Swedish Night Trains

Swedish Night Trains
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  • 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.

Sweden is a beautiful part of Scandinavia and it stretches right up to the North Pole. To cover the vast expanses of stunning countryside, and visit cities such as Gothenburg and Malmo, as well as smaller towns like Luleå, Kiruna and Narvik, the best way to travel is by the SJ Night Train. The trains also run internationally from southern Sweden with a Malmo to Berlin service. The modern high speed trains have cosy sleeper cabins, hearty homely meals and a good selection of wine. The carriages are stylish with Scandinavian design and have a light airy feel. As you travel further into the wilderness the train becomes the perfect cocoon from which to watch the wild world unveil its secrets. As night falls passengers can settle down to a nourishing hot meal or a drink choosing from the seasonal menu in the bistro or head to the 21-seat cinema, where two films are shown each night.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main destinations for the SJ Night Train include Malmö, Gothenburg, Östersund and Stockholm. There is also a night train to Berlin from Malmo.

Main routesTravel time
Gothenburg – Åre13h
Stockholm – Åre8h
Malmö – Stockholm8h
Stockholm – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik11h10
Gothenburg – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik19h45
Stockholm – Oslo (summer season only)8h
Malmö – Berlin (not during winter time)7h
Malmö – Oslo (summer season only)7h30

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 you board

Gothenburg and Stockholm stations are well equipped for the traveller with abundant shops and restaurants, but if you are travelling in first class you can relax in the SJ Night train lounges found at these stations. The lounges have snacks and refreshments, wifi internet access and helpful staff to answer any queries.

All passengers travelling from Stockholm, Malmö or Åre should check in well before the departure time of their train.


The Swedish Night Train has four classes of service to choose from. For a cabin on your own, the best option is Sleeper Deluxe Single. First class sleepers also offer privacy and washrooms and WCs while second class Sleepers are two or three bed cabins. For those who don’t mind sharing with more people the couchette is good value for money sleeping up to six people. All classes are served breakfast, lunch and dinner. The international service from Malmo to Berlin has just two classes – sleeper cabins and couchette and does not operate during winter.
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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  • "Stockholm to Oslo "    
    Train was on time and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "oslo- bergen"    
    good train - why is comfort class not included in eurail pass onthis trip ??