A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Malmö to Liverpool

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
17h

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Traveling from Malmö to Liverpool by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Hamburg, Cologne, Brussels and London on the way.

Day 1

Malmö Sweden
Hamburg Germany

Day 2

Hamburg
In Hamburg, get some takeaway breakfast for your next train ride.
Hamburg Germany
Cologne Germany
Cologne Germany
Brussels Belgium
Brussels
Get some snacks and hop on the next train in Brussels.
Brussels Belgium
London United Kingdom
London
Have a late lunch and change trains in London.
London United Kingdom
Liverpool United Kingdom
Liverpool

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Leaving from Malmö Sweden
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Good to know when traveling from Malmö to Liverpool

First and second class

Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a few, standardized, alternatives when choosing class? We agree. However, the train operators themselves choose what they call their different class options, which means they tend to be called things like "Sparpreis", "Super Flex Premium" and sometimes just "Seat". This is not ideal and we are working actively to standardize how ticket options are listed in our service.

Which option you choose to travel with is entirely up to you. The more expensive options usually mean better comfort. If you feel unsure about what applies to each class option, you can check it out on the train operators' websites, or in their terms and conditions.

Onboard catering & food

Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers. Always bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of emergency.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. All Aboard advise you not to consume any food and drinks that are not necessary. If possible - eat and drink when changing trains.

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

If you've missed your train

International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.