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Ticket prices at SJ

Published: Sunday 2004-04-18.

“Right now” ticket a Saturday morning, Oslo–Stockholm: 341 Swedish kronor (about 37 €). “Right now” ticket Sunday evening (they next day), Stockholm–Oslo: 782 kronor (about 85 €)

Last time I took the westward trip it was all the way from Nynäshamn (which is an extra hour by the commuter train) last autumn, then priced at 622 kronor—I find it a bit unrealistic that the price has increased by 25 % in half a year, but according to SJ’s customer service it is the correct price. I think I’ll rather take the bus back, that is what you want people to do by pricing tickets that way, right SJ?

If I go Monday morning, that too during “rush hours”, the ticket Stockholm–Oslo costs only 493 kronor (53 €). Weird pricing system, this.

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  • Datum: 2004-04-19 09.30.41 CEST
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: yestravel.com

Kanske SJ har tagit intryck av flygets prissättning att dubblera priset när en kupé eller vagn har bokats full. Det blir än märkligare hos lågprisflyget, då en enkelresa (i det här fallet Stansted - Västerås) under kampanjerbjudanden kan skilja från 7 kr + skatt till 800 kr + skatt beroende på vilken dag man vill åka.

  • Datum: 2004-04-19 09.40.07 CEST
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: 127.0.0.1 via pat.opera.com

Hmm, med Nordic Airlink får jag samma pris på returresan Stockholm-Oslo, inräknat resor till och från bägge flyplatserna, som med SJ.

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