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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
17h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

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

Day 1

Stockholm Sweden
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen

Have a late lunch and switch trains in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Denmark
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
Basel Switzerland
Basel Switzerland
Bern Switzerland
Bern

Arrive at your final destination, Bern.

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

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Leaving from Stockholm Sweden
Going to Bern Switzerland

Alternative routes from Stockholm to Bern


Go by night

Arrive well rested after a good night's sleep.

Go by night

Day 1
From Stockholm Sweden Via 1 change To Copenhagen Denmark
Duration 5h 29min
From Copenhagen Denmark To Hamburg Germany
Duration 4h 36min
From Hamburg Germany To Basel Switzerland
Duration 10h
Day 2
From Basel Switzerland To Bern Switzerland
Duration 58min
Bern Arriving in Bern

Good to know when traveling from Stockholm to Bern

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.

How do I receive my tickets?

Your and your fellow travellers' tickets are sent collected in an e-mail to the contact person entered in checkout. They're either delivered immediately upon purchase or in connection with your departure, but usually they'll arrive within 24 hours. This differs from operator to operator.

Before departure, it's wise to print all tickets on paper and pack in the bag. This is so that there'll never be any problems (with for example the internet connection) when it's time to show the tickets.

Haven't received an email with tickets?

If you've received a booking confirmation email, everything should be in order. If your departure is coming up and you still haven’t received any tickets, please contact us at hi@allaboard.eu and we’ll help you.