6-berth couchette on the Hamburg-Stockholm SJ night train

6-berth couchettes.  Book online at www.sj.se.

Introducing SJ's EuroNight sleeper train...

Starting 1 September 2022, a comfortable EuroNight sleeper train links Hamburg with Stockholm every night.  Procured by the Swedish government to better link western Europe with the home of Flyskam (flight shame), the train is run by SJ, Swedish railways.  From April to September 2023, this train will be extended to/from Berlin.  Berlin to Stockholm direct!

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Train times 2023

 Hamburg ► Stockholm  


 Stockholm ► Hamburg  

 Days of running:

daily until 31 March &

from 2 October 2023

daily from 1 April

to 1 October 2023

 Days of running:

daily until 30 March &

from 1 October 2023

daily from 31 March to

to 30 September 2023

Train type:


sleeper EN345


sleeper EN345

Train type:


sleeper EN346


sleeper EN346

 Berlin Hbf depart



 Stockholm Central depart:



 Berlin Gesundbrunnen



 Hamburg Altona arrive:



 Hamburg Hbf depart



 Hamburg Hbf arrive:



 Hamburg Altona depart



 Berlin Gesundbrunnen arrive:



 Stockholm Central arrive:



 Berlin Hbf arrive:



Hamburg Altona to Stockholm is 1,160 km (720 miles) by train via this route.  See route map

Check carefully which station in Hamburg or Berlin is shown on your ticket, as this can change.

What's the train like?


The train has couchettes, all in 6 berth compartments.  You can book a berth in a shared compartment with other passengers, or there's a price for sole occupancy of a whole compartment.  The couchettes each come with two fresh clean sheets, blanket & pillow.  Complimentary cartons of drinking water are provided.  There are 4 USB & 2 power outlets under the window in each compartment.  The compartments convert from bunks at night to seats for morning or evening use.  There are washrooms & toilets at the end of the corridor.  There are no 4-berths, for sole occupancy of a 6-berth for 4 or 5 people, either pay the 'whole compartment' price or buy 6 tickets whichever is cheaper.

The inaugural Hamburg-StockholmSJ EuroNight at Hamburg Altona   6-berth couchette on the Hamburg-Stockholm SJ night train

The inaugural Hamburg to Stockholm SJ EuroNight train at Hamburg Altona, 1 September 2022.  The author rode this first departure...

6-berth couchettes.

Larger photo.

Couchettes in day mode on the Hamburg-Stockholm train   Hamburg-StockholmSJ EuroNight at Padborg

Couchettes in day mode, en route to Stockholm.  Larger photo.

The inaugural train from Hamburg to Stockholm calls at Padborg, just after entering Denmark.

Accessible 2-berth couchette compartment on the Hamburg-Stockholm sleeper   Accessible toilet

Wheelchair-accessible 2-berth couchette compartment & adjacent accessible toilet...

Breakfast on the Hamburg to Stockholm sleeper train   USB & power sockets in each couchette compartment   Washroom in the couchette car

Breakfast box - included in sleepers, extra cost in couchettes & seats, pre-ordered the night before.

Power outlet & USB ports in each couchette compartment.

Washroom in a couchette car.


The train will ultimately have two AB32 type sleeping-cars each with 14 narrow 1 or 2-bed compartments with washbasin and two 1, 2 or 3-berth deluxe compartments with en suite toilet & shower.  However, these former Austrian railways AB32 sleeping-cars are still being refurbished, the first one should join the train in February 2023 with all of them in service by May 2023.  In the meantime, one or two MUn sleeping-cars (shown below) have been included in the train from 11 December 2022 until the refurbished AB32s are delivered An MUn sleeping-car has 8 standard compartments which SJ are using as either 1 or 2 bed with washbasin, they convert to leather seats for morning & evening use.  A breakfast box and tea or coffee is included in the fare.  There is one deluxe compartment with a double bed, an upper berth and en suite toilet & shower.

MUn sleeping-car

MUn sleeping-car, to be used on the Hamburg-Stockholm sleeper train until the AB32s are ready.  Photos below courtesy of @ayranundspeck

Double-bed in deluxe sleeper compartment   2-bed sleeper   washastand in 2-bed sleeper

Deluxe room with double bed & en suite shower & WC.

Standard room, can be used as single or double.

Washstand in standard sleeper..

Seats cars

The train also has one or two seats cars with 6-seat compartments, although I don't recommend seats for an overnight journey, it's a false economy.

Travel tips

Scenery from the Hamburg to Stockholm train

Swedish scenery on a sunny morning run into Stockholm...

Route map...

Hamburg to Stockholm sleeper train route map


Click for larger map

Highlighted = Hamburg-Stockholm sleeper route.

Green = scenic sections of line

European Rail Timetable and mapReproduced from the excellent European Rail Map with kind permission of the European Rail Timetable people.

I recommend buying a copy of the European Rail Map for your travels, www.europeanrailtimetable.eu with shipping worldwide.

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets

VideoHamburg to Stockholm by sleeper

The author rode the inaugural train from Hamburg to Stockholm on 1 September 2022...

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