Public transportation works excellently in Stockholm and the system is safe, clean and efficient. SL is the company that runs the transit system. On this page of their website you will find a journey planner where you can type in where you a leaving from and where you need to go. This will give you the fastest alternative on SL. You don’t have to type in bus stop names. An address will do. You must know where you are going and purchase a ticket for the trip accordingly. You can even buy a ticket by using your cell phone.
For rates, check the rate section of their website. You can also purchase cards for shorter or longer periods of time. A “remsa” is a strip ticket. You can also purchase these and the ticket will be stamped according to how far you intend to travel. When you hand one of these over to the bus driver or ticket booth, you need to tell them where you are going (what stop). If a ticket booth is unmanned, you will need to stamp your ticket at the yellow machine. Remsas and cards can be purchased at Pressbyrån, Seven Elevens or some kiosks. Look for the SL sign.