A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Paris to Gothenburg

Prices from
€345
Travel time
16h

The trip from Paris to Gothenburg by train is fantastic. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Karlsruhe , Hamburg and Copenhagen on the way.

Prices from
€345

Day 1

    Paris France
    Karlsruhe Germany
    Karlsruhe

    Grab a quick bite and switch trains in Karlsruhe.

      Karlsruhe Germany
      Hamburg Germany
      Hamburg

      Spend 1 night in Hamburg

      Day 2

        Hamburg Germany
        Copenhagen Denmark
          Copenhagen Denmark
          Gothenburg Sweden
          Gothenburg

          Arrive at your final destination, Gothenburg .

          Find & book your next adventure along the rails.

          Get inspiration, explore expert routes and easily book train tickets to your next sustainable European adventure.

          Leaving from Paris France
          Going to Gothenburg Sweden

          Alternative routes from Paris to Gothenburg


          Go by night

          Arrive well rested after a good night's sleep.

          Go by night

          Day 1
          From Paris France To Karlsruhe Germany
          Duration 2h 30min
          From Karlsruhe Germany To Hamburg Germany
          Duration 4h 45min
          From Hamburg Germany To Copenhagen Denmark
          Duration 4h 38min
          From Copenhagen Denmark To Gothenburg Sweden
          Duration 3h 53min
          Gothenburg Arriving in Gothenburg

          Good to know when traveling from Paris to Gothenburg

          Do I have to book seat reservations?

          Regular train tickets

          Some trains require that you have a seat reservation. Seat reservations are included when mandatory with all regular tickets purchases made on All Aboard. If you wish to reserve seats when they are not included you can do so either at the train station or on the operator website.

          Seat reservation for Interrail

          Seat reservations are usually  not required  for local and regional trains. However, it is needed for most high-speed, international, and night trains. But make sure to book seats if you need to be somewhere at a certain time, traveling with kids or if it's high season. Unsure if you need a seat reservation?  Check your route here .

          Reservations for travelers with Interrail pass can be purchased at the train station, on the rail operator website, and on Interrail.eu .

          Some rail operators will ask for your "pass cover number". This is a code which used to come with the old paper passes. You can generate such a code using your Interrail mobile pass here .

          Special luggage allowance

          A great thing with traveling by train is that there are no extra fees for bringing all you luggage. But a rule to have in mind is that the bags you bring on board should be able to be carried by one single person.

          Usually there are luggage racks above the seats and more storage in dedicated places on the train. The standard dimensions of the luggage racks are 70 x 50 cm.

          You can bring things like

          • Pushchairs and strollers
          • Folding bikes, scooters
          • Sports equipment (e.g. skis, surfboards)

          Can I bring my bike?

          There are some operators that allow you to bring your regular bike. Some trains do allow this off peak hours and you might need a separate reservation. Unfortunately we're not able to sell these at All Aboard, yet.

          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.

          Onboard catering during covid-19

          Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. And face masks are required on many trains so if possible – eat and drink before you hop on the train.