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By train to Stockholm

The journey to Stockholm by train is especially interesting from northern Germany. From Hamburg there are several times a day direct ICE connections to Copenhagen (duration about 5 h), from where you can reach Stockholm in another 5 hours. You can also save a lot of time with the night train between Berlin and Malmö, which, however, only runs in the summer.

From Hamburg to Stockholm via Copenhagen

There are various daily connections from Hamburg to Copenhagen, all of which are routed via Flensburg and Fredericia as of December 2019. The direct connection by ferry is (unfortunately) no longer available. You can read more about this here: welt.de

From the main station in Copenhagen(København H) you can then get to Stockholm in just over 5 hours with the Swedish high-speed train X 2000. The X 2000, which can travel at speeds of up to 200 km/h, is the Swedish equivalent of the ICE and, like the latter, offers a comparatively high level of travel comfort: in addition to WLAN and power sockets at all seats, there is also a bistro car offering hot and cold meals. In first class, meals are served at the seat.

From Kiel via Gothenburg to Stockholm

Not the cheapest, but maybe the most beautiful journey to Stockholm, according to the motto: the way is the destination. This route can be realized from almost every station in Germany: take the train to Kiel, change there in the afternoon into the ferry of the shipping company Stena Line and arrive the next morning rested in Gothenburg. From the main station in Gothenburg it takes only 3 hours by train to Stockholm.

The way from the main station in Kiel to the Schwedenkai (there, the Stena departs) is only 600 m and can be managed without any problems in a few minutes by foot. Alternatively, one can also take a taxi for the short distance. The Stena usually departs at 18:45, latest check-in is 30 minutes before departure.

In Gothenburg it is only a 5 min walk to the tram. At the stop Jaegerdorffsplatsen the lines 3 and 9 go to the main station.

With the Berlin Night Express to Stockholm

The night train Berlin Night Express (BNE) from Berlin to Malmö is particularly fast, as it takes you directly to Sweden by ferry and you don’t have to take a detour via Denmark. On the crossing from Sassnitz to Trelleborg (with the Stena ferries M/s Trelleborg and M/s Sassnitz) you can either stay on the train or go on deck of the ferry. The berth compartments of the night train offer space for six persons. The price includes a small towel, a pillow with cover and a blanket. From Malmö Central Station, the high-speed train X 2000 takes about 5:30 hours to Stockholm.

  • Book now: Night train Berlin – Malmö (via Deutsche Bahn website).
  • Timetable 2020: The GNI runs on Easter (21 April), Ascension Day (2 June) and in summer from 24 June – 18 August

Berlin – Malmö -Stockholm: every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Berlin from D300 19:25
Malmö on 07:30
Malmö departing X2 20528 08:04
Stockholm arrival 12:37

Stockholm – Malmö -Berlin: every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Stockholm departing X2 20528 10:20
Malmö arriving 14:54
Malmö departing D300 17:00
Berlin arrival 06:45

Tickets and prices

On the website of Deutsche Bahn you can get tickets and current timetables for train journeys to Stockholm for every station in Germany. The route Copenhagen – Stockholm can also be booked directly via Swedish Railways SJ.