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

Prices from
€430
Travel time
27h

The trip from Stockholm to Madrid by train is fantastic. You'll pass through Copenhagen , Hamburg , Mannheim , Paris and Barcelona . It's a 3 days long train ride with beautiful scenery.

Prices from
€430

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

      Day 2

        Hamburg Germany
        Mannheim Germany
        Mannheim

        Grab a quick bite and switch trains in Mannheim.

          Mannheim Germany
          Paris France
          Paris

          Spend 1 night in Paris

          Day 3

            Paris France
            Barcelona Spain
              Barcelona Spain
              Madrid Spain
              Madrid

              Arrive at your final destination, Madrid .

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              Leaving from Stockholm Sweden
              Going to Madrid Spain

              Good to know when traveling from Stockholm to Madrid

              Do I have to book seat reservations?

              Regular train tickets

              Some trains require that you have a seat reservation. Seat reservations are included when mandatory with all regular tickets purchases made on All Aboard. If you wish to reserve seats when they are not included you can do so either at the train station or on the operator website.

              Seat reservation for Interrail

              Seat reservations are usually  not required  for local and regional trains. However, it is needed for most high-speed, international, and night trains. But make sure to book seats if you need to be somewhere at a certain time, traveling with kids or if it's high season. Unsure if you need a seat reservation?  Check your route here .

              Reservations for travelers with Interrail pass can be purchased at the train station, on the rail operator website, and on Interrail.eu .

              Some rail operators will ask for your "pass cover number". This is a code which used to come with the old paper passes. You can generate such a code using your Interrail mobile pass here .

              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.

              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.