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

Prices from
€210
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
€210

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.

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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 30min
From Karlsruhe Germany To Hamburg Germany
Duration 8h 48min
Day 2
From Hamburg Germany To Copenhagen Denmark
Duration 4h 40min
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 trains require that you have a seat reservation included in your ticket. But don't worry about that on All Aboard because all tickets we sell include seat reservations.

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 may be made at the train station, on the rail company website, or in the Rail Planner App.

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.