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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
14h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from Stockholm to Düsseldorf 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

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

Hamburg Germany
Düsseldorf Germany
Düsseldorf

Arrive at your final destination, Düsseldorf.

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

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Leaving from Stockholm Sweden
Going to Düsseldorf Germany

Alternative routes from Stockholm to Düsseldorf


Go by night

Arrive well rested after a good night's sleep.

Go by night

Day 1
From Stockholm Sweden To Malmö Sweden
Duration 6h 39min
Day 2
From Malmö Sweden To Copenhagen Denmark
Duration 36min
From Copenhagen Denmark To Hamburg Germany
Duration 5h
From Hamburg Germany Via 1 change To Düsseldorf Germany
Duration 3h 51min
Düsseldorf Arriving in Düsseldorf

Good to know when traveling from Stockholm to Düsseldorf

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

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. Always bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of emergency.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. All Aboard advise you not to consume any food and drinks that are not necessary. If possible - eat and drink when changing trains.

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.