During winter sports season the Snälltåget night train from Malmö to Åre is a great way to travel over 1200km through the Swedish countryside. You can relax in the comfort of your cabin as you travel north and when you awake the next morning you will be in Åre ready to hit the slopes at the popular Åre ski resort. This train has a restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks. A sleeping bag, blanket and pillow are also provided - so you don’t have to worry about a thing - just relax and enjoy the journey.
Snälltåget night train
Snälltåget night train route
The train departs from Malmö via Stockholm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the return journey departs on Thursdays and Sundays from Åre. The timetable can vary as they are scheduled according to the ski season and are scheduled for days when visitors arrive at or leave the ski resorts in Åre: for the most up-to-date timetable information check the Snälltåget website.
In the past Veolia (owner of Snälltåget) ran the Lapplandståget, a night train from Malmö and Göteborg via Stockholm to Narvik in Norway. This service no longer operates. The Swedish national railway company SJ still runs a night train on the route to Lapland.
- Åre - Malmö
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 Snälltåget night trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.
A restaurant car and free WiFi are available on the route from Mälmo to Stockholm.
How to make reservations on the Snälltåget
You can reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation on the Snälltåget in the following ways:
At the train station. Keep in mind that trains can become full during busy times.
Seat (2nd class): 2 euros
Seat (1st class): 15 euros
6-bed couchette: 29 euros p.p.
Facilities and services
Facilities may differ per train and route.