Traveling by Train in Sweden

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Trains in Sweden

Trains in Sweden are the fastest and most efficient means of getting in and around the country. The reliable Swedish railway network is extensive. It connects all major cities, from the spectacular Stockholm to the modern Gothenburg, home to Scandinavia's largest amusement park- Liseberg. The trains also connect Sweden to other countries such as Denmark, Norway, and Germany. Trains in Sweden are run by the Swedish national railway company, Statens Järnvägar (SJ). The SJ high-speed trains have cut travel time around Stockholm to other countries considerably; traveling at speeds of up to 124mph (200 km/h). To ensure maximum comfort on the journey, trains have adjustable seats that will easily accommodate persons with disabilities. Travelers commuting in the first and second coaches can order food. Some trains have a family coach with a children's corner where kids can play as they travel to their destination. With Stockholm serving as the hub for SJ trains, all the train trips in Sweden offer irresistible scenic views. The most popular routes in the country include Malmö and Gothenburg. Travelers can book their train tickets via the Omio mobile app and make cashless payments.

Booking with Omio

When booking train tickets to Sweden with Omio, you will be able to plan your trips efficiently and smoothly thanks to its journey app planner. To book a trip, first select where you want to travel to (in Europe, the U.S. or Canada) as well as the dates for your trip. Once you have decided on these details, you'll see clear and up-to-date information on which options are available to you including train types. At this point, you will have the choice to pay in different currencies, add on any personal discount cards, as well as having the chance to decide how to travel (i.e. slower for lower price or by picking the fastest travel time). Once booked, you will have access to all the tickets needed for your journey directly on a mobile device—no printer needed!

Train companies in Sweden

Sweden's extensive railway is run by several government-owned and private companies, serving local and international routes. The trains link Sweden's local cities such as Malmö, Gotenburg, Sundsvall, Östersund, and Åre. Other countries that are accessible by rail from Sweden are Denmark, Norway, and Germany. The local trains consist of non-automated tourist trains as well as iron ore trains connecting the Lulea mines in Sweden to Narvik in Norway. However, the biggest train companies in Sweden are Statens Järnvägar (SJ), Inlandsbanan, and Snälltåget. The daily train schedules for these operators can all be found on Omio. SJ is the major train operator in the country. The government-owned passenger train serves the most frequent routes in the country, with trains to more than 10 local and international destinations daily. The intercity trains in Sweden have a bistro that serves traveler's snacks and drinks during their journey, as well as free WiFi and power outlets. The company also operates night trains from Stockholm and Gothenburg to different destinations.

Popular international routes by Swedish trains

Several cities in Sweden have international trains departing every day. For some routes such as Malmö to Copenhagen, trains depart every 20 minutes and take less than 30 minutes to arrive. There are six daily departures from Stockholm to Copenhagen, each taking approximately five hours, and about six departures for trains from Malmö to Oslo, with an average journey time of 6 hours and 20 minutes. However, the fastest train on this route takes approximately 5 hours and 51 minutes and includes one transfer at Gothenburg. There are also direct night trains in Sweden from Malmö to Berlin, Germany, for those wanting to get some shut-eye as they travel. This service is known as the Berlin Night Express. Tickets to all destinations can be found on the Omio website, which allows same day and advance travel booking.

When arriving

Traveling on trains in Sweden is one of the most thrilling experiences for travel lovers. The journey through Sweden by train gives travelers a tour of the impressive landscape and scenery that this county has to offer, and will leave travelers glued to their windows. During winter months, the country is home to the renowned Northern Lights and has a growing foodie scene that promises to leave travelers satisfied in more ways than one. The Swedish are welcoming people with a typically contemporary way of life. It is legal and free to camp in most parts of Sweden, which is worth keeping mind for summer months. Whilst Sweden is a relatively expensive country, affordable lunch buffets are also common in most local eateries.

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