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

Prices from
€280
Travel time
21h

Go by night train from Paris to Stockholm and arrive rested after a good night's sleep. This train route takes 1 day and you will pass Karlsruhe and Hamburg on the way to your destination.

Prices from
€280

Day 1

Paris France
Karlsruhe Germany
Karlsruhe

Have a late dinner in Karlsruhe before hopping on the night train.

Karlsruhe Germany
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg

In Hamburg, get some takeaway breakfast for your next train ride.

Hamburg Germany
Stockholm Sweden

Day 2

Stockholm

Arrive at your final destination, Stockholm.

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 Stockholm Sweden

Alternative routes from Paris to Stockholm


Expert's route

The optimal route with comfortable train changes and the best travel experience.

Expert's route

Day 1
From Paris France Via one change To Cologne Germany
Duration 4h 59min
From Cologne Germany To Hamburg Germany
Duration 3h 46min
Hamburg Stay a night in Hamburg
Day 2
From Hamburg Germany To Copenhagen Denmark
Duration 4h 40min
From Copenhagen Denmark To Stockholm Sweden
Duration 5h 18min
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 on All Aboard.

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 can happen, but no need to panic. If we plan our trips well, a potential delay is not that big of a problem. Here are a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Plan trips that can handle a bit of delay. If you're switching trains, perhaps to jump on a night train, you should always have extra time so that you don't miss your connection if you're running late.
  • Consider getting additional travel insurance. If a train is canceled or you miss a connection, you might need to get new tickets if you're unlucky. Travel insurances can cover this extra cost.

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.

  • Always save your tickets. You might need them later.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station, ask the station staff what to do next.
  • If you need to buy new tickets, save all receipts so that you can later show them to your travel insurer when making a claim.