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Sweden By Train

Sweden is an exciting and beautiful country to visit. From charming cities like Stockholm, to seemingly endless natural wonders, 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.

 

Train types in Sweden

The extensive Swedish railway network is run by SJ. Modern trains travel regularly between the cities in Sweden, offering both comfort and stunning views from the train window. You can find Swedish train times in the Eurail timetable.

 

Bicycles are not allowed on Swedish trains, unless they're foldable and can be carried as hand luggage.

Map with main train connections in Sweden

Domestic Trains

 

SJ Regional (REGIONAL)

  • Regional trains throughout Sweden

  • Reservations are optional

 

SJ InterCity (IC)

  • Reservations are mandatory

 

SJ High-speed train (HST)

  • Fast connections between the bigger cities

  • Reservations are mandatory


Bicycles are not allowed on Swedish trains, unless they're foldable and can be carried as hand luggage.

International trains

 

SJ InterCity (IC)

  • Stockholm - Oslo (Norway)
  • Reservations are mandatory

 

SJ High Speed (HST)

  • Stockholm - Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Reservations are mandatory

 

Öresundståg trains (regional)

  • Malmö - Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Reservations are optional

Night trains

 

Reservations are mandatory on all night trains.

 

SJ night train (NT)

  • Domestic routes within Sweden
    • Gothenburg/Stockholm to Östersund, Åre and Duved
    • Gothenburg/Stockholm to Umeå
    • Stockholm to Malmö

 

SJ Euronight - This train will start running from 1 September 2022

  • Stockholm - Malmö - Copenhagen Airport - Hamburg (Altona)

 

VY night train

  • Travels between Stockholm and Narvik (Norway)

 

Snälltåget night train

  • Travels between Malmö and ski resort Åre 
  • Operates a night train to Berlin in the summer months

Scenic Trains

 

Inlandsbanan scenic train

  • Travels all the way up to the Arctic Circle

  • Fully included in your Pass

Private railway companies in Sweden

 

Most of them are included in your Pass. See the full list of included companies.

 

 

Popular connections

These are the average travel times between Sweden's most important cities. Reservations are optional for all of these train journeys.

 

Route Travel time
Stockholm to Gothenburg 3 hours
Stockholm to Kiruna
(Night train via Sundsvall)
17hr 30min
Stockholm to Malmö 4hr 30min
Stockholm to Sundsvall 3hr 50min
Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Stockholm to Copenhagen (Denmark) SJ high-speed 5hr 13min Required
Stockholm (via Copenhagen, Denmark) to Hamburg (Germany) SJ high-speed + InterCity 14hr 10min Required
Stockholm to Oslo (Norway) SJ high-speed 5hr Required

 

Reservations

Reservations are mandatory for:

  • SJ high-speed trains: approximately €7 in 2nd class and €17 in 1st class

  • SJ intercity trains: approximately €3 in both 2nd and 1st class

  • SJ domestic night trains: fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.

  • From 1 September 2022 - SJ Euronight: Fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.

  • Snälltåget night train: fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.

 

Reservations are optional (but highly recommended for long journeys) for:

  • SJ Regional (R): Approximately 3 euros (SEK 27 in local currency)

  • Inlandsbanan scenic train: Approximately 5.30 euros (SEK 50 in local currency)

 

How can I make reservations for trains in Sweden?

 

Get your Pass for Sweden

Sweden Pass

 

Use your whole vacation to discover Sweden by rail.

 

Standard prices from $ 148

Global Pass

 

Explore Sweden and up to 32 other Eurail countries.


Standard prices from $ 185

 

Tips and tricks for Sweden

Quick facts

  • Capital: Stockholm

  • Population: 9.5 million

  • Language: Swedish

  • Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

  • Dialing code: +46

 
Spelling of city names
 

On Swedish train timetables and at train stations in Sweden, you'll usually find the local spelling of Swedish cities and stations. Here is the local spelling of some popular Swedish cities:

  • Gothenburg = Göteborg

Ferry travel and other discounts

 

With a valid Eurail Pass for Sweden, you'll get discounted travel on ferry routes to the following countries:

  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Germany

 

A Eurail Pass valid in Sweden covers free travel on the following routes:

  • SJ trains directly to and from Copenhagen and Copenhagen airport

  • Göteborg and Stockholm to Oslo.

 

See all Pass benefits for Sweden

 

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