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Trains in Sweden


The fast and modern Swedish trains will show you every corner of this majestic country. Travel comfortably between Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg and many more cities. Go as far north as north goes, well above the Arctic Circle, and see some of Europe's most spectacular sights!

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 Interrail 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 and InterCity (R, IC)

  • Regional trains throughout Sweden


SJ High-speed train (Snabbtåg)

  • Fast connections between the bigger cities

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


Night trains

SJ Night train (NT)

  • Domestic routes within Sweden


VY night train

  • Travels between Stockholm and Narvik (Norway)


Snälltåget night train

Scenic Trains

Inlandsbanan scenic train

  • Travels all the way up to the Arctic Circle

  • Fully included in your Interrail Pass

Private railway companies in Sweden


Popular Connections in Sweden

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
RouteWhich train?Travel timeReservations
Stockholm to Copenhagen (Denmark)SJ high-speed5hr 13minRequired
Stockholm (via Copenhagen, Denmark) to Hamburg (Germany)SJ high-speed + InterCity14hr 10minRequired
Stockholm to Oslo (Norway)SJ high-speed5hrRequired

Reservations for trains in Sweden

Which trains in Sweden require reservations?

  • SJ High-speed train: Approximately €7 (SEK 62) in 2nd class and €17 (SEK 150) in 1st class

  • SJ Night train: Fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.

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


Reservations highly recommended for long journeys

  • SJ Regional and InterCity trains (R, IC): 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

Interrail Sweden Pass

  • See the natural wonders of Sweden by rail.

  • Youth discounts, as well as family and senior discounts.

  • Additional benefits include up to 50% discount on ferry crossings to Denmark, Germany and Norway.

  • Prices from € 148


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Interrail Global Pass

  • Travel by train as much as you like in up to 33 European countries including Sweden.

  • Discounts available for youth, seniors and families.

  • Prices from € 185


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Tips and tricks for Sweden

Sweden main train station

The railway hub of Sweden is in Stockholm:

  • Stockholm Centralstasion (main station).

  • Has Ticket desks and information service.

  • Located 1 km from the Old Town (Gamla Stan).

  • Bus and metro stops are next to the station.

Spelling of names in Sweden

The local spelling of Swedish city names can be a little different. Keep this in mind when looking at timetables or finding your train at a Swedish station.

  • Gothenburg = Göteborg

Ferry travel and other discounts

With your Interrail Pass, you get discounts up to 50% on several ferry crossings. This way, you can easily reach countries like Germany, Norway and Finland.


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