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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

International trains

SJ InterCity (IC)

  • Stockholm - Oslo (Norway)
  • Reservations are mandatory


VY Regional (RE)

  • Göteborg - Oslo (Norway)
  • Reservations are optional


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
    • Stockholm – Östersund - Åre – Duved (ski resorts) 
    • Göteborg - Östersund - Åre – Duved (ski resorts) 
    • Stockholm – Umeå 
    • Göteborg - Umeå 
    • Stockholm to Malmö


SJ EuroNight

  • Stockholm - Malmö - Copenhagen Airport - Hamburg (Altona) - Berlin (from April 2023)


VY night train

  • Stockholm – Boden - Kiruna - Narvik (Norway)
  • Stockholm – Boden - Luleå


Snälltåget night train

  • Malmö – Stockholm – Östersund - Åre – Duved - Storlien (ski resorts) 
  • Stockholm – Malmö – Copenhagen Örestad – Hamburg – Berlin

Scenic Trains


  • Travels all the way up to the Arctic Circle
  • Fully included in your Eurail Pass


Iron Ore Line

  • Luleå to Narvik across the Arctic circle
  • From the Gulf of Bothnia to the Atlantic Ocean
  • Trains on this line operated by VY Norrtåg are included in your Eurail 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 3h
Stockholm to Kiruna
(Night train via Sundsvall)
17h 30m
Stockholm to Malmö 4h 30m
Stockholm to Sundsvall 3h 50m
Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Stockholm to Copenhagen (Denmark) SJ high-speed 5h 05m Required
Stockholm (via Copenhagen, Denmark) to Hamburg (Germany) SJ high-speed + InterCity 10h 40m Required
Stockholm to Oslo (Norway) SJ high-speed 5h 30m Required
Göteborg to Oslo (Norway) Regional 3h 30m Recommended
Stockholm to Berlin (Germany) SJ EuroNight / Snälltåget 15h 30m (overnight) Required



Eurail reservation self-service system

  • Eurail
  • RE, IC, HST (X2000), Domestic night trains, EuroNight, Snälltaget

Administration costs when booking through Eurail self-service

  • € 2,- p.p.per train
  • Additional € 9,- per order (for paper tickets)

With railway carriers


An explanation of how each booking platform works can be found here: How do I book my reservations


Get your Pass for Sweden

Sweden Pass


Use your whole vacation to discover Sweden by rail.


Standard prices from $ 184

Global Pass


Explore Sweden and up to 32 other Eurail countries.

Standard prices from $ 233

Scandinavia Pass


Travel by train throughout Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.


Standard prices from $ 207


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

  • Direct SJ trains from Stockholm to Oslo


See all Pass benefits for Sweden


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