The old departure hall food court at Oslo S station

Stockholm to Oslo by train

How to take the rail journey from Stockholm to Oslo

Enticed by the prospect of a fascinating journey by across Scandinavia from the capital of Sweden to the capital of Norway? Well you won't be disappointed.



From Stockholm Central/Stockholm C to Oslo S

Travel Information

Some welcome news, the long term works which were being carried out on the railway route between Stockholm and Oslo have now concluded, so the service level has been more than doubled on the new timetable.
Plus the smart Snabbtag (X2000) trains are also back on the route.

Hence the usual departure times are:

  • 06:02 Monday to Friday by Snabbtag trains
  • 07:37 daily by IC trains
  • 10:51 daily by Snabbtag trains
  • 15:30 Monday to Friday and Sunday by IC trains
  • 18:09 daily by Snabbtag trains

Final Destination: Oslo

All trains also call at: Kongsvinger

These trains no longer call at Lillestrom, if you're heading to Oslo Gardermoen Airport it’s now easier to make the connection between trains at Oslo S station.

Mon-Fri = 5 x trains per day
Saturday = 3 x trains
Sunday = 4 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.

Booking ahead for these trains is strongly recommended irrespective if you want to travel 1st or 2nd class; seats can sell out days ahead on the most popular departures.

Rail pass users - booking your reservations online before you arrive in Sweden is highly recommended - the instructions for how to do this are here.

Or if you be using an InterRail or Eurail pass you can take this alternative route.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SJ from 195 SEK

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

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLake viewsRiver views

Good to Know

If you will be planning a Scandinavian rail itinerary and want to take this entire journey by daylight, then on Monday-Fridays, the departure times in this direction, are more comfortable than when travelling in the opposite direction from Oslo to Stockholm.

Crossing the bridge at Södertälje. Crossing the bridge at Södertälje.
Between Södertälje and Hallsberg Between Södertälje and Hallsberg
Between Karlstad and Arvika #1 Between Karlstad and Arvika #1
Between Karlstad and Arvika #2 Between Karlstad and Arvika #2
Between Kongsvinger and Oslo #1 Between Kongsvinger and Oslo #1
Between Kongsvinger and Oslo #2 Between Kongsvinger and Oslo #2
Approaching Oslo Approaching Oslo

For most of the journey the train passes through a lovely, but not outstandingly beautiful landscape, but there are views over numerous lakes from both sides of the train.


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