København / Copenhagen to Stockholm by train

How to take the rail journey from Copenhagen / København to Stockholm

Take the straightforward journey by train between the Danish and Swedish capitals and you'll have a charming experience



From København H /Copenhagen H to Stockholm Central/Stockholm C

Travel Information

Final Destination: Stockholm

All trains also call at: Norrköping and Linköping

It is not possible to use these trains for journeys between København/Copenhagen and Malmo.

Mon - Friday = 7 x trains per day
Saturday= 5 x trains
Sunday= 7 x trains


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: around 6 months ahead

Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding (see below).

Try to book for a date too far ahead on SJ and 'Not Available' will be displayed.
If you see this, check back and find the furthest date ahead that tickets are on sale for.

If you can be flexible with departure and arrival times, search through the day's departures to see which have the cheapest fares.
Trains leaving earlier/later on the same day can be 3 x more expensive than others.

DSB (the Danish national rail operator) does NOT sell tickets for this journey.

Rail Pass Users:

Booking reservations in advance online on the SJ website is highly recommended - particularly if you will be travelling between Friday and Sundays and around holiday dates.
It's not unknown for the most popular trains to sell out completely days in advance in both 1st and 2nd class.

The instructions for how to do this are here.

Or it's possible to avoid the rail pass fees by taking a longer alternative route.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SJ from 195 kr (Swedish)

SJ Guide

SJ is the national rail operator in Sweden, so journeys within Sweden can be booked online on its relatively simple to use ticketing service, which is convenient, as there are significant savings to be made on long-distance express journeys.
SJ now also sells tickets for journeys by Snalltaget trains, but not the Flix and MTR services which compete with SJ on the Stockholm to Gothenburg route.

SJ also sells tickets for journeys by train between Sweden and both Denmark and Norway.

On this journey

Good to Know

Aim to be at København H station at least 15mins before the train departs- these trains depart from a spor (platform/track/), which is located some distance from the main concourse at København H.

North of Lund North of Lund
The train passes numerous lakes The train passes numerous lakes
South of Stockholm South of Stockholm
The train will bring you into the centre of Stockholm The train will bring you into the centre of Stockholm
Looking out to sea from the Oresund Bridge Looking out to sea from the Oresund Bridge

We haven't classed this as a scenic journey, though the Swedish landscape is easy on the eye.

Though this journey does it have its wow moments including the crossing of the Oresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden.
Though apart from looking down at the water, there isn't much to see from the train (apart from the sea).

What can be rather lovely are the fairly frequent views of the small, but glistening lakes which the train will travel by in Sweden; the videos were captured to the north of Lund.

~   Much more spectacular, than crossing the Oresund Bridge in terms of what can be seen from the trains is the view from Sweden's highest railway bridge at Sodertlaje; which the train will travel over around 30 mins before it will arrive in Stockholm.~
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