SJ night train

There’s no better way to travel the vast distances of Sweden than by the comfort of a night train and the Swedish rail company SJ offers one of the most modern night train services in Europe. There’s a variety of sleeping facilities to suit all needs from 6-bed couchette cabins to a 1st class private compartment with private WC and shower. Why not go on a killer whale safari in the Norwegian town of Narvick, experience the northern lights in Kiruna or hit the slopes at Sweden’s largest ski resort in Åre. The adventure that awaits you is only a train ride away.

SJ routes
Facilities and Services
Tips and tricks


View from SJ night train

View from SJ night train

People boarding SJ train

People boarding SJ train

SJ night train at platform

SJ night train at platform

SJ night train routes


SJ night trains travel direct to Sweden’s major cities such as Gothenburg, Östersund, Luleå, Stockholm and Malmö. Plus, connections are available upon arrival to smaller popular towns such as Are, Kiruna, Narvik (Norway) and Sundsvall. All the SJ night trains have refreshment facilities offering hearty hot and cold meals, drinks, snacks and a full breakfast. You can also bring your own food along on this overnight journey. Bicycles are not permitted aboard SJ night trains due to safety regulations and skis are allowed but must be in a case.

Map with SJ night train routes
Domestic SJ night trains travel direct on the following routes:
  • Gothenburg - Östersund
  • Gothenburg - Luleå
  • Stockholm - Östersund
  • Stockholm - Luleå
  • Malmö - Stockholm



Reservation: mandatory

When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.

Reservations on the SJ night trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

Hot and cold meals can be purchased on the SJ night trains, as well as snacks, drinks and a full breakfast.

How to make reservations for the SJ night train

You can reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation on the SJ night train in the following ways:

Reservation fees

  • Seat: 3 euros

  • 6-bed couchette: 20 euros p.p.

  • 3-bed sleeper: 40 euros p.p.

  • Single sleeper (with shower): 75 euros

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Disabled facilities

  • Newspapers/magazines

  • Restaurant/bistro

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Travel tips


Passengers with a 1st class pass can take advantage of the SJ lounge in Stockholm and Gothenburg. These lounges offer a relaxed environment to wait, have some food or a drink or use the WiFi to get online before you depart on your journey.

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