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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
16h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

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

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

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

Day 2

Hamburg Germany
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen Denmark
Gothenburg Sweden
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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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 44min
From Karlsruhe Germany To Hamburg Germany
Duration 8h 46min
Day 2
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

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.