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.
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:
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.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SJ||from 195 SEK|
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.
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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