Trains in Sweden

High speed train, 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
Reservations for trains in Sweden
Domestic connections in Sweden
International connections to and from Sweden
Sweden rail passes
Train stations in Sweden
Pass benefits in Sweden
Spelling of cities in Sweden

Map with main train connections in Sweden

Train types in Sweden


Logo of Swedish railway SJ 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.


Trains in Sweden

SJ Regional and InterCity (R, IC)

  • Regional trains throughout Sweden


SJ High-speed train (Snabbtåg)

  • Fast connections between the bigger cities


Private railway companies in Sweden

Inlandsbanan scenic train

  • Travels all the way up to the Arctic Circle

  • Fully included in your Interrail Pass


SJ Night train (NT)

  • Domestic routes within Sweden

  • International route to Narvik (Norway)


Snälltåget night train


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

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?


Domestic connections in Sweden

Map with main train 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 Malmö 4hr 30min
Stockholm to Sundsvall 3hr 50min
Stockholm to Kiruna
(Night train via Sundsvall)
17hr 30min

International train connections to and from Sweden

Country Cities Which train? Travel time Reservations
Denmark Stockholm to Copenhagen SJ high-speed 5hr 13min Required
Germany Stockholm to Hamburg
(via Copenhagen)
SJ high-speed + InterCity 14hr 10min Required
Norway Stockholm to Oslo SJ high-speed 4hr 30min Required

Sweden rail passes


Interrail Pass options 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 € 131


View Sweden Passes


Interrail Global Pass

  • Travel by train as much as you like in up to 30 European countries including Sweden.

  • Discounts available for youth, seniors and families.

  • Prices from € 200


View Global Passes

Swedish train travelling through snow

Train stations in Sweden

Sunset over Stockholm station

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.

Pass benefits for Sweden

Ferry between Sweden and Finland


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.


See all benefits for Sweden

Spelling of cities in Sweden

Stockholm station

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

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