As an employee, you are responsible to plan your business travels in accordance with the laws and agreements that Umeå University is regulated by.
The University travel policy emphasises that environmental aspects should be taken into account when choosing means of transportation, and that public transportation is often the best alternative both from a safety and environmental aspect.
In some cases, a digital or online meeting may be a sufficient substitute for a physical meeting involving travels. Read more about virtual meetings under Related information.
The University has a procured travel agent through which travels and hotel bookings must go through. This goes for both domestic and international travels. Read more on XLNT Travel.
Travels should be booked as far in advance as possible to get a low price on tickets, hotels and taxi fares. When booking your travels through our travel agent, a travel insurance is also included and the agent can help you find alternative solutions in case of delays or strikes. Also, it gives the University more efficient administrative routines and the chance to run follow ups.
All taxi travels both locally and at other Swedish destinations that take place in conjunction with a bus, train or flight journey must be booked through XLNT Travel.
If you have any problems booking your taxi or other connecting travels through the self-service system, you can turn to the travel agency by email or phone for assistance. To ensure that you do not have to pay any additional fees, you should add ground transport on the same or the following day as you made your web booking. The recommendation is to book a shared taxi as it is cheaper and better for the environment than a personal one.
Other taxi travels can be booked freely through the taxi company of your choice. We currently do not have an agreement, which means that regular tariffs apply.
Train tickets are booked through XLNT Travel. If you have previously booked through the SJ e-booking system, you can now do the same through the travel agency's self-service system.
If you need to make a business travel by car, first and foremost use a rental car. When booking a rental car, you must use one of the University's procured car rental companies. The agreement includes suppliers of rental cars, mini buses or light-duty trucks up to 3.5 tonnes. Read more on the page Book rental car.
Other ground transport such as ArlandaExpress or regular bus tickets should also be booked through XLNT Travel.