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Traveling from Paris to Gothenburg by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train ride with amazing scenery, passing through Karlsruhe, Hamburg and Copenhagen on the way.


  1. Day 1

    Paris France
    Karlsruhe Germany
  2. Karlsruhe

    Grab a quick bite and switch trains in Karlsruhe.

    Karlsruhe Germany
    Hamburg Germany
  3. Hamburg

    Spend 1 night in Hamburg


    There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Hamburg train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

  4. Day 2

    Hamburg Germany
    Copenhagen Denmark
    Copenhagen Denmark
    Gothenburg Sweden
  5. Gothenburg

    Arrive at your final destination, Gothenburg.


    Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Gothenburg.

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Good to know when traveling from Paris to Gothenburg

Seat reservations

Some routes and train operators require that you have a seat reservation with your ticket. If you don't see an option for adding seat reservation while booking, seat reservations are not possible. We always recommend adding a seat reservation if possible, to not risk having to travel standing up. That's not very cozy.

Seat preference

With most tickets comes an opportunity to choose where on the train you'd prefer to sit, where the two most common options are Window and Aisle. Unfortunately, we can't promise that you are able to get a seat according to preference, as it depends entirely on how many free seats there are left on the train. We hope to be able to present a more comprehensive way of choosing seats in the near future, with options such as quiet section and animals allowed.

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. 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.