Travelling by train in Sweden

Map Sweden with capital city Stockholm

Best explored by train, the largest Scandinavian country offers new and memorable experiences. With your InterRail pass - visit the dynamic city of Stockholm, the cultural town of Gothenburg and experience the rocking nightlife of Malmö. In Sweden, great shopping, inviting restaurants and multicultural cuisine awaits you.

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Trains in Sweden
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InterRail passes for Sweden
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Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Swedish lake

Swedish lake

Skyscraper Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden

Skyscraper Turning Torso during the night, Malmo, Sweden

Swedish lapland in autumn

Swedish lapland in autumn

Visby, Gotland

Visby, Gotland

Sweden quick facts

 
  • Population: 9.5 million

  • Language: Swedish

  • Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

  • Dialing code: +46

Trains in Sweden

 
Logo of Swedish railway SJ

Find out all you need to know about Sweden’s rail network, different train types and reservation requirements.
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Places to visit

 
Restaurant in Stockholm
Restaurant in Stockholm

As the Swedish sun goes down…

Stockholm is an obvious contender for top night haven with world-class restaurants, bars and clubs littering the entire city. Another great choice to keep you entertained by night is a visit to Malmö. This buzzing city is sure to fuel your partying desires. Check out Lila Torg – the pulse of Malmö’s frenetic night scene. Enclosed by a square of sixteenth- to eighteenth-century buildings are colourful and lively bars and rocking clubs.

Lila Torg is a 15-minute walk from Malmö’s main train station.

Coastline of Gotland
Coastline of Gotland

Great Gotland and Gothenburg

Gotland island, off Sweden’s south-east coast in the Baltic sea is a great place to visit for its pristine beaches, outdoor activities and its historical riches. The Museum of Gotland is home to Stone Age, Viking and Medieval treasures, as well as exhibitions of the islands diverse flora and fauna. Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg (Göteborg) is another traveller’s treat. Check out the Liseberg amusement park for rollercoaster razzmatazz or learn something new at the Universeum. Also delve into the city’s past with seventeenth-century castles and fortresses dotted around.

Reach Gotland by ferry from either Nynäshamn or Oskarshamn on Sweden’s mainland. Liseberg amusement park is a 5-minute walk from Liseberg train station and the Universeum is a 10-minute walk from the same station.

King's hiking trail, Abisko
King's hiking trail, Abisko

Landscape that dreams are made of

For those pulled to Sweden for its insurmountable natural wow Abisko National Park is what you’ve been waiting for. Get lost in the spectacular northern wilderness in Sweden’s Lapland, meandering from Abisko down to Hemavan. For the super adventurous souls follow the 425-kilometre King’s hiking trail (or just part of the route!) and trek through this breath-taking alpine region. There are cosy little mountain cabins dotted along the route for you to take shelter and marvel at the star-studded Northern Lights.

Walking tours of the King’s hiking trail usually start from Abisko, which can be reached by train.

Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Stockholm: 14 islands make up one beautiful city

Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital sprawls across an archipelago with a third of the city being made up of water. Be sure to get unparalleled views of Sweden’s sprawling city aboard a leisurely boat tour. Gamla Stan is the city’s old town and is a hit with visitors and it’s easy to see why. Here you’ll find Storkyrkan – Stockholm’s grand cathedral and the beautiful baroque Royal Palace – while there nip into the Treasury and lay your eyes on Sweden’s prized jewels. 

Gamla Stan is a 10-minute walk from Slussen train station. Pick up a boat tour at the harbour outside the Grand Hotel, which is a 5-minute walk from Stockholm Karl XII metro station.

Beach near Gothenburg
Beach near Gothenburg

Swedish stunners

Visit Sweden’s dreamy Bohuslän coast, stretching north of Gothenburg (Göteborg). Savour this stunning landscape by boat, taking in some of the adorable islands and islets that are studded within this archipelago. The area is great for water sport-enthusiasts – kayaking, canoeing and scuba-diving are especially popular. As memorable experiences go, Lapland will have you drooling at the bit. Where else can you go dog sledding or snowmobiling across snow-laden wilderness (possible October-April). And why not spend a night at the Ice Hotel!

From Gothenburg the train line runs along the coast, so it is possible to stop off at various points along the Bohuslän coastline. The nearest train station to Lapland is Kiruna.

Events

 
Midsummer Festival
Midsummer Festival

Midsummer Festival

June 19 - June 20, 2015

When the Swedes celebrate summer, they really celebrate summer. Two and a half days of music, maypoles and mayhem as Sweden praises the always-too-short, best season of the year.

Midsummer parties take place all across Sweden.

Peace & Love Festival, Stockholm
Peace & Love Festival, Stockholm

Peace & Love Festival

June 26 - June 30, 2015

This is Sweden's biggest music festival and attempts to push the message of solidarity, diversity and understanding by bringing different cultures together. Expect a mix of international and local acts.

Borlänge is a 2.5 hour train ride from Stockholm. The festival takes place in Borlänge's city centre.

Medieval Week on Gotland
Medieval Week on Gotland

Medeltidsveckan

August 2 - August 9, 2015

The ancient buildings and cobblestone streets of Visby, Gotland are uniquely suited for this celebration of all things medieval. This week-long festival celebrates the markets, music, feats of strength and battles of will that medieval times were all about.

Visby, Gotland can be reached by boat from Nynäshamn or Oskarshamn. InterRail pass holders pay special fares on the routes to Gotland.

Stockholm Jazz Festival
Stockholm Jazz Festival

Stockholm Jazz Festival

October 9 - October 18, 2015

The world’s foremost jazz, R&B, soul and funk artists gather in Stockholm for this amazing 10-day festival. Don’t miss it!

The festival takes place in Skansen which is in walking distance of the train station.

InterRail passes for Sweden

 

Most popular passes with Sweden

InterRail Global Pass from €184

The InterRail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 30 countries in Europe. Travel by train from one cool destination to the next. One day you're on a pub crawl through Amsterdam and the next you're white-water rafting in Interlaken, Switzerland.

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InterRail Sweden Pass from €129

The InterRail Sweden Pass is the best way to visit Sweden's highlights like Stockholm, Malmö and Göteborg.

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All InterRail passes with Sweden

Here's a list of all InterRail passes for your travels through this country:

InterRail passes Prices from
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€ 184

Pass benefits in Sweden

 

Get discounts on various ferry crossings.

All extra pass benefits in Sweden

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