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Snälltåget night train

During winter sports season the Snälltåget night train from Malmö to Åre is a great way to travel over 1200km through the Swedish countryside. You can relax in the comfort of your cabin as you travel north and when you awake the next morning you will be in Åre ready to hit the slopes at the popular Åre ski resort. This train has a restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks. A sleeping bag, blanket and pillow are also provided - so you don’t have to worry about a thing - just relax and enjoy the journey.


Snälltåget night train routes

Map with Veolia night train route

The train departs from Malmö via Stockholm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the return journey departs on Thursdays and Sundays from Åre. The timetable can vary as they are scheduled according to the ski season and are scheduled for days when visitors arrive at or leave the ski resorts in Åre: for the most up-to-date timetable information check the Snälltåget website.


In the past Veolia (owner of Snälltåget) ran the Lapplandståget, a night train from Malmö and Göteborg via Stockholm to Narvik in Norway. This service no longer operates. The Swedish national railway company SJ still runs a night train on the route to Lapland.


Snälltåget night train in Sweden

Malmö - Åre

  • Via Stockholm


This train runs from Christmas until the end of April. Check the website of Snälltaget for the exact dates. 




Reservations on the Snälltåget night trains are compulsory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible to guarantee your seat on the train.


How to make reservations on the Snälltåget

You can reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation on the Snälltåget in the following ways:

Reservation fees

  • Seat (2nd class): €5
  • Seat (1st class): €19
  • 6-bed couchette: €39 p.p.


Please note that some trains only have 2nd class seats or couchettes available. Please check the set up of the train you are planning to take.


Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • WiFi internet

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:

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