A view from one of the newly renovated escalators at Hamburg Hbf

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

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Stockholm to Hamburg by train

There is a now a year round nightly full service sleeper train from Stockholm to Hamburg which conveys sleeping cabins, couchettes and seats.
From March 31st to November 1st, except on Saturdays, there is an alternative service which conveys seats and couchettes.

Routes you can take to go from Stockholm to Hamburg

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the SJ Night train
Travel Time (approx)

13hr 5min (approx)


1 x per night

Travel Info

1 x train per night

Route Information

Option 2: taking the Berlin Night Express (April to November)
Travel Time (approx)

13hr 10min


Not Every Day

Travel Info

The train departs on Monday to Friday and Sundays.

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