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

Prices from
€118
Travel time
14h

The trip from Stockholm to Cologne by train is fantastic. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Copenhagen and Hamburg on the way.

Prices from
€118

Day 1

Stockholm Sweden
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen Denmark
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg

Get some snacks and hop on the next train in Hamburg.

Day 2

Hamburg Germany
Cologne Germany
Cologne

Arrive at your final destination, Cologne.

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Leaving from Stockholm Sweden
Going to Cologne Germany

Alternative routes from Stockholm to Cologne


Go by night

Arrive well rested after a good night's sleep.

Go by night

Day 1
From Stockholm Sweden To Hamburg Germany
Duration 13h
Day 2
From Hamburg Germany To Cologne Germany
Duration 3h 35min
Cologne Arriving in Cologne

Good to know when traveling from Stockholm to Cologne

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.

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.

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.