Snälltåget train

EUROPE: Snälltåget has opened ticket sales for the Stockholm – Berlin night train service which it is to launch on March 27 2021.

The service will run twice per week in April, May and September, with daily departures in June, July and August. Prices start from €49.

Map of Snälltåget's Stockholm – København – Hamburg – Berlin night train route

Trains will leave Stockholm Central station at 16.20, with destinations served including Malmö C at 21.55, Höje Taastrup (for København) at 22.45, Hamburg Hbf at 05.31 and Berlin Hbf at 08.52. The Hamburg stop will enable connections for destinations including München and Köln.

Northbound trains will leave Berlin at 19.02, calling at Hamburg at 23.26, Höje Tastrup at 06.38, Malmö 07.40 and arriving in Stockholm at 14.19.

The trains will include seating coaches and sleeping cars with six-berth compartments, with power sockets and USB ports. A restaurant car will operate between Stockholm and Malmö, while between Malmö and Berlin the attendants will sell sandwiches, snacks, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks from the service compartment.

The new route replaces Snälltåget’s previous Malmö – Berlin service, which used a train ferry on Stena Line’s now-closed Trelleborg – Sassnitz route to travel directly from Sweden to Germany.

‘It will be the first time a night train service will operate from Sweden to Germany via Denmark on regular basis since the 1990s’, said Head of Snälltåget Carl Adam Holmberg on November 24. ‘It feels fantastic to be able to offer such a sustainable alternative to travellers. We have been operating night trains to Berlin since 2012 and believe in its potential despite the coronavirus crisis. That is why we are investing in more departures and a completely new route.’