SJ InterCity

A SJ InterCity train at Stockholm Central station A SJ InterCity train at Stockholm Central station

A SJ InterCity train at Stockholm Central station

Take a trip back in time as these trains have been in service for more than 35 years - but unsurprisingly they have been modernised, to create a light and airy on board atmosphere.

They used to be the pride of Swedish Railways, but now their primary role is to provide a slower and cheaper alternative to the Snabbtag services - but only on certain routes.

Though they're still the fastest, premium trains between Stockholm and some cities to the north of the capital

A bistro counter will be available on most SJ InterCity trains, but not all, so as the food/drink on board is comparatively expensive - it’s generally a good idea to purchase it at the station before boarding.

Reservations are optional on these trains, so if you want to guarantee a seat, you need to select the option when making a booking – and pay the additional fees.

If you will be making a long journey, having the peace of mind of a reserved seat can be good value for money – seats are not guaranteed.

For rail pass users the reservation fee in both 1st and 2nd class is only SEK 27 (around €3).

Only bagged folded bikes can be taken aboard these trains (any SJ train), no other bicycles are permitted.

An intro to train travel in Sweden

How to buy tickets for Swedish train journeys

International train routes to/from Sweden

Travelling on European daytime trains

Travelling on European overnight trains
Bistro (Hot Food)
Bar (Cold Food)
Double Deck
High Speed
First Class
1 Klass
Second Class
2 Klass

Rail passes and reservations

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