Overall length of rail tracks in Sweden

Overall length of rail tracks in Sweden: 12 821 km

Types of trains in Sweden

Types of trains in Sweden: regular & high-speed

Number of routes we sell

Number of Swedish routes sold on Rail.Ninja: 11

Fastest train speed in Sweden

Fastest train speed of Sweden trains: 220 km/h

 
 

Sweden has one of the broadest rail networks in Scandinavia, making train travel easy and convenient. The high-speed trains running in Sweden are operated by the state and link not only major Swedish cities but also provide comfortable connections with neighboring countries like Norway and Denmark. Below you can learn more about the trains and rail routes in Sweden.

 

Popular Sweden trains

 
Swedish high-speed trains

Those planning rail travel on Swedish railways are most likely to use the most renown high-speed SJ train.

SJ trains offer several coach classes as well as numerous daily departure times to choose from and run in Swedish cities like Stockholm and Gothenburg.

 
 

 
 

Popular Domestic Routes in Sweden

 
Route distance
Travel distance
398 km (247 mi)
398 km (247 mi)
Train trip duration
Travel time
3 hrs 15 min
3 hrs 15 min
Number of daily departures
Daily departures
7 trains per route
7 trains per route
 
 

 
 

Popular International Sweden train routes

 
Route distance
Travel distance
416 km (258 mi)
416 km (258 mi)
Train trip duration
Travel time
5 hrs 30 min
5 hrs 30 min
Number of daily departures
Daily departures
2 trains per route
2 trains per route
 
523 km (325 mi)
523 km (325 mi)
5 hrs 11 min
5 hrs 11 min
5 trains per route
5 trains per route
 
332 km (206 mi)
332 km (206 mi)
3 hrs 52 min
3 hrs 52 min
3 trains per route
3 trains per route
 
336 km (209 mi)
336 km (209 mi)
3 hrs 52 min
3 hrs 52 min
6 trains per route
6 trains per route
 
 

 
 

Tips on Sweden Train Travel

 

Should I print and validate the ticket?

It is advisable to have your ticket printed out before you board the train, you may alternatively have it available on your mobile device. You do not need to validate your Swedish train ticket but the attendant will check it together with your passport or ID when you board the train.

Are Swedish trains on time?

Yes, generally trains in Sweden run on schedule and there are very few cases of departure or arrival delays. In any case, it is recommended to arrive to the rail station about 30 minutes before departure time in order to not miss your train.

Do Swedish trains have WiFi?

Modern high-speed SJ trains, running in Sweden, are equipped with free WiFi, which is available to passengers throughout the journey.

Rail Ninja: Tips for Swedish train travel

Are there toilets on Swedish trains?

Sweden train travel is very comfortable because trains in Sweden are well-equipped and modern and feature all needed amenities, including toilets. As a rule, there is at least one per train car.

What to expect from Sweden train stations?

Train travel in Sweden in much outwins other transport options as trains depart from and arrive to rail stations which are located in the city centers. As such, the largest train station in the country is Stockholm's central station called Stockholms Centralstation or Stockholm C. The station has 17 platforms and can be easily reached by public transport, including bus and metro. The station has well-fitted waiting areas, luggage storage zones, cafes, shops to buy periodicals and souvenirs, as well as desks where you can purchase Swedish rail tickets.

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Sweden Train Review

 

The SJ trains have comfortable seats and the staff was super friendly

Selene U. about traveling on train in Sweden