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SJ Night Train (Sweden)

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At a Glance

Travel Pass Supplement

Rail Pass Reservation Fees
Reservations

Compulsory
Time of Day

Night
Catering

Food services available

Bistro (bar food and take away meals)
Accessibility

Accessing the train

Wheelchair Spaces
Train Specification

Attributes of the train

Has a Conductor
Country

Which country these trains operate in.

Sweden
Travel Passes
Eurail
InterRail

On Board

1.klasse sleeping cabins:

Perks
Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.

Trolley Service:

A catering trolley with hot and cold drinks and snacks should be taken through the train at some point during its journey.

These cabins have only two beds, but if you are travelling alone you will have the cabin to yourself.
A toilet and a shower cubicle is available in the cabin, toiletries and towels are provided.

You will receive a complimentary breakfast, which will either be served in the cabin, or you can obtain it from the bistro car - when it isn't available on the train you will be given vouchers that can be used in convenient cafés.

You will also have access to the SJ Lounges at stations.

Disabled-access cabins are available - more info about how to book these is available here; translate the page as its in Swedish.

2.klasse sleeping cabins:

Perks
Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.

WiFi

A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

These cabins have three beds, but if you are travelling alone or as a couple, you can pay the full price for the beds you occupy AND a reduced rate for the beds you won't be using.

You will be travelling in a male or female cabin, unless you book all three beds.

A sink is available in the cabin and towels are provided, but the toilets are outside the cabin.

More info is available here

Couchettes (Strollers):

Perks
WiFi

A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

On the SJ website these are also known as 'caravans'.
As is typical when travelling in couchettes on European night trains, the idea is that you sleep on the bunks in your daytime clothes, so only sheets and pillows are provided.

Toilets and luggage storage facilities are available outside the compartment.
Male only, female only and mixed compartments are available.

The compartments have 6 bunks, but if four or five people are travelling together, you can book the entire compartment and pay a reduced rate for the spare bunk(s) which you won't be using.

SJ Night Trains travel summary:

In all of the sleeping cabins, full bedding is provided with pillows, duvets etc.

You can store your luggage in the sleeping cabins - the SJ website info states that space is available for stowing skis in the Second class compartments - but presumably these can be stowed in the first class compartments too.

General Train Facilities Summary:

You don't have to travel in the sleeping cabins or couchette/caravan compartments - coaches with 2nd class seats should also be available.

There are electrical sockets in each sleeping cabin and couchette compartment.
Wi-Fi is gradually being introduced, so is currently only available in some sleeping cabins and sleeping compartments.

More info is available on the SJ website - stick with the Swedish language version of the website and translate the pages.
There is a lot more info available on the Swedish version of the SJ website compared to the English language version.

Routes:

SJ's Night trains/the SJ Nattåg services operate on these routes:

(1) Gothenburg - Stockholm - Åre - Duved

(2) Stockholm - Ulméa - Boden - Luléa

(3) Gothenburg - Ulméa - Boden - Luléa

(4) Stockholm - Boden - Kiruna -Narvik

(5) Stockholm - Malmo

Catering:

A bistro car SHOULD be available on all departures - EXCEPT for the Stockholm - Malmo route.
A PDF of the Night Train menu is available HERE and you can order food/drink at the counter and consume it at the tables in the car.
A breakfast box is available in these bistro coaches

You can also bring your own food/drink on board - beer and wine is available from the bistro counter, but you cannot bring alcoholic drinks on board with you.

Using rail passes:

If you use a valid Eurail or InterRail pass to travel on these trains, you will have to pay the following reservation fees PRIOR to boarding.

The prices per person below are in euros, but you will be paying in Swedish krona.

Seats = €3
Bunk in a couchette = €20
Bed in a 2nd class sleeping cabin = €40
Bed in 1st class sleeping cabin = €75

If you have a 1st class pass, you can opt to travel in a 2nd class cabin or couchette, but 1st class passes are required if you want to book a bed in a 1st class sleeping cabin.

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