Swedish Night Trains

Swedish Night Trains
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Key features

  • Stockholm - Oslo: 00:00
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • Night trains
  • Secure cabins with cozy berths
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Swedish Night Trains

Swedish night trains. Travel in Scandinavia to discover Malmö, Gothenburg, Kiruna, Narvik and Stockholm.

The Swedish night trains are operated by SJ, the national railway company of Sweden. The SJ night train is one of Europe’s most modern trains, with characteristically Scandinavian airy and light cars.
All the SJ night trains have refreshment facilities. The excellent food, and wine, is specially selected according to the seasons. During night time, you have a pleasant time in the on board cinema. It is a proper auditorium with a large screen and 21 seats, showing two films a night until 11 pm. There’s also a fully-licensed bistro in the carriage next door. With the night trains in Sweden, you can travel to the north of the country to visit Luleå, Kiruna and Narvik, Europe’s last wilderness. After your cosy and comfortable night’s sleep you’ll wake up to discover unspoiled countryside and expansive landscapes.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main destinations include Malmö, Gothenburg, Östersund and Stockholm. Here’s an idea of the routes and durations.

Popular journeys
JourneyTravel time
Gothenburg – Åre13h
Stockholm – Åre8h
Malmö – Stockholm8h
Stockholm – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik11h 10
Gothenburg – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik19h 45
Stockholm – Oslo (summer season only)8h
Malmö – Berlin (not during winter time)7h
Malmö – Oslo (summer season only)7h 30

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • Swedish Night Trains tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.



Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before boarding

There’s a SJ night train lounge in both Stockholm and Göteborg for 1st class passengers. You can chill out, grab something to eat, buy last minutes stuff in the shop and use the wireless internet to check your emails. There’s also help on hand if you have any questions about your journey.

If you’re travelling from Stockholm, Malmö or Åre, you can check in and board the train well ahead of the departure time to ensure you’re settled in time for the whistle.

Onboard

Classes and facilities offered by Swedish night trains
First classFirst classSecond classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.Sleeper single deluxe1st class sleepers2nd class sleepers2nd class seats
1-bed cabin Ample space for a very comfortable ride.
2-bed cabin) Ample space for a very comfortable ride in the Double deluxe cabin.
Private bathroom Freshen up with a shower or use the WC for more convenience.
Shared bathroom Freshen up or use the WC for more convenience.
2 or 3-bed cabin Ample space for a very comfortable ride.
6-bed cabin The best way for a very comfortable ride in the company of friends or other fellow travellers in the Couchette compartments.
Sheet, sleeping bag and blanket Travel on a budget, yet comfortably.
Restaurant car Drinks, snacks and delicious meals, to make the most of your trip.
Breakfast The most important meal of the day for a memorable experience.



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F.A.Q

  • Q. What is the Swiss Card?

  • Q. How to book 2 passengers who don't want to share a compartment?

  • Q. Does a 1st Class ticket guarantee you a seat on the train?

  • Q. When do I need to check in before boarding an ICE train?

  • Q. If I take an overnight train, do I have to use 2 days on my pass?

  • Q. What is the minimum time allowed for check-in on Eurostar?

  • Q. How to book 1 passenger?

  • Q. How to book 3 passengers that don't all want to share the same compartment?

  • Q. On which routes will I use a French self service kiosk ?

  • Q. If I take an overnight train, do I have to use 2 days on my pass?

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Overall rating (213)

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  • "4 hours delay"    
    Announcement re the delays were not made timely and were made only in Swedish (I guess).    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfort"    
    It was the perfect choise to do it It can be done faster if it was express but this possibility is not valid as far as i know  
  • "Vikings on Rails"    
    I travelled the 3 nordic Countries NOR; SVE and DAN by Rail and was more than impressed, especially also in Relation to the Railway System we have here in Germany Price, Service and everything was super and made my Trip a real Success.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good trip"    
    Good  
  • "Fine but not great"    
    The facilities are nice and the staff helpful, but there is nobody responding to what had happened in the coach I was in. There were a pair of Chinese mother and son, and they were watching movies from notebook without putting on there headset, making the whole coach filled with the loud music and sound effect. It wasn't pleasant at all, but I don't blame the train staff.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Average"    
    Average    Convenience
  • "Journey to Copenhagen"    
    Expensive one-way ticket from Stockholm to Copenhagen (compared with that of the journey from Oslo to Stockholm)    Value for money  Convenience