Traveling by train in Sweden

Map Sweden with capital city Stockholm

Travel in Sweden is exciting for most Eurail travelers. From charming cities like Stockholm, to seemingly endless natural beauty, your Eurail Sweden Pass will show the very best that this country has to offer. The views from the train, and the stops along the way, will create memories that last a lifetime.

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Quick facts
Trains in Sweden
Places to visit
Events
Eurail passes for Sweden
Pass benefits in Sweden

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The Old Town in Stockholm

The Old Town in Stockholm

Lake in Sweden

Lake in Sweden

Swedish Lapland in autumn

Swedish Lapland in autumn

Skyscraper Turning Torso, Malmo

Skyscraper Turning Torso, Malmo

Visby

Visby

Sweden quick facts

 
  • Capital: Stockholm

  • Population: 9.5 million

  • Language: Swedish

  • Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

  • Dialing code: +46

Trains in Sweden

 
Logo of Swedish railway SJ

The Swedish railway network spans the entire country. Trains are operated by Swedish State Railways (Statens Järnvägar) and the Swedish word for train is ‘tåg’.

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Places to visit

 
Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg, Sweden

Modern, playful Gothenburg

A mixture of natural beauty and man-made adventure, Gothenburg (Göteborg) is like one giant playground, just waiting for exploration. Visit Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park, and Universeum, the science discovery center. Shop at Gothenburg’s trendy stores, and camp in its (often free) parks and campgrounds. What’s more, Gothenburg has one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline imaginable.

Liseberg amusement park has its own railway stop. The park is an all-day adventure of games, rides and fun.

Town Hall, Malmö
Town Hall, Malmö

Multicultural and mesmerizing Malmö

Beautiful and dynamic, Malmö is filled with charm. Malmö burst onto the scene in recent years with a huge renovation, and the construction of the impressive, five-mile long Öresund Bridge (Øresundsbron), connecting Malmö to Copenhagen. A true port city, Malmö boasts residents of more than 160 nationalities and 100 languages. After a day at the beach, be sure to check out the fantastic array of dining options.

From Malmö Central Station, city center is a 15-minute walk.

Södermalm distict in Stockholm
Södermalm distict in Stockholm

Spectacular Stockholm

Stockholm is a sparkling city built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges. It’s ranked among the most breathtaking capitals in the world. History, culture, world-class museums, natural beauty and modern city life combine for an unforgettable travel destination. From Gröna Lund amusement park to the beautiful City Hall and the Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Stockholms Medeltidsmuseum), you’ll find it all in this stunning capital city. 

Stockholm’s Central Station is right on the waterfront, and the famous City Hall is in walking distance from the station.

Reindeer in Northern Sweden
Reindeer in Northern Sweden

The great Northern beyond

Northern Sweden is a nature-lover’s paradise. Countless national parks and reserves – like Sarek and Abisko – are some of the world’s most stunning. Ride a husky sledge, try ice fishing or skiing, everything is possible. The ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ is also the backdrop for the Northern Lights. Learn about the Sami – indigenous Swedes with a unique way of life. In nearby Jukkasjärvi is the world-famous Ice Hotel.

From the train station in Kiruna, you can reach the Ice Hotel by husky sledge, snowmobile or taxi.

Visby
Visby

The sweet Swedish Isles

Sweden is rumored to have hundreds – or even thousands – of islands. One of the largest and most interesting is the isle of Gotland, off the southeastern coast of the mainland. Gotland’s capital, Visby, is a reasonably priced tourist dream, with medieval architecture and cobblestone streets. The ancient town square and old town, plus unique stone fortifying walls make Visby a charming must-see.

Cars are banned in the old town in the summer, so take the ferry to Visby and then walk or cycle through the historic streets.

Events

 
Peace & Love Festival, Stockholm
Peace & Love Festival, Stockholm

Peace & Love Festival

June 20 - June 22, 2014

Dates unconfirmed.

 

This is Sweden’s biggest music festival and attempts to push the message of solidarity, diversity and understanding by bringing different cultures together. Expect a mix of international and local acts.

Borlänge is a 2.5-hr train ride from Stockholm. The festival takes place in Borlänge's city center.

A maypole
A maypole

Midsummer Festival

June 21 - June 23, 2014

When the Swedes celebrate summer, they really celebrate summer. Two and a half days of music, maypoles and mayhem as Sweden praises the always-too-short, best season of the year.

Midsummer parties take place all across Sweden.

Stockholm Jazz Festival
Stockholm Jazz Festival

Stockholm Jazz Festival

October 10 - October 19, 2014

The world’s foremost jazz, R&B, soul and funk artists gather in Stockholm for this amazing 3-day festival. Don’t miss it!

The festival takes place in Skansen. Trams to the festival site depart from Hamngatan, which is close to Stockholm's main train station.

Liseberg Amusement Park, Gothenburg
Liseberg Amusement Park, Gothenburg

A Göteborg Christmas

November 23 - December 23, 2014

Liseberg Amusement Park gets decked out for the holidays and opens the largest Christmas market in Sweden. Music, shopping, food and events mark this months-long celebration of the yuletide. 

Take tram 2 or 13 and get off at the 3rd stop (Göteborg Korsvägen). From there it's a short walk to the park's entrance.

Eurail passes for Sweden

 

Most popular passes with Sweden

Eurail Global Pass from USD$263

The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 27 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.

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Eurail Sweden Pass from USD$203

Travel by train through Sweden.

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Eurail Select Pass 4 countries from USD$186

Discover 4 bordering countries with the Eurail Select Pass – 4 countries. Plan the route of your choice between and within each country, and spend as much time as you like at each stop.

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All Eurail passes with Sweden

Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country:

Eurail passes Prices from
USD$ 186
USD$ 263
USD$ 203
USD$ 226
Eurail passes Prices from
USD$ 235
USD$ 223
USD$ 260

Pass benefits in Sweden

 

Check out the extra discounts and offers for Eurail pass holders in Sweden, including reductions on certain ferry routes.


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