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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
18h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from Paris to Stockholm 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.

Planning a trip in the opposite direction? See the Stockholm to Paris page.

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
Stockholm Sweden
Stockholm

Arrive at your final destination, Stockholm.

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

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Leaving from Paris France
Going to Stockholm Sweden

Alternative routes from Paris to Stockholm


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 5h
From Copenhagen Denmark To Stockholm Sweden
Duration 5h 17min
Stockholm Arriving in Stockholm

Good to know when traveling from Paris to Stockholm

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.

Can I charge my phone on the train?

Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?

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.