option.

The ECDC building has a long driveway. The official ECDC flag can be seen outside the building. It takes about five minutes to walk to ECDC from the nearest bus stops.

Walking from Thorax:




Walking from Tomteboda/Karolinksa Institut:




It is not possible to buy a ticket on the bus; you need to purchase it before your journey. You can buy tickets in newsagent stores such as Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven. Both of these stores can be found at Arlanda airport and close to the majority of underground and local train stations, as well as in many other locations across Stockholm. At many bus stops (but not all), there are automated ticket machines (biljett automat). For travel within 1 zone (ECDC and central Stockholm are within 1 zone) you will need 2 “units”. When you board the bus, your ticket will be stamped, and is valid for 1 hour after the stamp time (i.e. you can change transport, but do not have to purchase another ticket within one hour).

More cost-effective ticket options for longer stays in Stockholm or more frequent travel are available. An SL Access Card can be purchased for 20SEK. This can then be loaded with cash for single-trip options or with a ticket that is valid for a set period of time, for example 24 hrs, 48 hrs or 1 week.

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