To buy train tickets within Sweden or from Copenhagen to Stockholm, use the Swedish Railways website www.sj.se, see advice on using it here.

This page explains how to travel by train from Stockholm to other key European cities, and how to buy the cheapest tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

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Before you buy your tickets...

I recommend taking a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, such as "Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up & buy at the station?", "How far ahead can I book?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just go online & buy a €35 point-to-point ticket?".

Answering your questions about European train travel...

An introduction to European train travel

 

Senior fares (over 60)

 

Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)

 

Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits

 

Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains

 

Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations

 

Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train

 

Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train

 

Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train

 

Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network

 

What to do when things go wrong...



Stockholm to Gothenburg, Malmo & other destinations in Sweden...

Stockholm to Copenhagen from 195 SEK (€22)...
125 mph tilting 'X2000' from Copenhagen to Stockholm, at Copenhagen station 2nd class seats on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm The self-service buffet on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

Take a 125 mph SJ2000 train from Stockholm to Copenhagen...

 

2nd class seating on the SJ 2000.  All seats have power sockets for laptops & mobiles...

 

Self-service buffet car on the SJ 2000 to Stockholm.

More information about SJ 2000


Stockholm to Oslo...

Stockholm to Helsinki...

Stockholm to Tallinn...

Stockholm to Riga...

Stockholm to St Petersburg & Moscow...

Stockholm to Hamburg or Berlin from €39...

Stockholm to Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich & Germany from €39...

Option 1, using the Night Line sleeper train from Copenhagen (runs until 1 November 2014)

Option 2, by comfortable daytime trains with overnight stop In Copenhagen, from as little as €39...

Option 3, by comfortable daytime trains with overnight stop In Hamburg, from as little as €39...


Stockholm to Amsterdam from €78...

Option 1, using the Copenhagen-Amsterdam sleeper train.  A cost-effective and time-effective way to get from Stockholm to Amsterdam without flying!  Runs until 1 November 2014, after that use an alternative option.

125 mph tilting 'X2000' from Copenhagen to Stockholm, at Copenhagen station 2nd class seats on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm The self-service buffet on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

Step 1, take a 125 mph SJ2000 train from Stockholm to Copenhagen...

 

2nd class seating on the SJ 2000.  All seats have power sockets for laptops & mobiles...

 

Self-service buffet car on the SJ 2000 to Stockholm.

More information about SJ 2000

Sleeping-car room - Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   4-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   6-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train  

A sleeping-car as used on the Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train

1, 2 or 3 bed sleeper: The most civilised option, economy with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet.

 

4-berth couchettes:  Ideal for families, much more space per person than 6-berth couchettes.

 

6-berth couchettes:  The budget option, far more comfortable than a seat for just a few euros more...

 

Step 2, take City Night Line sleeper train Borealis from Copenhagen to Amsterdam.

More information about City Night Line

Option 2, by comfortable daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg, from €78...


Stockholm to Brussels or Bruges from €78...

Option 1, using the Copenhagen-Cologne City Night Line sleeper (runs until 1 November 2014)

Option 2, by daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg from €78...


Stockholm to Paris from €78...

Option 1, using the Copenhagen-Cologne sleeper (runs until 1 November 2014).  A cost-effective and time-effective way to get from Stockholm to Paris without flying!

125 mph tilting 'X2000' from Copenhagen to Stockholm, at Copenhagen station 2nd class seats on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm The self-service buffet on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

Step 1, take a 125 mph SJ2000 train from Stockholm to Copenhagen...

 

2nd class seating on the SJ 2000.  All seats have power sockets for laptops & mobiles...

 

Self-service buffet car on the SJ 2000 to Stockholm.

More information about SJ 2000

Sleeping-car room - Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   4-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   6-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train  

A sleeping-car as used on the Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train

1, 2 or 3 bed sleeper: The most civilised option, economy with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet.

 

4-berth couchettes:  Ideal for families, much more space per person than 6-berth couchettes.

 

6-berth couchettes:  The budget option, far more comfortable than a seat for just a few euros more...

 

Step 2, take City Night Line sleeper train Borealis from Copenhagen to Cologne...

More information about City Night Line

A Thalys for Amsterdam about to leave Brussels Midi...   Second class seats on board a 'Thalys' high-speed train to Cologne 1st class seats on Thalys

Step 3, take a 186mph Thalys train from Cologne to Paris...

 

2nd class (Comfort 2) seats on Thalys...

1st class (Comfort 1) seats on Thalys...

Option 2, by daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg, from €78...


Stockholm to London...

Stockholm to Basel, Zurich & Switzerland from €66...

Option 1, by City Night Line sleeper train (runs until 1 November 2014).  A cost-effective and time-effective way to get from Stockholm to Switzerland without flying!

Option 2, by comfortable daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg, from €78...

Option 3, by comfortable daytime trains with overnight stop In Copenhagen, from as little as €39...


Stockholm to Venice, Florence, Rome, Milan & Italy from €88...

Option 1, using the Copenhagen-Basel City Night Line sleeper train (runs until 1 November 2014).  A cost-effective and time-effective way to get from Stockholm to Italy without flying!

Option 2, using the Hamburg-Munich City Night Line sleeper train...

Option 3, Stockholm to Milan by daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg from €78...


Stockholm to Prague from €66;  Stockholm to Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest from €85...

Option 1, using the Copenhagen-Basel City Night Line sleeper train (runs until 1 November 2014) - A cost-effective and time-effective way to get from Stockholm to Prague without flying!

Option 2, Stockholm to Prague by daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg from €78...


Stockholm to Warsaw & Krakow from €78...

Stockholm to Barcelona & Spain

Option 1, using the Copenhagen-Cologne City Night Line sleeper (runs until 1 November 2014)

Option 2, by daytime trains with overnight stops in Hamburg & Paris, from €137...


Stockholm to Lisbon & Portugal...

Find hotels in Stockholm & other cities

 

◄◄ Hotel search & price comparison.

www.hotelscombined.com checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It was named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site at the World Travel Awards 2013 and I highly recommend it, both to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling your hotel for less!

www.booking.com is my favourite booking site.  It's really clear and you can usually book with free cancellation and so confirm your accommodation at no risk months before train booking opens.

Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...


Travel insurance & health card...

 

 

Columbus direct travel insurance

Get travel insurance, it's essential...

Never travel overseas without travel insurance from a reliable insurer, with at least £1m or preferably £5m medical cover.  It should also cover cancellation and loss of cash (up to a limit) and belongings.  An annual multi-trip policy is usually cheaper than several single-trip policies even for just 2 or 3 trips a year (I have an annual policy myself).  Here are some suggested insurers.  Seat61 gets a small commission if you buy through these links.

In the UK, try Columbus Direct or use Confused.com to compare prices & policies from many different insurers.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 65 (no age limit), see www.JustTravelCover.com.

        If you're resident in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the EU, try Columbus Direct's other websites.

  If you're resident in the USA try Travel Guard USA.

Get a spare credit card, designed for foreign travel with no currency exchange loading & low or no ATM fees...

It costs nothing to take out an extra credit card.  If you keep it in a different part of your luggage so you're not left stranded if your wallet gets stolen, this is a form of extra travel insurance in itself.  In addition, some credit cards are significantly better for overseas travel than others.  Martin Lewis's www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money explains which UK credit cards have the lowest currency exchange commission loadings when you buy something overseas, and the lowest cash withdrawal fees when you use an ATM abroad.  Taking this advice can save you quite a lot on each trip compared to using your normal high-street bank credit card!

You can avoid ATM charges and expensive exchange rates with a Caxton FX euro currency Visa Card, or their multi-currency 'Global Traveller' Visa Card, see www.caxtonfx.com for info.

Get an international SIM card to save on calls & mobile data...

Mobile phones can cost a fortune to use abroad, so consider getting a global pre-paid SIM card for your mobile phone which can cut call & data costs by up to 90%.  At the time of writing, www.roamsure.com claims a definite 25% saving within the EU and up to 90% saving in the rest of the world.  Incoming calls are free in 73 countries, including the USA, Australia, South Africa and EU.  There's no contract or commitment, and at time I write this Roamsure is offering a global SIM card for free when you buy £20 of call credit.  Seat61 gets some commission to support the site if you buy airtime from Roamsure.

 


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