Sweden Railway Information

The national railway company of Sweden is called SJ (State Railways - Statens Järnvägar).

Train Service:

Sweden has an extensive railway network. Visitors travel smoothly and comfortably across the countryside on some of Europe’s most modern trains. Swedish rail moves between the major cities of Malmö, Helsingborg, Gothenburg and Stockholm every hour throughout the day.

Domestic connections:

Swedish regional and inter-regional trains have 1st and 2nd class cars with refreshments available on board and seats adapted for disabled travellers. Some trains also have a family car with a play corner, where children can play during the journey

Private railway companies:

In addition to travel with the SJ, your Pass is also valid for travel with the private railway companies listed below.

SJ High Speed trains:

SJ High Speed trains belong to the world’s most modern trains. They take you from city centre to city centre smoothly and efficiently with a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). The SJ High Speed train is well known for its high service and low sound level. It also goes directly to Copenhagen (Denmark) over the railway bridge. All these High Speed trains also stop at København Airport, Kastrup. Seat reservations are compulsory.

SJ High Speed trains operate on the following routes:

SJ night trains:

The SJ night train to Northern Sweden - distancing nearly 2,000 km - is one of Europe’s longest train routes. With one daily departure from Göteborg and two daily departures from Stockholm, the SJ night trains to Northern Sweden gives travelers an unparalleled chance to experience all of Sweden, from the rolling farmlands of the south to the arctic mountain regions of the north.

The SJ night trains to Northern Sweden operate on the following route:

These SJ night trains are traditional overnight trains offering a variety of accommodations - seating, couchettes and sleepers.

These night trains are also equipped with a traditional dining car serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to reasonable prices. Travellers may bring as much luggage as they can carry aboard the SJ night trains (hazardous and overly bulky items are not permitted aboard). Skis count as luggage as long as they are encased. Bicycles are not permitted aboard SJ night trains due to safety regulations.

Scenic train routes:

The Inlandsbanan runs from Kristinehamn in the south and ends in Gällivare in the north. It has daily departures from the middle of June until the end of August. InterRail Passes are valid on Inlandsbanan. Seat reservation is recommended.
Visit the website: www.grandnordic.se for more details.

Your InterRail Sweden Pass also covers:

International train connections:

Sweden offers international train connections to the 3 following European countries:

Facilities and services on trains:

Bikes on trains

Bicycles are allowed on local trains in the Skåne region and on Öresund trains serving the routes between Copenhagen and Gothenburg, Karlskrona and Alvesta. Bikes are not allowed on other trains.