The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Gothenburg to Stockholm will cost around $ 107 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 61.
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3 h 9 m
3 h 57 m
Trains per day
Of the 15 trains that leave Gothenburg for Stockholm every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 397 km distance in an average of 3 h 57 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 9 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
Enjoy the Swedish scenery as you travel by train from Gothenburg to Stockholm on SJ high-speed or MTRX Express trains. While there are both direct and connecting services, sometimes a connecting route has a shorter journey time than a non-stop train. Journey times vary from just under three hours to just under five hours. Trains start running in the early hours of the morning. There are then up to two dozen daily departures with between one and four trains every hour. The last departure is mid-evening. There is a slightly reduced service on Saturdays and Sundays. All departures are from Gothenburg Centralstation with routes terminating at Stockholm Centralstation.
Direct trains from Gothenburg to Stockholm take from three hours to four hours 45 minutes while connecting services take just over three and a half hours. The connection is made at Katrineholm Centralstation.
On weekdays there are up to two dozen trains from Gothenburg to Stockholm with a slightly reduced service at the weekend. From Monday to Friday there are up to four departures an hour from early in the morning until mid-evening.
Departure train station: The train from Gothenburg to Stockholm departs from Gothenburg Central station. The station is an attractive historic building and is the oldest train station still in use in Sweden. It is located within easy walking distance of the city's tourist attractions and is also part of Gothenburg's transport network of local buses and trams. Among the facilities at the station are car and bicycle parking, a taxi rank, a ticket office and automatic ticket machines, waiting areas, wifi, toilets, banking services, and a range of shops including a pharmacy. There is also a selection of places to eat and drink. Although an old building, the interior of Gothenburg Centralstation has been adapted to provide accessibility for everybody. This includes accessible toilets.
Arrival train station: The train from Gothenburg to Stockholm terminates at Stockholm Central station, the largest in Sweden and famous for its eco-friendly environment. The station is centrally located within the city and linked to a transport network of buses, trains, and Metro services. There is also a direct link to Arlanda Airport. Station facilities include car and bicycle parking, left luggage storage, WiFi, toilets, a ticket office, ticket machines, waiting areas, and a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants. There is step-free access to all areas of Stockholm Centralstation and other facilities such as accessible toilets for passengers with limited mobility.
Trains from Gothenburg to Stockholm are operated by two Swedish providers, SJ and MTRX.
SJ high-speed trains travel at up to 125 miles per hour and offer an efficient and comfortable link between the two cities. All SJ trains are direct with a journey time of between three and three and a half hours. There are over two dozen departures a day from early morning until mid-evening.
MTRX Express trains provide a comfortable and efficient service with journey times of approximately three and a half to just under five hours from Gothenburg to Stockholm. There are up to ten departures a day from early morning until mid-evening.
A choice of Standard and First Class tickets is available on both SJ and MTRX trains and specific seats can be reserved. Swedish high-speed trains are adapted to cope with extremes of weather and have both heating and air-conditioning in the carriages. Depending on the ticket class, bistro or at-seat catering is available on all routes while other onboard services include toilets, complimentary newspapers, power outlets, WiFi, and luggage storage space. Foldable bicycles in carriers can travel on the trains but not fully assembled bicycles. There are dedicated carriages where pets and service animals are allowed on all Swedish high-speed services. Trains have wheelchair lifts or ramps, spaces for wheelchairs and accessible toilets while further assistance can be requested on booking.
Ticket prices vary throughout the day and week on trains from Gothenburg to Stockholm. To get the best deals, always book in advance and be flexible about travel dates and times. Check dates either side of the intended departure date and avoid peak travel times. Cheaper train tickets are found in the early hours of the morning or in the evening, while peak periods are the most expensive.
When departing from Gothenburg, you have various train station options to start your route from including Göteborg, Centralstation, Göteborg, Nils Ericsonsterminalen and Gothenburg, Göteborg Liseberg. When arriving in Stockholm, you can end your journey in train stations like Stockholm Centralstation, Stockholm, Cityterminalen and Stockholm Södra.
Omio customers book a train from Göteborg, Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Göteborg, Centralstation and need to travel around 0.3 miles (461 m) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Stockholm most often arrive at Stockholm Centralstation and need to travel around 0.3 miles (502 m) from this train station to the city center.
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