How to buy tickets

Everything on One Card

Having a UL card in your pocket is smart even if you don’t travel so often. Load it with Travel Funds so you can be sure that you always get the best fare for single journeys. If you know how often you will travel you can load the UL card with the ticket that suits you. 

You can find the UL card at all of our sales agents and at UL center in Uppsala. The card costs SEK 20 when you load it with travel funds for at least SEK 50 or any ticket. Once you have a card you can also upload it in our ticket machines.

Traveling with tickets on the UL card

If you have the UL card uploaded with any of our tickets you usually just need swipe the card against the reader or on the platform if you travel by train. The exception is our 10-journey ticket for young people, where you must “select ticket" on the card reader. 

Traveling with travel funds on the UL card

You use the UL card with travel funds slightly differently, depending on what kind of transit you travel with and how many of you are traveling.

On Uppsala city buses 
• Hold the card against the reader until it makes a “bleep" in order to purchase a ticket for Zone 1. 

• Changing bus? Swipe the card on the new bus. If your ticket is still active no new ticket is purchased. 

• Several people traveling on the same UL card? Swipe the card as usual to purchase the first ticket. Remove the card and press zone 1 – adult or youth. Bleep the card again to purchase ticket two. Repeat for each person. 

• Several people will change bus? Hold up the card and press on one of the tickets that appear on the screen.  Repeat for all tickets.

On regional buses 
• Tell the driver where you want to travel and how many adult and youth tickets you want to have. You will receive a paper ticket which is your proof of travel.

• Changing bus? Show the paper ticket to the driver. 

On the Upptåget train or SL commuters within Uppsala County 
• Purchase tickets in our ticket machines or ticket posts adjacent to the platform, one purchase for each person who travels. On the Upptåget train you can also purchase tickets from the train attendant on board. No ticket sales on board SL commuter trains. 

• Changing to bus? Swipe the card against the reader next to the driver. If several of you have traveled on the same card – hold up the card and press on one of the tickets that appear on the screen. Repeat for all tickets.

Travel with both ticket and travel funds

You can also upload the UL card with both ticket and travel funds. Here are a few tips about how to activate and purchase tickets. 

Period ticket and travel funds
• Period ticket – swipe the card against the reader. Wait for the green light and then remove the card.
• Travel funds – press the button for adult or youth and then swipe your card on the reader. Wait for the green light.

Period ticket and 10-journey ticket
• Period ticket – swipe the card against the reader. Wait for the green light and then remove the card.
• 10-journey ticket – swipe the card again and the ticket comes up as a choice. Press the button next to the ticket to select it. Wait for the green light.

10-journey ticket and travel funds
• 10-journey ticket  swipe the card against the reader and wait until the ticket to appear on the screen. Press the button next to the ticket to activate a ticket. Wait for the green light and then remove the card.
• Travel funds – press the button for adult or youth and then swipe your card on the reader. Wait for the green light. 

10-journey ticket and travel funds
• 10-journey ticket  swipe the card against the reader and wait until the ticket appears on the screen. Press the button next to it to activate a ticket. Wait for the green light and then remove the card.
• Travel funds  hand the card to the driver and state your destination. You will receive a single ticket as a receipt. Save it throughout your journey and present it at any transfer.

Note! Only one person at a time may travel using a 10-journey ticket.

Want to Check Your Balance?

First press the balance/validity button at any of our card readers or ticket machines and then tap your card on the reader. Our agents can also help you to check your balance.

What Do the Lamps Mean?

Green – Welcome aboard!
Yellow – time to reload. Less than three days or SEK 100 remaining. Red – there is a fault. Check the information on the display.