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Hamburg to Stockholm by train

How to take the new direct train service from Hamburg to the Swedish capital

From April 8 until September 24th this direct train will depart from Hamburg nightly around midnight and then travel through the night to arrive in Stockholm in the early afternoon.



Option 1: the nightly option from Hamburg-Altona

Travel Information

**Final Destination: Stockholm C

**Also calls at: Stockholm C

This trains also calls at: Nassjo and Linkoping

It is typically scheduled to arrive in Stockholm at 09:55
It has a daily connection with trains on to Galve, on Monday to Friday it typically connects with trains on to Bollnas and on Monday to Saturday it has a connection on to Borlange and Falun

1 x train per night


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: around 6 months ahead
You can usually opt to travel in:

When you want to book a bed(s) in sleeping cabins or a berth in a couchette, not all the accommodation options will be shown on the first journey results screen.

Click on the only 'Reclining/Sleep' price that will be displayed and THEN you'll also see the prices of the other options.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SJ *

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.

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Good to Know

Note that this train does not depart from the city's main Hamburg Hbf, it is typically scheduled to leave from Hamburg-Altona shortly before 21:20.

Between 20:05 and 20:40 ICE trains will typically arrive in Hamburg-Altona from Berlin, Frankfurt (Main), Koln, Munchen, Stuttgart and a swathe of other cities across Germany.

Option 2: Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm (not available nightly)

Travel Information

Final Destination: Stockholm

The other station calls include: Malmo C connect for Göteborg and Norrköping C and Linköping C

On the dates when it is available tjis train is usually scheduled to depart Hamburg Hbf just before midnight and arrive in Stockholm at 14:15; any schedule changes can be looked up here.

Typical onward connections at Hamburg Hbf:
On the dates when this train is operating; these trains connect into the train on to Stockholm:

  • 22:46 arrival from Stuttgart and Frankfurt (Main)
  • 22:54 arrival from Munchen, Nurnberg and Wurzburg

The train should be departing nightly from early April until late September, but it's scheduled has yet to be confirmed for 2023.


The Snalltaget booking path is comparatively straightforward for a night train.
In common with how the accommodation on most European night trains is sold the price for travelling in an ordinary seat is in effect the base price to which the costs of travelling by the other options is then added.

On this train, in addition to the ordinary seats, the other options are:

  • reclining seats
  • a berth in a shared sleeping compartment
  • an entire private compartment, which can be used solo, or by up to 6 members of a travelling party

The private compartments are sold at a flat rate irrespective of the occupancy, so check the prices carefully, for groups of 4 or more the private compartment can be cheaper than a separate place per person in the shared compartments.

Using InterRail

The Snalltaget guide explains how InterRail users can make reservations, but it makes no mention for Eurail pass users.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Snälltåget *

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