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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
12h

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

Day 1

Stockholm Sweden
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen

Spend 1 night in Copenhagen

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

Day 2

Copenhagen Denmark
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg Germany
Berlin Germany
Berlin

Arrive at your final destination, Berlin.

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

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Leaving from Stockholm Sweden
Going to Berlin Germany

Alternative routes from Stockholm to Berlin


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Itinerary

Day 1
From Stockholm Sweden To Malmö Sweden
Duration 7h
Day 2
From Malmö Sweden To Copenhagen Denmark
Duration 36min
From Copenhagen Denmark To Hamburg Germany
Duration 4h 29min
From Hamburg Germany To Berlin Germany
Duration 1h 46min
Berlin Arriving in Berlin
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Good to know when traveling from Stockholm to Berlin

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.

Is there wifi on the train?

There are few things as nice as watching a movie, listening to a good podcast or getting some work done on the train, and fortunately most long distance trains in Europe today offer free wifi onboard. Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn let you get access to wifi on the majority of their trains. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know if wifi is available is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

For EU residents

Should the wifi connection let you down, as an EU resident, you still have the luxury to take advantage of free roaming in all EU countries, just remember to turn on roaming in your phone's settings. If you are an EU resident traveling through a non-EU country such as Switzerland, the UK, or Norway, it could be a good idea to bring a 4G dongle in your bag, and switch off roaming to avoid hefty bills.

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?

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