Standard sleeper, set up as a double

2-berth sleeper.  Book online at

Introducing SJ's EuroNight train

On 1 September 2022, a comfortable EuroNight sleeper train started linking Hamburg with Stockholm every night.  Procured by the Swedish government to improve rail links between western Europe and the home of Flyskam (flight shame), the train is run by SJ, Swedish Railways.  It was extended to/from Berlin over the summer in 2023, this proved so popular that SJ have decided to run it from Berlin via Hamburg to Stockholm all year round.  The train often leaves fully-booked, especially in sleepers!

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Train times 2024

 Hamburg ► Stockholm  


 Stockholm ► Hamburg  

 Days of running:


 Days of running:

Mon-Fri, Sun


Train type:


sleeper EN345

Train type:


sleeper EN346


sleeper EN346

 Berlin Hbf depart


 Stockholm Central depart:



 Berlin Gesundbrunnen


 Malmö Central depart:



 Hamburg Hbf depart


 Hamburg Altona arrive:



 Hamburg Altona depart


 Hamburg Hbf arrive:



 Malmö Central arrive


 Berlin Gesundbrunnen arrive:



 Stockholm Central arrive


 Berlin Hbf arrive:



* Train arrives in Malmö at 22:39, you can board from then.

Berlin to Stockholm is 1,446 km (899 miles), Hamburg to Stockholm is 1,160 km (720 miles).  See route map.

Always check times for your date of travel, especially southbound arrival times in Hamburg & Berlin as these can vary due to trackwork.  Do not book any onward connections until you have confirmed sleeper times.

What's the train like?


The train has one or sometimes two air-conditioned AB32 type sleeping-cars each with 14 standard compartments with washbasin and 2 deluxe compartments with toilet & shower.  The standard compartments can be sold as single or double, the two deluxe compartments can be sold as single, double or triple.  A light breakfast with tea or coffee is included, served in your compartment.  Soap, towel and clean bedding are provided.  For evening or morning use, the beds fold away to reveal a 2-seat sofa in the standard compartments and 3 black leather armchairs in the deluxe compartments.  There's a 2-pin 240v power outlet for laptops and mobiles below the bed at the pillow end.  Click the interior photos for larger images.

AB32 sleeping-car

An AB32 sleeping car on the SJ EuroNight.  Photo courtesy of @ayranundspeck.

Standard sleeper, set up as a double   Standard sleeper, set up as a single   Deluxe sleeper, set up as 2-berth   En suite in deluxe sleeper compartment

Standard sleeper with washbasin set up as a double.

Standard sleeper with washbasin set up as a single

Deluxe sleeper with shower & toilet set up as a double.

Deluxe sleeper, en suite shower & toilet.


The train normally has two couchette cars with 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 in Hamburg on 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.

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.

Bistro car - new from June 2024

A welcome improvement from 3 June 2024!  A bistro car is now attached to the train between Malmö & Stockholm in both directions, with a self-service food area & a sociable area with tables & seats.  Beer & wine are also sold, but as this is Sweden it must be consumed in the bistro car.  The car is initially a Swedish bistro car, in the longer term this will be replaced by a former DB (German Railways) bistro car.

Tip:  The bistro will be immediately to the rear of the couchettes & sleepers when heading north to Stockholm, in front of them when heading south from Stockholm.

Bistro car added Malmo-Stockholm   Bistro car food

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, 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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